Rolling Plains Regional Jail
And Detention Center
The Rolling Plains Regional Jail and Detention Center (RPRJ&DC) is located on the Western Edge of North Texas in Haskell, Texas. The facility opened its doors in 2002 and Emerald Correctional Management took over operation of the facility in 2003. The RPRJ&DC houses both male and female populations with a total capacity of 555 beds. The facility currently has contracts with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as Haskell, Throckmorton and Baylor counties.
Mr. Marcello Villegas was named Warden at Emerald Correctional Management’s Rolling Plains Regional Jail and Detention Center in October 2009, transferring from Emerald’s Lincoln County Detention Center where he served as the Warden since 2008. Warden Villegas began his career as a county jailer in 2000 and brings more than 10 years of experience in corrections and law enforcement. Throughout his career, Warden Villegas has held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility including Assistant Warden, Chief of Security, Captain, Lieutenant and Sergeant.
Accreditations & Affiliations
American Correctional Association , Haskell County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Committee To Help Haskell County, and Rotary Club
Local donations in the form of time and money are provided to a variety of organizations within the community including Wild Horse Prairie Days, Wild Horse Prairie Days Trail Ride and the Parade, Lighted Christmas Parade, Youth Baseball, local fire department, the Good Fellows, Haskell Junior Livestock Association and the Noah Project.
The Facility serves as a sponsor for the Farm and Ranch Show as well as the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Volunteers from the community offer a variety of church services at the Facility.
RPRJ&DC inmates and detainees give back to the community through Road Crew Beautification and maintenance crews repair game warden’s ATVs as well as repair and paint city dumpsters. In addition, they participate in crocheting projects and donate Afghans to local nursing homes.