John M. Wynne Unit

The John M. Wynne Unit is a medium-custody prison for male inmates that is located in Huntsville, Texas. This Unit is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and can house a maximum of 2,300 inmates at the main unit, plus 321 at the Trusty Camp.

This facility sits on nearly 1,400 acres and has agricultural operations that include: Edible and Field Crops, Egg Laying Operation, Farm Shop, Regional Pest Control, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Swine Finishing Operation, and Veterinary Clinic. Wynne also assists the Goree Unit in the Horse Breeding Program.

Some inmates are assigned jobs at the manufacturing and logistics operations at the unit. These include: a Computer Recovery Facility; License Plate Plant; Mattress Factory; Sign and Plastics Facility; Graphics Facility; Mechanical Department (Diesel Engine Repair, Wrecker Service, Tire Operations); Food Service Warehouse, and a Freight Terminal.

Additional operations at Wynne Unit include Unit Maintenance, Scent-Specific Canines; Narcotic Canines; Human Remains Detection (HRD) Canines; Windham School District Administrative Headquarters, Regional Office and Warehouse; and Laundry services provided for the Holliday Unit.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Wynne Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 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 Wynne 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.

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.

TDCJ units are tobacco free. Visitors are not permitted to bring cigarettes, cigarette lighters, matches or any tobacco products into TDCJ units. Visits must be orderly to assure that visitors and offenders are not disturbed. Visitors who cannot control their children will be escorted out of the unit. Children must not be left unattended

Dress Code

Visitors must follow the dress code. Shirts and shoes must be worn. Shirts and blouses of fishnet, transparent material are not 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, and long pants are allowed. Exceptions for pre-adolescent boys and girls may be made. If a dress, pants, skirt, or any attire appears to be inappropriate, the duty warden shall be contacted for a decision. 

Hats may be worn, but will be searched. Visitors are not permitted to wear all white. Clothing marked by words or pictures considered profane or offensive by current public standards will not be allowed. 

For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here

Video Visits

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has introduced a new “Remote Video Visitation” system, which allows family members at home to visit, via live video, with offenders at Wynne Unit.

Remote video visitations are 60 minutes long and will cost $10.00. At this time, offenders will be limited to one remote video visitation per month. 

In order to participate in the new remote video visitations, follow these registration steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Sign-Up link under Video Communication
  3. Enter email address and create password
  4. Select three security questions to help verify your identity should you forget your password
  5. Fill out contact info as it appears on your ID

Remote video visits are on a set schedule that will begin and end at the scheduled times. Visitors may log into the remote video visitation one minute prior to the scheduled start. 

Physical Address

Wynne Unit
810 FM 2821
Huntsville, TX 77349

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General Phone Number

(936) 295-9126 (**020)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Wynne Unit
810 FM 2821
Huntsville, TX 77349

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

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Wynne 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 Wynne 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 or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. 



Touchpay Payment Systems provides ways to send money to an offender with service fees starting at $2.95. Call TOUCHPAY at 1-877-868-5358 or visit for additional information. MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards are accepted, as well as MoneyPak, which is a remote cash option available at retailers nationwide. 


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), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release.
  • Career and Technology Programs: Computer Maintenance Technician; Diesel Mechanics; Small Engine Repair; Welding.
  • Lee College Vocational: Truck Driving; Welding; Advanced Welding
  • Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, House Church Program, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative.
  • Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies and local organizations.
  • Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities.

Education Programming at Wynne 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 Wynne Unit. Offenders are selected for enrollment in WSD programs based on the Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) process. 

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.

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 John M. Wynne Unit

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

TDCJ offers competitive pay and benefits. There’s currently a $5,000 hiring bonus available for correctional officers at many units across the state due to staff shortages. That bonus is also available to several maintenance supervisor roles in many locations statewide.