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Correctional Institutions Division - Psychiatric Facility

John Lopez
Senior Warden

Montford (JM)

ACA Accredited Unit Since April 2007


John Montford Unit
8602 Peach Street
Lubbock, TX 79404

Phone: (806) 745-1021 (**090)

Location: Two miles southeast of Loop 289 on Hwy 84 in Lubbock County

Unit Full Name: John Montford Unit

Senior Warden: John Lopez

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

Deputy Division Director: Richard Babcock

Family Liaison Coordinator: Aaron Lopez

Date Unit Established or On Line: Trusty Camp - December 1994; Montford Psych Unit - July 1995; Western Regional Medical Facility - August 1996

Total Employees: 591

Security Employees: 473

Non-Security Employees: 42

Windham Education Employees: 5

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 59; Mental Health = 12

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: Unit: 550; Trusty Camp: 400; Medical Facility: 94

Custody Levels Housed: Outside trusty. All levels requiring mental health/medical treatment

Approximate Acreage: 1,304

Agricultural Operations: Contract Farming, Regional Pest Control, Unit Garden, Unit Food Bank Garden Program

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Special Needs Kitchen

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Fifty skilled nursing beds, which includes six respiratory isolation rooms and 44 long-term care beds, for a total of 94 infirmary beds. Thirty-bed holding area available and an additional 550 in-patient mental health beds. Type I Geriatric Facility. On-site surgical suite, dialysis facility, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, chronic care clinic, and brace and limb services. Telemedicine Services available. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by Texas Tech.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, the area food bank, local organizations, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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