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Hutchins (HJ)

Correctional Institutions Division – State Operated State Jail

Unit Full Name: Hutchins State Jail
Unit Address and Phone Number: 1500 East Langdon Road, Dallas, TX 75241
(972) 225-1304 (**099)
Unit Location: 11.4 miles south of Dallas at the intersection of IH-45 and IH-20 in Dallas County
Senior Warden: Frederick Merida
Regional Director: Garth Parker, Region II
Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero
Date Unit Established or On Line: April 1995
Total Employees: 399
Security Employees: 280
Non-Security Employees: 71
Windham Education Employees: 19
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 24; Mental Health = 4
Inmate Gender: Male
Capacity: 2,276
Custody Levels Housed: J1-J5
G1, G2, Transient
Approximate Acreage: 70
Agricultural Operations: Unit Garden, Texas Fresh Approach Food Bank Program
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Regional Release Site
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. All services on a single level. Managed by UTMB.
Special Treatment Programs: State Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SJSATP)
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Title I, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I; Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI), Adult Education Program (upon availability), Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, the area food bank, Habitat for Humanity, local organizations, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Post-Release Housing