Daniel Unit

The Daniel Unit is a multi-custody level prison for male inmates that is located near Snyder, Texas. This facility opened in 1989 and can house a maximum of 1,384 inmates. The Daniel Unit sits on 579 acres and is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Agricultural Operations at Daniel Unit include: Edible and Field Crops, Security Horses, and Security Pack Canines. Manufacturing and Logistics Operations at Daniel Unit include Computer Recovery Facility, Freight Terminal, and Snyder Distribution Center.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at the Daniel Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Each inmate at Daniel Unit is allowed one visit per weekend. If possible, the individuals on an offender’s Visitors List should coordinate with one another and with the offender to make sure no one is declined when they arrive at the unit.

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

Visiting Applications

Before visiting an inmate at Daniel 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.

A maximum of two (2) adults, ages 18 and older, are allowed per visit. Children ages 17 and younger may visit without being counted in this number. 

Dress Code

Visitors are encouraged to dress conservatively. The duty warden makes the final decision on whether clothing is appropriate.

  • Sandals, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes are allowed
  • Clothing that is tight fitting, revealing, or made with see-through fabrics is prohibited
  • 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 prohibited.

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

Daniel Unit
938 South FM 1673
Snyder, TX 79549

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/SXjGx716FGZNufQc6

General Phone Number

(325) 573-1114 (**038)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Daniel Unit
938 South FM 1673
Snyder, TX 79549


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 Daniel 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 numerous options for sending money to your inmate at Daniel Unit.

ECOMMDIRECT is available at 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.

TOUCHPAY PAYMENT SYSTEMS provides convenient ways to send money to your loved one; service fees apply. Online at www.tdcjpayment.com or by telephone (toll-free) at 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.

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

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. 

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.

Programs For Inmates

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

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

Western Texas College Vocational: Computer Repair

Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, the local school district, local organizations, the Texas Department of Transportation, and the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

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

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Careers at Daniel Unit

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