The TDCJ - J.B. Wheeler State Jail (WR) located in Plainview, TX and is classified as low-security prison within the Texas Department of Corrections system. It is comprised of secure dormitories that provide housing for up to 50 inmates each. Each dormitory contains a group toilet and shower area as well as sinks. Inmates sleep in a military-style double bunk and have an adjacent metal locker for storage of uniforms, undergarments, shoes, etc. Each dormitory is locked at night with a correctional officer (CO) providing direct supervision of the inmates and the sleeping area. Inmates held at this custody level may still pose a lower risk to security than medium, but they have demonstrated a willingness to comply with institutional rules and regulations.
The prison usually has a double fence perimeter with armed roving patrols. There are less supervision and control over the internal movement of inmates than in a close security prison. Selected low custody inmates are worked outside of the prison under armed supervision of trained COs. These inmate work assignments support prison farm operations or highway maintenance for the Texas Department of Transportation. Each low-security prison typically has a single cell unit for the punishment of inmates who violate prison rules called the SHU or "the hole".
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Wheeler State Jail is a state prison operated by the Texas Department of Corrections (DOC), serving as a facility to house and rehabilitate criminals sentenced by a judge for a specified period. Funded by state tax money, these institutions provide necessities like food and clothing while employing staff to ensure efficient operations. Inmates are under strict rules and regulations, facing additional punishments for violations, while still retaining certain rights granted by state and federal constitutions. Resembling a self-contained community, the prison has its own governance, law enforcement, judiciary, and amenities such as a commissary, housing, medical facilities, library, and places of worship. Inmates are assigned tasks to contribute to the facility's functioning. Privacy is minimal, with communal facilities and strict regulations governing personal space and possessions. Visitation privileges are granted to inmates in good standing, but contact is limited, and all communications, aside from legal calls, are monitored closely.