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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

Lonnie Townsend
Senior Warden

Michael (MI)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2008


Mark W. Michael Unit
2664 FM 2054
Tennessee Colony, TX 75886

Phone: (903) 928-2311 (**036)

Location: Four miles south of Tennessee Colony on FM 2054 in Anderson County

Unit Full Name: Mark W. Michael Unit

Senior Warden: Lonnie Townsend

Regional Director: Garth Parker, Region II

Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero

Date Unit Established or On Line: September 1987

Total Employees: 816

Security Employees: 619

Non-Security Employees: 133

Windham Education Employees: 9

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 49; Mental Health = 6

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: Unit: 2,984; Trusty Camp: 321

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

Approximate Acreage: 20,528 (Co-located with Coffield, Gurney, Powledge, and Beto)

Agricultural Operations: Michael, Beto, Coffield, Gurney, and Powledge work in cooperation: Feedmill and Grain Storage, Farm Shop, Cow/Calf Operation, Poultry Laying Operations, Swine Farrowing/ Nursery/Finishing Operations, Pork Processing Plant, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Edible and Field Crops, and Unit Garden.

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Mechanical Shop

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: None

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Chronic care clinics available. Twenty-four bed infirmary, including 22 hospice beds, one respiratory isolation room and one medical observation room. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs: Mental Health Therapeutic Diversion Program (MHTDP)

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention; Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Electronics); Piping Trades/Plumbing; Sheet Metal; Trinity Valley Community College Vocational: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Business Computers; Horticulture; Landscaping; Masonry

Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to county agencies and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Mentoring, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities