LV Hightower Unit

The LV Hightower Unit is a mixed-custody prison for male inmates located in Dayton, Texas. This facility is managed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and it can house a maximum of 1,384 inmates. 

The agricultural operations at the LV Hightower Unit include Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and Unit Garden. The manufacturing and logistics operations include a Garment Factory that employs inmates who make TDCJ uniforms.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at the LV Hightower Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Each inmate is allowed one visit per weekend. A maximum of two adults (18+) are allowed at the visit. Children 17 and younger will not be counted in the visitor number. A regular visiting period lasts two hours and begins when the offender is seated.

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

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit an inmate at the LV Hightower Unit, you must get approved by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Click on the visiting application and instructions below to get started.

Dress Code

The dress code at LV Hightower Unit is strictly enforced.

  • Sandals, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes may be worn. 
  • Clothing that is tight fitting, revealing, or made with see-through fabrics are prohibited.
  • Sleeveless shirts and dresses are allowed, but must cover the shoulders. 
  • Shorts, skirts no shorter than three (3) inches above the middle of the knee while standing, capri pants, or long pants are allowed. 
  • Length is not restricted for children ages 10 and younger. 
  • Clothing with pictures or language that may be considered profane or offensive is not allowed. 

For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here.

What can you bring to a visit?

All visitors 18 years of age and older must have a photo ID. All other items must be kept in your vehicle except: 

  • A small wallet, clear plastic bag, or change purse
  • $25 cash (in coins) for the vending machines
  • 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

LV Hightower Unit
902 FM 686
Dayton, TX 77535

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(936) 258-8013 (**041)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
LV Hightower Unit
902 FM 686
Dayton, TX 77535

Any inmate mail with unauthorized materials or contraband will be rejected. Newspapers, magazines, and books must be mailed directly to offenders only by the publisher, publication supplier, or bookstore.


You can send your inmate eMessages 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 LV Hightower 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 easiest ways to send money to an inmate at LV Hightower Unit are:


Click here and 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.

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 or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. 


1. Visit 

2. Telephone (toll-free): 1.866.345.1884 for live bilingual agents available 24/7

Programs For Inmates

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

Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Small Engine Repair

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to local school districts and county agencies

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

Special Treatment Programs: Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP); Sex Offender Education Program (SOEP)

Sex Offender Education Program (SOEP) consists of a four-month curriculum to assist sex offenders determined to pose a lower re-offense risk or who may be releasing to an extended period of supervision during which they may participate in treatment. This curriculum is conducted in a didactic format, providing information on a variety of topics (e.g., Healthy Sexuality, Anger and Stress Management, Interpersonal Relationships, Cognitive Restructuring) and is intended to provide the information necessary to impact offenders lacking knowledge to effect change in their patterns of thinking.

Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) consists of an eighteen-month intensive treatment program in a therapeutic community environment that allow offenders immediate feedback about their behavior and treatment progress (SOTP-18) and a nine-month moderate intensity program to assist sex offenders determined to pose a higher and more moderate re-offense risk respectively (SOTP-9). The programs involve three treatment phases employing a cognitive-behavioral model. The primary goal of the programs is to reduce the rate of re-offense and move the participants toward a more pro-social lifestyle.

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Careers at LV Hightower Unit

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