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Gist (BJ)

Correctional Institutions Division - State Operated State Jail

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2003

Unit Full Name: Larry Gist State Jail
Unit Address and Phone Number: 3295 FM 3514, Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 727-8400 (**097)
Unit Location: FM 3514 off Hwy 69 South between Beaumont and Port Arthur in Jefferson County
Senior Warden: James Danheim
Regional Director: Maricia Jackson, Region III
Deputy Divsion Director: John Werner
Date Unit Established or On Line: November 1994
Total Employees: 368
Security Employees: 257
Non-Security Employees: 72
Windham Education Employees: 18
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 19; Mental Health = 2
Inmate Gender: Male
Capacity: 2,276
Custody Levels Housed: J1-J5
G1, G2, Transient
Approximate Acreage: 776 (Co-located with Stiles and LeBlanc)
Agricultural Operations: Gist, LeBlanc, and Stiles work in cooperation: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden; Gist participates in the Texas Second Chance Food Bank Program.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS) and electronic specialty clinics available. Wheelchair-accommodated beds are available for state jail offenders. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.
Special Treatment Programs: In-Person Therapeutic Community (IPTC); Pre-Release Substance Abuse Program (PRSAP); State Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SJSAFP)
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Title I, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I, Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting; Job Find Kiosk
  Lamar State College Academic
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, local organizations, the area food bank, Habitat for Humanity, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities