Bradshaw State Jail

The Bradshaw State Jail is one of three privately operated state jails in Texas that houses state jail felons, as well as CI transfer inmates. State jail felons are incarcerated for two years or less. This facility was opened in 1995 and can house a maximum capacity of 1,980 inmates. It is managed by the Management and Training Corporation of America (MTC).

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Bradshaw State Jail are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 5 pm.

Members of the public may call the Ombudsman Visitation Hotline if they have any questions about visitation. The hotline is open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (936) 437-4927 or toll free at (844) 476-1289.

Dress Code and Permissible Items

Visitors must follow the dress code or they will be denied their visit.

  • Shirts and shoes must be worn. 
  • Shirts and blouses of fishnet, transparent material are not 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, and long pants are allowed. Exceptions for pre-adolescent boys and girls may be made. If a dress, pants, skirt, or any attire appears to be inappropriate, the duty warden shall be contacted for a decision. 
  • Hats may be worn, but will be searched. 
  • Visitors are not permitted to wear all white. 
  • Clothing marked by words or pictures considered profane or offensive by current public standards will not be allowed.

Items allowed inside the secured perimeter of a unit:

  • A small wallet, clear plastic bag (Ziploc type) or change purse
  • $25 cash (in coins) – Vending machines are available in the visitation areas.
  • Offender visitors with infants or small children may bring no more than three diapers, a supply of baby wipes, and two baby bottles (“sippy” cup for toddlers). These items shall be stored in a clear plastic bag.

All vehicles and visitors are subject to search. Visitors are pat searched and scanned with a metal detector prior to entering the visitation area. Small children and infants shall be removed from carriers or strollers. Any visitor refusing the search procedure will be required to leave TDCJ property. 

Cash (except coins), alcoholic beverages, tobacco, cell phones, cameras, drugs, firearms, escape implements, or dangerous weapons are strictly prohibited by statute and TDCJ rules and policies. 

Visitor Checklist

  • Confirm the offender is assigned to the unit you are planning to visit, has visitation privileges and that you are on the Visitors List.  
  • Bring valid identification (ID).  
  • Check clothing for compliance with visiting rules and regulations.  
  • If you are bringing a child and you are not the legal guardian or parent, you MUST have the notarized statement from the child’s legal guardian or parent with you.
  • Before leaving home, check your vehicle for contraband and/or hazardous items.
  • Arrive on the designated day during proper visiting hours. Do not have any contraband on you when you enter the facility. 
  • Leave purses, food items, diaper bags, briefcases, cameras, baby strollers, toys, dolls, photographs, tobacco, lighters, matches, cell phones, pagers, or any other type of electronic/wireless devices in your vehicle. 
  • Be sure to secure (lock) your vehicle. Do not leave minor children waiting in the car while you visit, or your visit will be terminated.  
  • Remember to treat correctional staff with respect.  Do not bring anything to the visiting room to give to the offender. 
  • Offenders are not permitted to take anything from the visiting area or receive any item from visitors.  
Ensure that you have NO paper money on you. A maximum of $25 in coins is allowed.  Additional visitation information is available on the agency website at:

Physical Address

Bradshaw State Jail
3900 West Loop 571 North
Henderson, TX 75653

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(903) 655-0880

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Bradshaw State Jail
P.O. Box 9000
Henderson, TX 75653

Families and friends of offenders are encouraged to write often. Letters sent to offenders should include the offender’s name, TDCJ number, and unit address on the envelope.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Bradshaw State Jail, 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

Only senders that are on the approved visitor list or Offender Telephone List will be allowed to deposit money to inmates. Cash and personal checks are not accepted and will be returned to the sender. Do not send trust fund deposits to the offender's facility of assignment and do not send offender's personal mail or other items to the Inmate Trust Fund.

Here are the options for depositing money into an inmate's trust fund account.

MONEY ORDERS or CASHIER’S CHECKS made payable to “Inmate Trust Fund for Offender Name and Number” 

1. You may obtain deposit slips from the offender or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Inmate Trust Fund, PO Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060. 

2. Send deposit and completed deposit slip to Inmate Trust Fund, PO Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060. 

MONTHLY CHECKING ACCOUNT DEBIT (ACH) is a free service provided by TDCJ. 

1. To have a set amount automatically debited from a personal checking account once each month for deposit to a specified offender. Debit transaction will occur on or around the 5th day of each month and credit to the Offender’s account on or around the 10th. 

a. Complete an ACH authorization form Agreement.pdf).
b. Attach a voided check on the account to be debited.
c. Submit completed form with voided check to:
Inmate Trust Fund
PO Box 629
Huntsville, Texas 77342-0629. 

2. Change ACH – complete an ACH stop/change form Change Form.pdf and send completed form to Inmate Trust Fund. Must be received 3-5 business days before the 5th day of the month.  

ACCESS CORRECTIONS – SECURE DEPOSITS send money, your way! Choose the most convenient way to send money to your loved one at TDCJ Facilities for a service fee. 

1. Visit 

2. Telephone (toll-free): 1.866.345.1884 for live bilingual agents available 24/7 

3. Cash Walk-In at most stores available from 8am to 9pm, some 24/7 

4. Visit or call 1.844.340.2274 to enroll, find locations, or get your barcode for Dollar GeneralDeposits. 

5. Send money with Debit Card or Cash at Dollar General with ACE, AMERICA’S CASH EXPRESS available from anywhere in the United States. Deposit funds to an offender trust fund account for a service fee. Call 1.866.734.2306 or visit for the nearest ACE location.  

ECOMMDIRECT is the secure way to make a deposit in an offender’s trust fund account. Visit, enter offender number, name, and confirm offender. 

JPAY allows you to send money to an offender for a service fee. Visit their website at or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. Senders can make cash deposits at any MoneyGram location nationwide using an Express Payment form and using RECEIVE CODE 3570.  


1. Online: 

2. Telephone (toll-free): 1.877.868.5358 MasterCard and Visa credit/debit cards are accepted, as well as MoneyPak, which is a remote cash option available at retailers nationwide. 

Visit for details and locations. 

Note: Sender’s name and address are required when making a deposit to an offender’s account. Direct any questions to Inmate Trust Fund, telephone number 936.438.8990.

Programs For Inmates

  • Educational Programs: Adult Basic Education, GED, Life Skills/Pre-Release
  • Vocational Programs: Carpentry; Electrical Trades; Masonry
  • Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services
  • Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and area school districts.
  • Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Employment/Job Skills, Life Skills, Parent Training, Support Groups, Substance Abuse Education, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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