Hodge Unit

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Jerry H. Hodge Unit is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is a state prison for men in Rusk, Texas; it is on Farm to Market Road 2972, west of Texas State Highway 69 North. It opened in March 1995.[1]

It is on a 58-acre (23 ha) lot, co-located with the Skyview Unit.[1] It has a capacity of 989 prisoners. The inmates live in traditional prison cells.[2]

The prison's inmates have mental retardation. Prison guards assigned to Hodge take special training to come to this prison. As of 1999 most prisoners stay for about 20-60 days before returning to a general purpose prison, but some stay long-term. Steve McVicker of the Dallas Observer wrote that at Hodge and Skyview "both guards and prisoners seem more relaxed than their counterparts at other prisons".[2]


  1. ^ a b "Hodge (HD)." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on March 30, 2016.
  2. ^ a b McVicker, Steve. "Cruel and Unusual." Dallas Observer. Thursday July 8, 1999. Retrieved on March 30, 2016.

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