TDCJ - John B. Connally Unit (CY)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 09, 2024
Address
899 FM 632, Kenedy, TX 78119
Beds
2848
County
Karnes
Phone
830-583-4003

Connally 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 Connally Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 830-583-4003.

Located at 899 FM 632 in Kenedy, TX, Connally Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Connally 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 - John B. Connally Unit (CY) 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 Connally Unit, a male inmate facility, has a capacity of 2,092 individuals across custody levels G1-G5, Security Detention, and Mental Health. Spanning approximately 813 acres, the facility engages in agricultural operations including Contract Grazing, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and a Unit Garden. Unit Maintenance oversees facility operations to ensure smooth functioning.

In terms of medical services, Connally Unit provides ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health care, available 24/7. The facility houses a seventeen-bed infirmary, including specialized beds for assisted living, respiratory isolation, and mental health observation. Telemedicine and Digital Medical Services (DMS) are available, with all services conveniently located on a single level. Medical management is overseen by UTMB.

Special Treatment Programs include the Mental Health Therapeutic Diversion Program (MHTDP) to address specific mental health needs among inmates.

Educational opportunities at Connally encompass Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, and Cognitive Intervention programs. Career and Technology Programs offered include Construction Carpentry, Electrical Trades, and Piping Trades/Plumbing, equipping inmates with valuable skills for potential employment upon release.

Additional programs and services provided include a Faith-Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (subject to availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, and the GO KIDS Initiative aimed at supporting personal development and rehabilitation.

Community engagement is fostered through various work projects, with services provided to local organizations and Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer initiatives play a crucial role in providing support and resources to inmates, covering areas such as Literacy/Education, Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Mentoring, Life Skills, and Religious/Faith-Based Studies and Activities.

Inmate Locator

Connally 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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