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Lopez (RL)

Correctional Institutions Division - State Operated State Jail

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2006

Unit Full Name: Reynoldo V. Lopez State Jail
Unit Address and Phone Number: 1203 El Cibolo Road, Edinburg, TX 78542
(956) 316-3810 (**103)
Unit Location: Approximately ten miles north of Edinburg off Hwy 281 in Hidalgo County
Senior Warden: Juan Garcia
Regional Director: Miguel Martinez, Region IV
Deputy Divison Director: John Werner
Date Unit Established or On Line: November 1997
Total Employees: 257
Security Employees: 192
Non-Security Employees: 39
Windham Education Employees: 13
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 12; Mental Health = 1
Inmate Gender: Male
Capacity: 1,100
Custody Levels Housed: J1-J5
G1, G2, Transient
Approximate Acreage: 301 (Co-located with Segovia)
Agricultural Operations: Lopez and Segovia work in cooperation: Contract Farming, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Unit Garden. Lopez participates in the Texas Second Chance Program.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. All services on a single level. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Culinary Arts; Electrical Trades
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, the area food bank, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities