James V. Allred Unit

The James V. Allred Unit is a mixed-custody prison for male inmates located four miles northwest of Wichita Falls, Texas. This facility opened in 1995, and it can house a maximum of 3,722 inmates. The custody levels housed at this facility include G1-G5, Administrative Segregation and Safekeeping.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Allred Unit are on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visits during the week are by appointment only.

Ombudsman Visitation Hotline: Members of the public may call this line inquire about offender location, basic visitation policy questions, unit family liaison officer information, and how to appeal a visitation denial.The hotline will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (936) 437-4927 or toll free at (844) 476-1289.

Before you travel to the James V. Allred Unit for a visit:

  • Confirm your inmate is assigned to Allred and has visitation privileges. The visitation information provided through the link below is updated once daily during weekdays and multiple times per day on visitation days. Visitors should call the unit for final confirmation before traveling to the unit.Offender Information Search
  • Confirm the unit visitation schedule and verify that visitation has not been cancelled. An eligible offender cannot receive visitors if visitation has been cancelled. Unit wide visitation cancelations are posted on the TDCJ homepage at www.tdcj.texas.gov.Unit Visitation Schedule
  • Verify you are an approved visitor. If you are unsure, you may contact the unit for verification.
  • Bring photo identification (ID). Click here for a list of appropriate photo identification.
  • Check clothing for compliance. 
  • Make sure you are not bringing prohibited items on the unit. Vehicles and visitors are subject to search by unit staff.
  • Do not bring cash (except coins, not more than $25).
  • No cell phones inside the secure perimeter.
  • Special visits or visits requiring special accommodations should be arranged prior to the visit. If you have made special arrangements with the unit, call prior to leaving to ensure that plans for your visit have been made and are in place. Click here for examples of special visits and special accommodations.
  • Spiritual visits must be coordinated through the warden’s office.

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.

Visits may be terminated and visitors may be removed from the offender’s Visitors List because of improper conduct. 

Dress Code and Permissible Items

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 shall make the final decision on whether clothing is appropriate.

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 shall be stored in a clear plastic bag.

Physical Address

James V. Allred Unit
2101 FM 369 North
Iowa Park, TX 76367

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/SmtfLqgeLo8zfA9a6

General Phone Number

(940) 855-7477

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
James V. Allred Unit
2101 FM 369 North
Iowa Park, TX 76367

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at James V. Allred 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

The Inmate Trust Fund provides safekeeping of an offender’s funds, to which the offender may have access to, but not physical control of, during their confinement.

Inmate Trust Fund deposit options include:

MONEY ORDERS or CASHIER’S CHECKS made payable to “Inmate Trust Fund for Offender Name and Number” 

1. You may obtain deposit slips from the offender or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Inmate Trust Fund, PO Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060. 

2. 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. 

1. 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 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. 

2. Change ACH – complete an ACH stop/change form http://www.tdcj.texas.gov/documents/finance/ACH Change Form.pdf and send completed form to Inmate Trust Fund. Must be received 3-5 business days before the 5th day of the month.  

ACCESS CORRECTIONS – SECURE DEPOSITS send money, your way! 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. 

Note: Sender’s name and address are required when making a deposit to an offender’s account. Direct any questions to Inmate Trust Fund, telephone number 936.438.8990.

Only senders that are on the approved visitor list or Offender Telephone List will be allowed to deposit money to inmates. Cash and personal checks are not accepted and will be returned to the sender. Do not send trust fund deposits to the offender's facility of assignment and do not send offender's personal mail or other items to the Inmate Trust Fund.

Programs For Inmates

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

Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Air Conditioning); Bricklaying/Stone Masonry; Small Engine Repair; Electrical Trades

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

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

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

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