William R. Boyd Unit

The William R. Boyd Unit is a multi-level custody prison for male inmates located in Teague, Texas. This facility opened in 1992 and is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This unit can house approximately 1,372 inmates in the G1, G2, G4, and Safekeeping custody levels.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the William R. Boyd Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 5 pm.

Members of the public may call the Ombudsman Visitation Hotline to inquire about offender location, basic visitation policy questions, unit family liaison officer information, and how to appeal a visitation denial.

The hotline is open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (936) 437-4927 or toll free at (844) 476-1289.

Dress Code and Permissible Items

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.

Items allowed inside the secured perimeter of a unit:

  • A small wallet, clear plastic bag (Ziploc type) or change purse
  • $25 cash (in coins) – Vending machines are available in the visitation areas.
  • Offender 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 shall be stored in a clear plastic bag.

All vehicles and visitors are subject to search. Visitors are pat searched and scanned with a metal detector prior to entering the visitation area. Small children and infants shall be removed from carriers or strollers. Any visitor refusing the search procedure will be required to leave TDCJ property. 

Cash (except coins), alcoholic beverages, tobacco, cell phones, cameras, drugs, firearms, escape implements, or dangerous weapons are strictly prohibited by statute and TDCJ rules and policies. 

Visitor Checklist

  • Confirm the offender is assigned to the unit you are planning to visit, has visitation privileges and that you are on the Visitors List.  
  • Bring valid identification (ID).  
  • Call prior to leaving. If you have made special arrangements with the unit, ensure that plans for your visit have been made and are in place.  
  • Check clothing for compliance with visiting rules and regulations.  
  • If you are bringing a child and you are not the legal guardian or parent, you MUST have the notarized statement from the child’s legal guardian or parent with you.
  • Before leaving home, check your vehicle for contraband and/or hazardous items.
  • Arrive on the designated day during proper visiting hours. Do not have any contraband on you when you enter the facility. 
  • Leave purses, food items, diaper bags, briefcases, cameras, baby strollers, toys, dolls, photographs, tobacco, lighters, matches, cell phones, pagers, or any other type of electronic/wireless devices in your vehicle. 
  • Be sure to secure (lock) your vehicle. Do not leave minor children waiting in the car while you visit, or your visit will be terminated.  
  • Remember to treat correctional staff with respect. Do not bring anything to the visiting room to give to the offender. 
  • Offenders are not permitted to take anything from the visiting area or receive any item from visitors.  
Ensure that you have NO paper money on you. A maximum of $25 in coins is allowed.  Additional visitation information is available on the agency website at: http://www.tdcj.texas.gov/visitation/index.html

Physical Address

William R. Boyd Unit
200 Spur 113
Teague, TX 75860-2007

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/k92HKJwdGd6Ka5tM8

General Phone Number

(254) 739-5555

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
William R. Boyd Unit
200 Spur 113
Teague, TX 75860-2007

Families and friends of offenders are encouraged to write often. Letters sent to offenders should include the offender’s name, TDCJ number, and unit address on the envelope. 


Offenders can receive incoming eMessages. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or www.jpay.com on the web. Only incoming mail is available. The offender is not allowed to return the eMessage. 

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at William R. Boyd 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

Only senders that are on the approved visitor list or Offender Telephone List will be allowed to deposit money to inmates. Cash and personal checks are not accepted and will be returned to the sender. Do not send trust fund deposits to the offender's facility of assignment and do not send offender's personal mail or other items to the Inmate Trust Fund.

Here are the options for depositing money into an inmate's trust fund account.

MONEY ORDERS or CASHIER’S CHECKS made payable to “Inmate Trust Fund for Offender Name and Number” 

1. You may obtain deposit slips from the offender or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Inmate Trust Fund, PO Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060. 

2. Send deposit and completed deposit slip to Inmate Trust Fund, PO Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060. 

MONTHLY CHECKING ACCOUNT DEBIT (ACH) is a free service provided by TDCJ. 

1. To have a set amount automatically debited from a personal checking account once each month for deposit to a specified offender. Debit transaction will occur on or around the 5th day of each month and credit to the Offender’s account on or around the 10th. 

a. Complete an ACH authorization form http://www.tdcj.texas.gov/documents/finance/ACH Agreement.pdf).
b. Attach a voided check on the account to be debited.
c. Submit completed form with voided check to:
Inmate Trust Fund
PO Box 629
Huntsville, Texas 77342-0629. 

2. Change ACH – complete an ACH stop/change form http://www.tdcj.texas.gov/documents/finance/ACH Change Form.pdf and send completed form to Inmate Trust Fund. Must be received 3-5 business days before the 5th day of the month.  

ACCESS CORRECTIONS – SECURE DEPOSITS send money, your way! Choose the most convenient way to send money to your loved one at TDCJ Facilities for a service fee. 

1. Visit www.AccessCorrections.com 

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

3. Cash Walk-In at most stores available from 8am to 9pm, some 24/7 

4. Visit www.CashPayToday.com or call 1.844.340.2274 to enroll, find locations, or get your barcode for Dollar GeneralDeposits. 

5. Send money with Debit Card or Cash at Dollar General with ACE, AMERICA’S CASH EXPRESS available from anywhere in the United States. Deposit funds to an offender trust fund account for a service fee. Call 1.866.734.2306 or visit www.acecashexpress.com for the nearest ACE location.  

ECOMMDIRECT is the secure way to make a deposit in an offender’s trust fund account. Visit www.texas.gov/eCommDirect, enter offender number, name, and confirm offender. 

JPAY allows you to send money to an offender for a service fee. Visit their website at www.jpay.com or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. Senders can make cash deposits at any MoneyGram location nationwide using an Express Payment form and using RECEIVE CODE 3570.  


1. Online: www.tdcjpayment.com 

2. Telephone (toll-free): 1.877.868.5358 MasterCard and Visa credit/debit cards are accepted, as well as MoneyPak, which is a remote cash option available at retailers nationwide. 

Visit https://www.moneypak.com/Partner/Payment.aspx/TouchPay for details and locations. 

Note: Sender’s name and address are required when making a deposit to an offender’s account. Direct any questions to Inmate Trust Fund, telephone number 936.438.8990.

Programs For Inmates

Agricultural Operations: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Windham Region II Administrative Office; Laundry Services provided to the local Texas Juvenile Justice Department facility.

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Twelve-bed single cell housing area with wheelchair accommodations. Telemedicine and Digital Medical Services (DMS) available. All services on a single level, including assisted disability services (ADS) showers and CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB.

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

Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Transmission); Construction Carpentry; Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance

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

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

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

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