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Alfred Hughes unit

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Alfred Hughes unit

Hi , I live in England and would like to visit a friend at the Hughes unit in gatesville , could somebody please tell me which is the nearest airport to this facility , thank you :-)

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Marble Falls, Texas
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1. Re: Alfred Hughes unit

You can fly into an airport in Killeen, TX, or Waco, TX. Both are small airports with limited service. You will need to rent a car to get to Gatesville.

San Antonio, TX
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2. Re: Alfred Hughes unit

I might be less expensive to fly into DFW and drive from there. It's about a 2 and a half hour trip from DFW to Gatesville.

Nottingham, United...
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Did you do this? I am going to visit a friend hopefully early 2021 due to Corona, and I live in the UK, Did you have trouble getting there or going in etc?


Lockhart, Texas
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4. Re: Alfred Hughes unit

You may know this, but you MUST coordinate with your inmate. You must be on their visitor list, and an inmate can only update that list once in six months. And an inmate can only have one visit per week, so you have to avoid conflict with a planned visit.

If you and the inmate complete the process properly, you will have no trouble. However, neither you nor the inmate can control occasional situations that result in a lockdown of a unit. But those are unpredictable. Currently, the most likely cause is something related to CoVID. An inmate may be put on restriction on account of contact with a case. I believe Hughes is one of several units currently involved in a precautionary 14-day lockdown that began May 13. I think it possible, even likely, that such things could still happen in 2021. As the data approaches, keep up with the TDC CoVID-19 Updates.


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