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TDCJ - Joe F. Gurney Transfer Facility (ND)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 17, 2021
1385 FM 3328, Tennessee Colony, TX 75861

Gurney Transfer Facility is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TDCJ - Joe F. Gurney Transfer Facility (ND) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 903-928-3118

The inmates housed at Gurney Transfer Facility located at 1385 FM 3328 in Tennessee Colony, 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.

Joe Gurney Transfer Facility is a mixed custody prison that houses minimum to medium security offenders. Located in Anderson County, the Gurney Transfer Facility is co-located with Coffield, Powledge, Beto and Michael Units on over 20,000 acres of land. The facilities share many resources and run agricultural operations which employ inmates in raising cattle, poultry, and pigs, and in running a grain and feed mill. Inmates also participate in growing and harvesting edible crops. The current maximum capacity of the Gurney Unit is 2,128 male offenders.

Gurney Transfer Facility is responsible for the intake and processing of offenders from the surrounding area and for housing offenders who are in transit to new facilities. During intake inmates are given a substance abuse screening, a full criminal history is taken, and multiple medical and psychological assessments are conducted. Based on these assessments offenders are given classification and designated a permanent facility. Gurney Transfer Facility provides medical, mental health and dental services to offenders. Inmates are provided with the opportunity to participate in literacy courses, adult basic education classes and GED testing. Pre-release counseling, substance abuse education, and various support groups and religious worship services are also available to offenders.

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Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity *: 2,128 Custody Levels Housed: G1-G3, Transient Approximate Acreage: 20,528 (Co-located with Coffield, Michael, Powledge, and Beto) Agricultural Operations: Gurney, Beto, Coffield, Michael, and Powledge work in cooperation: Feedmill and Grain Storage, Farm Shop, Cow/Calf Operation, Poultry Laying Operation, Swine Farrowing/ Nursery/Finishing Operations, Pork Processing Plant, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Edible and Field Crops, and Unit Garden. Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None 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. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies and area school districts. Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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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 - Joe F. Gurney Transfer Facility (ND). For Directions call 903-928-3118

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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