Dalhart Unit

The Dalhart Unit is a multi-custody prison for male inmates that is located in Dalhart, Texas. This facility was built in 1995 and can house a maximum of 1,398 inmates. It is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

This facility sits on 1,520 acres and has agricultural operations that include contract farming and grazing, security houses, security pack canines, and the unit garden.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at the Dalhart Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Each offender is only allowed one visit per weekend. To the extent possible, individuals on an offender’s Visitors List should coordinate with one another and with the offender to prevent subsequent visitors from being declined when they arrive at the unit. Visiting cycles begin on Monday and end on the following Sunday. 

Please 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 Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Visiting Applications

Before visiting an inmate at Dalhart Unit, you must submit a visiting application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The visiting application and instructions are found below.

Each eligible offender is allowed to have two (2) adults, ages 18 and older, per visit. Children ages 17 and younger may visit without being counted in this number. The number of children allowed per visit shall be based on the amount of space available and the visitor’s ability to manage and control the children. 

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 shall not be allowed.

Note: The duty warden makes the final decision on whether clothing is appropriate.

For a complete list of the visiting rules click here.

What can you bring to a visit?

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 must be stored in a clear plastic bag.

Physical Address

Dalhart Unit
11950 FM 998
Dalhart, TX 79022

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/AGE4he3rnLcXFsHXA

General Phone Number

(806) 249-8655 (**072)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Dalhart Unit
11950 FM 998
Dalhart, TX 79022


Inmates can receive incoming eMessages through JPAY. You can register at www.jpay.com.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Dalhart 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 six options for sending money to your inmate at Dalhart Unit.

MONEY ORDERS or CASHIER’S CHECKS 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.

MONTHLY CHECKING ACCOUNT DEBIT (ACH) is a free service provided by TDCJ. 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 (Link: http://www.tdcj.texas.gov/documents/finance/ACH 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

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

1. Visit www.AccessCorrections.com 

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 www.CashPayToday.com 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; new barcode system required.

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 www.acecashexpress.com for the nearest ACE location.

ECOMMDIRECT is the secure way to make a deposit in an offender’s trust fund account. Visit www.texas.gov/eCommDirect, enter offender number, name and confirm offender. Add deposit amount to your cart and checkout using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card for a service fee.

JPAY allows you to send money to an offender for a service fee. Visit their website at www.jpay.com 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. 

TOUCHPAY PAYMENT SYSTEMS provides convenient ways to send money to your loved one; service fees apply. 1. Online: www.tdcjpayment.com 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 https://www.moneypak.com/Partner/Payment.aspx/TouchPay for details and locations.

Programs For Inmates

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention

Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Piping Trades/Plumbing

Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, area school districts, and local organizations.

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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Careers at Dalhart Unit

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