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Darrington (DA)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Bruce Armstrong
Senior Warden

Darrington (DA)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2000


Darrington Unit
59 Darrington Road
Rosharon, TX 77583

Phone: (281) 595-3465 (**007)

Location: Four miles north of Rosharon on FM 521 in Brazoria County

Unit Full Name: Darrington Unit

Senior Warden: Bruce Armstrong

Regional Director: Maricia Jackson, Region III

Deputy Division Director: John Werner

Date Unit Established or On Line: 1917

Total Employees: 546

Security Employees: 425

Non-Security Employees: 77

Windham Education Employees: 11

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 28; Mental Health = 5

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: Unit: 1,610; Trusty Camp: 321

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Security Detention, Outside Trusty, Transient

Approximate Acreage: 6,770

Agricultural Operations: Cow/Calf Operation, Edible and Field Crops, Egg Laying/Washing/Packaging Operations, Farm Shop, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Swine Finishing Operation, Cold Storage Facility, Grain Storage

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Tire Retreading Facility

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Windham Southern Region Administrative Office; Narcotic Canines

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Regional Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Automotive Specialization (Air Conditioning)

Additional Programs/Services: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Program, Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative

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

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