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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison


Christopher Norsworthy
Senior Warden

Ramsey (R1)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2008

Address:

W. F. Ramsey Unit
1100 FM 655
Rosharon, TX 77583

Phone: (281) 595-3491 (**017)

Location: Four miles west of FM 521 on FM 655 in Brazoria County


Unit Full Name: W. F. Ramsey Unit

Senior Warden: Christopher Norsworthy

Regional Director: Maricia Jackson, Region III

Deputy Division Director: John Werner

Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1908

Total Employees: 429

Security Employees: 310

Non-Security Employees: 84

Windham Education Employees: 13

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 21; Mental Health = 1

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: Unit: 1,570; Trusty Camp: 321

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G3, G5, Security Detention, Outside Trusty

Approximate Acreage: 14,667 (Co-located with Stringfellow and Terrell); (Additional 2,200 leased acres)

Agricultural Operations: Ramsey, Stringfellow, and Terrell work in cooperation: Cotton Gin, Cow/Calf Operation, Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Fresh Vegetable Cannery, Grain Dryer/Storage, Alfalfa Dehydrator, Swine Finishing Operation, Security Horses, and Security Pack Canines.

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Furniture Refinishing Factory

Facility Operations: Region III (Southern Region) Maintenance Headquarters; Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine, Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Cognitive Intervention Transition Program (CITP)

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Air Conditioning and Brakes); Mill and Cabinetmaking; Apprenticeship Programs: Assembly Technician (Cabinetmaker); Alvin Community College Academic; University of Houston-Clear Lake Academic (Bachelors and Masters Programs)

Additional Programs/Services: Gang Renouncement and Dissociation Process (GRAD), Reentry Planning, Peer Education, Administrative Segregation Protective Custody Video Initiative, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to Habitat for Humanity.

Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Mentoring, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Reentry Programs, Veterans Programs