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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Maria Ramirez
Senior Warden

Torres (TE)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2005


Ruben M. Torres Unit
125 Private Road 4303
Hondo, TX 78861

Phone: (830) 426-5325 (**055)

Location: Three miles west of Hondo off of Hwy 90 in Medina County

Unit Full Name: Ruben M. Torres Unit

Senior Warden: Maria Ramirez

Regional Director: Elbert Holmes, Region IV

Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero

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

Inmate Gender: Male

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