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Correctional Institutions Division - Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility

Amanda Simpson
Senior Warden

Halbert (BB)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2002


Ellen Halbert Unit
800 Ellen Halbert Drive
Burnet, TX 78611

Phone: (512) 756-6171 (**084)

Location: Off Hwy 281 South, near the airport in Burnet County, 55 miles northwest of Austin

Unit Full Name: Ellen Halbert Unit

Senior Warden: Amanda Simpson

Regional Director: Jerry Sanchez, Region VI

Deputy Division Director: Miguel Martinez

Date Unit Established or On Line: March 1995

Total Employees: 135

Security Employees: 97

Non-Security Employees: 27

Windham Education Employees: 0

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 11; Mental Health = 0

Inmate Gender: Female

Capacity: 612

Custody Levels Housed: Substance Abuse

Approximate Acreage: 223

Agricultural Operations: Contract Grazing

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services. All services on a single level. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF); In-Prison Substance Use Treatment Program (IPSUTP); In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC); Female Cognitive Pre-Release Program (FCPRP)

Educational Programs: None

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, local school districts, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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