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Correctional Institutions Division - State Operated State Jail

James Danheim
Senior Warden

Gist (BJ)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2003


Larry Gist State Jail
3295 FM 3514
Beaumont, TX 77705

Phone: (409) 727-8400 (**097)

Location: FM 3514 off Hwy 69 South between Beaumont and Port Arthur in Jefferson County

Unit Full Name: Larry Gist State Jail

Senior Warden: James Danheim

Regional Director: Maricia Jackson, Region III

Deputy Division Director: Richard Babcock

Date Unit Established or On Line: November 1994

Total Employees: 368

Security Employees: 257

Non-Security Employees: 72

Windham Education Employees: 18

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 19; Mental Health = 2

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 2,276

Custody Levels Housed: J1-J5; G1, G2, Transient

Approximate Acreage: 776 (Co-located with Stiles and LeBlanc)

Agricultural Operations: Gist, LeBlanc, and Stiles work in cooperation: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden; Gist participates in the Texas Second Chance Food Bank Program.

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS) and electronic specialty clinics available. Wheelchair-accommodated beds are available for state jail offenders. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: In-Person Therapeutic Community (IPTC); Pre-Release Substance Abuse Program (PRSAP); State Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SJSAFP)

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Title I, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I, Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting; Job Find Kiosk; Lamar State College Academic

Additional Programs/Services: Faith-Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, local organizations, the area food bank, Habitat for Humanity, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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