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Correctional Institutions Division – Prison

Bruce Frederick
Senior Warden

Jester III (J3)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2009


Beauford H. Jester III Unit
3 Jester Road
Richmond, TX 77406

Phone: (281) 277-7000 (**030)

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

Unit Full Name: Beauford H. Jester III Unit

Senior Warden: Bruce Frederick

Regional Director: Maricia Jackson, Region III

Deputy Division Director: Richard Babcock

Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1982

Total Employees: 288

Security Employees: 201

Non-Security Employees: 44

Windham Education Employees: 7

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 34; Mental Health = 2

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: Unit: 810; Trusty Camp: 321

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G3, Outside Trusty

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

Agricultural Operations: Unit Garden; Jester I, Jester III, and Vance work in cooperation: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, 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; Human Remains Detection (HRD) Canines

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services with 132 wheelchair accommodated cells. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Twelve-bed assisted living infirmary. Specialty clinics on site are brace and limb, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. All services on single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers, chronic care clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Digital Medical Services (DMS) and electronic specialty clinics available. Managed by UTMB.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems II; Alvin Community College Vocational: Auto Mechanics; Food Service Preparation

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

Community Work Projects: None

Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Mentoring, Support Groups, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities