Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail

Do you know someone locked up at Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail?  Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail is a correctional facility in the Texas state prison system.  This site will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail,like the following:  How to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate here.  The address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail
Year Opened: 1997
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Harris
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: J1-J2, Transient
Warden Name: Troy Simpson

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Contact Information

Below is the mailing address and street address for Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to someone there, and use the street address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page before you mail a letter or package to a prisoner to make sure that you properly address it, and follow the correct procedure for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t use the appropriate directions, the package or letter could get sent back.

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail
707 Top Street 
Houston TX, 77002

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail
707 Top Street 
Houston TX, 77002

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (713) 224-6584 (**117)
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are going to visit an inmate. Be sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below before you go to visit someone in prison at Kegans Unit.

Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail
707 Top Street 
Houston TX, 77002

Directions

One-half mile south of I-10, on the north side of downtown Houston on San Jacinto Street in Harris County

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Phone Number

Kegans Unit inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call prisoners, but, there are cases when it is useful to have the telephone number to Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail.
(713) 224-6584 (**117)

Inmates can sometimes make calls using:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax prisoners, but there are cases when it might be necessary to know the fax number to Kegans Unit.

Email Address

This email address is the general email for Kegans Unit. You can’t contact prisoners using this address. If you want to email a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 667
Total Staff: 167

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison employees open and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security or monitor a particular problem confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you need to address a package or letter to an inmate at Kegans Unit:

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail
707 Top Street 
Houston TX, 77002

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was created to provide inmates a bank account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may deposit funds to these Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners funds through the mail and must send it to the address below and do so in accordance with the steps written below:

The funds must be in a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, and during this hold period the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have valid prisoner info provided the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Cash and personal checks will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently transported to different correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have 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 Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail, make sure you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has their own rules for visitation and these rules get changed regularly. The policies listed here might be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail’s official website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log when entering the visitation area and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo id is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, check out the official correctional facility website as this info is changed often:

  • 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 Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail 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

Info about Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail death row coming soon.

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

Parole

Section about Texas parole will be posted ASAP.

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

Details about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting Seminar.Faith-Based Dormitory, Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI), Adult Education Program (upon availability), HIV Peer Education, Project RIO, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers

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Prison Life

Details about prison life will be posted ASAP.

  • 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 Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, click here: Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail Jobs

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Website

The official website: Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail 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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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 tell your story

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Family Resources

Information about Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.

History

A Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail 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

Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail Links

The official website: Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail Website
Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail 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 Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail

Have you ever spent any time at Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at this prison?

If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write about your prison experience because others can learn what to expect.

Things you can include in your review:

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

If you are currently incarcerated at Kegans Unit (HM) – Texas State Jail, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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