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TDCJ - J. W. Hamilton Unit (JH)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 24, 2021
Address
200 Lee Morrison Ln, Bryan, TX 77807
Beds
1166
County
Hamilton
State - low
Phone
979-779-1633
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TDCJ - J. W. Hamilton Unit (JH) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 979-779-1633

The inmates housed at Hamilton Unit located at 200 Lee Morrison Ln in Bryan, 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.

JW Hamilton Unit is a minimum security pre-release state prison facility that houses about 1,175 level G1 and G2 Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) inmates located in Bryan TX. Prisoners incarcerated in a minimum security prison can expect a greater level of freedom and are often allowed a greater number of phone calls, contact visits, and both in facility and out of facility work opportunities. The primary role of Hamilton Unit is to prepare inmates for an upcoming release, which can be as far out as 24 months.

Hamilton Unit readies offenders in various ways, including the RIO program (which stands for Re-integration of Offenders). The RIO program works in collaboration with the Texas Workforce Commission and is responsible for job preparation services, often working with the offender to secure a job to report to the day of or day after their release. The program also informs potential employers of the tax credit they receive for hiring an ex-convict, which can sometimes be thousands of dollars. While reports of this program are controversial the recidivism rate is much lower for offenders who participate, and many become highly productive working members of society. Ultimately an inmate's level of participation and their individual success relies solely on them. Educational opportunities at Hamilton Unit include adult basic education, literacy courses, peer education and a variety of technical training including heating ventilation and air conditioning, refrigeration, and plumbing. Additional programs are provided and include job skills preparation, substance abuse education, life skills, religious studies and worship services.

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Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity *: 1,166 Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2 Approximate Acreage: 350 Agricultural Operations: Unit Garden, Texas Second Chance Food Bank Program, Texas Fresh Approach Food Bank Program Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and outpatient mental health services. All services on a single level. Managed by UTMB. Special Treatment Programs: Pre-Release Therapeutic Community (PRTC) Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration; Piping Trades Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to the area food bank and the Texas Department of Transportation. Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Employment/Job Skills, Life Skills, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

Inmate Locator

TDCJ - J. W. Hamilton Unit (JH) 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

Visiting hours for TDCJ - J. W. Hamilton Unit (JH). For Directions call 979-779-1633

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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