Texas Evacuates More Prisons

The Texas Department of Criminal Justices announced Monday night they would start evacuating prisoners from its Vance and Jester III units.  The two units are located in Sugar Land, an area hit by flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  

As rain continued to pour approximately 1,400 inmates were moved during the night to facilities in south Texas.  

The evacuation order comes after three other prisons moved 4,500 inmates Saturday from Terrell, Stringfellow, and Ramsey Units in Brazoria County due to rising flood waters.  They are now housed in facilities throughout east Texas.

All five units are located along the Brazos River. 

Family members of inmates may contact the department’s 24-hour hotline to get information about their relatives at 936-437-4927 or 844-476-1289.

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