Daniel Webster Wallace Unit

The Daniel Webster Wallace Unit is a medium-security prison for male inmates located in Colorado City, Texas. This facility is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and can house a maximum of 1,384 in the main unit, plus another 64 at the work camp. 

The Wallace Unit sits on nearly 500 acres and has agricultural operations that include: Farm Shop; Wallace and Ware work in cooperation: Hay Production, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Unit Garden.

The Garment Factory on the grounds of the Wallace Unit does employ a few inmates. Additional operations include Unit Maintenance, the San Angelo Work Camp, Scent-Specific Canines, and Laundry Services provided for the Ware Unit.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

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

All offenders in the general population are allowed one visit every weekend, normally two adults for two hours. Children under the age of 18 are not counted in this number, and must be accompanied by an approved adult visitor (18 years or older). 

Visiting Applications

You must fill out an application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice before you can visit your inmate at Wallace Unit.

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

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 is not allowed.

What can you bring to a visit?

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID to visit an inmate. Leave everything in your vehicle except your ID and up to $25 cash (in coins) for the vending machines. You may carry the coins in a small wallet, clear plastic bag, or change purse.

Visitors with infants or small children may bring three diapers, baby wipes, and two baby bottles (“sippy” cup for toddlers). These items must be stored in a clear plastic bag.

For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here

Physical Address

Wallace Unit
1675 South FM 3525
Colorado City, TX 79512

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/aD2qsjzDSF1x9FSG7

General Phone Number

(325) 728-2162 (**074)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Wallace Unit
1675 South FM 3525
Colorado City, TX 79512

Offenders may receive magazines, books or newspapers from the publisher or store that sells them. You can't send money, stamps, or other negotiable items in the mail to an inmate. DO NOT SEND PACKAGES. 


Inmates at Wallace Unit can receive eMessages from friends and family through JPAY. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or visit www.jpay.com on the web.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Wallace 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 a number of ways to send money to an inmate at Wallace Unit, both online and through snail mail. Remember, you will need their inmate ID number


This site allows you to send money to an inmate or make purchases for them from the prison commissary. To send money, click here and enter the offender's number, name, and confirm offender. Add a deposit amount to your cart and checkout using a credit or debit card.

Friends and family can also make purchases each quarter for eligible offenders. You can choose from the top selling commissary items and purchase them for your inmate instead of sending money. Items include snacks, hygiene products, and correspondence supplies. 


Visit their website at www.jpay.com or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. 



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

  • You may obtain deposit slips by sending 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

Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Brakes, Engine Performance); Construction Carpentry

Western Texas College Vocational: Horticulture

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, area school districts, local organizations, the area food bank, and Habitat for Humanity.

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

Education Programming at Wallace Unit

Windham School District (WSD) provides a variety of academic classes, life skills, and career and technology education classes for offenders who are confined at Wallace Unit.

Offenders are selected for enrollment in WSD programs based on the Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) process. The ITP outlines programmatic activities and prioritizes participation in recommended programs based on the offender’s needs, program availability, and projected release date. 

The Literacy Program provides adult basic education for offenders functioning below the sixth grade level, and secondary level adult education for those who are working toward attainment of a high school equivalency (GED) certificate. 

Based on individual achievement, students are assigned to beginning (Literacy I), intermediate (Literacy II), or advanced (Literacy III) level classes. Students needing help with basic reading skills may be enrolled in Literacy I–Reading. 

Literacy teachers use an interdisciplinary approach to promote workplace competencies and learning in real-world contexts. Emphasis is placed on the skills employers demand, such as personal qualities, cultural sensitivity/tolerance, teamwork, decision-making, and problem solving. 

A supplemental Title I program is provided for underachieving students who are 21 years of age or younger. The Title I teacher works with the regular literacy teacher to reinforce and/or re-teach literacy and math concepts to these younger students. 

Special Education services are provided for eligible students with disabilities. An English as a Second Language (ESL) program is available for students with limited English proficiency. 

Windham has expanded academic programming to include a high school diploma program. Windham partners with outside school districts to provide instruction within the TDCJ facility. The high school diploma program is available to custody eligible offenders age 26 and under. The program provides for academic review of the student’s transcripts from high school and develops a graduation plan for students who were near graduation prior to incarceration. 

The Career and Technology Education (CTE) program offers vocational training in approximately 41 occupational areas to prepare offenders for today’s workforce. CTE has a strong emphasis on providing Industry Standards Certifications for vocational trades and connections to employer partnerships that increase the opportunities for offenders to get higher wage earning jobs with career building potential upon release. Additional vocational training opportunities may be available through apprenticeship programs and on-the-job training. Life skills programs are available to help offenders learn to make better, pro-social decisions. 

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Careers at Daniel Webster Wallace Unit

If you are interested in a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and would like to see the job listings at Wallace Unit, click here. The TDCJ is currently hiring at all levels of the agency.