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Vance (J2)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2009

Unit Full Name: Carol S. Vance Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 2 Jester Road, Richmond, TX 77406
(281) 277-3030 (**015)
Unit Location: Four miles east of Richmond on Hwy 90A in Fort Bend County
Senior Warden: Troy Simpson
Regional Director: John Werner, Region III
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: 1885 / Brick Building 1933
Total Employees *: 116
Security Employees *: 91
Non-Security Employees *: 18
Windham Education Employees *: 0
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 7; Mental Health = 0
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity *: 378
Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2
Approximate Acreage: 933 (Co-located with Jester I, Jester III, and Jester IV)
Agricultural Operations: Unit Garden; Vance, Jester I, and Jester III work in cooperation: Security Horses, Swine Finishing Operation, Contract Farming and Grazing, Mechanical Shop, and Combine Shed.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.
Special Treatment Programs: InnerChange Freedom Initiative (Faith Based Treatment) Program
Educational Programs: None
Additional Programs/Services: Transformational Ministry Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, the area food bank, and Habitat for Humanity.
Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Mentoring, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Post-Release Housing

* Data as of September 15, 2016