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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison (Diagnostic Intake Facility)

Charles Landis
Senior Warden

Byrd (DU)

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2008


James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit
21 FM 247
Huntsville, TX 77320

Phone: (936) 295-5768 (**008)

Location: One mile north of downtown Huntsville on FM 247 in Walker County

Unit Full Name: James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit

Senior Warden: Charles Landis

Regional Director: Daniel Dickerson, Region I

Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero

Date Unit Established or On Line: May 1964

Total Employees: 282

Security Employees: 185

Non-Security Employees: 68

Windham Education Employees: 0

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 26; Mental Health = 3

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 1,341

Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, NR Transient, MH, State Jail, SK, II, MD, DP, PR, IT, OT, FT, Security Detention

Approximate Acreage: 82

Agricultural Operations: Hay Production, Horse Pasture Grazing

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Outside Sales Warehouse; Modular Installation

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Central Region Offender Transportation

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

Educational Programs: None

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

Community Work Projects: None

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