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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Andrea Lozada
Senior Warden

O'Daniel (MV)

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2009


O'Daniel Unit
2305 Ransom Road
Gatesville, TX 76528

Phone: (254) 865-7226 (**016)

Location: Four miles north of Gatesville on FM 215 in Coryell County

Unit Full Name: Patrick L. O'Daniel Unit

Senior Warden: Andrea Lozada

Regional Director: Jerry Sanchez, Region VI

Deputy Division Director: Miguel Martinez

Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1975

Total Employees: 300

Security Employees: 224

Non-Security Employees: 49

Windham Education Employees: 7

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 14; Mental Health = 6

Inmate Gender: Female

Capacity: 644

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Security Detention, Death Row

Approximate Acreage: 97

Agricultural Operations: O'Daniel, Crain, Hilltop, Hughes, and Murray work in cooperation: Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Security Horses, and Swine Finishing Operation.

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Braille Facility

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. Twenty in-patient mental health beds, chronic care clinic, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Strength Through Restoration, Independence, Vision and Empowerment (STRIVE).

Educational Programs: Academic, CHANGES (Pre-Release), Cosmetology, Horticulture/Urban Farming; Braille (Windham and TDCJ partnership), STRIVE (Windham and TDCJ partnership).

Additional Programs/Services: Faith-Based Dormitory, Restrictive Housing Safekeeping Video Initiative, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative, Veterans, Patriot Paws, Life Coach Academy and Transitional Program, Cognitive Life Skills, Peer Support Recovery Coach Program, Recovery Housing Opportunity Program (RHOP), Choices Program for Young Adults, Girls Embracing Mothers (GEMS), The Tank Podcast/Radio Station, Special Projects.

Community Work Projects: None

Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Mentoring, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Women's Storybook Project.