Garza East Unit

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Garza East Unit was a correctional transfer unit on the grounds of Chase Field Industrial Complex in unincorporated Bee County, Texas,[1] near Beeville. It was co-located with the Garza West Unit. The facility closed in 2020.[2]

The facility was operated by the Correctional Institutions Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, administered as within Region IV.

The facility was classified as a Transfer Facility that housed adult male inmates convicted of felonies and state jail felonies. The inmates were housed temporarily after their transfer from county jails and were held no longer than two years, as per Texas Department of Criminal Justice policy.


The Chase Field East Unit opened in 1994. It was later renamed Garza East Unit.[3] The facility was named after Raul "Rudy" Garza, Sr., a city council member of Beeville and a longtime employee of the Chase Field Industrial Complex.[4]

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  1. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Bee County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. p. 25 (PDF p. 26/39). Retrieved 2022-08-13. Chase Field Criminal Justice Ctr
  2. ^ "Garza East Transfer Facility in Beeville will close in May". KIII. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  3. ^ Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Turner Publishing Company, 2004. 50. ISBN 1-56311-964-1, ISBN 978-1-56311-964-4.
  4. ^ "1995 Annual Report." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on July 21, 2010.

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Coordinates: 28°22′43″N 97°39′33″W / 28.37861°N 97.65917°W / 28.37861; -97.65917