TDCJ - Sanders Estes Correctional Center (VS) - MTC

Private Facility

Last Updated: September 28, 2022
1100 Hwy 1807, Venus, TX 76084

Sanders Estes Unit is for Private Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TDCJ - Sanders Estes Correctional Center (VS) - MTC basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 972-366-3334

The inmates housed at TDCJ - Sanders Estes Correctional Center (VS) - MTC located at 1100 Hwy 1807 in Venus, TX are placed according to their custody level and are incarcerated by a private company contracted by a government agency and are paid a per diem or monthly rate, either for each inmate in the facility or for each bed available. The facility is well-trained and well-staffed. This doesn't come without some controversy as the "price of incarceration" is big business and critics claim there is a monetary benefit to keeping people locked up. The flip side is this facility undergoes rigorous inspections and are some of the be maintained in the US.

For inmates that show a willingness to learn new things, there are educational and vocational training programs here that will prepare them for a successful reentry when released.

Estes Unit is a privately run minimum-medium security prison by Management Training Corporation (MTC) contracted to operate this Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Unit with the capacity of 1,040 adult male inmates. Inmates can take adult basic education classes and earn a GED during their incarceration. They can participate in vocational studies that include carpentry, plumbing, electrical, culinary arts, commercial cleaning, and computer technologies. Substance abuse treatment, life skills courses, and various support groups are also available here.

One of the more unique programs offered at Estes Unit is an animal rehabilitation program which pairs offenders with dogs who have been neglected or abused and are currently housed in a local animal shelter. The ten-week program provides obedience training to the dog and benefits the offender in multiple ways. After completing obedience training the dog is adopted out to a new family.

Security Level: Minimum and Medium

Rehabilitation Programs
  • Project RIO
  • Education and Testing
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Pre-General Education Development (GED)
  • General Education Development (GED)
  • Prison Entrepreneurial Program
Career and Technical
  • Culinary Arts
  • Building Trades
  • Electrical Trade
  • Life Skills
  • Hill College Computer Class
Work and Training
  • Hill College Sponsored Janitorial Maintenance

Inmate Locator

TDCJ - Sanders Estes Correctional Center (VS) - MTC publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Texas. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for TDCJ - Sanders Estes Correctional Center (VS) - MTC. For Directions call 972-366-3334

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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