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Mentor programing and schedules: Contact Chaplains Office

Unit Mentor Coordinator: Chaplain Sandy Biles



Phone: Chaplain Sandy, Unit Switch Board, @ 936-258-2476, ask for Chaplains office


Mentor Program Schedule: Frequency_____times per month. Days of the week________. Which weeks _________ Entry time_  _____.  Mentors are meet at ____________________before going in. Check in at about ______.   Departure time_________. 

Volunteer Information and additional info pertaining to this Unit: All volunteers must have completed TDCJ volunteer training and be TDCJ approved. Picture ID required for entry-drivers license preferrably (no one allowed in without ID) Do not take in metal objects, cell phones, beepers, other electronic devices, or paper money.  Dress is casual, tee shirts okay, no hats or all white shirts. Bibles, study books and religious materials can be taken in but will be searched at main gate. Do not give anything to or take anything from inmates. Anyone violating TDCJ rules may be asked to leave and may be restricted from returning. Please add any additional info.

Debriefing time included?: (   ) Yes, (  ) No. A great  time of fellowship to and from unit as well as sharing travel expenses.

Individuals considering Mentoring (Special Volunteer Catagory): (  ) An individual without TDCJ training may go in radomly up to 4 times a year while accompanied by another mentor after completing a security back ground check. (  ) No Special Volunteers allowed per warden. (  ) Other per warden     

Type of Visit: (  ) Contact, (  ) Non-Contact, (  ) Teleconference.  

Gender of Inmates: (  ) Male, ( X ) Female. Male mentors to mentor male inmates and female mentors to mentor female inmates only. See Spouse of Mentor allowed in match with Inmate for exception

Mentoring location: 

How to get on the mentor entry list?  Contact the Mentor Coordinator (not the Chaplain) no later than _________ days prior to event requested.Do NOT contact the Chaplain.

Spouse of Mentor allowed in match with Inmate: ( )Yes, (  ) No.

Inmate Capacity of Unit: 2,276

Number of active mentors: 

Number of Inmates awaiting mentors: 


Is additional training avaialble?  . 

Transportation to Prison Unit: (  )Carpool available:

departing the ______________ area by ________, contact 

from the ____________ area by __________, contact 

TDCJ unit info and directions to unit: 

 TDCJ Unit Information: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory/lj.html

.Unit Mailing Address:  904 FM 686, Dayton, Texas 77535

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