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ID - Prison


Unit Address/Phone:

1300 FM 655, Rosharon, Texas 77583 / (281) 595-3481 (**027)


Unit Location:

4 miles west of FM 521 on FM 655 in Brazoria County


Senior Warden:

Jackie Edwards


Regional Director:

Gary Gomez, Region III


Date Unit Established/On Line:

September 1983


Total Employees*:



Security Employees*:


Non-Security Employees*:



Windham/Education Employees*:


Contract Medical Employees*:



Offender Population*/Gender:

1,579 / Male


Maximum Capacity*:

Unit: 1,389

Trusty Camp: 214


Custody Levels Housed:



Approximate Acreage:

16,844 (Co-located with Ramsey I and Ramsey II)


Agricultural Operations:

Ramsey I, II and III work in cooperation - Cotton Gin, Cow/Calf Operation, Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Fresh Vegetable Cannery, Grain Dryer, Alfalfa Dehydrator, Swine Finishing Operation, Security Horses/Dogs, Texas Fresh Approach Food Bank Program


Industrial Operations:



Transportation/Supply Operations:

Southern Region Offender Transportation


Facility Operations:

Unit Maintenance


Additional Operations:

Recycling Plant


Medical Capabilities:

Basic medical, dental and psychiatric services to include pharmacy, radiology, laboratory and emergency care; chronic disease clinics; preventive medicine services; and referrals to other units and/or community based facilities as appropriate. Basic nursing care available 24 hours a day. Specialty clinics on-site are telemedicine and audiology. Facility also has a twelve patient bed skilled nursing infirmary.


Educational Programs:

Literacy/GED, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Special Education, Project RIO

Career and Technology Programs: Custodial Technician, Diversified Career Preparation, Electrical Trades, Welding

Alvin Community College Academic

Alvin Community College Vocational: Data Processing


Additional Programs:

Substance Abuse Education and Support Groups, Spiritual Growth Programs, Ramsey III Offender Choir, Crime Stoppers, Community Tours


Community Work Projects:

Services provided to city and county agencies, and the area food bank.


Volunteer Programs:

Education, Substance Abuse


* Data as of June 30, 2000

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