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Skyview (SV)

Correctional Institutions Division - Psychiatric Facility

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2008

Unit Full Name: Skyview Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 379 FM 2972 West, Rusk, TX 75785-3666
(903) 683-5781 (**034)
Unit Location: West of Highway 69 North on FM 2972 in Cherokee County
Senior Warden: John McDaniel
Regional Director: Garth Parker, Region II
Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero
Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1988
Total Employees: 353
Security Employees: 287
Non-Security Employees: 18
Windham Education Employees: 0
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 15; Mental Health = 33
Inmate Gender: Co-gender
Capacity: 562
Custody Levels Housed: Mental Health
Approximate Acreage: 58 (Co-located with Hodge)
(Additional 92 leased acres)
Agricultural Operations: Unit Garden
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services with 562 inpatient mental health beds. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Telemedicine Services, specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: None
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services
Community Work Projects: None
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Family Visitation Center