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Smith (SM)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2003

Unit Full Name: Preston E. Smith Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 1313 CR 19, Lamesa, TX 79331-1898
(806) 872-6741 (**053)
Unit Location: Three miles on FM 827 East off Hwy 87 South in Dawson County
Senior Warden: Norvel Arnold
Regional Director: David Blackwell, Region V
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: October 1992
Total Employees *: 408
Security Employees *: 290
Non-Security Employees *: 80
Windham Education Employees *: 13
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 22; Mental Health = 3
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity *: 2,234 (Includes Expansion Cells)
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation
Approximate Acreage: 563
Agricultural Operations: Contract Farming and Grazing, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Mattress Factory
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine Services available. All services on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by Texas Tech.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Electrical Trades; Mill and Cabinetmaking; Piping Trades/ Plumbing
Western Texas College Vocational: Horticulture
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Arts/Crafts, Life Skills, Mentoring, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

* Data as of September 15, 2016