TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester I Unit (J1)

State Prison

Last Updated: April 25, 2020
1 Jester Rd, Richmond, TX 77406
Fort Bend

Jester I Unit is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - low facility.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester I Unit (J1)

You can support your loved ones at Jester I Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 281-277-3030.

Located at 1 Jester Rd in Richmond, TX, Jester I Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Jester I Unit offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester I Unit (J1) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

The Beauford H. Jester I Unit (J1) is a Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF), a state prison for adult males operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) located in Fort Bend County, Texas. The unit holds about 350 inmates and is situated on about 940 acres (co-located with Carol Vance Unit, Jester III Unit, and Jester IV Unit which lie to the southeast), situated on the Jester State Prison Farm property.

TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester I Unit - Parole Division
TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester I Unit - Specialized Programs
TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester I Unit - eComm/Inmate Commissary
TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester I Unit - Family Information Guide
TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester I Unit - Inmate Handbook

Maximum Capacity *: 323 Custody Levels Housed: Substance Abuse Offenders Approximate Acreage: 933 (Co-located with Jester III, Jester IV, and Vance) Agricultural Operations: Regional Pest Control; Unit Garden; Jester I, Jester III, and Vance work in cooperation: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Swine Finishing Operation, Contract Farming and Grazing, Mechanical Shop, and Combine Shed. Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and out-patient mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB. Special Treatment Programs: Special Needs Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF) Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED) Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: None Volunteer Initiatives: Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

Inmate Locator

Jester I Unit maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

Get an Arrest Record immediately.

Visitation Information

Beauford H. Jester I Unit - Visitation

Saturdays and Sundays - 8 am to 5 pm

Visits are two hours in duration and limited to one visit per weekend. The type of visit will depend on the inmate's internal status, which will determine if they are eligible for contact or non-contact visits. All visitors are encouraged to contact the facility before they visit to ensure visitation has not been canceled and that their inmate is still currently located at the unit.

Any visitor who is traveling over 300 miles to attend visitation may qualify for a special visit. Special visits allow for a longer visiting session to occur. Contact the warden's office for more information and to request a special visit.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.