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Hobby (HB)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2006

Unit Full Name: William P. Hobby Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 742 FM 712, Marlin, TX 76661
(254) 883-5561 (**039)
Unit Location: Six miles southwest of Marlin off Business Hwy 6 on FM 712 in Falls County
Senior Warden: Whitney Franks
Regional Director: Melodye Nelson, Region VI
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: November 1989
Total Employees *: 299
Security Employees *: 214
Non-Security Employees *: 57
Windham Education Employees *: 15
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 10; Mental Health = 3
Offender Gender: Female
Maximum Capacity *: 1,384
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5
Approximate Acreage: 389
Agricultural Operations: Edible Crops, Peach Orchard, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Print Shop
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine and Digital Medical Services (DMS) available. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting Seminar
Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Brakes); Business Computer Information Systems II; Painting and Decorating; Restaurant Management
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, Arts/Crafts, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Women's Storybook Project

* Data as of September 15, 2016