Coffield Unit

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H. H. Coffield Unit
Location2661 FM 2054
Tennessee Colony, Texas 75884
Coordinates31°47′26″N 95°53′36″W / 31.7906000°N 095.8932667°W / 31.7906000; -095.8932667
StatusOperational
Security classG1-G4, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty
CapacityUnit: 3,818 Trusty Camp:321
OpenedJune 1965
Managed byTDCJ Correctional Institutions Division
WardenJuan Garcia
CountyAnderson County
CountryUnited States
Websitewww.tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory/co.html
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.[1] 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.[2] With a capacity of 4,139 inmates, Coffield is the TDCJ's largest prison.[3] Coffield opened in June 1965.[2]

In 2011 the Stiles Unit metal products plant closed. Its operations were consolidated with those of Coffield and Powledge Unit.[4]

Coffield has employee housing.[5]

In early 2019 Gateway Church opened its first prison campus inside Coffield.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Anderson County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. pp. 17-18 (PDF p. 18-19/41). Retrieved 2022-08-14. H H Coffield Unit
  2. ^ a b "Coffield Unit." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Ward, Mike. "Prison industry programs a victim of economic recession Archived 2012-09-11 at archive.today." Austin American-Statesman. Sunday September 4, 2011. Retrieved on September 23, 2011.
  5. ^ 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"
  6. ^ "Gateway Church Seeing Revival, 500 Salvations at Its New Prison Church Campus". 4 February 2019.

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