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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison


Jerry Sanchez
Senior Warden

McConnell (ML)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2002

Address:

William G. McConnell Unit
3001 South Emily Drive
Beeville, TX 78102

Phone: (361) 362-2300 (**048)

Location: One mile east of the Beeville city limits off Hwy 181 in Bee County


Unit Full Name: William G. McConnell Unit

Senior Warden: Jerry Sanchez

Regional Director: Joel Gauna, 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

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 2,900

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Security Detention, 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