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TDCJ - Skyview Psychiatric Unit (SV)

State Prison

Last Updated: September 28, 2021
Address
379 FM 2972, Rusk, TX 75785
Beds
562
County
Cherokee
Phone
903-683-5781

Skyview Unit is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TDCJ - Skyview Psychiatric Unit (SV) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 903-683-5781

The inmates housed at Skyview Unit located at 379 FM 2972 in Rusk, 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.

Skyview Unit is a psychiatric facility for both males and female inmates that exhibit signs of mental illness and are in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Inmates who are placed into a program and are housed in Skyview's general population have reported this as being one of the best institutions in Texas to be housed in as it has air conditioning, daily counseling, and pleasant staff.

Inmates who are transferred to here from other institutions will initially be placed into"crisis management." Crisis management inmates are separate from the general population of Skyview, and many who have been through crisis management report their stay as difficult due to the fact that they are alone in a cell with only a blanket for a week or more.

Inmates are provided with inpatient mental health treatment. Substance abuse education and various support groups, including group therapy sessions, are available to offenders.

Skyview Unit operates a facility garden which provides the inmates with some therapeutic treatment working the land as well as generally beneficial to the facility.

Academic educational programs are limited to availability, as most inmates are not held at the facility for a long enough duration to participate in educational programs.

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TDCJ - Skyview Psychiatric Unit - Inmate Handbook

Offender Gender: Co-gender Maximum Capacity *: 562 Custody Levels Housed: Mental Health Approximate Acreage: 58 (Co-located with Hodge)
(Additional 92 leased acres) Agricultural Operations: Unit Garden Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services with 562 inpatient mental health beds. Medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Telemedicine Services, specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: None Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services Community Work Projects: None Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Family Visitation Center

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TDCJ - Skyview Psychiatric Unit (SV) 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 - Skyview Psychiatric Unit (SV). For Directions call 903-683-5781

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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