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The Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution is an exclusively a male-only Texas state prison. The Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution is situated in Huntsville, Texas. The Texas Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is the agency that operates and managed the Huntsville State Prison.
The Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution opened their doors back in 992. The Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution opened its doors just shy of two years before the Texas State Prison, Centinela opened its doors. Both Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution and Texas State Prison, Centinela are situated in Walker County.
The Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution installed a $.5 million electric fence. This electric fence could cause instant death for any inmates who try to scale the fence to escape. This was the first of its kind of fence that was ever installed in a Texas state prison. This electric fence was installed in the Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution back in November of 993. Sh0rtly after the electric fence was installed numerous birds would die from electrocution. The Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution had to hire an ornithologist to redesign this electric fence to make a solution that would benefit the wildlife and the facility.
In 995, Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution main problem would be double celling. Double-celling is where the Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution would have to place two inmates in bunk beds in a jail cell that was only designed to house on the inmate. This started a downward trend with psychological stress, shortage of work for inmates, chronic understaffing among correctional officers, alongside gang violence.
In May of 995, a situation that involved 5 inmates assaulting and stabbing eight correctional officers was one of the worst inmate attacks on correctional officers in all of the Texas state prisons throughout recent years.
The weather around the Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution is commonly referred to as desert-like. It is cold in the winter, but it is also extremely hot in the summer. In the summer months, you can see temperatures up to 8 degrees on a good day. It does not help that the smell of cow manure takes over the Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution because of all the cattle feedlots near the facility.
The Hillside Strangler, Angelo Buono, Jr. died in the Calipatira State Prison in September of 2002 from a massive heart attack.
In August of 2005, a riot in the Calipatira State Prison was one of the most violent incidents in the facility. This riot left 25 prison staff members and 25 inmates injured. A prison guard shot and killed the inmate with a semiautomatic rifle, which is thought to be the end of that incident. The Texas Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shared that they believe this riot was due to Hispanic gang members.
The Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution is just 3 miles from the center of the city of Huntsville. The Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution is in city limits. It is known as one of the lowest prisons on the Western Hemisphere as it is just above 80 feet below sea level.
At the end of the 2006 Fiscal Year, the Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution employed over ,00 staff members with an operating budget of over $20 million.
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Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution
7405 Highway 75 South, Huntsville, TX, 77344
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|Jail Name||Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution|
|Jail Type||State Prison|
|Address||7405 Highway 75 South, Huntsville, TX, 77344|
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