Female who escaped from female correctional facility will do jail time

Taylor Dawson agreed to a plea deal and will now spend 180 days in a state jail for not returning to the Concho Valley Female Community Correctional Facility after she was issued a temporary pass to leave the premises. 

Dawson was sentenced to time in the Concho Valley Female Community Correctional Facility for a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. According to court documents, Dawson was issued a pass to go to the Pregnancy Help Center of the Concho Valley at approximately 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 2015. She left the center without permission from correctional facility SATF staff.

According to the Concho Valley Female Community Correctional Facility’s website, a community corrections facility provides to the courts professional, cost effective sentencing alternatives through trained staff and comprehensive programming; for offenders with needs in the area of substance/alcohol abuse, emotional problems, as well as services in the areas of life skills, vocational/educational training, and employment opportunities. As part of the agreement defendant shall participate in all programs deemed appropriate and shall neither voluntarily terminate participation in said programs nor voluntarily depart from the premises without the specific written permission of a duly authorized member of CCF. The facility offers a CRTC program, which is a minimum of six months in treatment, and an SATF program, which is a more intensive treatment program lasting nine months.