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TDCJ - Dr. Lane Murray Unit (LM)

State Prison

Last Updated: May 11, 2022
1916 N Hwy 36 Bypass, Gatesville, TX 76596

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

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TDCJ - Dr. Lane Murray Unit (LM) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 254-865-2000

The inmates housed at Murray Unit located at 1916 N Hwy 36 Bypass in Gatesville, 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.

Dr. Lane Murray Unit is a medium to high-security state prison located in Gatesville TX. The facility is named after Dr. Lane Murray a former school superintendent for the Department of Corrections. Dr. Murray was the originator of a rehabilitation approach through educating inmates and developed one of the most successfully recognized correctional education programs in the United States.

Murray Unit is currently an all-female prison that houses up to 1,341 inmates who range from G1 minimum custody to G4 medium/high custody. Murray Unit is comprised of thirteen buildings situated on 1,317 acres, that sit within the secure perimeter. Inmates housing consists of a split level dormitory (F) that has four pods and three single level dormitories, that have two pods in each (named K1, K2, and K3). Additionally, Murray Unit houses inmates in two split level buildings (J1 and J2) which each contain three pods. J2 contains single cells and is where maximum security inmates, administrative detention, transient, and pre-hearing offenders are housed. The facility is secured by armed mobile patrols, 154 security cameras, and razor wire fences.

Murray Unit is co-located with Crain, Woodman and Hilltop Unit and shares many of the agricultural based operations with these other facilities. Some inmates can work in farming edible crops, caring for security dogs and horses, and in the production of pork. Vocational programs offered at Murray Unit include a tourism and hospitality program. Academic opportunities available to offenders include literacy courses, adult basic education and GED classes, substance abuse education, parenting/life skills courses, and pre-release preparation. Inmates at Murray Unit have access to mental health services as well as off-site medical and dental care.

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Offender Gender: Female Maximum Capacity *: 1,341 Custody Levels Housed: G1-G4, Administrative Segregation Approximate Acreage: 1,283 (Co-located with Crain, Hilltop, and Woodman) Agricultural Operations: Murray, Crain, Hilltop, Hughes, and Mountain View work in cooperation: Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Regional Pest Control, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Swine Finishing Operation. Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services with wheelchair accommodated housing. Assisted Disability Services (ADS) for hearing, vision, and mobility-impaired offenders. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, brace and limb clinics, and chronic care clinics on-site. All services on a single level, including assisted disablity services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB. Special Treatment Programs: Assisted Disability Services (ADS) for vision and hearing impaired Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Hospitality and Tourism Central Texas College Academic / Texas A&M (Central Texas) University Academic Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Patriot Paws, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies. Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Mentoring, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Women's Storybook Project

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TDCJ - Dr. Lane Murray Unit (LM) 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

TDCJ - Dr. Lane Murray Unit (LM) - Visitation

Inmates are allowed visits on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 5 pm.

All visitors must be on the inmate's approved visitation list prior to attending a visiting session.

Offenders are allowed one visit per weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday.

Visits are a maximum of two hours in duration unless you are traveling over 300 miles and have been granted a special visit through the Warden's office.

Visitors are allowed to bring a small clear Ziploc bag with up to $20 in quarters with them, these funds can be used to purchase items from the vending machines.

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