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Kegans (HM)

Correctional Institutions Division - State Operated State Jail

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2008

Unit Full Name: Joe Kegans State Jail
Unit Address and Phone Number: 707 Top Street, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 224-6584 (**117)
Unit Location: One-half mile south of I-10 on the north side of downtown Houston on San Jacinto Street in Harris County
Senior Warden: Richard Babcock
Regional Director: John Werner, Region III
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: October 1997
Total Employees *: 155
Security Employees *: 129
Non-Security Employees *: 19
Windham Education Employees *: 3
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 4; Mental Health = 0
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity *: 667
Custody Levels Housed: Parole Offenders
Approximate Acreage: 1
Agricultural Operations: Texas Second Chance Food Bank Program
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI), Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, the area food bank, and local organizations.
Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Post-Release Housing, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Serving for Success

* Data as of September 15, 2016