TDCJ - J. W. Hamilton Unit (JH)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 09, 2024
Address
200 Lee Morrison Ln, Bryan, TX 77807
Beds
1166
County
Hamilton
Phone
979-779-1633

Hamilton 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

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You can support your loved ones at Hamilton Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 979-779-1633.

Located at 200 Lee Morrison Ln in Bryan, TX, Hamilton Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Hamilton 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.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on TDCJ - J. W. Hamilton Unit (JH) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

The Hamilton Unit, designed for male inmates, accommodates up to 1,166 individuals across various custody levels, including G1, G2, and Substance Abuse classifications. Situated on approximately 350 acres of land, the facility actively engages in agricultural operations, boasting a unit garden and participating in programs like the Texas Second Chance Food Bank and Texas Fresh Approach Food Bank initiatives. However, manufacturing and logistics operations are not part of its current activities, with the primary focus being unit maintenance to ensure smooth facility operations.

Medical services at the Hamilton Unit are comprehensive, offering ambulatory medical, dental, and outpatient mental health care, all conveniently provided on a single level for accessibility. These services are managed and overseen by UTMB, ensuring the well-being of the incarcerated population. Additionally, the unit hosts special treatment programs tailored to address specific needs, including the Pre-Release Therapeutic Community (PRTC) and the Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Recovery Program.

In terms of education, the Hamilton Unit provides literacy programs such as Adult Basic Education and GED preparation, along with CHANGES/Pre-Release and Cognitive Intervention courses. Career and technology programs are also available, covering fields like Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, as well as Piping Trades. Moreover, the unit offers an adult education program whenever available, alongside chaplaincy services, a faith-based dormitory, and participation in the GO KIDS Initiative and peer education efforts.

Community engagement is a priority for the Hamilton Unit, with various projects aimed at giving back to society. Services are provided to the area food bank and the Texas Department of Transportation, reinforcing ties with the local community and contributing to its betterment. Volunteer initiatives play a vital role in rehabilitation efforts, with opportunities for involvement in literacy and education, substance abuse education, employment and job skills training, life skills development, support groups, victims awareness programs, and religious or faith-based studies and activities. These initiatives promote personal growth and reintegration into society, aligning with the unit's overarching goal of fostering positive change and rehabilitation among its inmate population.

Inmate Locator

Hamilton 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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