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Crain (GV)

Correctional Institutions Division - Prison

ACA Accredited Unit Since August 2007

Unit Full Name: Christina Melton Crain Unit
Unit Address and Phone Number: 1401 State School Road, Gatesville, TX 76599-2999
(254) 865-8431 (**024)
Unit Location: Three miles north of Gatesville on Highway 36 in Coryell County
Senior Warden: Kelli Forrester
Regional Director: Melodye Nelson, Region VI
CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch
Date Unit Established or On Line: August 1980
Total Employees *: 711
Security Employees *: 549
Non-Security Employees *: 92
Windham Education Employees *: 21
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 38; Mental Health = 11
Offender Gender: Female
Maximum Capacity*: Unit: 1,506
SAFP: 288; Trusty Camp: 321
Custody Levels Housed: G1-G4, Transient, Outside Trusty, Developmentally Disabled, Substance Abuse
Approximate Acreage: 1,283 (Co-located with Hilltop, Murray, and Woodman)
Agricultural Operations: Crain, Hilltop, Hughes, Mountain View, and Murray work in cooperation: Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Regional Pest Control, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Swine Finishing Operation.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: Offender Intake/Receiving; Food Service Warehouse; Regional Release Site
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Specialty clinics available, limited sheltered housing beds, and Hospital Galveston physicians for OB/GYN. Telemedicine and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB.
Special Treatment Programs: Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP); Special Alternative Incarceration Program (SAIP) - Boot Camp for Females; Special Needs Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF)
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting
Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems II (available at Hilltop); Construction Carpentry (available at Hilltop); Restaurant Management
Central Texas College Academic
Central Texas College Vocational: Office Administration; Culinary Arts/ Hospitality
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Texas Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Patriot Paws, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies.
Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Mentoring, Life Skills, Arts/Crafts, Parent Training, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Women's Storybook Project

* Data as of September 15, 2016