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Correctional Institutions Division - State Operated State Jail/Intermediate Sanction Facility (ISF)

Tanya Wilson
Senior Warden

Henley (LT)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 1999


Dempsie Henley State Jail
7581 Hwy 321
Dayton, TX 77535

Phone: (936) 258-2476 (**083)

(936) 258-2476

Location: Five miles north of Dayton on Highway 321 in Liberty County

Unit Full Name: Dempsie Henley State Jail

Senior Warden: Tanya Wilson

Regional Director: Maricia Jackson, Region III

Deputy Division Director: Richard Babcock

Date Unit Established or On Line: May 1995

Total Employees: 124

Security Employees: 87

Non-Security Employees: 21

Windham Education Employees: 6

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 7; Mental Health = 3

Inmate Gender: Female

Capacity: 448

Custody Levels Housed: J1 - J2, Transient, Substance Abusse

Approximate Acreage: 394 (Co-located with Hightower and Plane)

Agricultural Operations: Henley, Hightower, and Plane work in cooperation: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Unit Garden.

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services. Digital Medical Services (DMS) and electronic specialty clinics available. All services on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Special Needs Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF); In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC); Intermediate Sanction Facility (ISF)

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting Seminar; Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, area school districts, and Habitat for Humanity.

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Family Visitation Center, Supporting Kids of Incarcerated Parents (SKIP), Women's Storybook Project