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Correctional Institutions Division - Medical Facility

Larissa Wysocki
Senior Warden

Young Medical Facility (GC)

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2009


Carole S. Young Medical Facility
5509 Attwater Ave
Dickinson, TX 77539

Phone: (409) 948-0001 (**129)

Location: Two miles west of Hwy 146, north on Attwater Avenue in Galveston County

Unit Full Name: Carole S. Young Medical Facility

Senior Warden: Larissa Wysocki

Regional Director: Maricia Jackson, Region III

Deputy Division Director: Richard Babcock

Date Unit Established or On Line: February 1996

Total Employees: 302

Security Employees: 174

Non-Security Employees: 29

Windham Education Employees: 1

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 95; Mental Health = 3

Inmate Gender: Female

Capacity: Unit: 314; Medical Facility: 141

Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, Outside Trusty; Medical: All levels requiring medical treatment

Approximate Acreage: 43

Agricultural Operations: None

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Special Needs Kitchen

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. UTMB medical hub site. Infirmary with 141 beds, of which 131 are skilled care/assisted living beds and 10 respiratory isolation rooms. Type I Geriatric Facility.On-site specialty clinics for prenatal and pregnancy, female hospice, dialysis, respiratory therapy, and physical therapy. All services on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers, eight wheelchair accommodated beds, and CPAP accommodating housing. Medical services closely coordinated with Hospital Galveston. Digital Medical Services (DMS) and electronic specialty clinics available. Managed by UTMB.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release

Additional Programs/Services: Baby Bonding Program, Baby and Mother Bonding Initiative (BAMBI), Faith-Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and Habitat for Humanity.

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Women's Storybook Project