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Ellis (E)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2001

Unit Full Name: O.B. Ellis Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 1697 FM 980, Huntsville, TX 77343
(936) 295-5756 (**010)
Unit Location: Twelve miles north of Huntsville at 1697 FM 980 in Walker County
Senior Warden: Kelly Strong
Regional Director: Stephen Bryant, Region I
Deputy Division Director: John Werner
Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1965
Total Employees: 604
Security Employees: 453
Non-Security Employees: 115
Windham Education Employees: 13
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 21; Mental Health = 2
Inmate Gender: Male
Capacity: Unit: 2,073
Trusty Camp: 409
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Security Detention, Outside Trusty
Approximate Acreage: 11,427
Agricultural Operations: Ellis and Estelle work in cooperation: Cotton Gin, Cow/Calf Operation, Egg Laying Operation, Farm Shop, Edible and Field Crops, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Swine Farrowing/Nursery/Finishing Operations.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Bus Repair Facility; Garment Factory; Chair Factory
Facility Operations: Region I (Huntsville Region) Maintenance Headquarters; Region I Asbestos; Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: In-Service Training Facility
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.
Special Treatment Programs: Gang Renouncement and Disassociation Process (GRAD); Returning Population Gang Renouncement and Disassociation (RP-GRAD); Champions Youth Program (CYP)
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Computer Maintenance Technician
Lee College Academic
Lee College Vocational: Cabinetmaking; Horticulture; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Gang Renouncement and Disassociation (GRAD) Process, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to county agencies.
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Literacy/Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities