Rufe Jordan Unit

The Rufe Jordan Unit and the Baten Intermediate Sanction Facility is a prison complex for male inmates that is located in Pampa, Texas. It is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and it can house a maximum of 1,008 inmates. This facility houses inmates classified as G1, G2, G4. The Baten Facility houses an additional 420 inmates who are classified as transient transfer inmates.

Agricultural operations at the Rufe Jordan Unit include contract farming and grazing, security horses, security pack canines, and the unit garden.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at the Rufe Jordan Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. A visiting period lasts for about two hours and each inmate is allowed one visit per weekend. No more than two adults (18+) are allowed at a visit. Children 17 and younger are not counted in the visitor number. 

If you have any questions about visitation, 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. 

Visiting Applications

You must fill out an application and get approved by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice before you can visit an inmate at the Rufe Jordan  Unit. Click on the visiting application and instructions below to get started.

Dress Code

The dress code at Rufe Jordan Unit is modest and strictly enforced. You could be denied your visit if you are not dressed appropriately.

  • 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 are subject to search and will be screened by a metal detector prior to entering the visitation area. A photo ID is required for all visitors 18 years of age and older. 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

Rufe Jordan Unit
1992 Helton Road
Pampa, TX 79065

Baten Intermediate Sanction Facility
1995 Helton Road
Pampa, TX 79065

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General Phone Number

(806) 665-7070 (**056)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Rufe Jordan Unit
1992 Helton Road
Pampa, TX 79065

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Baten Intermediate Sanction Facility
1995 Helton Road
Pampa, TX 79065

Inmates can have newspapers, magazines, and books, but you can't mail them directly. They must be mailed by the publisher, publication supplier, or bookstore. 

When ordering books or a subscription to a newspaper or magazine, make sure you set up the shipping address just like the inmate mailing address above. Always include the inmate's name and number.


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 Rufe Jordan 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 Rufe Jordan  Unit. Remember, you will need their inmate ID number to put money on an inmate's books.

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): call 1.866.345.1884 for live bilingual agents available 24/7 

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 


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.

The ECOMMDIRECT site is also a place where friends and family can make purchases for eligible offenders up to the maximum quarterly spend. Offender spends are based on the following months:

  • January – March up to $60.00
  • April – June up to $60.00
  • July – September up to $60.00
  • October – December up to $85.00 (Holiday Spend)

Up to 100 of the top selling items are available for purchase including snacks, hygiene products, correspondence supplies as well as some new packaged items. The online amount purchased will not affect the amount that offenders may spend on commissary items from funds deposited in their inmate trust fund account.

Programs For Inmates

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

Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Fundamentals

Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative

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

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

The GO KIDS Initiative

As research indicates that children of offenders have a 70% greater likelihood of entering the criminal justice system, the GO KIDS Initiative was established to identify resources that offer basic, fundamental services to offenders and their families, and in particular, their children. 

Recognizing that solid family ties impact the success of individuals under criminal justice supervision, as well as their families, the Rufe Jordan Unit offers GO KIDS Initiative programs. These programs help offenders maintain constructive focus during their incarceration; allow families to remain connected; and positively impact the future of the children.

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Careers at Rufe Jordan Unit

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