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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Bruce Frederick
Senior Warden

Vance (J2)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2009


Carol S. Vance Unit
2 Jester Road
Richmond, TX 77406

Phone: (281) 277-3030 (**015)

Location: Four miles east of Richmond on Hwy 90A in Fort Bend County

Unit Full Name: Carol S. Vance Unit

Senior Warden: Bruce Frederick

Regional Director: Maricia Jackson, Region III

Deputy Division Director: Richard Babcock

Date Unit Established or On Line: 1885 / Brick Building 1933

Total Employees: 116

Security Employees: 91

Non-Security Employees: 18

Windham Education Employees: 0

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 7; Mental Health = 0

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 378

Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2

Approximate Acreage: 933 (Co-located with Jester I, Jester III, and Jester IV)

Agricultural Operations: Unit Garden; Vance, Jester I, and Jester III work in cooperation: Security Horses, Swine Finishing Operation, Contract Farming and Grazing, Mechanical Shop, and Combine Shed.

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: InnerChange Freedom Initiative (Faith Based Treatment) Program

Educational Programs: None

Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, Faith-Based Dormitory, GO KIDS Initiative, Transformational Ministry Dormitory

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, the area food bank, and Habitat for Humanity.

Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Mentoring, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Post-Release Housing