Welcome to the Oliver J. Bell Unit.  We want to make your visits and involvement in your loved one’s life as simple and clear as possible.  Meet the warden/facility director and get details about the facility which is operated by Management & Training Corporation (MTC) for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).


Coronavirus Information

MTC is closely following any developments in the coronavirus situation that might impact the people we serve at this facility. The safety of our staff and those in our care is top priority. We also want to protect those who visit the facility.


We encourage all visitors to wash their hands prior to entering the facility and after they leave. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) says frequent hand washing can reduce exposure to and prevent the spreading of the coronavirus. The CDC also recommends:

  • Staying home if you have flu-like symptoms
  • Avoiding contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth


For a more complete list of recommendations and to get the latest on the coronavirus, click here to visit the CDC website.

Warden Pete Coffin

Warden Pete Coffin

Welcome to the Oliver J. Bell Unit. We operate this facility for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. As the warden of this facility, I want you to know that we are committed to providing excellent care to your loved one. Our mission is to provide effective programs that encourage, teach, and inspire these men to change their lives. We want them to leave this facility with the tools and education they need to succeed in their homes, jobs, and in society. Your support is crucial. Please take a minute to explore this webpage and learn more about this facility, then find ways to support your family member or friend. They need the encouragement, and there’s no better cheerleader than you. Thank you.

Oliver J. Bell Unit

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