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TDCJ - Mark W. Michael Unit (MI)

State Prison

Last Updated: October 13, 2020
Address
2664 FM 2054, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886
Beds
2900
County
Anderson
Phone
903-928-2311

Michael Unit is for State Prison offenders sentenced to at least twelve months.

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TDCJ - Mark W. Michael Unit (MI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 903-928-2311

The inmates housed at Michael Unit located at 2664 FM 2054 in Tennessee Colony, 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.

Michael Unit is a mixed custody state prison consisting of inmates who range from minimum security to maximum custody levels operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The Michael Unit is located in Tennessee Colony TX, it can house about 3,000 inmates (of which 10% are in the Trusty Camp). This facility is situated on over 20,000 acres and is co-located with Powledge, Beto, Coffield, and the Gurney Transfer Unit. The design on the facility is based on a modular pod, which allows for extended lock-downs, easy control of offenders, and both video and visual surveillance. Inmates at the Michael Unit can be housed in a pod with dormitories, double-bunked cells, single cells, or in segregation depending on the inmate's internal classification status.

Select inmates are allowed to work in agricultural operations that include raising cows and calves, swine, poultry laying, a feed and grain storage operation, in the processing of pork, farming edible crops, and caring for security horses and canines. Most offenders are eligible and encouraged to participate in the educational and vocational programs available here. These include adult basic education courses, literacy classes, and the ability to earn a GED during their incarceration. Vocational training provided includes horticulture, computers, plumbing, sheet metal fabrication, masonry, landscaping, air conditioning/refrigeration, and automotive electronics.

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Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity *: Unit: 2,984
Trusty Camp: 321 Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty, Safekeeping Approximate Acreage: 20,528 (Co-located with Coffield, Gurney, Powledge, and Beto) Agricultural Operations: Michael, Beto, Coffield, Gurney, and Powledge work in cooperation: Feedmill and Grain Storage, Farm Shop, Cow/Calf Operation, Poultry Laying Operations, Swine Farrowing/ Nursery/Finishing Operations, Pork Processing Plant, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Edible and Field Crops, and Unit Garden. Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Mechanical Shop Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Chronic care clinics available. Twenty-four bed infirmary, including 22 hospice beds, one respiratory isolation room and one medical observation room. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Electronics); Piping Trades/Plumbing; Sheet Metal Trinity Valley Community College Vocational: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Business Computers; Horticulture; Landscaping; Masonry Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to county agencies and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Mentoring, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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TDCJ - Mark W. Michael Unit (MI) 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 - Mark W. Michael Unit (MI). For Directions call 903-928-2311

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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