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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Patrick Cooper
Senior Warden

Beto (B)

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2008


George Beto Unit
1391 FM 3328
Tennessee Colony, TX 75880

Phone: (903) 928-2217 (**022)

Location: Six miles south of Tennessee Colony on FM 3328 in Anderson County

Unit Full Name: George Beto Unit

Senior Warden: Patrick Cooper

Regional Director: Carol Monroe, Region II

Deputy Division Director: Miguel Martinez

Family Liaison Coordinator: Rachel Rowland

Date Unit Established or On Line: June 1980

Total Employees: 472

Security Employees: 270

Non-Security Employees: 116

Windham Education Employees: 21

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 61; Mental Health = 4

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: Unit: 3,150; Trusty Camp: 321

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G4, Security Detention, Outside Trusty, Transient

Approximate Acreage: 20,528 (Co-located with Coffield, Gurney, Michael, and Powledge)

Agricultural Operations: Beto, Coffield, Gurney, Michael, and Powledge work in cooperation: Feedmill and Grain Storage, Farm Shop, Cow/Calf Operation, Poultry Laying Operation, Swine Farrowing/ Nursery/Finishing Operations, Pork Processing Plant, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Edible and Field Crops, and Unit Garden.

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Metal Sign Plant

Facility Operations: Region II (Northern Region) Maintenance Headquarters, Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Northern Region Offender Transportation; Scent-Specific Canines; Narcotic Canines; Laundry services provided for the Gurney Unit.

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours, seven days a week. Forty-six bed assisted living infirmary, including two respiratory isolation rooms. Physical therapy, brace and limb clinic, chronic care clinic, Telemedicine, and Digital Medical Services (DMS) available. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Sex Offender Education Program (SOEP)

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Mill and Cabinetmaking; Bricklaying/Stone Masonry; Construction Carpentry; Piping Trades/Plumbing; Welding; Trinity Valley Community College Vocational: Business Computers; Drafting; Electrical Technology; Electronics

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to area school districts and local organizations.

Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Post-Release Housing