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Powledge (B2)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2007

Unit Full Name: Louis C. Powledge Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 1400 FM 3452, Palestine, TX 75803
(903) 723-5074 (**028)
Unit Location: Seven miles west of Palestine off FM 645 on FM 3452 in Anderson County
Senior Warden: Jimmy Bowman
Regional Director: Garth Parker, Region II
Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero
Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1982
Total Employees: 290
Security Employees: 194
Non-Security Employees: 60
Windham Education Employees: 7
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 28; Mental Health = 1
Offender Gender: Male
Capacity: Unit: 816
Trusty Camp: 321
Custody Levels Housed: G2, G3, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty
Approximate Acreage: 20,528 (Co-located with Coffield, Gurney, Michael, and Beto)
Agricultural Operations: Powledge, Beto, Coffield, Gurney, and Michael 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 Fabrication Plant
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services with 57 wheelchair accommodated cells and 14-bed infirmary. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Type I Geriatric Facility. Chronic care clinic available. All services on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing; Painting and Decorating; Welding
Trinity Valley Community College Vocational: Auto Body; Welding
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Administrative Segregation Protective Custody Video Initiative, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and the Texas Department of Transportation.
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Mentoring, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities