TDCJ - W. F. Ramsey Unit (R1)

State Prison

Last Updated: October 07, 2022
1100 FM 655, Rosharon, TX 77583

TDCJ - Ramsey is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TDCJ - W. F. Ramsey Unit (R1) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 281-595-3491

The inmates housed at TDCJ - Ramsey located at 1100 FM 655 in Rosharon, 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.

Ramsey Unit is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) mixed-custody state prison facility located in Rosharon TX that houses inmates ranging from minimum to maximum security levels, with an estimated capacity of about 1,900 adult male inmates, with the main unit housing 1,570 offenders and the Trusty camp holding an additional 321 inmates. Ramsey Unit is located on 16,000-plus acres of land it shares with fellow TDCJ units Terrell and Stringfellow.

These three facilities work in cooperation, providing employment opportunities for inmates in agricultural operations that include raising/caring for cattle, security horses and canines, farming edible crops, pork production, and in a cotton gin and vegetable cannery. Also, the inmates at the Ramsey Unit can work in a furniture refinishing factory.

Vocational training is provided to qualifying offenders and teaches them useful skills as an automotive air conditioning specialist and brake technician, in cabinetry, and in milling. Educational programs include literacy courses, adult basic education, GED testing, Bachelors and Masters degree programs. Life skills programs, alcohol, and substance abuse support groups, employment preparation courses, and re-entry planning are also provided to inmates at Ramsey Unit.

Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity *: Unit: 1,570
Trusty Camp: 321 Custody Levels Housed: G1-G3, G5, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty Approximate Acreage: 14,667 (Co-located with Stringfellow and Terrell)
(Additional 2,200 leased acres) Agricultural Operations: Ramsey, Stringfellow, and Terrell work in cooperation: Cotton Gin, Cow/Calf Operation, Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Fresh Vegetable Cannery, Grain Dryer/Storage, Alfalfa Dehydrator, Swine Finishing Operation, Security Horses, and Security Pack Canines. Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Furniture Refinishing Factory Facility Operations: Region III (Southern Region) Maintenance Headquarters; Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine, Digital Medical Services (DMS), electronic specialty clinics, and CPAP accommodating housing available. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Air Conditioning and Brakes); Mill and Cabinetmaking Apprenticeship Programs: Assembly Technician (Cabinetmaker) Alvin Community College Academic University of Houston-Clear Lake Academic (Bachelors and Masters Programs) Additional Programs/Services: Gang Renouncement and Dissociation Process (GRAD), Reentry Planning, Peer Education, Administrative Segregation Protective Custody Video Initiative, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Mentoring, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Reentry Programs, Veterans Programs

Inmate Locator

TDCJ - W. F. Ramsey Unit (R1) 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 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
  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

TDCJ - W. F. Ramsey Unit (R1) - Visitation

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 7am-5pm.

This facility has both contact and non-contact visits depending on the inmate's status.

Visits are normally two hours in duration.

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