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Reviewed on: November 28,2020

My niece is being sent to SAFP in Burnet Texas. We were just wondering what it's like and how the conditions are there. Thank you so so much!

Asked: November 27,2020
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The Ellen Halbert Unit is a female substance abuse treatment and in-prison therapeutic community facility operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) located in Burnet TX. Halbert has the capacity to house about 600 women inmates. Programs at this facility are focused on drug and alcohol rehabilitation, as Halbert Unit is classified as a Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility. Female inmates who are habitual DWI offenders will be sent here to undergo the recovery program. Support groups such as Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous are made available to inmates incarcerated here.

Select inmates will be chosen to provide maintenance and janitorial duties within the facility, while other offenders may be selected to work in supervised positions providing labor for surrounding county and local government agencies. Additionally, inmates offer labor support for the Texas Parks and Wildlife service maintaining trails and performing various landscape and cleanup activities. Educational opportunities at Halbert Unit are limited, however, offenders can participate in parenting classes, religious studies, and receive pre-employment and job readiness training.

Accepted Answer Date Created: November 28,2020

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