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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Janet Harry-Dobbins
Senior Warden

Hobby (HB)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2006


William P. Hobby Unit
742 FM 712
Marlin, TX 76661

Phone: (254) 883-5561 (**039)

Location: Six miles southwest of Marlin off Business Hwy 6 on FM 712 in Falls County

Unit Full Name: William P. Hobby Unit

Senior Warden: Janet Harry-Dobbins

Regional Director: Jerry Sanchez, Region VI

Deputy Division Director: Miguel Martinez

Family Liaison Coordinator: Penny Burnside

Date Unit Established or On Line: November 1989

Total Employees: 299

Security Employees: 214

Non-Security Employees: 57

Windham Education Employees: 15

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 10; Mental Health = 3

Inmate Gender: Female

Capacity: 1,384

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5

Approximate Acreage: 389

Agricultural Operations: Edible Crops, Peach Orchard, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Print Shop

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine and Digital Medical Services (DMS) available. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting Seminar; Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Brakes); Business Computer Information Systems II; Painting and Decorating; Restaurant Management

Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, Faith-Based Dormitory, GO KIDS Initiative, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, The Heart of Texas Foundation College of Ministry

Community Work Projects: None

Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Arts/Crafts, Support Groups, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Women's Storybook Project