Pam Lychner State Jail

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Pam Lychner State Jail is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice state jail for men located in Atascocita, unincorporated northeast Harris County, Texas, United States, east of Humble.[1][2] It is 20 miles northeast of Downtown Houston.[1]

In July 1995,[3] the jail, initially the Atascocita State Jail, opened. After Pam Lychner, a victim's rights activist, died on board TWA Flight 800 with her daughters on July 17, 1996, the TDCJ board unanimously voted to rename the facility to Pam Lychner State Jail.[4]

The Pam Lychner State Jail, along with the Joe Kegans State Jail, serves state jail offenders from Harris County. Lychner and Kegans have the same wardens and management. As of 2001 Lychner serves higher risk and special needs offenders.[3] By classification the unit has low risk, medium risk, high risk, and security risk offenders.[4]

A statue of Lychner and her daughters is located outside of the state jail grounds.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Lychner (AJ) Archived 2008-09-26 at the Wayback Machine." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Accessed September 12, 2008.
  2. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Atascocita CDP, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. p. 1 (PDF p. 2/4). Retrieved 2022-08-12. Pam Lychner State Jail
  3. ^ a b "State Jail Evaluation Summary Report Lychner State Jail" (Archive). Texas Department of Criminal Justice. October 2000. Retrieved on July 2, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Texas Dept of Criminal Justice. Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Turner Publishing Company. 2004. 96.
  5. ^ "Saluting Employees January/February 2003." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Accessed September 12, 2008.

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Coordinates: 29°57′29″N 95°13′19″W / 29.958°N 95.222°W / 29.958; -95.222