Kegans State Jail
707 Top Street, Houston, Texas 77002 (½ mile South of I-10, on the North side of downtown Houston on San Jacinto Street in Harris County)
The Faith-Based Community has been asked by TDCJ to hold ReEntry programs in the prison system.
The first one is now going on at the Kegans State Jail in downtown Houston. This is a collaboration of many different ministries working together to bring to the inmates the education and life skills they need to be successful when they leave the jail. It is all centered on Jesus, but has aspects such as values training, substance abuse and financial planning as well.
One of our most immediate needs is for Coaches/Mentors. We have men who will be leaving as soon as February 16th 2006!
We are looking for men to coach male inmates 2 times a month or more. Because of the nature of the program, we have almost unlimited access to the men at any time of day, so there is a lot of freedom to choose when to visit. We need people who can commit to maintaining contact with the inmate for at least a year after he leaves prison, perhaps even picking him up when he's released and taking him to his (hopefully) new residence.
Please prayerfully consider what your involvement in this new endeavor should be. I hope God tells you to be a Coach!
Faith Based ReEntry Initiative
All Evening Courses are held from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
C.O.O.L Ministries Monday - Afternoon
(1:00 - 3:00)
CrossNet Monday - Evening
After The Leap Tuesday - Morning
(C. Vance & Hope Min.) (9:00 - 11:00)
Huddle-Up (Sagemont) Tuesday - Afternoon
OverComers Tuesday - Evening
Manpower Wednesday - Afternoon
(2:00 - 3:30)
Alpha Wednesday - Evening
Compass Thursday - Afternoon
Re-Entry (Sagemont) Thursday - Evening
Toast Masters Friday - Evening
Various Ministries Sunday - Morning
(11:00 - 1:00)
Children's Evangelism fellowship As Scheduled
Great Dads Seminars As Scheduled
Coaches on Unit Daily AM.as scheduled
All curriculum is delivered in two hour blocks of time commensurate with the schedule of the unit.
Kegan State Jail Mentor Coordinator: Contact Chaplain Ernest Alexander for scheduling
Phone: 713-224-6584 Unit Switch Board
Mentor Program Schedule: Frequency_____times per month. Days of the week________. Which weeks _________ Entry time_ _____. Mentors are meet at ____________________before going in. Check in at about ______. Departure time_________.
Volunteer Information and additional info pertaining to this Unit: All volunteers must have completed TDCJ volunteer training and be TDCJ approved. Picture ID required for entry-drivers license preferrably (no one allowed in without ID) Do not take in metal objects, cell phones, beepers, other electronic devices, or paper money. Dress is casual, tee shirts okay, no hats or all white shirts. Bibles, study books and religious materials can be taken in but will be searched at main gate. Do not give anything to or take anything from inmates. Anyone violating TDCJ rules may be asked to leave and may be restricted from returning. Please add any additional info.
Debriefing time included?: ( ) Yes, ( ) No. A great time of fellowship to and from unit as well as sharing travel expenses.
Individuals considering Mentoring (Special Volunteer Catagory): ( ) An individual without TDCJ training may go in radomly up to 4 times a year while accompanied by another mentor after completing a security back ground check. ( ) No Special Volunteers allowed per warden. ( ) Other per warden
Type of Visit: ( ) Contact, ( ) Non-Contact, ( ) Teleconference.
Gender of Inmates: ( X ) Male, ( ) Female. Male mentors to mentor male inmates and female mentors to mentor female inmates only. See Spouse of Mentor allowed in match with Inmate for exception
How to get on the mentor entry list? Contact the Mentor Coordinator (not the Chaplain) no later than _________ days prior to event requested.Do NOT contact the Chaplain.
Spouse of Mentor allowed in match with Inmate: ( )Yes, ( ) No.
Inmate capacity of Unit: 667
Number of active mentors:
Number of Inmates awaiting mentors:
Chaplain: Ernest Alexander
Is additional training avaialble? .
Transportation to Prison Unit: ( )Carpool available:
departing the ______________ area by ________, contact
from the ____________ area by __________, contact
TDCJ unit info and directions to unit:
TDCJ Unit Information: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/unitdirectory/hm.htm
.Unit Mailing Address: 707 Top Street, Houston, Texas 77002 (½ mile South of I-10, on the North side of downtown Houston on San Jacinto Street in Harris County)