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TDCJ - Jim Ferguson Unit (FE)

State Prison

Last Updated: July 08, 2020
Address
12120 Savage Dr, Midway, TX 75852
Beds
2100
County
Madison
State - medium
Phone
936-348-3751
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TDCJ - Jim Ferguson Unit (FE) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 936-348-3751

The inmates housed at Ferguson Unit located at 12120 Savage Dr in Midway, TX are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Ferguson Unit is a multi-custody Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) state prison located in Midway TX. The facility houses a maximum of 2,100 male inmates in the main unit and an additional 321 inmates in the Trusty Camp. Offenders range from G1 to G4 custody levels. Ferguson unit is comprised of two dormitories that can hold over 100 inmates each and over 935 single and double-bunked cells.

Ferguson Unit employs select inmates in a brook and mop factory, and in agricultural operations which include farming edible crops, managing bulls, and raising swine for consumption. Offenders are provided medical, dental, and mental health services on site. All inmates have literacy, adult basic education and GED courses available to them. Additional vocational training is provided in data processing, milling and cabinetmaking, welding, food services, and small engine repair. Substance abuse treatment, support groups and various religious worship services and studies are provided to offenders at Ferguson Unit.

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Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity: Unit: 2,100
Trusty Camp: 321 Custody Levels Housed: G1-G4, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty, Transient Approximate Acreage: 4,355 Agricultural Operations: Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Bull Management Center, Swine Farrowing/Nursery/Finishing Operations, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Facility; Mop and Broom Factory Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Culinary Arts; Electrical Trades; Mill & Cabinetmaking; Small Engine Repair; Welding; Diversified Career Preparation - Food Services Lee College Vocational: Data Processing; Cabinet Making Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and the local school district. Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Mentoring, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

Inmate Locator

TDCJ - Jim Ferguson Unit (FE) is a facility in the Texas Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

The impacts of COVID-19 are everywhere. No question one of the biggest is the long-term suspension of visitation. Phones are one thing, but there is nothing like seeing your loved one's face.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) knows the impact that the family unit has on successful reentry. TDCJ’s goal is offender rehabilitation and maintaining close contact with supportive family and friends is a critical part of that.

To help alleviate that, TDCJ is introducing a new “Remote Video Visitation” system, which allows family members at home to visit, via live video, with offenders on select units. Friends and family registration will begin on Thursday, August 13th. Remote visitations will begin on Monday August 17th.

Remote Video Visitation will be available to offenders at the following locations:

This project is a re-working of the video visitation system that was slated to debut in early March with connections from long-distance unit to unit. Now those systems have been reconfigured to accept registered off-site visitors.

Remote video visitations are 60 minutes long and will cost $10.00. At this time, offenders will be limited to one remote video visitation per month. Due to COVID-19, the visitation fee is being waived for the first 90 days.

Projects are in development to provide potential remote visitation solutions for other units. Please watch the TDCJ website for additional announcements.

In order to participate in the new remote video visitations, follow these registration steps:

  1. Go to https://securustech.net/tdcj/index.html#tdcj-video-visitation
  2. Click on the Sign-Up link under Video Communication
  3. Enter email address and create password
  4. Select three security questions to help verify your identity should you forget your password
  5. Fill out contact info as it appears on your ID

Remote video visits are on a set schedule that will begin and end at the scheduled times. Visitors may log into the remote video visitation 1 minute prior to the scheduled start. Sessions will not be extended due to delayed start times. Any session not started within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time, will require rescheduling. In the event of issues or technical difficulties, visitors may log out and log back in during the visit.

If you experience any problems, please contact the Securus Customer Service Center at 1-877-578-3658.

Visitation Information

Visiting hours for TDCJ - Jim Ferguson Unit (FE). For Directions call 936-348-3751

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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