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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Michael Britt
Senior Warden

Estelle (E2)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2008


W. J. "Jim" Estelle Unit
264 FM 3478
Huntsville, TX 77320-3320

Phone: (936) 291-4200 (**032)

Location: Ten miles north of Huntsville on FM 3478 in Walker County

Unit Full Name: W. J. "Jim" Estelle Unit

Senior Warden: Michael Britt

Regional Director: Daniel Dickerson, Region I

Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero

Family Liaison Coordinator: Geannie Jones

Date Unit Established or On Line: June 1984

Total Employees: 755

Security Employees: 446

Non-Security Employees: 110

Windham Education Employees: 14

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 177; Mental Health = 8

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: Unit: 3,148 (Includes Expansion Cells); SAFP: 212; Regional Medical Facility: 120 (Not included in unit capacity)

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Security Detention, Safekeeping, Substance Abuse, Geriatric, Transient Medical Facility: All levels requiring medical treatment

Approximate Acreage: 5,459

Agricultural Operations: Estelle and Ellis 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.: Textile Mill

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Regional Medical Facility/Geriatric Facility; Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Video Conferencing Center; Special Needs Kitchen

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) hub for electronic specialty clinics. Infirmary with 120 assisted living and extended care beds. Specialty clinics on-site are audiology, brace and limb, dialysis, nephrology, ultra-violet therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, optometry, ophthalmology, oral surgery, regional radiology, and regional laboratory. Type II geriatric facility with wheelchair capabilities and assisted disability services (ADS) showers. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP); Substance Abuse Felony Punishment (SAFP); Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative; Corrective Intervention Pre-Release Programs

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Reading, Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Bricklaying/Stone Masonry; Business Computer Information Systems II; Horticulture; Painting and Decorating

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

Community Work Projects: None

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