TDCJ Byrd (DU) Unit


Correctional Institutions Division – Prison (Diagnostic Intake Facility)

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2008

Unit Full Name: James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 21 FM 247, Huntsville, TX 77320
(936) 295-5768 (**008)
Unit Location: One mile north of downtown Huntsville on FM 247 in Walker County
Senior Warden: Edward Howell
Regional Director: Richard Alford, Region I
CI Division Deputy Director: Robert “Jay” Eason
Date Unit Established or On Line: May 1964
Total Employees *: 282
Security Employees *: 185
Non-Security Employees *: 68
Windham Education Employees *: 0
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees*: Medical = 26; Mental Health = 3
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity*: 1,365
Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, Transient
Approximate Acreage: 82
Agricultural Operations: Hay Production, Horse Pasture Grazing
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Outside Sales Warehouse; Modular Installation
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Central Region Offender Transportation
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: None
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: None
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities