TDCJ Briscoe (DB) Unit


Correctional Institutions Division – Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2003

Unit Full Name: Dolph Briscoe Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 1459 West Highway 85, Dilley, TX 78017
(830) 965-4444 (**052)
Unit Location: One quarter mile west of IH-35 on Highway 85 in Frio County
Senior Warden: Matt Barber
Regional Director: Joe A. Grimes, Region IV
CI Division Deputy Director: Robert “Jay” Eason
Date Unit Established or On Line: January 1992
Total Employees *: 233
Security Employees *: 165
Non-Security Employees *: 42
Windham Education Employees *: 14
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees*: Medical = 12; Mental Health = 0
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity*: 1,384
Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, G4
Approximate Acreage: 426
Agricultural Operations: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Edible Crops, Texas Gleaning Project
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services available. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Telemedicine and Digital Medical Services (DMS) available. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Electrical Trades; Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance
Southwest Texas Junior College Academic
Southwest Texas Junior College Vocational: Construction Carpentry; Construction Carpentry II
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, the area food bank, local organizations, and Habitat for Humanity.
Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Employment/Job Skills, Support Groups, Life Skills, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities