TDCJ - W. F. Ramsey Unit (R1)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 10, 2024
1100 FM 655, Rosharon, TX 77583

Ramsey Unit is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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You can support your loved ones at Ramsey Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 281-595-3491.

Located at 1100 FM 655 in Rosharon, TX, Ramsey Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Ramsey Unit offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

The Ramsey Unit, exclusively for male inmates, boasts a capacity of 1,570 individuals in its main unit, with an additional 321 spots available in its trusty camp. It caters to a variety of custody levels, including G1-G3, G5, Security Detention, and Outside Trusty. Spanning across 14,667 acres, Ramsey Unit is situated alongside Stringfellow and Terrell, with an additional 2,200 leased acres for operational purposes.

Collaborating with neighboring facilities, Ramsey engages in agricultural operations such as cotton ginning, livestock management, crop cultivation, and food processing. It operates a furniture refinishing factory to support its manufacturing and logistics endeavors. Facility operations are overseen by the Region III (Southern Region) Maintenance Headquarters, with a focus on ensuring smooth functioning and maintenance of the premises.

Medical services at Ramsey are comprehensive, encompassing ambulatory care, dental services, and mental health support. The facility offers telemedicine, digital medical services, electronic specialty clinics, and housing accommodations for CPAP users, all managed by UTMB. Special treatment programs like the Cognitive Intervention Transition Program (CITP) cater to specific rehabilitation needs.

Educational opportunities abound at Ramsey, with literacy programs, pre-release initiatives, cognitive intervention courses, and a range of career and technology programs available. These include automotive specialization, cabinetmaking, and apprenticeship programs in collaboration with educational institutions like Alvin Community College and the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Additional programs and services focus on various aspects of inmate rehabilitation and preparation for reentry into society. These include administrative segregation protective custody, adult education, chaplaincy services, faith-based dormitories, gang renouncement programs, and initiatives like the GO KIDS Initiative and peer education efforts.

Ramsey Unit actively engages in community work projects, providing services to organizations like Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer initiatives cover a broad spectrum, including employment skills training, substance abuse education, life skills development, mentoring, support groups, and religious or faith-based studies and activities. Programs tailored for veterans are also available to address their specific needs and challenges.

Inmate Locator

Ramsey Unit maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

Inmate Visitation

Visitation plays an important role in maintaining the association between inmates and their friends and family as well as strengthening family ties. Visitation Procedure Update (effective December 28, 2023)

Preparing for your visit:

Before you travel to a unit:

  • Confirm the inmate is assigned to the unit you are planning to visit and has visitation privileges.
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  • Confirm the unit visitation schedule and verify that visitation has not been canceled. An eligible inmate cannot receive visitors if visitation has been canceled.

  • Do not bring cash (except coins, not more than $35).

  • No cell phones inside the secure perimeter.

  • Spiritual visits must be coordinated through the warden’s office.

Each inmate is only allowed one visit per weekend. To the extent possible, individuals on an inmate’s Visitors List should coordinate with one another and with the inmate to prevent subsequent visitors from being declined when they arrive at the unit.

General Information Guide for Families of Inmates (English/Español) - PDF
Inmate Rules and Regulations for Visitation (English/Español) - PDF

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