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TDCJ - Darrington Unit (DA)

State Prison

Last Updated: October 20, 2022
59 Darrington Rd, Rosharon, TX 77583

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

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TDCJ - Darrington Unit (DA) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 281-595-3465

The inmates housed at Darrington Unit located at 59 Darrington Rd in Rosharon, 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.

The Darrington Unit is a maximum security state prison that houses inmates in a range of custody levels from G1 minimum custody to G5 maximum, segregation and temporary transient offenders for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) located in Rosharon TX. This is one of the older facilities in Texas and originally opened in 1933, it has since undergone multiple renovations and additions and can currently house up to 1,610 inmates in the main compound and an additional 321 inmates in the Trusty Camp. Inmates are secured by multiple razor wire fences, armed guard towers, electronic detection systems, and a 12-foot high catwalk. The catwalk was used in the 1980s to easily and quickly shoot inmates who became violent or attempted to escape during a time when the prison had a large influx of prison gangs.

Today the Darrington Unit conducts agricultural operations which raise cattle, poultry for egg laying and grows crops on the 6,770 acres of land. This facility is also responsible for the operation of a tire retreading facility which employs selected inmates. All offenders can receive medical, dental, and mental health services while incarcerated at Darrington Unit, and can also receive substance abuse treatment. Inmates are provided vocational classes in the heating ventilation and air conditioning and automotive repair. Academic courses are offered to teach inmates to read and to allow them to earn an adult basic education and GED.

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Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity*: Unit: 1,610
Trusty Camp: 321 Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty, Transient Approximate Acreage: 6,770 Agricultural Operations: Cow/Calf Operation, Edible and Field Crops, Egg Laying/Washing/Packaging Operations, Farm Shop, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Swine Finishing Operation, Cold Storage Facility, Grain Storage Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Tire Retreading Facility Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: Windham Southern Region Administrative Office; Narcotic Canines Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Regional Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Automotive Specialization (Air Conditioning) Additional Programs/Services: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Program, Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, the area food bank, Habitat for Humanity, and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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TDCJ - Darrington Unit (DA) 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.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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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 - Darrington Unit (DA). For Directions call 281-595-3465

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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