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Correctional Institutions Division - State Operated State Jail

Robert Almanza
Senior Warden

Formby (FB)

ACA Accredited Unit Since April 2005


Formby State Jail
998 County Road AA
Plainview, TX 79072

Phone: (806) 296-2448 (**106)

Location: Five miles east of Plainview on Hwy 70 in Hale County

Unit Full Name: Formby State Jail

Senior Warden: Robert Almanza

Regional Director: Lonnie "L.E." Townsend, Region V

Deputy Division Director: Richard Babcock

Date Unit Established or On Line: September 1995

Total Employees: 278

Security Employees: 206

Non-Security Employees: 45

Windham Education Employees: 14

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 13; Mental Health = 0

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 1,100

Custody Levels Housed: J1-J5, G2, G4, Transient

Approximate Acreage: 601 (Co-located with Wheeler)

Agricultural Operations: Formby and Wheeler work in cooperation: Contract Farming, Unit Garden, and Security Horses.

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine Services available. All services available on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by Texas Tech.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Culinary Arts; Electrical Trades

Additional Programs/Services: Faith-Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), My Dad Reads to Me (Storybook), Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided Habitat for Humanity.

Volunteer Initiatives: Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Parent Training