Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison

Know somebody incarcerated at Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison? Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison is a state prison in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This page gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison: How to locate an inmate here. How to visit Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison inmates. The prisons’s phone number and address. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison
Year Opened: 1991
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Childress
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1, G2, G4
Warden Name: Gary Hunter

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner at Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison, and use the street address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to an inmate so that you properly address it, and follow the correct procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could not get to the inmate.

Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison
15845 FM 164
Childress TX, 79201

Street Address / Prison location


Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison
15845 FM 164
Childress TX, 79201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (**050)

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are visiting an inmate. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below if you are going to go to visit someone in prison.

Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison
15845 FM 164
Childress TX, 79201


Two (2) miles southwest of Hwy 287 on FM 164 in Childress County

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Phone Number

Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call the inmate, but, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the phone number to Roach Unit.

Prisoners can sometimes make phone calls with:

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

Fax Number

Roach Unit prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t get to fax a letter to inmates, but there are cases when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for the facility. You won’t be able to contact individuals at this email address. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: Unit: 1,342
Boot Camp: 400
Work Camp: 100
Total Staff: 330

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison you must use an exact procedure to make sure that the email message is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you have to follow when mailing a package or letter to a state prison inmate. If you don’t then what you sent might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison staff do open and inspect and read all incoming general postal correspondence. Incoming general mail may be read as frequently as necessary to maintain security or watch any problems having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you have to address mail to a prisoner at Roach Unit:

Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison
15845 FM 164
Childress TX, 79201

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank account for inmate money and for purchasing things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may deposit money to these Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners funds by way of the mail and will have to send it to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules written below:

The funds must be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, and during this hold period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner information but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Checks and cash can’t be deposited so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often changed to various prisons throughout the Texas prison system, so you might need to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to locate an Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison, make sure you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has their own procedures for inmate visitation and these rules are changed frequently. The information listed below could be out of date now, so be sure to also read Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison’s site to find the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures all visitors sign the prison visitors log upon entering the correctional facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Photo ID of all visitors is required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For all of the points listed below, check out the main prison site because this information is changed 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 Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison 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 Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison death row coming soon.

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


Information about Texas parole process coming soon.

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.


Information about getting released from Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, Title I, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting Seminar,
Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Electrical Trades; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance
Clarendon College Academic
Clarendon College Vocational: Air Conditioning/Refrigeration

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Prison Life

Information about prison life at Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison 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 Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison news section coming soon.


A Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

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

Details about family resources coming.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison 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

Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison Links

The official website:

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Roach Unit (RH) – Texas State Prison

Have you ever been an inmate at Roach Unit? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

If yes, then please tell us about it. Write down your prison experience because other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can put in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are a prisoner here, include your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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