Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison

Know someone locked up at Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison?  Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison is a correctional facility in the Texas state prison system.  This page tells you about everything a person needs to know about Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison,like the following:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visitation information.  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison
Year Opened: 1989
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Johnson
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1, G2
Warden Name: Stephen McAdams

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Contact Information

Below is the mailing address and street address for Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to someone at Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page if you are going to send something to a prisoner so that you correctly address the letter or package, and follow the appropriate protocol for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct directions, the letter or package could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison
1100 Hwy 1807 
Venus TX, 76084

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison
1100 Hwy 1807 
Venus TX, 76084

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (972) 366-3334 (**670)
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page before you try to visit an inmate at Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison.

Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison
1100 Hwy 1807 
Venus TX, 76084

Directions

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you can’t call an inmate, but, there are cases when it might be necessary to have the telephone number to the facility.
(972) 366-3334 (**670)

Estes Unit prisoners are able to make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to your inmate, but there are some times when it is helpful to know the fax number to Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison.

Email Address

The email address below is the main email address for Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison. You won’t be able to reach individuals at this email address. If you are going to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1040
Total Staff: 204

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Estes Unit you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the email letter is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that are necessary to follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then what you sent might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards do open and inspect and read all incoming general packages and mail. Received general postal correspondence may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain security or monitor any problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you need to address a letter or package to an inmate at Estes Unit:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison
1100 Hwy 1807 
Venus TX, 76084

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that was started to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate money and for buying items not provided by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may send funds to these accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send inmates funds in the mail and must send the money to the following address and follow the rules listed below:

The deposit has to be a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, and during this hold period the prisoner will not get the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have appropriate prisoner info if the envelope has a valid return address. Checks and cash cannot be accepted so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often changed to different prison facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to find an Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Texas state prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and these policies are changed often. The rules discussed here might be changed when you are reading this, so be sure to also check Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison’s website to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure every visitor signs the inmate visitors log upon entering the facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo id of all visitors is required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state picture ID is OK.

For all of the things shown below, check the actual prison website because this information is changed often:

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

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Prison Records

Section about Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison prison records coming soon.

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 Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison death row coming.

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

Parole

Info about Texas parole procedures to be added later.

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

Information about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

Educational Programs: Adult Basic Education, GED, Fundamentals, Life Skills
Vocational Programs: Building Trades; Electrical Trades; Food Service; Culinary Arts
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Project RIO

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Prison Life

Details about life at Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison to be added later.

  • 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 Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison news section to be added later.

Photos

A section with photos of Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison.

If you have any photos of Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private 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 job at a prison? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in the past?

If so, click here: Estes Unit Jobs

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Website

The official website: Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison 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:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You 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

Info about Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison inmate family resources coming.

History

A Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private 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

Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison Links

The official website: Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison Website
Estes 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 Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison

Have you ever been an inmate in Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison?

If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

Things you can put in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at Estes Unit (VS) – Texas Private Prison, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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