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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison


Phonso Rayford
Senior Warden

Connally (CY)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2000

Address:

John B. Connally Unit
899 FM 632
Kenedy, TX 78119

Phone:(830) 583-4003 (**068)

Location: Two miles south of Kenedy on Hwy 181 to FM 632 in Karnes County


Unit Full Name: John B. Connally Unit

Senior Warden: Phonso Rayford

Regional Director: Joel Gauna, Region IV

Deputy Division Director: John Werner

Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1995

Total Employees: 602

Security Employees: 461

Non-Security Employees: 89

Windham Education Employees: 7

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 39; Mental Health = 6

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 2,148

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Security Detention

Approximate Acreage: 813

Agricultural Operations: Contract Grazing, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Seventeen in-patient bed infirmary, including 13 assisted living beds, two respiratory isolation rooms, and two mental health observation rooms. Telemedicine and Digital Medical Services (DMS) available. All services on a single level, including chronic care clinics and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Electrical Trades; Piping Trades/Plumbing

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to local organizations and Habitat for Humanity.

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