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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Andrea Lozada
Senior Warden

O'Daniel (MV)

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2009


O'Daniel Unit
2305 Ransom Road
Gatesville, TX 76528

Phone: (254) 865-7226 (**016)

Location: Four miles north of Gatesville on FM 215 in Coryell County

Unit Full Name: Patrick L. O'Daniel Unit

Senior Warden: Andrea Lozada

Regional Director: Jerry Sanchez, Region VI

Deputy Division Director: Miguel Martinez

Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1975

Total Employees: 300

Security Employees: 224

Non-Security Employees: 49

Windham Education Employees: 7

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 14; Mental Health = 6

Inmate Gender: Female

Capacity: 644

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Security Detention, Death Row

Approximate Acreage: 97

Agricultural Operations: O'Daniel, Crain, Hilltop, Hughes, 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.: Braille Facility

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Twenty in-patient mental health beds, chronic care clinic, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Strength Through Restoration, Independence, Vision and Empowerment (STRIVE)

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting Seminar; Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems II; Computer Maintenance Technician; Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance; Central Texas College Academic

Additional Programs/Services: Faith-Based Dormitory, Administrative Segregation Protective Custody Video Initiative, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative, Patriot Paws

Community Work Projects: None

Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Mentoring, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Women's Storybook Project