Thomas Goree Unit

The Thomas Goree Unit is a mixed-custody prison located in Huntsville, Texas. It opened in 1907 and is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This facility can house a maximum of 1,000 inmates at the main unit, plus 321 at the Trusty Camp. 

The Thomas Goree Unit houses inmates designated G1-G3, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty, and Transient. The agricultural operations at this facility include a Horse Breeding Program. 

Additional operations at the Goree Unit include: Dynamic Risk Assessment for male offenders, transient facility for female offenders, and US Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at the Thomas Goree Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Each inmate can have only one visit each weekend. A maximum of two (2) adults, ages 18 and older, are allowed at the visit. Children ages 17 and younger may visit without being counted in the visitor number. 

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

Visiting Applications

You must get approved by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to visit an inmate at Thomas Goree Unit. Click on the visiting application and instructions below to get started.

Dress Code

The Thomas Goree Unit has a conservative dress code that is strictly enforced.

  • Sandals, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes are allowed.
  • Clothing that is tight fitting, revealing, or made with see-through fabrics is prohibited
  • 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 prohibited.

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

What can you bring to a visit?

The only items allowed inside the visiting room are:

  • 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.

Visitor Identification: For visitors 18 years of age and older, a photo ID is required. All other items must be kept in your vehicle. Visitors are not allowed to bring any electronic devices into the visiting room.

Physical Address

Thomas Goree Unit
7405 Hwy 75 South
Huntsville, TX 77344

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(936) 295-6331 (**012)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Thomas Goree Unit
7405 Hwy 75 South
Huntsville, TX 77344

Newspapers, magazines, and books may be mailed directly to offenders only by the publisher, publication supplier, or bookstore.


Offenders can receive incoming eMessages. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or on the web.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Thomas Goree 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 Thomas Goree Unit are:

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. 


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


1. Visit 

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

Programs For Inmates

Special Treatment Programs: Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP)

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED)

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, local organizations, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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Careers at Thomas Goree Unit

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