Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison

Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison? Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison is a correctional institution in the state prison system in Texas. This page tells you all about anything related to Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison: Find out who’s in prison at this facility? Visitation information. The prison’s address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison
Year Opened: 1990
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Coryell
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1 – G5, Administrative Segregation, Safekeeping
Warden Name: Edward Smith

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Contact Information

Here you have the mailing address and street address for Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate at Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison, and use the physical address if you want to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to send something to an inmate to learn how to properly write the address, and use the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you don’t use the correct protocol, it might get sent back.

Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison
Route 2 Box 4400
Gatesville TX, 76597

Street Address / Prison location


Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison
Route 2 Box 4400
Gatesville TX, 76597

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (**042)

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit a prisoner. You should check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page if you are going to go to visit an inmate.

Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison
Route 2 Box 4400
Gatesville TX, 76597


3201 FM 929, 1.5 miles north of Loop 36 in Coryell County

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, however, there are times when it is necessary to know the phone number to Hughes Unit.

Inmates are able to make phone calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t fax the inmate, but there might be times when it may be helpful to have the fax machine number to Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison.

Email Address

This email address is the primary email address for the facility. You cannot contact individuals using this email. If you need to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 2900
Total Staff: 771

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner you must use an exact procedure to make sure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when mailing postal mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then the mail might not be received.

Before you proceed, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison employees open and inspect all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general postal correspondence is able to be read as frequently as necessary to ensure safety and security or watch problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you need to address a letter to a state prisoner at Hughes Unit:

Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison
Route 2 Box 4400
Gatesville TX, 76597

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners a bank account for inmate monies and for buying things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can add money to inmate’s accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates funds by way of postal mail and have to send funds to the address below and follow the directions listed below:

The deposit have to be a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that don’t have valid inmate info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Cash and personal checks won’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often changed to various prison facilities throughout Texas, so you might need to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison, make sure you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and these policies are changed often. The procedures listed below might be different now, so make sure to also read Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison’s website to get the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer ensures all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log upon entering the correctional facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Photo ID of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo ID is acceptable.

For everything shown below, check out the official correctional facility website because this information is updated all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison death row coming.

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More information about Texas parole procedures will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Info about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology programs: Custodial Technician, Piping Trades/Plumbing
Central Texas College Academic/Texas A&M (Central Texas) University Academic
Central Texas College Vocational: Hospitality/Culinary Arts

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Prison Life

More information about prison life at Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A news section to be added later.


A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison.

If you have any photos of Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in your previous job?

If so, go to:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to tell about all about it

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Family Resources

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison coming.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Texas State Prisons: Texas State Prisons

Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison Links

The official website:

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison

Have you ever been an inmate at Hughes Unit (AH) – Texas State Prison? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Hughes Unit?

If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

What to put in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at this prison, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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