Mark W. Michael Unit

The Mark W. Michael Unit (MI) is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice men's prison located in unincorporated Anderson County, Texas. The unit is along Farm to Market Road 2054, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Tennessee Colony. The unit, on 20,518 acres (8,303 ha) of land, is co-located with the Beto, Coffield, and Powledge prison units and the Gurney Transfer Unit.[1] The unit is in proximity to Palestine and the Rusk ironworks,[2] and it is in about a one-hour driving distance from Dallas.[3] The Michael Unit opened in September 1987.[1] Texas officials referred to the facility as "model for the future."[4] Robert Perkinson, author of Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire, described Michael as "one of the meanest lockups" in Texas.

Mark W. Michael Unit Contact Details

Address: 2664 FM 2054, Anderson, TX
City: Tennessee Colony
Zip: 75886
Phone 1: 903-928-2311 **036
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Saturday 7am to 5pm
Sunday 7am to 5pm