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Correctional Institutions Division - Pre-Release Facility

Bruce Johnson
Senior Warden

Hamilton (JH)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2007


J. W. Hamilton Unit
200 Lee Morrison Lane
Bryan, TX 77807

Phone: (979) 779-1633 (**077)

Location: Two miles west of SH 21 on Sandy Point Road in Brazos County

Unit Full Name: J. W. Hamilton Unit

Senior Warden: Bruce Johnson

Regional Director: Jerry Sanchez, Region VI

Deputy Division Director: Miguel Martinez

Date Unit Established or On Line: Originally constructed for TDCJ 1996-1997; transferred to TYC upon completion; TBCJ approved transfer from TYC to TDCJ in March 2003.

Total Employees: 256

Security Employees: 172

Non-Security Employees: 61

Windham Education Employees: 12

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 11; Mental Health = 0

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 1,166

Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, Substance Abuse

Approximate Acreage: 350

Agricultural Operations: Unit Garden, Texas Second Chance Food Bank Program, Texas Fresh Approach Food Bank Program

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and outpatient mental health services. All services on a single level. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Pre-Release Therapeutic Community (PRTC); Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Recovery Program

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration; Piping Trades

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to the area food bank and the Texas Department of Transportation.

Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Employment/Job Skills, Life Skills, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities