Choice Moore Unit
1700 FM 87 N
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Bonham, TX 75418
The Choice Moore Unit opened its doors on May 2, 1995, began
receiving inmates on May 12, 1995, and was officially dedicated on June 9, 1995. Many
people expected great changes with the prison's introduction in the Bonham area, but no
one predicted its actual impact. With an annual payroll budget of 5.2 million dollars, the
Moore Unit employs over 240 personnel including 151 correctional officers, 17 correctional
supervisors, 24 medical personnel, and another 50 employees in various departments such as
education and maintenance.
This facility, built on approximately 700 acres was designed
to hold 1008 inmates in dormitory style housing. The inmates incarcerated here, all males,
are classified as Minimum and Medium custody level.
The local economy has been boosted by the increased need for
numerous consumer items plus an increase in area Utility usage. The Choice Moore Unit
employees have made a commitment to this region, by volunteering for a variety of
The inmates contribute locally as well. They have participated
in renovating the armory, clearing brush and trees from the radio tower, cleaning the Lake
Bonham dam area, landscaping the VA Hospital, as well as, decorating its grounds for
Christmas. The inmate community work squad made major repairs to a cemetery long though
lost in the small town of Whitewright and have worked on the site of a pocket park in
The Unit has planted a wide variety of vegetables on 30 acres
of land adjacent to the unit. Thousands of pounds of produce, grown from 10 of those
acres, are being donated to the local community food bank.
This facility has not only boosted the economy, but its
employees have donated significant time and money to local charity events. Bonham and
Fannin County expected changes from a prison unit being in the local area. However, few
anticipated how positive an impact, and what good neighbors the Choice Moore Unit would
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