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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Greg Rodriguez
Senior Warden

Mechler (N3)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2007


Thomas R. Mechler Unit
4000 Highway 86 West
Tulia, TX 79088

Phone: (806) 995-4109 (**066)

Location: One mile west of Tulia on Hwy 86 in Swisher County

Unit Full Name: Thomas R. Mechler Unit

Senior Warden: Greg Rodriguez

Regional Director: Lonnie "L.E." Townsend, Region V

Deputy Division Director: Richard Babcock

Date Unit Established or On Line: June 1992

Total Employees: 117

Security Employees: 80

Non-Security Employees: 24

Windham Education Employees: 4

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 9; Mental Health = 0

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 606

Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, Transient

Approximate Acreage: 25

Agricultural Operations: Unit Garden

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services. Telemedicine Services available. Managed by Texas Tech.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention

Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, Faith-Based Dormitory, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies.

Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities