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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Cynthia Tilley
Senior Warden

Goree (GR)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2007


Thomas Goree Unit
7405 Hwy 75 South
Huntsville, TX 77344

Phone: (936) 295-6331

Location: Four miles south of downtown Huntsville on Highway 75 South in Walker County

Unit Full Name: Thomas Goree Unit

Senior Warden: Cynthia Tilley

Regional Director: Daniel Dickerson, Region I

Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero

Date Unit Established or On Line: 1907

Total Employees: 315

Security Employees: 227

Non-Security Employees: 74

Windham Education Employees: 1

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

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: Unit: 1,000; Trusty Camp: 321

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G3, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty, Transient

Approximate Acreage: 717

Agricultural Operations: Horse Breeding Program

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Dynamic Risk Assessment for male offenders; Transient facility for female offenders enroute to Hospital Galveston; U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, respiratory treatment, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP)

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED)

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, local organizations, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities