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TDCJ - J.B. Wheeler State Jail (WR)

State Prison

Last Updated: April 03, 2022
Address
986 County Rd AA, Plainview, TX 79072
Beds
576
County
Hale
Phone
806-293-1081

Wheeler State Jail is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TDCJ - J.B. Wheeler State Jail (WR) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 806-293-1081

The inmates housed at Wheeler State Jail located at 986 County Rd AA in Plainview, 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.

Wheeler State Jail is a minimum security state prison houses about 575 adult male inmates who range from short term J1, and J2 commitments, to G1, and G2 long term minimum security offenders operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) located in Plainview TX. The facility is situated on over 60o acres and is co-located with the Formby State Jail. These two facilities work in cooperation with one another in many of the agricultural operations that employ offenders including a unit garden, caring for security horses, and in contract farming. Inmates can also be assigned work detail that includes facility maintenance.

Wheeler State Jail provides offenders with educational opportunities that include literacy, adult basic education, and GED classes. Additional courses include the CHANGES program, which is a pre-release program that helps prepare inmates for upcoming parole or release date. Vocational programs at Wheeler State Jail include business computer information systems, and various job skills/employment classes. Some offenders at Wheeler State Jail will be selected to provide a supervised labor force to the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife and local government agencies.

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Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity *: 576 Custody Levels Housed: J1, J2
G1, G2 Approximate Acreage: 601 (Co-located with Formby) Agricultural Operations: Wheeler and Formby work in cooperation: Contract Farming, Unit Garden, and Security Horses. Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services. Telemedicine Services available. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by Texas Tech. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, local organizations, and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

Inmate Locator

TDCJ - J.B. Wheeler State Jail (WR) 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.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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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.B. Wheeler State Jail (WR). For Directions call 806-293-1081

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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