Barry B. Telford Unit
3899 State Highway 98
New Boston, TX 75570

Phone: 903-628-3171

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

Senior Warden: Dawn Grounds

Date Unit Established or On Line: July 1995

Maximum Capacity: 2,832

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

Agricultural Operations: Security Horses/Dogs, Unit Garden, Cow/Calf Operation, Field Crops, Unit Food Bank Garden Program

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.

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Life Matters
Career 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