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Ferguson (FE)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2000

Unit Full Name: Jim Ferguson Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 12120 Savage Drive, Midway, TX 75852
(936) 348-3751 (**011)
Unit Location: Twenty miles northeast of Huntsville on FM 247 in Madison County
Senior Warden: Richard Gunnels
Regional Director: Wayne Brewer, Region I
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: June 1962
Total Employees *: 578
Security Employees *: 450
Non-Security Employees *: 99
Windham Education Employees *: 15
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 11; Mental Health = 3
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity: Unit: 2,100
Trusty Camp: 321
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G4, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty, Transient
Approximate Acreage: 4,355
Agricultural Operations: Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Bull Management Center, Swine Farrowing/Nursery/Finishing Operations, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Facility; Mop and Broom Factory
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Culinary Arts; Electrical Trades; Mill & Cabinetmaking; Small Engine Repair; Welding; Diversified Career Preparation - Food Services
Lee College Vocational: Data Processing; Cabinet Making
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and the local school district.
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Mentoring, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

* Data as of September 15, 2016