Jester I Unit, adult correctional facility in Richmond, closes permanently
The Jester I Unit in Richmond closed permanently in September. (Courtesy Pexels)
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The Texas Department of Criminal Justice permanently closed the Jester I Unit, a facility that formerly housed male substance use offenders, in September, according to TDCJ Communications Director Jeremy Desel.
In April, offenders who had been previously hospitalized with the coronavirus were transferred into the unit; however, these individuals were relocated prior to the unit closing.
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.
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