Mark Stiles Unit

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Mark W. Stiles Unit
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Mark Stiles Unit is located in Texas
Mark Stiles Unit
Location in Texas
Location 3060 FM 3514
Beaumont, Texas 77705
Coordinates 29°59′36″N 94°03′01″W / 29.9932333°N 094.0503167°W / 29.9932333; -094.0503167Coordinates: 29°59′36″N 94°03′01″W / 29.9932333°N 094.0503167°W / 29.9932333; -094.0503167
Status Operational
Security class List of security classification of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Capacity 2,981
Opened June 1993
Managed by TDCJ Correctional Institutions Division
Warden Calvin Tucker
County Jefferson County
Country United States
Website tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory../st.html

Mark W. Stiles Unit is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice men's prison located in an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Texas, near Beaumont. The unit, located along Farm to Market Road 3514, is 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of downtown Beaumont. The approximately 776 acres (314 ha) unit is co-located with the Gist Unit and the LeBlanc Unit.[1]

The unit opened in June 1993. The unit serves as the University of Texas Medical Branch hub site for treatment of HIV and other infectious diseases.[1] As a result, the Stiles facility houses many HIV positive prisoners.[2] A hospice for prisoners with HIV opened at Stiles in 1997.[3]

The unit has offered Buddhist meditation classes since 2003.[4]

In 2011 the metal products plant closed; its operations were consolidated to the plants at the Coffield Unit and the Powledge Unit.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stiles Unit Archived January 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on July 20, 2010.
  2. ^ Bass, Emily. "Separate but Equal?" HIV Positive. December/January 2000. No. 6. Here Publishing. 30. Retrieved from Google Books on July 20, 2010. ISSN 1522-3086.
  3. ^ "Providing Services To Inmates Living With HIV," Centers for Disease Control. August 2001. 3 (3/3). Retrieved on July 20, 2010.
  4. ^ Turner, Allan. "Meditation helps inmates reach 'natural awareness'." Houston Chronicle. Saturday September 3, 2011. Retrieved on September 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Ward, Mike. "Prison industry programs a victim of economic recession[permanent dead link]," Austin American-Statesman. Sunday September 4, 2011. Retrieved on September 23, 2011.

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