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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Aaron Tompkins
Senior Warden

Hightower (HI)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2002


L.V. Hightower Unit
902 FM 686
Dayton, TX 77535

Phone: (936) 258-8013 (**041)

Location: Four miles north of Dayton on FM 686 off Hwy 321 in Liberty County

Unit Full Name: L.V. Hightower Unit

Senior Warden: Aaron Tompkins

Regional Director: Maricia Jackson, Region III

Deputy Division Director: Richard Babcock

Date Unit Established or On Line: March 1990

Total Employees: 335

Security Employees: 224

Non-Security Employees: 86

Windham Education Employees: 9

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 16; Mental Health = 0

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 1,384

Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, G4

Approximate Acreage: 394 (Co-located with Henley and Plane)

Agricultural Operations: Hightower, Henley, and Plane work in cooperation: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Unit Garden.

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Garment Factory

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and chronic care clinics available. Four wheelchair-accommodated beds for SOTP and SOEP. Type I Geriatric Facility. All services are available on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP); Sex Offender Education Program (SOEP), Civil Commitment

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Small Engine Repair

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to local school districts and county agencies.

Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Family Visitation Center