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TDCJ - T.L. Roach Unit (RH)

State Prison

Last Updated: June 08, 2022
15845 FM 164, Childress, TX 79201

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

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TDCJ - T.L. Roach Unit (RH) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 940-937-6364

The inmates housed at Roach Unit located at 15845 FM 164 in Childress, 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.

Roach Unit is a mixed custody facility located in Childress TX that houses Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) security levels G1, G2, and G4 inmates and can house about 1,400 adult males in the main unit, 100 males in the work camp, and an additional 400 offenders in the Intermediate Sanction Facility (ISF Unit).

ISF is an alternative program designed as an alternative for those facing revocation of their probation or parole. This helps alleviate overcrowding in prison, and at the same time provides a short term in-custody treatment for those who are considered high to medium risk. Inmates incarcerated at Roach Unit are provided academic opportunities in adult literacy, adult basic education, and GED testing.

Inmates may get vocational training in construction carpentry, heating ventilation and air conditioning, refrigeration, landscaping, and maintenance. Several other courses are provided which teach cognitive intervention and help prepare offenders for an upcoming release. Work opportunities for inmates at Roach Unit include working in a soap and detergent factory, and within a distribution center. Select inmates at Roach Unit are allowed to work in supervised labor positions providing services to local government agencies, the Department of Transportation, and the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife.

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Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity *: Unit: 1,384
Work Camp: 100
ISF: 400 Custody Levels Housed: G1, G2, G4
Parole Offenders Approximate Acreage: 1,651 Agricultural Operations: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Food Bank Garden, Contract Farming Operations Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Soap and Detergent Factory; Childress Distribution Center Facility Operations: Region V (Panhandle Region) Maintenance Headquarters; Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: Scent-Specific Canines; Human Remains Detection (HRD) Canines Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine Services and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by Texas Tech. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, Title I, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance Additional Programs/Services: Special Alternative Incarceration Program (SAIP) - Boot Camp for Men, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, Community Tours, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the area food bank, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Arts/Crafts, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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TDCJ - T.L. Roach Unit (RH) 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 - T.L. Roach Unit (RH). For Directions call 940-937-6364

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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