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Ramsey (R1)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2008

Unit Full Name: W. F. Ramsey Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 1100 FM 655, Rosharon, TX 77583
(281) 595-3491 (**017)
Unit Location: Four miles west of FM 521 on FM 655 in Brazoria County
Senior Warden: Christopher Norsworthy
Regional Director: Maricia Jackson, Region III
Deputy Division Director: John Werner
Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1908
Total Employees: 429
Security Employees: 310
Non-Security Employees: 84
Windham Education Employees: 13
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 21; Mental Health = 1
Inmate Gender: Male
Capacity: Unit: 1,570
Trusty Camp: 321
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G3, G5, Security Detention, Outside Trusty
Approximate Acreage: 14,667 (Co-located with Stringfellow and Terrell)
(Additional 2,200 leased acres)
Agricultural Operations: Ramsey, Stringfellow, and Terrell work in cooperation: Cotton Gin, Cow/Calf Operation, Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Fresh Vegetable Cannery, Grain Dryer/Storage, Alfalfa Dehydrator, Swine Finishing Operation, Security Horses, and Security Pack Canines.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Furniture Refinishing Factory
Facility Operations: Region III (Southern Region) Maintenance Headquarters; Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine, Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.
Special Treatment Programs: Cognitive Intervention Transition Program (CITP)
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Air Conditioning and Brakes); Mill and Cabinetmaking
Apprenticeship Programs: Assembly Technician (Cabinetmaker)
Alvin Community College Academic
University of Houston-Clear Lake Academic (Bachelors and Masters Programs)
Additional Programs/Services: Gang Renouncement and Dissociation Process (GRAD), Reentry Planning, Peer Education, Administrative Segregation Protective Custody Video Initiative, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to Habitat for Humanity.
Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Mentoring, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Reentry Programs, Veterans Programs