TDCJ - Hutchins State Jail (HJ)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 09, 2024
1500 E Langdon Rd, Dallas, TX 75241

Hutchins 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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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Hutchins Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 972-225-1304.

Located at 1500 E Langdon Rd in Dallas, TX, Hutchins Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Hutchins 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.

The Hutchins Unit, designated for male inmates, boasts a capacity of 2,276 individuals across various custody levels, including J1-J5, G1, G2, and Transient classifications. Situated on approximately 70 acres of land, the facility engages in agricultural initiatives such as the Unit Garden and participates in the Texas Fresh Approach Food Bank Program to contribute to community welfare.

While there are no manufacturing or logistics operations on-site, the facility prioritizes unit maintenance to ensure smooth operations. It also serves as a Regional Release Site, facilitating the discharge and transition processes for released inmates back into society.

Medical services at the Hutchins Unit are comprehensive, offering ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health care. All services are conveniently located on a single level for accessibility and efficiency, managed by UTMB to ensure quality care for inmates.

Special treatment programs like the State Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SJSATP) provide targeted interventions to address substance abuse issues among inmates. Educational opportunities abound, including literacy programs, Title I initiatives, CHANGES/Pre-Release courses, and cognitive intervention sessions. Career and technology programs such as Business Computer Information Systems I and Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting equip inmates with valuable skills for their future endeavors.

Additional programs and services encompass a Faith-Based Dormitory, the Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI), adult education programs (subject to availability), reentry planning support, chaplaincy services, community tours, Crime Stoppers initiatives, and the GO KIDS Initiative to promote personal growth and rehabilitation among inmates.

The Hutchins Unit actively engages in community work projects, providing valuable services to city and county agencies, the area food bank, Habitat for Humanity, local organizations, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Volunteer initiatives further enhance rehabilitation efforts, covering areas such as employment/job skills, substance abuse education, life skills training, support groups, victims awareness, and religious/faith-based studies and activities, fostering a supportive environment within the facility.

Inmate Locator

Hutchins 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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