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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison


Balden Polk
Senior Warden

Lewis (GL)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2006

Address:

Gib Lewis Unit
777 FM 3497
Woodville, TX 75990

Phone: (409) 283-8181 (**040)

Location: One mile east of Woodville off Hwy 190 on FM 3497 in Tyler County


Unit Full Name: Gib Lewis Unit

Senior Warden: Balden Polk

Regional Director: Stephen Bryant, Region I

Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero

Date Unit Established or On Line: August 1990

Total Employees: 570

Security Employees: 439

Non-Security Employees: 86

Windham Education Employees: 12

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 28; Mental Health = 5

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 2,232 (Includes Expansion Cells)

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Security Detention

Approximate Acreage: 360

Agricultural Operations: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Woodworking Shop

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services with 20 wheelchair-accommodated cells in high security. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and chronic care clinics available. All services on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Administrative Segregation Intermediate Care Program (ASICP)

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Electrical Trades; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Mill and Cabinetmaking

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 county agencies, area school districts, and Habitat for Humanity.

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