TDCJ - Clemens Unit (CN)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 09, 2024
11034 Hwy 36, Brazoria, TX 77422

Clemens 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 - medium facility.

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You can support your loved ones at Clemens Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 979-798-2188.

Located at 11034 Hwy 36 in Brazoria, TX, Clemens Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Clemens 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 - Clemens Unit (CN) 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 Clemens Unit is a male correctional facility with multiple sections, including the Unit with a capacity of 894, along with two Trusty Camps each accommodating 321 inmates. The facility houses individuals across various custody levels, ranging from G1 to G4, Security Detention, Outside Trusty, and Youthful Offenders. Spanning an area of approximately 8,008 acres, the Clemens Unit engages in diverse agricultural operations such as beef cattle rearing, cultivation of edible and field crops, security horse and pack canine management, as well as operating a swine finishing operation, farm shop, and grain storage.

Unlike some other facilities, the Clemens Unit does not have manufacturing or logistics operations. However, it does prioritize unit maintenance to ensure smooth functioning. The medical capabilities at the Clemens Unit are comprehensive, providing ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Additionally, the facility offers Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and housing equipped to accommodate CPAP users. These medical services are managed by UTMB.

The educational programs offered at the Clemens Unit cater to various needs, including literacy classes covering Adult Basic Education and GED preparation, Special Education, Title I programs, CHANGES/Pre-Release courses, English as a Second Language instruction, and Cognitive Intervention. Furthermore, inmates have access to career and technology programs such as Bricklaying/Stone Masonry, Construction Carpentry, and vocational courses offered by Alvin Community College, including Computer Repair and Drafting.

In addition to educational programs, the Clemens Unit provides various services aimed at personal development and rehabilitation. These include the Faith-Based Dormitory, the Adult Education Program (subject to availability), the Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, and the GO KIDS Initiative.

Community engagement is facilitated through community work projects, with services provided to city and county agencies, as well as Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer initiatives play a crucial role in providing support and resources to inmates, covering areas such as literacy and education, employment and job skills, substance abuse education, mentoring, life skills, and religious or faith-based studies and activities.

Inmate Locator

Clemens 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.

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Visitation Information

Inmate Visitation

Visitation plays an important role in maintaining the association between inmates and their friends and family as well as strengthening family ties. Visitation Procedure Update (effective December 28, 2023)

Preparing for your visit:

Before you travel to a unit:

  • Confirm the inmate is assigned to the unit you are planning to visit and has visitation privileges.
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  • Confirm the unit visitation schedule and verify that visitation has not been canceled. An eligible inmate cannot receive visitors if visitation has been canceled.

  • Do not bring cash (except coins, not more than $35).

  • No cell phones inside the secure perimeter.

  • Spiritual visits must be coordinated through the warden’s office.

Each inmate is only allowed one visit per weekend. To the extent possible, individuals on an inmate’s Visitors List should coordinate with one another and with the inmate to prevent subsequent visitors from being declined when they arrive at the unit.

General Information Guide for Families of Inmates (English/Español) - PDF
Inmate Rules and Regulations for Visitation (English/Español) - PDF

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