TDCJ - Dick Ware Transfer Facility (DW)

State Prison

Last Updated: June 10, 2019
1681 S FM 3525, Colorado City, TX 79512

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

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TDCJ - Dick Ware Transfer Facility (DW) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 325-728-2162

The inmates housed at Ware Unit located at 1681 S FM 3525 in Colorado City, 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.

Ware Transfer Facility is a mixed custody state prison housing about 500 male inmates designated as G1, G2 or transient. for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) located in Colorado City TX co-located with the Wallace Unit and works in co-operation, to provide agricultural operations that employ many of the inmates.

Inmates can tend a unit garden, work in hay production, and provide maintenance to the unit. They have access to educational programs that include literacy courses, adult basic education, and the ability to earn a GED during their incarceration. Additional courses are provided that teach vocational skills such as carpentry, landscaping, maintenance, and construction. Substance abuse education, life skills courses and various support groups that include Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous are available to all offenders.

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Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity *: 508 Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, Transient Approximate Acreage: 524 (Co-located with Wallace) Agricultural Operations: Ware and Wallace work in cooperation: Hay Production, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Unit Garden. Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services. Telemedicine Services available. All services on a single level. Managed by Texas Tech. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Landscape Design, Construction, and Maintenance Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers Community Work Projects: None Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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TDCJ - Dick Ware Transfer Facility (DW) 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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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for TDCJ - Dick Ware Transfer Facility (DW). For Directions call 325-728-2162

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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