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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Chad Rehse
Senior Warden

Roach (RH)

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2002


T.L. Roach Unit
15845 FM 164
Childress, TX 79201

Phone: (940) 937-6364 (**050)

Location: Two miles southwest of Hwy 287 on FM 164 in Childress County

Unit Full Name: T.L. Roach Unit

Senior Warden: Chad Rehse

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

Deputy Division Director: Richard Babcock

Date Unit Established or On Line: August 1991

Total Employees: 289

Security Employees: 199

Non-Security Employees: 59

Windham Education Employees: 15

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 16; Mental Health = 0

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 1,384

Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, G4

Approximate Acreage: 1,651

Agricultural Operations: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Food Bank Garden, Contract Farming Operations

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Soap and Detergent Factory; Childress Distribution Center

Facility Operations: Region V (Panhandle Region) Maintenance Headquarters; Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines; Human Remains Detection (HRD) Canines

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine Services and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by Texas Tech.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, Title I, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance

Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, Community Tours, Faith-Based Dormitory, GO KIDS Initiative, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Special Alternative Incarceration Program (SAIP) - Boot Camp for Men

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the area food bank, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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