Coffield Unit

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H. H. Coffield Unit
Location 2661 FM 2054
Tennessee Colony, Texas 75884
Coordinates 31°47′26″N 95°53′36″W / 31.7906000°N 095.8932667°W / 31.7906000; -095.8932667
Status Operational
Security class G1-G4, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty
Capacity Unit: 3,818 Trusty Camp:321
Opened June 1965
Managed by TDCJ Correctional Institutions Division
Warden Jeffrey Catoe
County Anderson County
Country United States
Aerial view of the Coffield Prison Farm Property (The Coffield, Beto, Gurney, Michael, and Powledge units)
Topographic map of the Coffield State Prison Farm, July 1, 1977, U.S. Geological Survey

The H. H. Coffield Unit (CO) is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for men in unincorporated Anderson County, Texas. The prison, near Tennessee Colony, is along Farm to Market Road 2054. The unit, on a 20,518 acres (8,303 ha) plot of land, is co-located with Beto, Gurney, Michael, and Powledge units.[1] With a capacity of 4,139 inmates, Coffield is the TDCJ's largest prison.[2] Coffield opened in June 1965.[1]

In 2011 the Stiles Unit metal products plant closed. Its operations were consolidated with those of Coffield and Powledge Unit.[3]

Coffield has employee housing.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Coffield Unit." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.
  2. ^ Williams, Vergil L. Dictionary of American Penology. Second Edition. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996. 219. Retrieved from Google Books on August 23, 2010. ISBN 0-313-26689-1, ISBN 978-0-313-26689-8.
  3. ^ Ward, Mike. "Prison industry programs a victim of economic recession Archived 2012-09-11 at" Austin American-Statesman. Sunday September 4, 2011. Retrieved on September 23, 2011.
  4. ^ Quan, Doris. "Man who escaped E. Texas prison through ventilation shaft is caught." The Dallas Morning News. July 8, 1993. Retrieved on August 27, 2010. "Prison officials believe that Mr Smith made his way to the roof at the Coffield Unit and ended up near the employee housing area about 1 am Wednesday"

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Coordinates: 31°47′25″N 95°53′35″W / 31.79028°N 95.89306°W / 31.79028; -95.89306