TDCJ Connally (CY) Unit


Correctional Institutions Division – Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2000

Unit Full Name: John B. Connally Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 899 FM 632, Kenedy, TX 78119
(830) 583-4003 (**068)
Unit Location: Two miles south of Kenedy on Hwy 181 to FM 632 in Karnes County
Senior Warden: J. Manuel Peralta
Regional Director: Joe A. Grimes, Region IV
CI Division Deputy Director: Robert “Jay” Eason
Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1995
Total Employees *: 602
Security Employees *: 461
Non-Security Employees *: 89
Windham Education Employees *: 7
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 39; Mental Health = 6
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity*: 2,148
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation
Approximate Acreage: 813
Agricultural Operations: Contract Grazing, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Seventeen in-patient bed infirmary, including 13 assisted living beds, two respiratory isolation rooms, and two mental health observation rooms. Telemedicine and Digital Medical Services (DMS) available. All services on a single level, including chronic care clinics and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Electrical Trades; Piping Trades/Plumbing
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to local organizations and Habitat for Humanity.
Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Mentoring, Life Skills, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

* Data as of August 31, 2013