TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester III Unit (J3)

State Prison

Last Updated: June 03, 2023
3 Jester Rd, Richmond, TX 77406
Fort Bend

Jester III Unit is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester III Unit (J3) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 281-277-7000

The inmates housed at Jester III Unit located at 3 Jester Rd in Richmond, TX are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Beauford H. Jester III Unit is a state prison that can hold about 800 male inmates in the main unit and an additional 330 offenders in the Trusty Camp operated by the Texas Department of Corrections (TDCJ) on 933 co-located with Jester I Unit, Jester IV Unit, and Vance Unit) in Richmond TX.

Jester III unit houses minimum custody (G-1) to medium custody (G3) inmates and provides literacy classes and adult basic education courses. Inmates here can receive vocational training in culinary services, automotive mechanics, and business computer information systems II. Support groups, religious worship services and activities are provided to offenders who wish to participate. Medical, dental, and psychiatric services are provided to all offenders.

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Maximum Capacity *: Unit: 810
Trusty Camp: 321 Custody Levels Housed: G1-G3, Outside Trusty Approximate Acreage: 933 (Co-located with Jester I, Jester IV, and Vance) Agricultural Operations: Unit Garden; Jester I, Jester III, and Vance work in cooperation: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Swine Finishing Operation, Contract Farming and Grazing, Mechanical Shop, and Combine Shed. Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines; Human Remains Detection (HRD) Canines Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services with 132 wheelchair accommodated cells. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Twelve-bed assisted living infirmary. Specialty clinics on site are brace and limb, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. All services on single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers, chronic care clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Digital Medical Services (DMS) and electronic specialty clinics available. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems II Alvin Community College Vocational: Auto Mechanics; Food Service Preparation Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: None Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Mentoring, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

Inmate Locator

TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester III Unit (J3) is a facility in the Texas Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Visitation Information

Beauford H. Jester III Unit - Visitation

Saturdays and Sundays - 8 am to 5 pm

Visits are two hours in duration and limited to one visit per weekend. The type of visit will depend on the inmate's internal status, which will determine if they are eligible for contact or non-contact visits. All visitors are encouraged to contact the facility before they visit to ensure visitation has not been canceled and that their inmate is still currently located at the unit.

Any visitor who is traveling over 300 miles to attend visitation may qualify for a special visit. Special visits allow for a longer visiting session to occur. Contact the warden's office for more information and to request a special visit.

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