Walker Sayle Unit
The Walker Sayle Unit is a men's prison located in Breckenridge, Texas. This facility can house a maximum of 632 inmates and is managed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The Sayle Unit is a Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility for inmates who are incarcerated for drug crimes. Because Sayle Unit focuses on drug rehabilitation, education programs are limited.
Walker Sayle Unit
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Visiting Hours and Rules
The visiting hours for general population inmates at Sayle Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Visiting periods usually last for about two hours, and each inmate is allowed one visit per weekend by two adults (18+). Minor children are not counted in the visiting number.
You must fill out an application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice before you can visit an inmate at Sayle Unit. Click on the visiting application and instructions below to get started.
- Policy 507.01 - Visitation
- Visitation Form
Before you travel to Sayle Unit
- Make sure the inmate you are visiting is assigned to Sayle Unit and has visitation privileges. 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 cancellations are posted on the TDCJ homepage.
- Verify you are an approved visitor. If you are unsure, you may call Sayle Unit for verification.
- Bring photo identification (ID). Click here for a list of appropriate photo identification.
- Check clothing for compliance. (see below)
- Make sure you are not bringing prohibited items on the unit. Vehicles and visitors are subject to search by unit staff. Click here for items allowed and not allowed.
- Do not bring cash (except coins, not more than $25).
- No cell phones inside the secure perimeter.
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?
When checking in for a visit, you will need to provide the officer at the unit security checkpoint the following information:
- Your inmate's name and TDCJ number
- Your relationship to the offender
- Your current physical address and phone number
All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID. Keep 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.
For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here.
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 will make the final decision on whether clothing is appropriate.
4176 FM 1800
Breckenridge, TX 76424-7301
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/tnAUTNNYZWxdm7VU7
General Phone Number
(254) 559-1581 (**080)
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Inmate Name/DOC Number
4176 FM 1800
Breckenridge, TX 76424-7301
eMessagesInmates at Sayle Unit can receive eMessages through JPAY. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or visit www.jpay.com on the web.
How to Call an Inmate
You can't call an inmate at Sayle 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 Sayle 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. The maximum spend is $60, with the exception of the 4th quarter. From October through December, the holiday spend limit is $85.
Visit their website at www.jpay.com or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card.
ACCESS CORRECTIONS – SECURE DEPOSITS
1. Visit www.AccessCorrections.com
2. Telephone (toll-free): call 1.866.345.1884 for live bilingual agents available 24/7
MONEY ORDERS or CASHIER’S CHECKS
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), CHANGES/Pre-Release
- Additional Programs/Services: Faith-Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS
- Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, area school districts, and Texas Parks and Wildlife
- Volunteer Initiatives: Reentry/Life Skills, Religious/Faith-Based, Substance Abuse, Support Groups
- Special Treatment Programs: Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF)
Substance Use Treatment Program
The Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF) / In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC) programs provide services to qualified offenders identified as needing substance use treatment.
Both are six-month in-prison treatment programs followed by up to three months of residential aftercare in a transitional treatment center* (TTC), six to nine months of outpatient aftercare and up to 12 months of support groups and follow-up supervision.
Offenders are sentenced to a SAFPF by a judge as a condition of community supervision in lieu of prison/state jail, or voted in by the Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP) BPP as a modification of parole.
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