TDCJ - John Montford Unit (JM)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 10, 2024
8602 Peach St, Lubbock, TX 79404

Montford 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 Montford Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 806-745-1024.

Located at 8602 Peach St in Lubbock, TX, Montford Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Montford 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 Montford Unit (JM) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

Communication is important, the prison offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

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. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

The Montford Unit, designed to accommodate various custody levels requiring mental health or medical treatment, used to be referred to as the Montford Psychiatric Facility, with a capacity of 550 in the main unit, 400 in the trusty camp, and an additional 94 beds in the medical facility. Spanning approximately 1,304 acres, the facility is equipped to meet the diverse needs of its inmate population.

In terms of agricultural operations, Montford engages in contract farming, and regional pest control, and maintains both a unit garden and a food bank garden program. While it doesn't have manufacturing and logistics operations, the facility prioritizes unit maintenance and operates a special needs kitchen to cater to specific dietary requirements.

Medical services at Montford are comprehensive, with ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health care available around the clock. The facility boasts a range of specialized medical facilities, including a surgical suite, dialysis facility, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, chronic care clinic, and brace and limb services. Telemedicine services are also accessible, facilitating remote medical consultations.

Educational opportunities at Montford focus on literacy and pre-release programs, providing inmates with essential skills for successful reintegration into society. Additional programs and services include a faith-based dormitory, adult education programs, chaplaincy services, reentry planning, and initiatives like Crime Stoppers and the GO KIDS Initiative aimed at promoting personal growth and rehabilitation.

Montford's commitment to community engagement is evident through its participation in various work projects, including services provided to city agencies, food banks, local organizations, and governmental bodies like the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Volunteer initiatives at Montford encompass a wide range of activities, including employment and job skills training, substance abuse education, support groups, mentoring, life skills development, and programs focused on family dynamics such as parent and marriage training. Moreover, inmates have access to religious and faith-based studies and activities, fostering holistic personal development during their time at the facility.

Inmate Locator

Montford 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.

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Inmate Rules and Regulations for Visitation (English/Español) - PDF

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