Wayne Scott Unit

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Wayne Scott Unit
Location 6999 Retrieve
Angleton, Texas 77515
Coordinates 29°05′30″N 95°28′53″W / 29.0916667°N 095.4813889°W / 29.0916667; -095.4813889
Status Operational
Security class G1-G4, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty
Capacity Unit: 809 Trusty Camp: 321
Opened September 1919
Former name Retrieve Unit
Managed by TDCJ Correctional Institutions Division
Warden Herman Weston
County Brazoria County
Country USA
Website www.tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory../rv.html
Aerial view of the Retrieve Unit and Brazoria County Airport, January 23, 1995 - U.S. Geological Survey
Topographical map of the Retrieve Unit and Brazoria County Airport, July 1, 1984 - U.S. Geological Survey

The Wayne Scott Unit[1] is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison farm located in unincorporated Brazoria County, Texas.[2] The unit, southwest of Houston,[3] is along County Road 290, 8 miles (13 km) south of Angleton. Scott, which was established in September 1919, has about 5,766 acres (2,333 ha) of land.[2]

History[edit]

The prison was formerly known as the Retrieve Unit.[4] The prison opened on the grounds of the former Retrieve Plantation, which opened in 1839.[5]

In 1935 Retrieve housed White prisoners.[6] In 1963, before racial desegregation occurred, the facility housed second offenders, habitual criminals, and African Americans over the age of 25.[7] A post office in the nearby community of Snipe served the prison farm from 1921 to 1949.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isensee, Bridie. "TDCJ makes overtime changes." Brazosport Facts. Wednesday August 13, 2003. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Scott Unit." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Ward, Mike. "Driving tour shows times have changed at suburban Houston prisons." Austin American-Statesman. Saturday April 24, 2010. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  4. ^ Armintor, Carlos. "‘Meanest man in Texas’ was guest of Brazoria." Brazosport Facts. Monday September 8, 2003. Updated Wednesday April 7, 2010. Retrieved on July 16, 2010.
  5. ^ "Retrieve Plantation." Handbook of Texas. Retrieved on July 16, 2010.
  6. ^ Trulson, Chad R., James W. Marquart, and Ben M. Crouch. First Available Cell: Desegregation of the Texas Prison System. University of Texas Press, 2009. 81. Retrieved from Google Books on July 16, 2010. ISBN 0-292-71983-3, ISBN 978-0-292-71983-5.
  7. ^ Trulson, Chad R., James W. Marquart, and Ben M. Crouch. First Available Cell: Desegregation of the Texas Prison System. University of Texas Press, 2009. 82. Retrieved from Google Books on July 16, 2010. ISBN 0-292-71983-3, ISBN 978-0-292-71983-5.
  8. ^ "Snipe, Texas." Handbook of Texas. Retrieved on July 16, 2010.

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