TDCJ - George Beto Unit (B)

State Prison

Last Updated: September 22, 2023
1391 FM 3328, Tennessee Colony, TX 75880

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

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TDCJ - George Beto Unit (B) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 903-928-2217

The inmates housed at Beto Unit located at 1391 FM 3328 in Tennessee Colony, 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.

George Beto Unit is a maximum security state prison operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) located in Anderson County Texas. Beto Unit houses about 3,500 inmates (3,150 in the unit and 321 in the trust camp). The facility is located on over 20,000 acres with several other institutions including Gurney, Michael, Coffield and Powledge units. Beto Unit has a reputation of being a hardcore prison and is often referred to as a prison for 'gladiators' as inmates there usually fight because they like to or because they have to.

The majority of inmates are young and range from twenty to thirty years old. Inmates are housed in wings which include A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, P, T, U, O and X. F wing houses gang members, X wing houses solitary and segregation inmates, and O-wing houses transient offenders. Inmates incarcerated in Beto Unit can receive literacy courses, adult basic education, GED, and ESL classes.

Additional vocational courses are provided to teach offenders a new skill in milling/cabinetmaking, masonry, carpentry, plumbing, welding, computers, drafting, electrical trades, and electronics repair. Inmates are encouraged to participate in substance abuse education, parenting and life skill courses, and support groups. Beto Unit provides a sex offender treatment program (referred to as SOTP) for all inmates who have been convicted of a sexual crime. Inmates can work within the institution in a metal sign manufacturing plant, in facility maintenance, laundry, in cattle production, pig farming, poultry egg operation, feed and grain storage, meat processing plant, and in gardens that produce edible crops.

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Maximum Capacity*: Unit: 3,150
Trusty Camp: 321 Custody Levels Housed: G1-G4, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty, Transient Approximate Acreage: 20,528 (Co-located with Coffield, Gurney, Michael, and Powledge) Agricultural Operations: Beto, Coffield, Gurney, Michael, and Powledge work in cooperation: Feedmill and Grain Storage, Farm Shop, Cow/Calf Operation, Poultry Laying Operation, Swine Farrowing/ Nursery/Finishing Operations, Pork Processing Plant, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Edible and Field Crops, and Unit Garden. Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Metal Sign Plant Facility Operations: Region II (Northern Region) Maintenance Headquarters, Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: Northern Region Offender Transportation; Scent-Specific Canines; Narcotic Canines; Laundry services provided for the Gurney Unit. Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours, seven days a week. Forty-six bed assisted living infirmary, including two respiratory isolation rooms. Physical therapy, brace and limb clinic, chronic care clinic, Telemedicine, and Digital Medical Services (DMS) available. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB. Special Treatment Programs: Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Mill and Cabinetmaking; Bricklaying/Stone Masonry; Construction Carpentry; Piping Trades/Plumbing; Welding Trinity Valley Community College Vocational: Business Computers; Drafting; Electrical Technology; Electronics Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative, Community Tours Community Work Projects: Services provided to area school districts and local organizations.

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TDCJ - George Beto Unit (B) 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
  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 - George Beto Unit (B). For Directions call 903-928-2217

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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