Choice Moore Transfer Facility

The Choice Moore Transfer Facility is a multi-custody prison for male transient inmates that is located near Bonham, Texas. The Choice Moore Transfer Facility is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and can house 1,224 inmates. 

This facility sits on nearly 700 acres and has a number of agricultural operations. They include Contract Farming and Grazing, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Unit Garden. Moore also participates in the Unit Food Bank Garden Program, trains scent-specific canines, and provides laundry services for the nearby Cole State Jail. 

Because Choice Moore is a transfer facility, most inmates are only housed there temporarily.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Choice Moore Transfer Facility are from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. A regular visiting period lasts for approximately two hours, and each inmate is allowed one visit per weekend. Contact visits are allowed if the visitors are immediate family.

Two adults (18+) are allowed to visit an inmate at one time. Minor children are not counted in the visiting number. 

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

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit an inmate at Choice Moore Transfer Facility, you must fill out an application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. To get the process started, click on the visiting application and instructions below.

Most inmates are at Choice Moore for just a few weeks, so they may get transferred to their permanent facility before your application is approved. However, once you get visiting approval from the TDCJ, you can visit your inmate at any unit they are housed in.

What can you bring to a visit?

When checking in for a visit, the officer at the unit security checkpoint will ask you for 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 $25 cash (in coins) for the vending machines. You are allowed to carry the coins in a small wallet, clear plastic bag, or change purse.

Visitors with infants may bring no more than three diapers, baby wipes, and two baby bottles (“sippy” cup for toddlers). These items must be stored in a clear plastic bag.

Dress Code

The dress code at Choice Moore Transfer Facility is strictly enforced. Your visit will be denied if you are not dressed appropriately.

  • Clothing that is tight fitting, revealing, or made with see-through fabrics is prohibited.
  • Clothing with pictures or language that may be considered profane or offensive is not allowed. 
  • Shorts, skirts no shorter than three (3) inches above the middle of the knee while standing, capri pants, or long pants are allowed. Length is not restricted for children ages 10 and younger. 
  • Sandals, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes are allowed
  • Sleeveless shirts and dresses are allowed, but must cover the shoulders. 
For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here.

Physical Address

Choice Moore Transfer Facility
1700 North FM 87
Bonham, TX 75418

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General Phone Number

(903) 583-4464 (**079)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Choice Moore Transfer Facility
1700 North FM 87
Bonham, TX 75418


You can send your inmate eMessages through JPAY. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or visit on the web.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Choice Moore Transfer Facility, but they do have access to phones during approved daytime 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 Choice Moore Transfer Facility, both online and through snail mail. Remember, you will need their inmate ID number to send money. Do not mail money (cash, check, or money order) directly to your inmate! 


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. 


1. Visit 

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


You can send money to an inmate or make purchases for them from the prison commissary using ECOMMDIRECT. To send money, click here and enter offender’s number, name, and confirm offender. Add deposit amount to your cart and checkout using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card for a service fee.


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

  • You may obtain deposit slips from offender or send 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

Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, Reentry Planning, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, the area food bank, local organizations, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Marriage Training, Parent Training, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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Careers at Choice Moore Transfer Facility

If you are interested in a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and would like more information about available jobs at Choice Moore Transfer Facility, click here.