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James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit

James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit, TX Prison Inmates

Updated on: March 5, 2023
Postal Code
Walker County
Phone Number
21 FM 247, Huntsville, TX, 77320

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This medium security institution in Texas houses both male and female inmates. There are two separate living units at James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit that house over 1365 inmates. In addition to the larger medium security facility, there is also a100 bed minimum security unit and a 90 bed special management unit. The campus also includes support buildings for things like academic and vocational schools, a medical unit, inmate canteen, correctional industries, a gym, dining facility, and maintenance area. Inmates can take strides to bettering themselves and preparing for reentry into society.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

To send mail to an inmate, use this address:Inmate Name, ID Number
James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit
21 FM 247, Huntsville, TX, 77320

Remember that all mail will be opened and inspected by the James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit staff. You should not send packages, only send letters and postcards.

Sending Money

The easiest way to send money to an inmate is by visiting one of the 18 JPay Inmate kiosks located in the lobby of the James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit. You can pay with cash or credit card, and there will be a small fee.

You can also pay money to an inmate online by visiting this website.

Phone calls

Setting up money for an inmate to make a phone call is the same as sending money to an inmate. You can pay at a kiosk, or you can set up a money deposit online.

Inmates at the James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit cannot receive phone calls, so they are depended upon having money in their account to be able to make outgoing phone calls. Phone calls will be monitored and possibly recorded by jail staff.


Visitation for the general population of inmates is on Saturdays, Sundays, and state designated holidays. There are two sessions, a morning session from 8:30am-11:30am and an afternoon session from 12:30pm-3:15pm. There are also non-contact visits on Saturdays and Sundays in three sessions, from 8:30am-10:30am, 12:30pm-2:30pm, and 1pm-3pm.

Plan on dressing conservatively and do not bring anything with you into the James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit, not even a cell phone. Do not bring contraband or you will be denied visitation rights.

Visiting Hours

Saturday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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