Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Major Divisions - Correctional Institutions Division - Death Row

Death Row

See also: Capital punishment in Texas

The TDCJ houses male death row inmates in the Polunsky Unit and female death row inmates in the Mountain View Unit. The Huntsville Unit is the location of the state of Texas execution chamber. The Polunsky death row has about 290 prisoners. As of March 2013 eight male death row prisoners are housed in Jester IV Unit, a psychiatric unit, instead of Polunsky.

The state of Texas began housing death row inmates in the Huntsville Unit in 1928. In 1965 the male death row inmates moved to the Ellis Unit. In 1999 the male death row moved to Polunsky.

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