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Correctional Institutions Divison - Prison

Joe Tovar
Senior Warden

Garza West (NH)

ACA Accredited Unit Since April 2007


Garza West Unit
4250 Highway 202
Beeville, TX 78102

Phone: (361) 358-9890 (**095)

Location: Four miles east of Highway 181 South on Highway 202 in Bee County

Unit Full Name: Garza West Unit

Senior Warden: Joe Tovar

Regional Director: Elbert Holmes, Region IV

Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero

Date Unit Established or On Line: May 1994

Total Employees: 401

Security Employees: 311

Non-Security Employees: 81

Windham Education Employees: 9

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 42; Mental Health = 5

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 2,278

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G3, Transient

Approximate Acreage: 304

Agricultural Operations: Regional Pest Control, Unit Garden, Security Pack Canines

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Beeville Distribution Center; Mechanical Shop; Beeville Satellite Motor Pool; Freight Terminal

Facility Operations: Region IV (Southwest Region) Maintenance Headquarters; Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Offender Intake/Receiving; Narcotic/Cell Phone Detection Canines; Substance Abuse Screening and Assessment

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine, Digital Medical Services (DMS), and CPAP accommodating housing available on a single level. Managed by UTMB.

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

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

Community Work Projects: None

Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Family Visitation Center