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TDCJ - Rufe Jordan Unit (JN) /Baten Intermediate Sanction Facility (NJ)

State Prison

Last Updated: June 15, 2022
1995 Helton Rd, Pampa, TX 79065

Jordan / Baten Units is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TDCJ - Rufe Jordan Unit (JN) /Baten Intermediate Sanction Facility (NJ) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 806-665-7070

The inmates housed at Jordan / Baten Units located at 1995 Helton Rd in Pampa, 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.

The Jordan Unit and Baten Transfer Facility are state prisons co-located on 1,200 acres in Pampa TX operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The facility is named after a former sheriff of Gray County named Rufe Jordan. The Jordan Unit is a minimum to medium custody facility houses about 1,000 adult male inmates. The Baten Transfer Facility houses an additional 420 men classified as transient transfer inmates.

The compound is surrounded by a fence topped in razor wire and secured by two towers and pan-zoom cameras. Jordan Unit is made up of four buildings that house prisoners, each of which contains three winds with 42 two man cells in each. Baten Unit houses inmates in a dormitory setting and consists of three dormitories with three wings in each dorm. Outer wings contain 48 beds each and the center wing contains 42 beds. Inmates incarcerated at Jordan Unit can work in agricultural operations that include contract grazing, raising and caring for security horses and canines, and growing edible crops in the unit garden.

Offenders are provided educational programs that include adult basic education classes, literacy courses, and the chance to earn a GED during their incarceration. Vocational training is also provided in automotive technology. Select inmates can provide supervised labor services to surrounding government agencies, including the Texas Department of Transportation and the Division of Parks and Wildlife.

Unit Location: Seven miles east of Pampa on Hwy 60, two miles north on CR 12 in Gray County Senior Warden: Jody Hefner Regional Director: David Blackwell CI Division Deputy Director: Billy Hirsch Date Unit Established or On Line: October 1992 / April 1995 Total Employees *: 289 Security Employees *: 213 Non-Security Employees *: 47 Windham Education Employees *: 6 Contract Medical and Mental Health Employees *: Medical = 23; Mental Health = 0 Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity *: 1,008 Custody Levels Housed:

G1, G2, G4, Transient

Parole Offenders

Approximate Acreage: 1,211 (Co-located)
(Additional 632 leased acres) Agricultural Operations: Contract Farming and Grazing, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical and dental services. Telemedicine Services and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by Texas Tech. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Fundamentals Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, area school districts, local organizations, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Mentoring, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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TDCJ - Rufe Jordan Unit (JN) /Baten Intermediate Sanction Facility (NJ) 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.

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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 - Rufe Jordan Unit (JN) /Baten Intermediate Sanction Facility (NJ). For Directions call 806-665-7070

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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