Agricultural Operations: Jester I, Jester III and Vance work in cooperation: Security Horses/Dogs, Swine Finishing Operation, Edible and Field Crops, Unit Garden
Manufacturing and Logistics Operations: Garment Factory
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental and mental health services with 132 wheelchair-accommodated cells. UTMB hub site. Twelve bed assisted living infirmary. Specialty clinics on site are brace and limb, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiation treatment, chronic care, whirlpool therapy and hemophilia program. All services on single level including handicapped showers. Telemedicine Services available.
Special Treatment Programs: Physically Handicapped Offender Program (PHOP)
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education), CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems II
Alvin Community College Vocational: Auto Mechanics, Data Processing
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), HIV Peer Education, Project RIO, Chaplaincy Services
Last edited by Prison Researcher; 10-10-2011 at 03:16 PM.
The Jester III Unit (J3) is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas, United States. The unit is along U.S. Highway 90A, 4 miles east of central Richmond. The unit, which opened in July 1982 with about 940 acres of land, is co-located with Jester I Unit, Carol Vance Unit, and Jester IV Unit.
The unit was named after Governor of Texas Beauford H. Jester. Jester III opened in 1982. The land that Jester III sits on was purchased in 1885 by the state.
In 2011 the prison;s garment plant closed, and its operations were cosolidated with the garment plant at Eastham Unit
In 2011 a middle school, James Bowie Middle School, and a stip commercial center opened across the street from Jester III and Jester IV Units.