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Correctional Institutions Division – State Operated State Jail


Frederick Merida
Senior Warden

Hutchins (HJ)

Address:

Hutchins State Jail
1500 East Langdon Road
Dallas, TX 75241

Phone: (972) 225-1304 (**099)

Location: 11.4 miles south of Dallas at the intersection of IH-45 and IH-20 in Dallas County


Unit Full Name: Hutchins State Jail

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