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TDCJ - John B. Connally Unit (CY)

State Prison

Last Updated: December 25, 2020
Address
899 FM 632, Kenedy, TX 78119
Beds
2848
County
Karnes
State - medium
Phone
830-583-4003
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TDCJ - John B. Connally Unit (CY) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 830-583-4003

The inmates housed at Connally Unit located at 899 FM 632 in Kenedy, 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.

Connally Unit is a maximum security state prison located in Kenedy Texas. It houses the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) offenders level G1 (minimum) to G5 (maximum). The current capacity of the Connally Unit is 2,232 male inmates.

Connally Unit has an infirmary that can treat up to 17 patients, and even provide assisted living, there is a full time medical and mental health staff are available to inmates 24/7/365. Educational opportunities for inmates include literacy and adult basic education classes, as well as GED preparation and testing. Vocational technologies taught include carpentry, electrical and plumbing. Inmates can receive substance abuse treatment and participate in support groups like Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous during their incarceration.

In 2000 seven inmates broke out of who became known as the 'Texas Seven'. Six of these inmates were recaptured and one committed suicide, but during their time on the lam, the Texas Seven killed a police officer. After their recapture, the offenders were sentenced to death.

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Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity*: 2,148 Custody Levels Housed: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation Approximate Acreage: 813 Agricultural Operations: Contract Grazing, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Seventeen in-patient bed infirmary, including 13 assisted living beds, two respiratory isolation rooms, and two mental health observation rooms. Telemedicine and Digital Medical Services (DMS) available. All services on a single level, including chronic care clinics and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Electrical Trades; Piping Trades/Plumbing Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to local organizations and Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Mentoring, Life Skills, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

Inmate Locator

TDCJ - John B. Connally Unit (CY) 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 - John B. Connally Unit (CY). For Directions call 830-583-4003

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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