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Correctional Institutions Division - Prison


Daniel Dickerson
Senior Warden

Polunsky (TL)

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2003

Address:

Allan B. Polunsky Unit
3872 FM 350 South
Livingston, TX 77351

Phone: (936) 967-8082 (**054)

Location: Five miles southwest of Livingston on FM 350 in Polk County


Unit Full Name: Allan B. Polunsky Unit

Senior Warden: Daniel Dickerson

Regional Director: Stephen Bryant, Region I

Deputy Division Director: Eric Guerrero

Date Unit Established or On Line: November 1993

Total Employees: 691

Security Employees: 533

Non-Security Employees: 109

Windham Education Employees: 10

Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees: Medical = 34; Mental Health = 5

Inmate Gender: Male

Capacity: 2,984

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Death Row, Security Detention

Approximate Acreage: 472

Agricultural Operations: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Tree Farm, Unit Garden, Unit Food Bank Garden Program

Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Box Factory

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. Seventeen-bed infirmary, including 13 assisted living beds, two respiratory isolation rooms and two mental health observation rooms. Type I Geriatric Facility. Chronic care clinics and Telemedicine and Digital Medical Services (DMS) 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: Automotive Specialization (Transmission Repair); Electrical Trades; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Mill and Cabinetmaking

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to the area food bank and the Texas Department of Transportation.

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