Clemens Unit

Clemens Unit is a multi-security level prison for male inmates classified G1 through G4, as well as Outside Trusty and Youthful Offenders. It is located in Brazoria, Texas, and is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It can house a maximum of 894 inmates. 

This facility sits on 8,000 acres and has agricultural operations that include: Beef Cattle Operation, Edible and Field Crops, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Swine Finishing Operation, Farm Shop, and Grain Storage.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Clemens Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Each inmate is allowed one visit per weekend. 

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

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit with an inmate at Clemens Unit, you must fill out the proper paperwork. The visiting application and instructions can be found below.

Dress Code

The dress code at Clemens Unit is conservative.

  • 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 shall not be allowed.

For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here.

Permissible Items

  • small wallet, clear plastic Ziploc® type bag, or change purse
  • coin money in an amount not to exceed $25

Visitors with infants or small children may bring no more than three (3) diapers, a supply of baby wipes and two (2) baby bottles, or a “sippy” cup for toddlers, into the unit. These items must be stored in a clear plastic bag. 

Electronics ARE NOT ALLOWED in the visiting room. This includes: cell phones, smartwatches, pagers, laptop computers, cameras, digital recorders, or any other type of electronic or wireless devices.

Physical Address

Clemens Unit
11034 Hwy 36
Brazoria, TX 77422

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(979) 798-2188

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
11034 Hwy 36
Brazoria, TX 77422

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Clemens 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

JPay provides several ways to send money to an inmate at Clemens Unit. 


To send money online with a credit or debit card, click here. It's the quickest and easiest way to send money.


You can send money by phone using your credit or debit card. Call (800) 574-5729 to speak with a live agent 24/7.

Walk-In Cash

To send money using cash, visit any MoneyGram agent location and use receive code 6188. Click here to get a list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

Money Orders

All money orders must be sent with a deposit slip to:

P.O. Box 279010
Miramar, FL 33027

Money order deposits slips are available in English and Spanish.

Programs For Inmates

Special Treatment Programs: COURAGE Program for Youthful Offenders

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, Title I, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention

Career and Technology Programs: Bricklaying/Stone Masonry; Construction Carpentry

Alvin Community College Vocational: Computer Repair; Drafting

Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and Habitat for Humanity

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

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Careers at Clemens Unit

To find out more information about a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and available jobs at Clemens Unit, click here.