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Wheeler (WR)

Correctional Institutions Division - State Operated State Jail

ACA Accredited Unit Since April 2005

Unit Full Name: J.B. Wheeler State Jail
Unit Address and Phone Number: 986 County Road AA, Plainview, TX 79072
(806) 293-1081 (**087)
Unit Location: Five miles east of Plainview on Hwy 70 in Hale County
Senior Warden: Gregory David
Regional Director: David Blackwell, Region V
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: March 1995
Total Employees *: 127
Security Employees *: 91
Non-Security Employees *: 25
Windham Education Employees *: 6
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 5; Mental Health = 0
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity *: 576
Custody Levels Housed: J1, J2
G1, G2
Approximate Acreage: 601 (Co-located with Formby)
Agricultural Operations: Wheeler and Formby work in cooperation: Contract Farming, Unit Garden, and Security Horses.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services. Telemedicine Services available. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by Texas Tech.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, local organizations, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

* Data as of September 15, 2016