Beauford H. Jester III Unit

The Beauford H. Jester III Unit (J3) is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison farm located in unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas, United States. The unit is along U.S. Highway 90A, 4 miles (6.4 km) east of central Richmond. The unit, which opened in July 1982 with about 940 acres (380 ha) of land, is co-located with Jester I Unit, Carol Vance Unit, and Jester IV Unit.[1] Together with its trusty camp, it houses 1,131 inmates. The unit was named after Governor of Texas Beauford H. Jester, the namesake for the entire prison farm. Jester III opened in 1982. The land that Jester III sits on was purchased in 1885 by the state.[2] In 2011 the prison's garment plant closed, and its operations were consolidated with the garment plant at Eastham Unit.[3] In 2011 a middle school, James Bowie Middle School, and a strip commercial center opened across the street from Jester III and Jester IV Unit.

Beauford H. Jester III Unit Contact Details

Address: 3 Jester Road, Fort Bend, TX
City: Richmond
Zip: 77406
Phone 1: 281-277-7000 **030
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Saturday 8am to 5pm
Sunday 8am to 5pm