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TDCJ - Alfred D. Hughes Unit (AH)

State Prison

Last Updated: June 25, 2020
Address
Route 2, Box 4400, Gatesville, TX 76597
Beds
2984
County
Coryell
State - medium
Phone
254-865-6663
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TDCJ - Alfred D. Hughes Unit (AH) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 254-865-6663

The inmates housed at Hughes Unit located at Route 2, Box 4400 in Gatesville, TX are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Hughes Unit is a maximum security state prison housing about 3000 male Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) inmates, who range from G-1 (minimum custody) to G-5 (maximum custody located in Gatesville TX. The facility. Additionally, Hughes Unit has an administrative segregation unit and safekeeping unit. This prison opened in 1990 and is situated on 390 acres of land. Hughes Unit operates a garment factory that employs a large number of inmates in the manufacturing of various clothing worn by staff and inmates.

Some offenders are selected to work in agricultural operations which include farming edible crops, caring for security horses and canines, and in a swine slaughtering operation. Inmates can work within the facility providing janitorial and maintenance services to the institution. Hughes Unit provides on-site and out-patient medical, dental, and mental health services. Inmates are also provided educational opportunities that include literacy, adult basic education, and GED courses. Vocational programs include pipe fitting, appliance service technician, and custodial technologies. Substance abuse treatment and support groups that include Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous are available to all offenders who suffer from addiction.

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Western Union Code - City: TDCJ State: TX

Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation, Safekeeping Approximate Acreage: 390 Agricultural Operations: Hughes, Crain, Hilltop, Mountain View, and Murray work in cooperation: Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Regional Pest Control, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Swine Finishing Operation. Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Garment Factory Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Infirmary includes 15 assisted living beds and two mental health observation rooms. Brace and limb clinic and optometry services available. Telemedicine Services available. All services on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Custodial Technician; Major Appliance Service Technology; Pipe Fitting Central Texas College Academic / Texas A&M (Central Texas) University Academic Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies and area school districts. Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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TDCJ - Alfred D. Hughes Unit (AH) is a facility in the Texas Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

The impacts of COVID-19 are everywhere. No question one of the biggest is the long-term suspension of visitation. Phones are one thing, but there is nothing like seeing your loved one's face.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) knows the impact that the family unit has on successful reentry. TDCJ’s goal is offender rehabilitation and maintaining close contact with supportive family and friends is a critical part of that.

To help alleviate that, TDCJ is introducing a new “Remote Video Visitation” system, which allows family members at home to visit, via live video, with offenders on select units. Friends and family registration will begin on Thursday, August 13th. Remote visitations will begin on Monday August 17th.

Remote Video Visitation will be available to offenders at the following locations:

This project is a re-working of the video visitation system that was slated to debut in early March with connections from long-distance unit to unit. Now those systems have been reconfigured to accept registered off-site visitors.

Remote video visitations are 60 minutes long and will cost $10.00. At this time, offenders will be limited to one remote video visitation per month. Due to COVID-19, the visitation fee is being waived for the first 90 days.

Projects are in development to provide potential remote visitation solutions for other units. Please watch the TDCJ website for additional announcements.

In order to participate in the new remote video visitations, follow these registration steps:

  1. Go to https://securustech.net/tdcj/index.html#tdcj-video-visitation
  2. Click on the Sign-Up link under Video Communication
  3. Enter email address and create password
  4. Select three security questions to help verify your identity should you forget your password
  5. Fill out contact info as it appears on your ID

Remote video visits are on a set schedule that will begin and end at the scheduled times. Visitors may log into the remote video visitation 1 minute prior to the scheduled start. Sessions will not be extended due to delayed start times. Any session not started within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time, will require rescheduling. In the event of issues or technical difficulties, visitors may log out and log back in during the visit.

If you experience any problems, please contact the Securus Customer Service Center at 1-877-578-3658.

Visitation Information

Visiting hours for TDCJ - Alfred D. Hughes Unit (AH). For Directions call 254-865-6663

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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