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TDCJ - Louis C. Powledge Unit (B2)

State Prison

Last Updated: June 03, 2022
Address
1400 FM 3452, Palestine, TX 75803
Beds
816
County
Anderson
Phone
903-723-5074

Powledge Unit is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TDCJ - Louis C. Powledge Unit (B2) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 903-723-5074

The inmates housed at Powledge Unit located at 1400 FM 3452 in Palestine, 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.

Powledge Unit is a minimum security state prison operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) located in Palestine TX. The facility has the capability to houses about 1,150 male offenders, and typically houses close to this limit. The facility is comprised of the main unit which houses offenders in 14 dormitories, each with approximately 53 inmates. Powledge Unit is secured by a perimeter fence and four armed guard towers that are operational around the clock every day of the year. In addition to general population dormitories, Powledge Unit has two dorms dedicated to assisting inmates with medical needs, and a 30 single cell Administrative Segregation Unit (SHU). The Trusty Camp is located just outside of the main unit's perimeter fence and houses about 325 inmates.

Powledge Unit inmates are provided with work opportunities that provide internal support to the facility. These job assignments include food services, chaplaincy, maintenance, laundry, and working for the Texas Corrections Industries in a metal fabrication operation. The metal fabrication plant is located on the grounds of the Powledge Unit. Additional work details include working in a poultry egg-laying operation, raising and finishing swine, farming edible crops, and raising/caring for cattle. Inmates are provided vocational courses that teach useful skills such as welding, painting, and automotive collision repair. Educational courses provide inmates with literacy classes, adult basic education classes, and the ability to earn a GED during their incarceration.

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Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity *: Unit: 816
Trusty Camp: 321 Custody Levels Housed: G2, G3, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty Approximate Acreage: 20,528 (Co-located with Coffield, Gurney, Michael, and Beto) Agricultural Operations: Powledge, Beto, Coffield, Gurney, and Michael 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.: Metal Fabrication Plant Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services with 57 wheelchair accommodated cells and 14-bed infirmary. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Type I Geriatric Facility. Chronic care clinic available. All services on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing; Painting and Decorating; Welding Trinity Valley Community College Vocational: Auto Body; Welding Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Administrative Segregation Protective Custody Video Initiative, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and the Texas Department of Transportation. Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Mentoring, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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TDCJ - Louis C. Powledge Unit (B2) 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 - Louis C. Powledge Unit (B2). For Directions call 903-723-5074

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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