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Torres (TE)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2005

Unit Full Name: Ruben M. Torres Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 125 Private Road 4303, Hondo, TX 78861
(830) 426-5325 (**055)
Unit Location: Three miles west of Hondo off of Hwy 90 in Medina County
Senior Warden: Felipe Gonzalez
Regional Director: Miguel Martinez, Region IV
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: January 1993
Total Employees *: 298
Security Employees *: 216
Non-Security Employees *: 59
Windham Education Employees *: 12
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 11; Mental Health = 0
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity *: 1,384
Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, G4
Approximate Acreage: 350
Agricultural Operations: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Print Shop
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines; Human Remains Detection (HRD) Canines; Laundry services provided for the Ney State Jail.
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Fundamentals; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration; Electrical Trades
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Transformational Ministry Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, local organizations, the area food bank, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Mentoring, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

* Data as of September 15, 2016