Houston’s KHOU-TV is reporting:
Inmates at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville aren’t getting any visitors this weekend. The state health department found evidence of a norovirus at the facility.
The unit’s now under a medical quarantine after 440 prisoners and 28 staff members have become sick.
Located at FM 2821 and Highway 75 North in Walker County, Texas, the Wynne Unit was opened in 1883. It has capacity for 2,300 prisoners and employs 755, including 424 guards.
The prison also operates 1,412 acres of farmland located in both Byrd and Holliday counties. Its agricultural operations include: Edible and Field Crops, Egg Laying Operation, Farm Shop, Peach Orchards, Regional Pest Control, Security Horses/Dogs, Swine Finishing Operation, Veterinary Clinic, and assists Goree Unit in Horse Breeding Program.