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Robertson (RB)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 1999

Unit Full Name: French Robertson Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 12071 FM 3522, Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 548-9035 (**047)
Unit Location: Ten miles northeast of Abilene on FM 3522 in Jones County
Senior Warden: Steven Sperry
Regional Director: Melodye Nelson, Region VI
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: September 1992
Total Employees *: 683
Security Employees *: 510
Non-Security Employees *: 106
Windham Education Employees *: 12
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 49; Mental Health = 6
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity *: 2,984
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation, Transient
Approximate Acreage: 402 (Co-located with Middleton)
Agricultural Operations: Robertson and Middleton work in cooperation: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Unit Garden. Robertson participates in the Unit Food Bank Garden Program.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Garment Factory
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines; Regional Release Site; Laundry services provided for the Middleton Unit.
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Seventeen-bed infirmary with 15 inpatient beds and two crisis management beds. Chronic care clinic and Telemedicine Services available. All services on a single level, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by Texas Tech.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Brakes); Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Small Engine Repair
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: None
Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Arts/Crafts, Parent Training, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Storybook Project

* Data as of September 15, 2016