Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison

Looking for somebody incarcerated at Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison?  Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison is a correctional facility in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  This page tells you all about anything a person needs to know about Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison,such as:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison
Year Opened: 1964
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Walker
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1, G2, Transient
Warden Name: Edward Howell

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Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Byrd Unit. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the location of Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to mail a package or letter to a prisoner so that you properly address the letter or package, and follow the correct procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct steps, the letter or package could get sent back.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison
21 FM 247 
Huntsville TX, 77320

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison
21 FM 247 
Huntsville TX, 77320

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (936) 295-5768 (**008)
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections further down on this page before you visit an inmate.

Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison
21 FM 247 
Huntsville TX, 77320

Directions

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Phone Number

Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, but, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the phone number to Byrd Unit.
(936) 295-5768 (**008)

Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison prisoners are able to make calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Byrd Unit inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to an inmate, but there are some times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to Byrd Unit.

Email Address

This is the main email address for Byrd Unit. You won’t be able to reach inmates at this email address. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1365
Total Staff: 313

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Byrd Unit you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you have to follow when mailing postal mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not be received.

before you send a letter or package, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards will open and inspect and read all received general mail. Incoming general correspondence may be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or watch problems confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you have to address a letter to a state prisoner at Byrd Unit:

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison
21 FM 247 
Huntsville TX, 77320

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can send money to these Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates money in postal mail and have to send funds to this address and follow the policies listed below:

The money must be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that do not have valid prisoner info provided the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Checks and cash cannot be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often moved to various prison facilities throughout Texas, so you might need to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to look up an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison, you must know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Texas state prison has their own procedures for prisoner visitation and these policies get changed regularly. The rules listed here may be different since this was written, so be sure to also go to Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison’s website to find the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log upon entering the visitation area and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors will be required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo id is OK.

For everything shown below, check the main prison facility website because this info changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Information about Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Details about Texas parole procedures coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Section about release procedures for Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED)
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Project RIO, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services

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Prison Life

Details about prison life at Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison news coming soon.

Photos

A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison.

If you have any photos of Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, go to: Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison Jobs

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Website

The official website: Byrd Unit Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to share your story

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Family Resources

Details about Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.

History

A history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Texas State Prisons: Texas State Prisons

Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison Links

The official website: Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison Website
Byrd Unit Jobs

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Links

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Main Website
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison Directory
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison Map
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison Jobs
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison Inmate Search
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Most Wanted

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim Services
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Texas State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Texas State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Texas State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Texas State Prison Inmates
Texas State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Byrd Unit (DU) – Texas State Prison

Have you ever been an inmate in Byrd Unit? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If so, then you should write a review about it. Write down your experience so other people will know what to expect.

Things you could put in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at this facility, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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