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Telford (TO)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since May 2006

Unit Full Name: Barry B. Telford Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 3899 Hwy 98, New Boston, TX 75570
(903) 628-3171 (**067)
Unit Location: Two miles south of IH-30 on Hwy 98 in Bowie County
Senior Warden: Balden Polk
Regional Director: Garth Parker, Region II
Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero
Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1995
Total Employees: 706
Security Employees: 552
Non-Security Employees: 94
Windham Education Employees: 11
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 44; Mental Health = 5
Inmate Gender: Male
Capacity: 2,872
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation, 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), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative
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