Number of Prisoners: 1,759 (low-security); 567 (camp)
Location: Taft, Calif.
Taft Correctional Institution in Taft, Calif., is a privately run prison under contract with the Bureau of Prisons. There are two prisons on site — a low-security facility that primarily houses criminal aliens and a minimum-security prison camp.
Again, it’s the prison camp that makes Ellis’ list. What he likes is that Taft is family-friendly.
“When families visit, they have a lot of activities for kids,” he said.
It also has parenting programs available for inmates. If that’s not enough, one of his clients told him the bathrooms were “immaculate.”
Prisoner data as of 1/18/12