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04-04-2012, 02:37 PM
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 State Hwy 98, New Boston, TX 75570 (903) 628-3171 (**067)

Unit Location: Two (2) miles south of IH-30 on Hwy 98 in Bowie County

Senior Warden: Dawn Grounds

Regional Director: Robert Eason, Region II (

CI Division Deputy Director: William L. Stephens

Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1995

Total Employees *: 762

Security Employees *: 590

Non-Security Employees *: 100

Windham Education Employees *: 13

Contract Medical and Psychiatric Employees *: Medical = 54; Psychiatric = 5

Offender Gender: Male

Maximum Capacity*: 2,832

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation, Safekeeping

Approximate Acreage: 1,206

Agricultural Operations: Security Horses/Dogs, 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. Seventeen bed infirmary, including 13 assisted living ( beds, two respiratory isolation rooms and two psychiatric observation rooms. Telemedicine Services and chronic care available. All services on a single level. Managed by UTMB.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Life MattersCareer and Technology Programs: Plant Maintenance, Small Engine Repair

Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, HIV Peer Education, Crime Stoppers

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

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

* Data as of July 31, 2010