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GIST (BJ)

Correctional Institutions Division - State Operated State Jail

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2003

 

Unit Address and Phone Number:
3295 FM 3514, Beaumont, Texas 77705
(409) 727-8400 (**097)
Unit Location:
FM 3514 off Hwy 69 South between Beaumont and Port Arthur in Jefferson County
Senior Warden:
Reginald Goings
Regional Director:
Paul Morales, Region III
CI Division Deputy Director:
William L. Stephens
Date Unit Established or On Line:
November 1994
Total Employees *:
372
Security Employees *:
256
Non-Security Employees *:
71
Windham Education Employees *:
23
Contract Medical and Psychiatric Employees *:
Medical = 20; Psychiatric = 2
Offender Gender:
Male
Maximum Capacity*:
2,276
Custody Levels Housed:
J1 - J5, G2, Transient
Approximate Acreage:
776 (Co-located with Stiles and LeBlanc)
Agricultural Operations:
Stiles, Gist and LeBlanc work in cooperation - Security Horses/Dogs, Unit Gardens. Gist Unit participates in Texas Second Chance Food Bank Program.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.:
None
Facility Operations:
Unit Maintenance
Medical Capabilities:
Ambulatory medical, dental and mental health services. Telemedicine Services available. Wheelchair-accommodated beds are available for state jail offenders. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs:
Literacy (Adult Basic Education), Title I, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Project RIO, Parenting Seminar
Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I, Technical Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting
Lamar State College Academic
Lamar State College Vocational: Drafting
Lamar State College Workforce
Additional Programs/Services:
Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, HIV Peer Education, Crime Stoppers
Community Work Projects:
Services provided to city agencies, the area food bank, local organizations and Habitat for Humanity.
Volunteer Initiatives:
Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based

* Data as of July 31, 2008

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