Welcome to the Taft Correctional Institution.  We want to make your visits and involvement in your loved one’s life as simple and clear as possible.  Meet the warden/facility director and get details about the facility which is operated by Management & Training Corporation (MTC) for the Bureau of Prisons (BOP).


Coronavirus Information

MTC is closely following any developments in the coronavirus situation that might impact the people we serve at this facility. The safety of our staff and those in our care is top priority. We also want to protect those who visit the facility.


We encourage all visitors to wash their hands prior to entering the facility and after they leave. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) says frequent hand washing can reduce exposure to and prevent the spreading of the coronavirus. The CDC also recommends:

  • Staying home if you have flu-like symptoms
  • Avoiding contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth


For a more complete list of recommendations and to get the latest on the coronavirus, click here to visit the CDC website.

Warden: Steven Merlak

Warden: Steven Merlak

Welcome to the Taft Correctional Institution. We operate this facility for the Bureau of Prisons. We are grateful that you have visited this page, and hope it provides you with the information you need. We have more than 300 dedicated correctional officers and staff who are committed to helping your loved one improve their lives. This is done through programs like substance abuse counseling, GED, Man in the Mirror, Breaking the Cycle, and many other classes. Our goal is for your family and friend to never re-offend again, and we need your help. We invite you to be a part of your loved one’s life and to support them in every way possible. Thank you.

Taft Correctional Institution

Quick Facts



Security Level

Low | Minimum