Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF

Do you know someone in Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF? Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF is a state prison in the Texas state prison system. This page will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF: Find out who’s in prison at this facility? Visiting an inmate here. The address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF
Year Opened: 1995
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Wood
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: Substance Abuse Offenders
Warden Name: Kevin Wheat

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the street address and mailing address for Johnston Unit. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to someone there, and use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of Johnston Unit.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you send a letter or package to an inmate to make sure that you correctly write the address, and use the correct procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t follow the appropriate protocol, the package or letter could not get delivered.

Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF
703 Airport Road
Winnsboro TX, 75494

Street Address / Prison location


Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF
703 Airport Road
Winnsboro TX, 75494

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (**089)

Map and Directions

Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. You should check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page if you are going to try to visit someone in prison.

Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF
703 Airport Road
Winnsboro TX, 75494


One (1) mile east of Winnsboro on FM 3530 in Wood County

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, but, there are some times when it may be necessary to have the telephone number to the prison.

Johnston Unit inmates are able to call out using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax your inmate, but there might be times when it might be useful to know the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email address for Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF. You won’t be able to reach prisoners using this email. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 612
Total Staff: 165

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner you must follow an specific process to make sure that the email message is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you must follow when sending postal mail to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards open and read and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general mail is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or monitor a particular problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you must address a letter or package to an inmate at Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF:

Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF
703 Airport Road
Winnsboro TX, 75494

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary which serves to provide prisoners a bank type account for inmate monies and for buying items not issued by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money into these Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates funds by way of the mail and will have to send money to the address below and do so in accordance with the rules provided below:

The funds must be in the form of a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, and during this hold period the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that do not have valid prisoner information provided the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks won’t be accepted for deposit so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently changed to different prison facilities in the state, so sometimes you might need to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to locate an Texas prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF, be sure that you know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Texas state prison has its own policies for prison visits and these rules get changed often. The information below might be out of date since this was written, so make sure to also read Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF’s official website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will make sure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log when they enter the facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture identification of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, check out the actual correctional facility website as this info is updated often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF prison records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Section about Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about Texas parole process to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about getting released from Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Literacy (Adult Basic Education), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting Seminar.Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours

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Prison Life

Info about prison life will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF to be added later.


A Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF.

If you have any photos of Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, click here:

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Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Section about Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Texas State Prisons: Texas State Prisons

Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF Links

The official website:

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF

Have you ever been a prisoner in Johnston Unit (JT) – Texas SAFPF? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Johnston Unit?

If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your prison experience so that others can find out what to expect.

Things you could include in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate here, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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