Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison

Do you know somebody locked up at Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison?  Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison is a prison in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  This site gives you about everything one might want to know about Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison,like:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  Visitation policies and procedures.  The address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison
Year Opened: 1907
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Walker
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1 – G3, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty, Transient
Warden Name: Billy Hirsch

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the mailing address and street address for Goree Unit. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate there, and use the street address if you need to know the location of Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page before you mail a letter or package to a prisoner to learn how to correctly write the address, and follow the appropriate procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate steps, the package or letter might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison
7405 Hwy 75 South 
Huntsville TX, 77344

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison
7405 Hwy 75 South 
Huntsville TX, 77344

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (936) 295-6331 (**012)
Fax:

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Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. You should read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to try to visit an inmate here.

Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison
7405 Hwy 75 South 
Huntsville TX, 77344

Directions

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Phone Number

Goree Unit prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t get to call an inmate, but, there are some times when it might be helpful to have the phone number to the prison.
(936) 295-6331 (**012)

Prisoners are able to make calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Goree Unit prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to an inmate, but there are cases when it is useful to have the fax machine number to Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison.

Email Address

This is the general email address for the facility. You won’t be able to email individuals at this address. If you want to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: Unit: 1,000; Trusty Camp: 321
Total Staff: 371

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate at Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison you must follow an exact process to make sure that the email gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you must follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then what you sent might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff do open and read all incoming general mail and packages. Received general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as necessary to keep security or monitor problems having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you should address a package or letter to an inmate at Goree Unit:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison
7405 Hwy 75 South 
Huntsville TX, 77344

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate funds and for buying items not provided by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can send funds to prisoner’s accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates funds in the postal service and have to send money to this address and follow the rules shows below:

The money have to be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you 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 holding period, and in this time the prisoner will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that do not have valid prisoner information provided the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and checks can’t be accepted so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often transported to various correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you might need to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to locate an state prison inmate.
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 Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison, be sure that you be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has its own procedures for prisoner visitation and they change frequently. The procedures below may be changed by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also read Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison’s website to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will make sure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log when they enter the facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors will be required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo I.D. is acceptable.

For everything shown below, read the actual correctional facility site as this information is updated all the time:

  • 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

Section about Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison records coming.

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

Details about Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison death row will be posted ASAP.

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

Parole

Section about Texas parole procedures coming soon.

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 coming.

Inmate Programs

Additional Programs/Services:
Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), HIV Peer Education, Project RIO, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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Prison Life

Info about prison life at Goree Unit (GR) – 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

A news section will be posted ASAP.

Photos

A photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Goree Unit (GR) – 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 trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, check out: Goree Unit Jobs

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Website

The official website: Goree 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.

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Family Resources

Information about resources for family members of inmates at Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison to be added later.

History

A Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Goree Unit (GR) – 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

Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison Links

The official website: Goree Unit Website
Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison 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 Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison

Have you ever spent any time in Goree Unit (GR) – Texas State Prison? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

If you have, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your prison experience so that others can find out what to expect.

Things you can put in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at Goree Unit, post your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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