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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Damon Andrews
Senior Warden

Ferguson (FE)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2000


Jim Ferguson Unit
12120 Savage Drive
Midway, TX 75852

Phone:(936) 348-3751 (**011)

Location:Twenty miles northeast of Huntsville on FM 247 in Madison County

Unit Full Name: Jim Ferguson Unit

Senior Warden: Damon Andrews

Regional Director: Stephen Bryant, Region I

Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero

Date Unit Established or On Line: June 1962

Total Employees: 578

Security Employees: 450

Non-Security Employees: 99

Windham Education Employees: 15

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 11; Mental Health = 3

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: Unit: 2,100, Trusty Camp: 321

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G4, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty, Transient

Approximate Acreage: 4,355

Agricultural Operations: Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Bull Management Center, Swine Farrowing/Nursery/Finishing Operations, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Facility; Mop and Broom Factory

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Culinary Arts; Electrical Trades; Mill & Cabinetmaking; Small Engine Repair; Welding; Diversified Career Preparation - Food Services; Lee College Vocational: Data Processing; Cabinet Making

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and the local school district.

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Mentoring, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities