Eden Detention Center

Customer base: Federal Bureau of Prisons - Facility Type: Low-Security, Owned since 1995
  • Capacity1558
  • ACA AccreditedYes
  • PopulationMale

Facility Leader: Laura E. Bedard, Warden

Laura E. Bedard, Warden Laura Bedard was named warden of Eden Detention Center in 2014. Prior, she served as warden at CCA's Graceville Correctional Facility and CCA's Moore Haven Correctional Facility. In 2008, Bedard joined CCA as assistant warden of programs at Gadsden Correctional Facility in Quincy, Fla., where she was responsible for education, medical and mental health, food service, chaplaincy services, drug treatment and recreational programming. She has nearly 30 years of experience in corrections, beginning her career in 1982. Bedard taught in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University from 1989 to 2005, specializing in women and crime, mental health and offender treatment. She earned a Ph.D. in social work from Florida State University in 1998 and served as the state’s first female deputy secretary for the Florida Department of Corrections in 2005. Bedard has contributed to many publications and books, and has won a range of distinctions from the American Criminal Justice Association and the Florida Department of Corrections, among others.

Community Activities

Eden Chamber of Commerce; Emergency Medical Services; Volunteer Fire Department; Community Child Care Center and Public Library; 4-H Club; Concho County Headstart Program.

Facility Awards

1997 CCA Division III Best Performance in Financial Performance; 1997 CCA Division III Quality of Service Delivered; 1998 CCA Division III Quality of Service Delivered; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Operational Excellence


Related Stories

The Warden of Eden
April 02, 2015
“I don’t think I’m that unique from other wardens,” said Laura Bedard, warden at CCA Eden Detention Center. While Bedard’s modest assessment might be true, her passion … read more

Facility Focus: Eden Detention Center
August 29, 2014
Eden Detention Center, located in the geographical center of the state, began operation under an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Eden and the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1985.

CCA … read more

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Population: Male