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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Nicole Sandifer
Senior Warden

Powledge (B2)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2007


Louis C. Powledge Unit
1400 FM 3452
Palestine, TX 75803

Phone: (903) 723-5074 (**028)

Location: Seven miles west of Palestine off FM 645 on FM 3452 in Anderson County

Unit Full Name: Louis C. Powledge Unit

Senior Warden: Nicole Sandifer

Regional Director: Carol Monroe, Region II

Deputy Division Director: Miguel Martinez

Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1982

Total Employees: 290

Security Employees: 194

Non-Security Employees: 60

Windham Education Employees: 7

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 28; Mental Health = 1

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: Unit: 816; Trusty Camp: 321

Custody Levels Housed: G2, G3, Security Detention, Outside Trusty

Approximate Acreage: 20,528 (Co-located with Coffield, Gurney, Michael, and Beto)

Agricultural Operations: Powledge, Beto, Coffield, Gurney, and Michael work in cooperation: Feedmill and Grain Storage, Farm Shop, Cow/Calf Operation, Poultry Laying Operation, Swine Farrowing/ Nursery/Finishing Operations, Pork Processing Plant, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Edible and Field Crops, and Unit Garden.

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Metal Fabrication Plant

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services with 57 wheelchair accommodated cells and 14-bed infirmary. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Type I Geriatric Facility. Chronic care clinic available. All services on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing; Painting and Decorating; Welding; Trinity Valley Community College Vocational: Auto Body; Welding

Additional Programs/Services: Faith-Based Dormitory, Administrative Segregation Protective Custody Video Initiative, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and the Texas Department of Transportation.

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Mentoring, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities