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Updated on: August 25, 2021
James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit
21 FM 247, Huntsville, TX, 77320

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The James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit is situated in Huntsville. Texas.

The James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit is a multi-custody level state facility. The James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit is home to female offenders. The facility can house over 1365 offenders at one given time.

The James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit focus is to rehabilitate these female offenders by their skill-building and educational programs, along with supporting strong family relationships.

All offenders in the James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit will be highly encouraged to participate in educational programs, so they can ALL receive their GED while serving out their time.

But that is not all the James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit also has many vocational programs such as the following:

  • Construction Disciplines

  • Cosmetology

  • Culinary Arts

  • Hair Braiding

  • Horticulture

  • Nail Technologies

James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit — General Information

James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit, State Prison.
Adult, Capacity 1365 persons.
21 FM 247, Huntsville, TX, 77320

Searching for an inmate who is serving time in the James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit, is an easy task today.

Doing an inmate search will be simple, if you head on over to the Texas Department of Corrections page. This is where you can find the database of all prisons that are owned by the Texas Department of Corrections.

You can search this database by using the following pieces of information:

  • Birthdate

  • DOC Number

  • Last Name

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Offenders in the James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit can receive mail. The mail will be checked with a staff member prior to being distributed to the offender it is addressed to.

In the mail, you will be permitted to send the offenders the following items:

  • Books

  • Letters

  • Photographs

  • Magazines

  • Newspapers

Sending Money

The easiest way to send an inmate money is by using the popular service JPay. The James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit uses JPay for all the inmate’s money needs.

You can easily deposit money online or over the phone. The funds will be in the inmates account immediately for the inmate to use as they see fit.

The only downfall is by using JPay you, the sender of the money will have to pay a service fee.

Phone calls

The James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit uses GTL as their phone service. This means offenders will not have to rely on calling collect.

The GTL service will allow inmates to have two plans. One plan will be a pay as you go plan while the second plan is a monthly plan.

You and the inmate will have to decide what plan works best for you.


Visiting at the James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit will be permitted during the appropriate times. All visitors that want to visit, will be required to present a minimum of two identification cards with you. These could be any two of the following:

  • Driver’s License

  • Government ID Card

  • State ID Card

  • Passport

  • Visa

  • Military ID

All forms of identification MUST NOT be expired. Any expired identification will be denied.

Now, that you know what you need to come visit, you will need to know that depending on where the offender is in the James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit, will decide when visitation is.

For general population inmates they can have visitors everyday between the hours of 9 am to 8 pm. No visitors will be allowed to start their visit after 6:30 pm.

You should also note that visits are limited to 4 hours on weekdays to ensure that everyone will have a chance to visit with their family and friends. If there is a line, visits can and will be reduced to 2 hours on weekdays.

For segregation inmates, they can have visitors on weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm. No visitors will be allowed to start their visit after 12:30 pm.

You should note that visits are limited to 1 hour. Segregation inmates can have visits on weekends and holidays, but they will have to have prior approval from the designee or Chief Administrative Officer.

Visiting Hours

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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