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TDCJ - Allan B. Polunsky Unit (TL)

State Prison

Last Updated: May 18, 2022
3872 FM 350 S, Livingston, TX 77351

Polunsky Unit is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TDCJ - Allan B. Polunsky Unit (TL) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 936-967-8082

The inmates housed at Polunsky Unit located at 3872 FM 350 S in Livingston, TX are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Polunsky Unit is a maximum security state prison located in Livingston TX, operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for adult male inmates. The Polunsky Unit is regarded as one of the top ten worst prisons in the United States. What particularly stands out at Polunsky Unit is the treatment of Segregation inmates and those offenders who are awaiting execution on Death Row. Many have complained of harsh extended stays in solitary that have driven prisoners into madness. On the other hand, Polunsky Unit houses some of the most notorious and dangerous criminals in Texas, who have committed atrocious crimes. Prisoners at Polunsky Unit range from G-1 minimum security levels to G-5 Maximum and Death Row.

During their incarceration, offenders are encouraged to participate in educational programs that include literacy, adult basic education and the ability to earn their GED. Additional courses are offered for inmates who are preparing for release in the form of the CHANGES program. Vocational skills taught at Polunsky Unit include HVAC and refrigeration, millwork and cabinetry, electrical systems, carpentry, and transmission technician. Parenting courses, life skills classes and support groups are also available to offenders.

Those inmates who are confined to solitary confinement or are currently on Death Row may not be eligible for participation in these activities. Polunsky Unit employs select inmates in an on-site box factory and provides a supervised labor force to the local area food bank and the Texas Department of Transportation. Additionally, some inmates are allowed to work in the facilities garden cultivating various food crops, on the facilities tree farm, and in caring for security horses and canines. Inmates at Polunsky Unit are secured by large concrete structures, multiple fences covered in razor wire, four armed guard towers and a multitude of electronic surveillance sensors and equipment.

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Maximum Capacity *: 2,984 Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Death Row, Administrative Segregation Approximate Acreage: 472 Agricultural Operations: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Tree Farm, Unit Garden, Unit Food Bank Garden Program Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Box Factory Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Seventeen-bed infirmary, including 13 assisted living beds, two respiratory isolation rooms and two mental health observation rooms. Type I Geriatric Facility. Chronic care clinics and Telemedicine and Digital Medical Services (DMS) available. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB. Special Treatment Programs: Assisted Disability Services (ADS) for vision impaired Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Transmission Repair); Electrical Trades; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Mill and Cabinetmaking Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to the area food bank and the Texas Department of Transportation. Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Mentoring, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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TDCJ - Allan B. Polunsky Unit (TL) is a facility in the Texas Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

The impacts of COVID-19 are everywhere. No question one of the biggest is the long-term suspension of visitation. Phones are one thing, but there is nothing like seeing your loved one's face.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) knows the impact that the family unit has on successful reentry. TDCJ’s goal is offender rehabilitation and maintaining close contact with supportive family and friends is a critical part of that.

To help alleviate that, TDCJ is introducing a new “Remote Video Visitation” system, which allows family members at home to visit, via live video, with offenders on select units. Friends and family registration will begin on Thursday, August 13th. Remote visitations will begin on Monday August 17th.

Remote Video Visitation will be available to offenders at the following locations:

This project is a re-working of the video visitation system that was slated to debut in early March with connections from long-distance unit to unit. Now those systems have been reconfigured to accept registered off-site visitors.

Remote video visitations are 60 minutes long and will cost $10.00. At this time, offenders will be limited to one remote video visitation per month. Due to COVID-19, the visitation fee is being waived for the first 90 days.

Projects are in development to provide potential remote visitation solutions for other units. Please watch the TDCJ website for additional announcements.

In order to participate in the new remote video visitations, follow these registration steps:

  1. Go to https://securustech.net/tdcj/index.html#tdcj-video-visitation
  2. Click on the Sign-Up link under Video Communication
  3. Enter email address and create password
  4. Select three security questions to help verify your identity should you forget your password
  5. Fill out contact info as it appears on your ID

Remote video visits are on a set schedule that will begin and end at the scheduled times. Visitors may log into the remote video visitation 1 minute prior to the scheduled start. Sessions will not be extended due to delayed start times. Any session not started within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time, will require rescheduling. In the event of issues or technical difficulties, visitors may log out and log back in during the visit.

If you experience any problems, please contact the Securus Customer Service Center at 1-877-578-3658.

Visitation Information

Visiting hours for TDCJ - Allan B. Polunsky Unit (TL). For Directions call 936-967-8082

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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