All That You Need to Know About Visitation


When you have a close friend or a relative that was arrested and put in jail, you would naturally want to fly to the prison facility to support them. It’s understandable how important this is for you. Anyone can relate to the situation.  However, you don’t want your visit to be an epic fail just because you skipped some important homework. Prior to heading the facility there are some prerequisites to go over. 

Having a friend or family member being jailed can be traumatic and challenging, not only to the inmate, but also to the people close to the offender.  The last thing that you would like to encounter during challenging situations like this is to be rejected from entry to the facility.  To avoid such frustration, it is best to increase awareness about the facility’s set of rules and ensure that you abide by these rules.

The first thing that you need to do is to check where your loved one is confined through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Online Search for offender unit information.  The TDCJ database is updated daily and the details that you will find through the search should be confirmed with the Visitation Hotline at (936) 437-4927 or dial through toll-free (844) 476-1289.  

The hotline is available during visitation days (weekends) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.