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Gurney (ND)

Correctional Institutions Division - Transfer Facility

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2006

Unit Full Name: Joe F. Gurney Transfer Facility
Unit Address and Phone Number: 1385 FM 3328, Palestine, TX 75803
(903) 928-3118 (**094)
Unit Location: Six miles south of Tennessee Colony on FM 3328 in Anderson County
Senior Warden: Larry Berger
Regional Director: Garth Parker, Region II
Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero
Date Unit Established or On Line: December 1993
Total Employees: 437
Security Employees: 314
Non-Security Employees: 84
Windham Education Employees: 11
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 25; Mental Health = 3
Inmate Gender: Male
Capacity: 2,128
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G3, Transient
Approximate Acreage: 20,528 (Co-located with Coffield, Michael, Powledge, and Beto)
Agricultural Operations: Gurney, Beto, Coffield, Michael, and Powledge work in cooperation: Feedmill and Grain Storage, Farm Shop, Cow/Calf Operation, Poultry Laying Operation, Swine Farrowing/ Nursery/Finishing Operations, Pork Processing Plant, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Edible and Field Crops, and Unit Garden.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Offender Intake/Receiving; Substance abuse screening and assessment; UTMB Department of Education and Professional Development (DEPD) Training; Pre-Service, In-Service, and Specialized Training
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies and area school districts.
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities