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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Michael Feazell
Senior Warden

Telford (TO)

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2006


Barry B. Telford Unit
3899 Hwy 98
New Boston, TX 75570

Phone: (903) 628-3171 (**067)

Location: Two miles south of IH-30 on Hwy 98 in Bowie County

Unit Full Name: Barry B. Telford Unit

Senior Warden: Michael Feazell

Regional Director: Carol Monroe, Region II

Deputy Division Director: Miguel Martinez

Family Liaison Coordinator: Cynthia Skipper

Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1995

Total Employees: 449

Security Employees: 299

Non-Security Employees: 84

Windham Education Employees: 12

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 49; Mental Health = 5

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 2,019

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Security Detention, Safekeeping

Approximate Acreage: 1,206

Agricultural Operations: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden, Cow/Calf Operation, Field Crops, Unit Food Bank Garden Program

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Seventeen bed infirmary, including 13 assisted living beds, two respiratory isolation beds and two mental health observation rooms. Telemedicine Services available. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Electrical Trades; Small Engine Repair

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, area school districts, and the Texas Department of Transportation.

Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities, Post-Release Housing