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04-08-2011, 08:14 PM
Joe F. Gurney Transfer Facility

1385 FM 3328
Tennessee Colony, TX 75861

Phone: 903-928-3118

Unit Location: Six miles south of Tennessee Colony on FM 645 in Anderson County

Senior Warden: Dennis Miller

Maximum Capacity: 2,128

Custody Levels Housed: G1 - G3, Transient

Agricultural Operations: Gurney, Beto, Coffield, Michael and Powledge work in cooperation: Cow/Calf Operation, Swine Farrowing/Nursery/Finishing Operations, Security Horses/Dogs, Poultry Laying Operation, Farm Shop, Unit Garden

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Offender Intake/Receiving; Substance Abuse Screening and Assessment; UTMB Department of Education and Professional Development (DEPD) Training; Pre-Service, In-Service and Specialized Training

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental and mental health services.

Education Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Perspectives and Solutions

Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability) Project RIO, Chaplaincy Services

Community Work Projects: Services provided to county agencies, Habitat for Humanity, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife

05-02-2011, 06:11 PM
The Joe F. Gurney Unit is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice men's Transfer Unit located in unincorporated Anderson County, Texas. The unit is along Farm to Market Road 2054, 4 miles south of Tennessee Colony. The unit, on 20,518 acres (8,303 ha) of land, is co-located with the Beto (directly across the road), Coffield, Michael and Powledge prison.

It is named for Sergeant Joe F. Gurney. While working at Beto, Sergeant Gurney was killed when his horse fell and rolled over him.