TDCJ Cole (CL) Unit


Cole (CL)

Correctional Institutions Division – State Operated State Jail

ACA Accredited Unit Since January 2000

Unit Full Name: Buster Cole State Jail
Unit Address and Phone Number: 3801 Silo Road, Bonham, TX 75418
(903) 583-1100 (**102)
Unit Location: Three miles west of Bonham, at the corner of FM 87 and Old Silo Road in Fannin County
Senior Warden: John Werner
Regional Director: Kelvin Scott, Region II
CI Division Deputy Director: Robert “Jay” Eason
Date Unit Established or On Line: August 1995
Total Employees *: 226
Security Employees *: 164
Non-Security Employees *: 39
Windham Education Employees *: 11
Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 11; Mental Health = 1
Offender Gender: Male
Maximum Capacity*: 900
Custody Levels Housed: J1-J5
G2, Transient
Approximate Acreage: 697 (Co-located with C. Moore)
Agricultural Operations: Cole and C. Moore work in cooperation: Unit Garden, Contract Farming and Grazing, Security Horses, and Unit Food Bank Garden Program.
Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None
Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance
Additional Operations: None
Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. All services on single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.
Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Electrical Trades; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED), Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, local organizations, the area food bank, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Literacy/Education, Support Groups, Employment/Job Skills, Life Skills, Parent Training, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Storybook Project