Huntsville Placement & Release Unit
The Huntsville Placement & Release Unit (HPRU) is responsible for the placement of offenders into contracted Residential Reentry Centers (halfway houses) or the Temporary Housing Assistance Program (THAP) after they have exhausted all other residential resources. This unit is also responsible for placements of Substance Abuse Treatment offenders into Transitional Treatment Centers following their participation in the In-Prison Therapeutic Community Program, the Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Program or in the event of a relapse following completion of either one of these programs. The HPRU processes Parole and Mandatory Supervision Release Certificates for offenders scheduled for release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Institutions Division. Parole and Mandatory Supervision Certificates of Release are printed and distributed from this unit.