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TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester IV Unit - Psychiatric Facility (J4)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 02, 2021
Address
4 Jester Rd, Richmond, TX 77406
Beds
550
County
Fort Bend
Phone
281-277-3700

Beauford H. Jester IV Unit is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester IV Unit - Psychiatric Facility (J4) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 281-277-3700

The inmates housed at Beauford H. Jester IV Unit located at 4 Jester Rd in Richmond, 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.

Beauford H. Jester IV Unit is a state prison located in Richmond TX co-located on 933 acres of land in the middle of a cornfield with two other Texas Department of Corrections (TDCJ) units Jester I and Jester III. The unit was established in 1993. The facility has wide hallways and has skylights and floor to ceiling windows. The cement walls have murals made by prisoners that depict wildlife.

Jester IV is classified as a Psychiatric Facility and houses about 550 male inmates at a mental health custody level. They are among the most mentally ill and violent prisoners in the TDCJ. While male death row prisoners are normally housed in the Polunsky Unit near Livingston, TX, eight are instead housed in Jester IV.

While some of the offenders at Jester IV are housed for long periods, most of the offenders are housed for short periods of time while their behavior and mental health are stabilized, at which point they return to their original unit.

Support groups, religious worship services and activities are provided to offenders who wish to participate. Medical, dental, and psychiatric services are provided to all offenders.

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Custody Levels Housed: Mental Health Approximate Acreage: 933 (Co-located with Jester I, Jester III, and Vance) Agricultural Operations: None Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and in-patient mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, chronic care clinic, and CPAP accommodating housing available. There are 550 in-patient mental health beds available. All services on a single level. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: Special Education Alvin Community College Vocational: Food Service Preparation Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: None Volunteer Initiatives: Life Skills, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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TDCJ - Beauford H. Jester IV Unit - Psychiatric Facility (J4) 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

Beauford H. Jester IV 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.

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