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Jester III (J3)

Correctional Institutions Division – Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2009

Unit Full Name: Beauford H. Jester III Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 3 Jester Road, Richmond, TX 77406
(281) 277-7000 (**030)
Unit Location: Four miles east of Richmond on Hwy 90A in Fort Bend County
Senior Warden: Lonnie Townsend
Regional Director: Maricia Jackson, Region III
Deputy Division Director: John Werner
Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1982
Total Employees *: 288
Security Employees *: 201
Non-Security Employees *: 44
Windham Education Employees *: 7
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 34; Mental Health = 2
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity *: Unit: 810
Trusty Camp: 321
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G3, Outside Trusty
Approximate Acreage: 933 (Co-located with Jester I, Jester IV, and Vance)
Agricultural Operations: 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: Scent-Specific Canines; Human Remains Detection (HRD) Canines
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services with 132 wheelchair accommodated cells. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Twelve-bed assisted living infirmary. Specialty clinics on site are brace and limb, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. All services on single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers, chronic care clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Digital Medical Services (DMS) and electronic specialty clinics available. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems II
Alvin Community College Vocational: Auto Mechanics; Food Service Preparation
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: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Mentoring, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

* Data as of September 15, 2016