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McConnell (ML)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2002

Unit Full Name: William G. McConnell Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 3001 South Emily Drive, Beeville, TX 78102
(361) 362-2300 (**048)
Unit Location: One mile east of the Beeville city limits off Hwy 181 in Bee County
Senior Warden: Evelyn Castro
Regional Director: Miguel Martinez, Region IV
Deputy Division Director: John Werner
Date Unit Established or On Line: September 1992
Total Employees: 542
Security Employees: 399
Non-Security Employees: 99
Windham Education Employees: 7
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 31; Mental Health = 6
Offender Gender: Male
Capacity: 2,900
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation, Safekeeping, Transient
Approximate Acreage: 299
Agricultural Operations: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Garment Factory
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines; Regional Release Site
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Specialty clinic for optometry. Digital Medical Services (DMS), chronic care clinics, and Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry available. Seventeen-bed assisted living infirmary, including two respiratory isolation rooms and four mental health observation rooms. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommoating housing. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Bricklaying/Stone Masonry; Construction Carpentry
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: None
Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities