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04-10-2011, 04:31 PM
C. T. Terrell Unit
1300 FM 655
Rosharon, TX 77583

Phone: 281-595-3481

Unit Location: Four (4) miles west of FM 521 on FM 655 in Brazoria County

Senior Warden: Michael Rosesler

Date Unit Established or On Line: September 1983

Maximum Capacity: Unit - 1,389 Trusty Camp - 214

Custody Levels Housed: G1 - G3, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty

Agricultural Operations: Ramsey, Stringfellow and Terrell work in cooperation: Cotton Gin, Cow/Calf Operations, Edible and Field Crops, Fresh Vegetable Cannery, Grain dryer/Storage, Alfalfa Dehydrator, Swine Finishing Operation, Security Horses/Dogs, Terrell participates in the Texas Fresh Approach Food Bank Program.

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Southern Region Offender Transportation

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental and mental health services. UTMB medical hub site. Infirmary with 12 assisted living beds. Telemedicine Services, chronic care and radiation therapy available. Type I Geriatric Facility. All services on a single level, including handicapped showers.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Diversified Career Preparation, Electrical Trades, Welding

Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), HIV Peer Education, Project RIO, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers

05-02-2011, 04:48 PM
The C. T. Terrell Unit is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison located in unincorporated Brazoria County, Texas. The facility is located on Farm to Market Road 655, 4 miles west of Farm to Market Road 521. The prison, which opened in September 1983 and has about 16,369 acres of land, is co-located with Ramsey Unit and Stringfellow Unit. The prison is near Rosharon, and about 35 miles south of Houston.

The prison opened in September 1983. The Terrell Unit was originally the Ramsey III Unit. After the previous Terrell Unit (now the Polunsky Unit) in West Livingston, Texas began to receive death row inmates, the facility's namesake, a Dallas insurance executive named Charles Terrell, wanted his name off of the prison; as a result his name was transferred to another prison. The Texas Board of Criminal Justice voted to rename the Ramsey III Unit on July 20, 2001.

In 2008 a state investigation began in regards to accusations that a cabal of prison guards is organizing large scale smuggling of goods into the unit. A prison guard at the unit sent a complaint to Jerry Madden, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, saying that corruption was occurring at the unit. TDCJ investigators searched the entire unit. After the investigation on the matter, Anthony Collins, the senior warden, lost his job. TDCJ investigators searched the entire prison to find evidence of corruption. The Texas Senate ordered prison officials to testify in a hearing related to the incident.