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Correctional Institutions Division - Developmental Disabilities Program

Larry Berger
Senior Warden

Hodge (HD)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2008


Jerry H. Hodge Unit
379 FM 2972 West
Rusk, TX 75785-3666

Phone: (903) 683-5781 (**075)

Location: West of Hwy 69 North on FM 2972 West in Cherokee County

Unit Full Name: Jerry H. Hodge Unit

Senior Warden: Larry Berger

Regional Director: Carol Monroe, Region II

Deputy Division Director: Miguel Martinez

Date Unit Established or On Line: March 1995

Total Employees: 333

Security Employees: 257

Non-Security Employees: 40

Windham Education Employees: 11

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 3; Mental Health = 22

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 989

Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, Developmentally Disabled

Approximate Acreage: 58 (Co-located with Skyview); (Additional 92 leased acres)

Agricultural Operations: None

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP); Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP); Sex Offender Education Program (SOEP)

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education (Adaptive Skills), CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Custodial Technician; Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance; Restaurant Management

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and local organizations.

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Mentoring, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Family Visitation Center