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Hamilton (JH)

Correctional Institutions Division - Pre-Release Facility

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2007

Unit Full Name: J. W. Hamilton Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 200 Lee Morrison Lane, Bryan, TX 77807
(979) 779-1633 (**077)
Unit Location: Two miles west of SH 21 on Sandy Point Road in Brazos County
Senior Warden: Phonso Rayford
Regional Director: Melodye Nelson, Region VI
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: Originally constructed for TDCJ 1996-1997; transferred to TYC upon completion; TBCJ approved transfer from TYC to TDCJ in March 2003.
Total Employees *: 256
Security Employees *: 172
Non-Security Employees *: 61
Windham Education Employees *: 12
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 11; Mental Health = 0
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity *: 1,166
Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2
Approximate Acreage: 350
Agricultural Operations: Unit Garden, Texas Second Chance Food Bank Program, Texas Fresh Approach Food Bank Program
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and outpatient mental health services. All services on a single level. Managed by UTMB.
Special Treatment Programs: Pre-Release Therapeutic Community (PRTC)
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration; Piping Trades
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to the area food bank and the Texas Department of Transportation.
Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Employment/Job Skills, Life Skills, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

* Data as of September 15, 2016