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1601 Mill Street
Kevin: 10 years, 5 for growing over a hundred plants and five for a previous felony.
JM: Did you spend time in a holding cell after your sentencing? If so, what was that like? If you didn't where did they they take you instead?
Kevin: When I first got arrested it I had to spend some time in a county jail. They had about 20 guys in the holding cell. That wasn't a good time.
Most people don't know this but Bastrop County was actually named after a Baron who was wanted for embezzlement in his home country of the Netherlands.
The Baron is lucky that he was around before the existence of the Bastrop County Jail. In a county of just 72,000 people obviously the jail is not as large and organized as you would expect in an area like Harris County or Dallas, but they have some similar problems, such as gangs and cliques.
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There are a lot of things you want to be aware of if you have a loved one or friend in Bastrop - go ahead and browse the site and you will find out how to deal with other inmates, how often inmates can receive visitors and how often inmates are allowed to use the phones.
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