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Darrington (DA)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2000

Unit Full Name: Darrington Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 59 Darrington Road, Rosharon, TX 77583
(281) 595-3465 (**007)
Unit Location: Four miles north of Rosharon on FM 521 in Brazoria County
Senior Warden: Michael Butcher
Regional Director: John Werner, Region III
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: 1917
Total Employees *: 546
Security Employees *: 425
Non-Security Employees *: 77
Windham Education Employees *: 11
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 28; Mental Health = 5
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity*: Unit: 1,610
Trusty Camp: 321
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty, Transient
Approximate Acreage: 6,770
Agricultural Operations: Cow/Calf Operation, Edible and Field Crops, Egg Laying/Washing/Packaging Operations, Farm Shop, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Swine Finishing Operation, Cold Storage Facility, Grain Storage
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Tire Retreading Facility
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Windham Southern Region Administrative Office; Narcotic Canines
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Regional Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Automotive Specialization (Air Conditioning)
Additional Programs/Services: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Program, Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, the area food bank, Habitat for Humanity, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

* Data as of September 15, 2016