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Hightower (HI)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2002

Unit Full Name: L.V. Hightower Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 902 FM 686, Dayton, TX 77535
(936) 258-8013 (**041)
Unit Location: Four miles north of Dayton on FM 686 off Hwy 321 in Liberty County
Senior Warden: Stacey LeBlanc
Regional Director: John Werner, Region III
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: March 1990
Total Employees *: 335
Security Employees *: 224
Non-Security Employees *: 86
Windham Education Employees *: 9
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 16; Mental Health = 0
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity *: 1,384
Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, G4
Approximate Acreage: 394 (Co-located with Henley and Plane)
Agricultural Operations: Hightower, Henley, and Plane work in cooperation: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Unit Garden.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Garment Factory
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and chronic care clinics available. Four wheelchair-accommodated beds for SOTP and SOEP. Type I Geriatric Facility. All services are available on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.
Special Treatment Programs: Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP); Sex Offender Education Program (SOEP)
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Small Engine Repair
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to local school districts and county agencies.
Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Family Visitation Center

* Data as of September 15, 2016