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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Kimberly Garza
Senior Warden

Crain (GV)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2007


Christina Melton Crain Unit
1401 State School Road
Gatesville, TX 76599-2999

Phone: (254) 865-8431 (**024)

Location: Three miles north of Gatesville on Highway 36 in Coryell County

Unit Full Name: Christina Melton Crain Unit

Senior Warden: Kimberly Garza

Regional Director: Jerry Sanchez, Region VI

Deputy Division Director: Miguel Martinez

Date Unit Established or On Line: August 1980

Total Employees: 711

Security Employees: 549

Non-Security Employees: 92

Windham Education Employees: 21

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 38; Mental Health = 11

Inmate Gender: Female

Capacity: Unit: 1,506; SAFP: 288; Trusty Camp: 321

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G4, Transient, Outside Trusty, Developmentally Disabled, Substance Abuse

Approximate Acreage: 1,283 (Co-located with Hilltop, Murray, and Woodman)

Agricultural Operations: Crain, Hilltop, Hughes, O'Daniel, and Murray work in cooperation: Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Regional Pest Control, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Swine Finishing Operation.

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Offender Intake/Receiving; Food Service Warehouse; Regional Release Site

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Specialty clinics available, limited sheltered housing beds, and Hospital Galveston physicians for OB/GYN. Telemedicine and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP), Prison Fellowship Academy, Special Alternative Incarceration Program (SAIP) - Boot Camp for Females, Special Needs Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF)

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting; Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems II (available at Hilltop); Construction Carpentry (available at Hilltop); Restaurant Management; Central Texas College Academic; Central Texas College Vocational: Office Administration; Culinary Arts/ Hospitality

Additional Programs/Services: Faith-Based Dormitory, Texas Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Patriot Paws, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies.

Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Mentoring, Life Skills, Arts/Crafts, Parent Training, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Women's Storybook Project