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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Bryan Williams
Senior Warden

Smith (SM)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2003


Preston E. Smith Unit
1313 CR 19
Lamesa, TX 79331-1898

Phone: (806) 872-6741 (**053)

Location: Three miles on FM 827 East off Hwy 87 South in Dawson County

Unit Full Name: Preston E. Smith Unit

Senior Warden: Bryan Williams

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

Deputy Division Director: Richard Babcock

Family Liaison Coordinator: Amanda Tejeda

Date Unit Established or On Line: October 1992

Total Employees: 252

Security Employees: 150

Non-Security Employees: 67

Windham Education Employees: 11

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 24; Mental Health = 0

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 1,596 (Includes Expansion Cells)

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Security Detention

Approximate Acreage: 563

Agricultural Operations: Contract Farming and Grazing, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Mattress Factory

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine Services available. All services on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by Texas Tech.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Electrical Trades; Mill and Cabinetmaking; Piping Trades/ Plumbing; Western Texas College Vocational: Horticulture

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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