If there is one thing Texas has plenty of is prisons.  That is what Huntsville, Texas mostly consists of,  prisons. Huntsville has 7 prisons.  Sugar Land, Texas is a city that grew around the most haunted prison in Texas.

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Texas has a reputation for having some mean prisons.  Texas has two of the worst prisons in the country.

Read More: Texas is Home to Two of the Worst Prisons in the U.S.

With that said, we have some of the worst prisons in Texas, but

What are some of the best prisons in Texas?

It's a prison, so is there really, a "best prison"?   It all comes down to the prison that might be the best to serve time at, without the horrors of other prisons.

Federal Prison Camp in Bryan, Texas

This is a federal minimum-security facility for women.  This may be considered one of the best because the inmates that are housed here are less violent and dangerous.  Inmates can take classes and learn different skills and languages, participate in music programs, intramural activities, social and cultural activities, and physical fitness.  Here's a handbook for those entering a FPC prison.

Federal Correction Institution - Bastrop, Texas

This prison is considered a low-security prison for men, with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp.

What does AI consider to be the Best Prisons in Texas?

Just for fun, we thought we'd ask AI what they thought the best prisons in Texas were and these are the results.

Ramsey Prison Unit, Rosharan, Texas

Ramsey Unit: Located in Rosharon, Texas, the Ramsey Unit is often mentioned for its rehabilitative programs and innovative approaches to reducing recidivism. It offers vocational training, educational programs, and specialized units for mental health and substance abuse treatment. The prison has been recognized for its efforts to address the underlying causes of criminal behavior and provide inmates with opportunities for personal growth and skill development.

Sanders Estes Correctional Unit, Venus, Texas

Sanders Estes Unit: Situated in Venus, Texas, the Sanders Estes Unit is known for its focus on educational programs and vocational training. Inmates have access to GED preparation, adult basic education, and vocational courses such as carpentry, electrical work, and welding. The facility aims to equip individuals with practical skills that can enhance their employability upon release.

Hodge Unit, Rusk, Texas

Hodge Unit: Located in Rusk, Texas, the Hodge Unit has gained recognition for its emphasis on faith-based programs and support for inmates' spiritual development. It offers religious services, Bible study programs, and counseling to help individuals find purpose and meaning during their incarceration.

If you're going to be incarcerated in a Texas prison, you probably want it to be the best.  You don't want to be locked up in the worst prison in the state.

What Is A Day Like In Texas Prisons? A View From Both Sides Of The Bars

Have you ever wondered what life inside a Texas prison is really like? I asked friends who are correction officers and folks who have volunteered at jails. I also asked former inmates, and browsed forums and articles with current and former inmates. Put all together, it paints what I hope is a fairly accurate picture of daily prison life in Texas.

Gallery Credit: Renee Raven

Central Unit Prison Sugar Land, Texas

This prison was originally opened in 1909. Before it was a prison, it was a plantation. Convicts worked the fields.

Ghost Adventures visited the prison six months after it closed in August 2011, and found activity within the walls of the prison.

Here are pictures of the prison that were taken in 2016, it's a part of the University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center

Gallery Credit: Lori Crofford

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Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark/TSM

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