Bell County Forestry Camp


To protect the citizens of the Commonwealth and to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for staff and offenders in carrying out the mandates of the legislative and judicial processes; and, to provide opportunities for offenders to acquire skills which facilitate non-criminal behavior.

 Deputy Warden Chris Patterson

Chris Patterson began his career with the Department of Corrections in April 2000 as a correctional officer at Northpoint Training Center. He transferred to the Bell County Forestry Camp (BCFC) in April 2001. He promoted through the ranks at BCFC achieving the rank of sergeant in 2007, lieutenant in 2009 and captain in 2012 before finally being promoted to deputy warden on December 16, 2013.

Patterson was also the recipient the department’s achievement award for BCFC in both 2004 and 2013.

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