All About The Ferguson Unit And Contacting Inmates

Connect With an Inmate All About The Ferguson Unit And Contacting Inmates

How to Stay in Touch With Ferguson Unit Inmates

Situated in Madison County, Texas, lies the multi custody male prison, Texas Ferguson Unit. Spanning 4,355-acres, Ferguson Unit houses up to 2100 adult male inmates.

The inmates at Ferguson Unit enjoy privileges to help them stay in contact with friends, family, and loved ones. These privileges include in-person visitation, phone calls, and letters.

Staying in touch with loved ones during their incarceration, although important, can be incredibly confusing. The rules and protocols that have to be followed are strict and intricate. Luckily there is a way to get all the information you need quickly and easily.

Ferguson Unit Contact Information

The first step in staying in touch with an inmate is ensuring you have the correct contact information.

Physical AddressFerguson Unit

12120 Savage Drive

Midway, TX 75852

Phone Number(936) 348-3751(**011)
Websitehttps://www.tdcj.texas.gov/index.html
Emailpia@tdcj.texas.gov

How to Visit an Inmate

Ferguson Unit conducts visitation on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 pm to 530 pm as well as Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Inmates are also allowed one tablet and one video visitation a month.

In-Person Visitation

There are a few steps to take to visit a friend or loved one residing at Ferguson Unit.

  1. Make sure the inmate you wish to see is allowed visitors.
  2. Verify that you are on the inmate's visitor list.
  3. Use the online scheduling portal to schedule your visitation. Inmates are only allowed one visitor a weekend so make sure that there isn't anyone else planning a visit the same weekend.
  4. Visitors are only allowed $25.00 in quarters to use at the vending machines.
  5. Visitors and vehicles are subject to search.

Tablet and Video Visitation

Technology makes it possible for inmates to visit loved ones even if they can't do so in person. The inmates have access to both tablet and video visitation.

  • One tablet visitation is allowed a month. The visitation is free of charge.
  • Video visitations are $10.00 and are scheduled through the Securus Website. One video visitation is allowed a month.
  • Neither tablet nor video visitations count towards the in-person visitation count.

How to Connect via Phone Calls

Phone calls are a convenient way to stay in touch with inmates in Ferguson Unit. There are a few protocols you need to know.

  • To talk to an inmate, you need to set up an account at  texasprisonphone.com.
  • Phone calls can be paid collect, prepaid through the receiver of the call, or prepaid by the inmate.
  • Phone hours are from 7 am to 10 pm, and calls are limited to 30 minutes increments.
  • Loved ones can send e-messages using JPay.

How to Write to Inmates

Sending mail is an excellent way for inmates to stay in touch and pass the time during their time in Ferguson Unit. Whether you are a family member or a pen-pal, letters are encouraged. It is essential to follow mail protocols to enjoy this privilege, however.

  • The most crucial step in writing an inmate is addressing the envelope correctly. Ferguson Unit's envelopes are addressed as follows: Inmate Name, TDCJ Number Facility/Unit Name PO Box or Street address City, State, Zip Code

  • 4"x6" photos are allowed, but polaroids are prohibited.
  • Magazines, newspapers, and books are allowed as long as they are sent through reputable vendors and are softback.

How to Send an Inmate Money

While at Ferguson Unit, inmates can use the money to purchase various items and services, from haircuts to hygiene products. Loved ones can send inmates money through a variety of methods.

  • JPay Money can be deposited online or over the phone by calling 1-800-574-JPAY.
  • TouchPay Money is loaded online or over the phone at 1-877-868-5358. You can use debit cards, credit cards, or MoneyPaks. You can purchase MoneyPaks at retailers nationwide using cash.
  • Texas.gov Using a Visa or MasterCard, you can add money to an inmate's account or buy commissary items for him.
  • Western Union or ACE Use Quick Collect for Western Union.
  • MoneyGram When depositing money via MoneyGram, use the received code 3570.
  • Money Orders and Cashier's Checks Send addressed to the offender's name and number to Inmate Trust Fund, P.O. Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060.
  • Monthly Checking Account Debit You can set up automatic monthly deposits from your checking account. To start the process, send an ACH form and a voided check to:

Inmate Trust Fund

P.O. Box 60, Huntsville

TX 77342- 0060

Use DoNotPay to Make Inmate Communication a Breeze

Figuring out all the information regarding your inmate and the steps necessary to reach them is complicated, time-consuming, and confusing. Now there is an easier way.

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.
  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.
  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.
  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.
  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!

DoNotPay takes all the guesswork out of staying in touch with inmates. DoNotPay's feature, Connect With an Inmate, can quickly, easily, and successfully connect you to your loved one.

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