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The Best Places to Go to Prison

Number of Prisoners: low-security prison 1759; camp 567Taft 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 av

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Taft Correctional Institution

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

Source: “Federal Prison Guidebook,” Taft Correctional Institution || Photo: Taft Correctional Institution