A.M. "Mac" Stringfellow Unit

The A.M. "Mac" Stringfellow Unit is a mixed-custody prison in Rosharon, Texas, that houses male inmates. This facility is managed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and can house up to 893 inmates in the main unit, plus 319 at the trusty camp. 

The Stringfellow Unit sits on nearly 15,000 acres and has a number of agricultural operations that employ inmates with hard labor. They include: Cotton Gin, Cow/Calf Operation, Edible and Field Crops, Farm Shop, Fresh Vegetable Cannery, Grain Dryer/Storage, Alfalfa Dehydrator, Swine Finishing Operation, Security Horses, and Security Pack Canines.

The Stringfellow Unit is also the Southern Region Distribution and Freight Terminal for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

This facility also has a unique feature, a Kosher kitchen for inmates with special dietary needs.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours for general population inmates at Stringfellow Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visiting periods usually last for about two hours, and each inmate is allowed one visit per weekend by two adults (18+). Minor children are not counted in the visiting number. 

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit your inmate at Stringfellow Unit, you must fill out an application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 

Before you travel to Stringfellow Unit for a visit

  • Make sure the inmate you are visiting is assigned to Stringfellow Unit and has visitation privileges. Offender Information Search
  • Confirm the unit visitation schedule and verify that visitation has not been cancelled. An eligible offender cannot receive visitors if visitation has been cancelled. Unit wide visitation cancelations are posted on the TDCJ homepage.
  • Verify you are an approved visitor. If you are unsure, you may call Stringfellow Unit for verification. 
  • Bring photo identification (ID). Click here for a list of appropriate photo identification.
  • Check clothing for compliance. (see below)
  • Make sure you are not bringing prohibited items on the unit. Vehicles and visitors are subject to search by unit staff. Click here for items allowed and not allowed.

If you have any questions, call the Ombudsman Visitation Hotline at (936) 437-4927 or toll free at (844) 476-1289. The hotline is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dress Code

Visitors are encouraged to dress conservatively.

  • Sandals, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes may be worn.
  • Clothing that is tight fitting, revealing, or made with see-through fabrics shall not be allowed.
  • Sleeveless shirts and dresses are allowed, but must cover the shoulders.
  • Shorts and skirts no shorter than three inches above the middle of the knee while standing, capri pants, or long pants are allowed.
  • Length is not restricted for pre-adolescent boys and girls, generally ages 10 and younger.
  • Clothing with pictures or language that may be considered profane or offensive by current public standards is not allowed.

What can you bring to a visit?

When checking in for a visit, you will need to provide the officer at the unit security checkpoint the following information:

  • Your inmate's name and TDCJ number
  • Your relationship to the offender
  • Your current physical address and phone number

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID. Keep everything in your vehicle except your ID and up to $25 cash (in coins) for the vending machines. You may carry the coins in a small wallet, clear plastic bag, or change purse.

Visitors with infants or small children may bring three diapers, baby wipes, and two baby bottles (“sippy” cup for toddlers). These items must be stored in a clear plastic bag.

For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here

Physical Address

Stringfellow Unit
1200 FM 655
Rosharon, TX 77583

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/UMAf3wj5qg2GmyVs6

General Phone Number

(281) 595-3413 (**018)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Stringfellow Unit
1200 FM 655
Rosharon, TX 77583

You can't send money, stamps, or other negotiable items in the mail to an inmate. They are also not allowed to get packages from friends and family. Offenders may receive approved publications, such as magazines, books or newspapers, from the publisher or store that sells them.


Inmates at Stringfellow Unit can receive eMessages through JPAY. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or visit www.jpay.com on the web.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Stringfellow Unit, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Texas, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are a number of ways to send money to an inmate at Stringfellow Unit, both online and through snail mail. Remember, you will need their inmate ID number


Visit their website at www.jpay.com or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. 



This site allows you to send money to an inmate or make purchases for them from the prison commissary. To send money, click here and enter the offender's number, name, and confirm offender. Add a deposit amount to your cart and checkout using a credit or debit card.

Friends and family can also make purchases each quarter for eligible offenders. The maximum spend is $60, with the exception of the 4th quarter. From October through December, the holiday spend limit is $85.

You can choose from the top selling commissary items and purchase them for your inmate instead of sending money. Items include snacks, hygiene products, and correspondence supplies. 


Must be made payable to “Inmate Trust Fund for Offender Name and Number” 

  • You may obtain deposit slips by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Inmate Trust Fund, PO Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060 
  • Send deposit and completed deposit slip to Inmate Trust Fund, PO Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060

Programs For Inmates

  • Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention.
  • Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Diesel Mechanics.
  • Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative.
  • Community Work Projects: Services provided to county agencies, local organizations, and Habitat for Humanity.
  • Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities.
  • Special Treatment Programs: Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP).

Faith Based Dorm

The faith-based dorm (FBD) at Stringfellow Unit offers support and accountability, along with an intensive faith-based curriculum and mentoring program provided by faith-based community volunteers and unit chaplains. The dorm supports the practice of religious faith in a group setting and provides the tools needed for improved institutional adjustment and successful reentry into the community. While participating in a FBD (up to two years), offenders continue to work and attend academic and vocational classes, as available on the unit. 

Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP)

The TDCJ offers three different sex offender treatment programs based on assessment.

The SOTP-18 is a high intensity treatment program for sex offenders who have been assessed to pose a high sexual re-offense risk. Participants may be required to attend sex offender treatment for the duration of their supervision after release.

The SOTP-9 is a moderate intensity treatment program for sex offenders who have been assessed to pose a moderate sexual re-offense risk. Participants may be required to attend sex offender treatment for the duration of their supervision after release.

The SOEP-4 is a 4-month didactic for sex offenders who are determined to pose a low risk to sexually re-offend after their release from TDCJ. Participants may be required to attend sex offender treatment for the duration of their supervision after release.

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