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Jester I (J1)

Correctional Institutions Division - Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2009

Unit Full Name: Beauford H. Jester I Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 1 Jester Road, Richmond, TX 77406
(281) 277-3030 (**014)
Unit Location: Four miles east of Richmond on Hwy 90A in Fort Bend County
Senior Warden: Lonnie Townsend
Regional Director: Ronald Givens, Region III
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: 1885 / Brick Building 1932
Total Employees: 119
Security Employees: 78
Non-Security Employees: 30
Windham Education Employees: 1
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 8; Mental Health = 2
Offender Gender: Male
Capacity: 323
Custody Levels Housed: Substance Abuse Offenders
Approximate Acreage: 933 (Co-located with Jester III, Jester IV, and Vance)
Agricultural Operations: Regional Pest Control; Unit Garden; Jester I, Jester III, and Vance work in cooperation: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Swine Finishing Operation, Contract Farming and Grazing, Mechanical Shop, and Combine Shed.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and out-patient mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.
Special Treatment Programs: Special Needs Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF)
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED)
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: None
Volunteer Initiatives: Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities