Department of Criminal Justice (Texas)

Last Updated: March 21, 2022, 9:21 am

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has well over 100 units systemwide,ranging from small 300 person capacity substance abuse facilities, to large, modern maximum security prisons holding close to 4000 persons. As a result, many radio frequencies are in use. As recently as a few years ago, there was a standard radio channel plan in use. But due to size and the coming statewide state agency switch to P25 compliant technology, there is really no longer a standard radio channel lineup. Most units have moved security traffic to repeaters that have been licensed over the last decade so that the days of simplex on site communication as a rule are gone.  TDCJ used to have several units using UHF, however, all licenses have been modified to delete them in favor of 100% VHF.

When monitoring TDCJ, you will hear 10-codes still in use regularly. Each unit has a prefix number for their staff's radio unit numbers, and you will find most every prefix in use on the statewide common channel, 153.905 Mhz with a 100.0 PL (AKA Channel 5, or Common). "Common" is used to relay offender transportation information back and forth between sending and receiving units, and every morning at 0100 hours, certain centralized units take a 10-13 (Weather Report) from every single unit in the system.

In addition to the licensed repeaters, you may find unit traffic on any of the frequencies listed under the license KZ6245: 153.755, 153.785, 153.815, 153.905, 153.965, 154.055, 154.085, 154.115, 154.980, 154.995, 155.025. Also, select units such as maintenance or upper admin may use private channels in the business range. Common ones in use are 151.625, 151.715, 154.540, 154.570, an 154.600.  If you want to catch all the potential action, plug these in to your scanner with in PL/DPL/NAC search when you are close by a facility and see what hits!

Frequencies

TDCJ Region 1 (East Texas)

Byrd Unit (Huntsville)

Opened as Diagnostic Unit in 1964, houses males awaiting classification and assignment to permanent unit

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.06250WQOS829 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Byrd Unit Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.57000 BM 67.0 PL TDCJ Byrd Sec Security Backup FMN Corrections
Diboll Correctional Center - MTC (Diboll)

Opened in 1995, minimum security private prison for males run by Management and Training Corporation.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
461.85000WQMY593 RM 85.4 PL MTC Diboll CC Security Primary FMN Corrections
Duncan Geriatric Facility (Diboll)

Opened in 1992, Duncan now primarily houses minimum security male geriatric offenders.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
158.72250WPYW881 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Duncan Unit Security Primary FMN Corrections
151.06250WPYW881 M TDCJ Duncan 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Ellis Unit (Huntsville area)

Opened in 1963 as a maximum security prison with extensive agricultural operations, and housed Death Row 1965 - 1999.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.59500WQPY810 RM 156.7 PL TDCJ Ellis Unit Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.02500KZ6245 BM 218.1 PL TDCJ Ellis 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Estelle Unit (Huntsville area)

Opened in 1983 as Ellis II Unit, Estelle is a large maximum security unit with a separate "Super Seg" High Security Unit with its own security fence.  Ellis and Estelle share agricultural acreage in northeast Walker County.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
159.15750KFH296 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Estelle 1 Main Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.13750KFH296 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Estelle HS High Security Primary FMN Corrections
151.32500WQRD525 RM TDCJ Estelle 2 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
153.75500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Estelle Sec Main Security Backup FMN Corrections
151.62500 M 100.0 PL TDCJ Estelle Mtc Maintenance FMN Public Works
Ferguson Unit (Midway)

Originally a prison camp since 1935 across the Trinity River from the Eastham farm, Ferguson opened in 1962 as a maximum security facility primarily for young offenders.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.81500KFH296 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Ferguson 1 Security Outside FMN Corrections
156.21000WQQT788 RM 612 DPL TDCJ Ferguson 2 Security Inside FMN Corrections
154.08500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Ferguson BU Security Backup FMN Corrections
Goodman Transfer Facility (Jasper)

Opened in 1995, Goodman houses male offenders in ISF and IPTC programs.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.02500WPGW747 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Goodman 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.75500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Goodman 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Goree Unit (Huntsville)

Opened in 1911 as the state's female prison farm, it became a male unit in 1982.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.82750WQQI267 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Goree Unit Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Goree 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Holliday Transfer Facility (Huntsville)

Opened in 1994, houses male offenders typically transferring from jails to permanent prison units.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.03250WPPA225 RM 546 DPL TDCJ Holliday 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.75500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Holliday 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Huntsville "Walls" Unit (Huntsville)

Opened in 1849, one of the oldest units still operating in the USA.  The original state penitentiary still houses male offenders, many of which are on their final stretch of their sentence before release.  The nation's busiest execution chamber is housed here.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500KFH296 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Hunts Rept Huntsville Repeater (all 5 city units) FMN Corrections
155.02500WQRD525 RM 218.1 PL TDCJ Walls 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.52750KFH262 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Walls 2 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
155.16000KFH262 RM TDCJ Walls 3 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Lewis Unit (Woodville)

Opened in 1990, a "Super Seg" high security unit was later added to the premises making Gib Lewis a maximum security unit.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.43750WNQO268 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Lewis 1 Main Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.02500KZ6245 M 100.0 PL TDCJ Lewis 2 Main Security Backup FMN Corrections
155.66250WNQO268 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Lewis HS 1 High Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.43750WNQO268 M 186.2 PL TDCJ Lewis HS 2 High Security Backup FMN Corrections
Polunsky Unit (Livingston)

Opened as Terrell Unit in 1993, the Polunsky Unit houses the vast majority of male Death Row offenders awaiting their execution date and is a Super Max unit.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500WNZX815 RM 343 DPL TDCJ Polunsky 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Polunsky 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
154.43000WNZX815 RM TDCJ Polunsky 3 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Wainwright Unit (Lovelady)

Formerly known as the Eastham Unit until 2021, and farmed by convicts since 1896, the prison opened in 1917 as the first maximum security unit in the TDC.  Today it has a large agricultural and garment manufacturing program.  

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.58750WPPH937 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Wainwrigh 1 Security Outside FMN Corrections
154.23500WQRC312 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Wainwrigh 2 Security Inside FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Wainwrig BU Security Backup FMN Corrections
Wynne Unit (Huntsville)

Opened in 1883 as the Wynne Farm, Texas' third prison farm gained it's iconic building in 1937 and remains a valuable unit for trucking, logistics, supply chain and many other regional operations as well as license plate and road sign manufacturing.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.66250WPPA442 RM 127.3 PL TDCJ Wynne 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
151.32500WPPA442 RM TDCJ Wynne 2 Security Repeater FMN Corrections

TDCJ Region 2 (Northeast Texas)

Beto Unit (Tenn. Colony)

Beto and Gurney are co-located with each other

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500WQI478 RM 546 DPL TDCJ Beto Rept Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.96500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Beto Bldg 1 Security Backup 1 FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Beto Bldg 2 Security Backup 2 FMN Corrections
Boyd Unit (Teague)

Opened in 1992, Boyd is a medium security 1000 bed (expanded) facility.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.95750WNZX812 RM 250.3 PL TDCJ Boyd 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.81500WNZX812 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Boyd 2 Security Secondary FMN Corrections
154.99500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Boyd 3 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Bradshaw State Jail - MTC (Henderson)

As of December 2020, the Bradshaw SJ is temporarilty closed due to decreased inmate population.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.07750WPWW212 RM MTC Bradshaw SJ1 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
155.43750WPWW212 BM MTC Bradshaw SJ2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
464.27500WQZY343 RM MTC Bradshaw SJ Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Coffield Unit (Tenn. Colony)

Opened in 1965, Coffield was the first unit in the Tennessee Colony farm.  It is a unique structure to all other prisons in Texas and the largest with over 4100 beds.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500KFH287 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Tenn Colony Coffield Repeater (All 5 area units) FMN Corrections
154.74000WQQT789 RM 516 DPL TDCJ Coffield 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.84250WQQT789 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Coffield 2 Security Ch 2 FMN Corrections
153.96500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Coffield Bd Security Backup FMN Corrections
Cole State Jail (Bonham)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500WPFZ711 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Cole/Moore Cole/Moore C Repeater FMN Corrections
153.75500WPFZ711 BM 67.0 PL TDCJ Cole 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
East Texas Multi-Use Facility -MTC (Henderson)

Private Prison that houses multiple programs including SAFPF, ISF, IPTC, with both male and female offenders.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
461.32500WRBX455 RM 85.4 PL MTC ETMUF 1 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
461.52500WRBX454 M MTC ETMUF 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
463.57500WRBX454 M MTC ETMUF 3 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Estes Unit - MTC (Venus)

Private Prison operated by Management and Training Corporation.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
463.95000WNQB892 RM 445 DPL MTC Estes Unit Security (cancelled license) FMN Corrections
Gurney Unit (Tenn. Colony)

Unit is closed as of December 2020 due to decreased inmate population.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.98000KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Gurney Bldg Gurney Transfer Facility FMN Corrections
Hodge DDP Unit (Rusk)

Hodge and Skyview are co-located with each other and share a repeater.  See Skyview below.

Hutchins State Jail (Dallas)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
156.18000WPHJ888 RM 91.5 PL TDCJ Hutchins 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.85250WPHJ888 M 91.5 PL TDCJ Hutchins 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Johnston SAFPF (Winnsboro)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500WPGN313 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Johnston 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Johnston 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Lindsey State Jail - MTC (Jacksboro)

Private State Jail operated by Management and Training Corporation.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
152.45000WQOE818 RM 516 DPL MTC Lindsey SJ 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.41500WPVB947 RM 031 DPL MTC Lindsey SJ 2 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Michael Unit (Tenn. Colony)

Opened in 1987, Michael was the first of ten 2250 bed prototype maximum security units built in Texas.  It is co-located the Coffield Unit and shares farm land with Beto, Gurney and Powledge.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.67000KFH287 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Michael 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
159.18000KFH287 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Michael 2 Security Ch 2 FMN Corrections
Moore, B. Correctional Center - MTC (Overton)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.94750WPVL554 BM MTC B Moore CC Security FMN Corrections
158.73750WPVL554 BM MTC B Moore CC Security FMN Corrections
Moore, C. Transfer Facility (Bonham)

Choice Moore and Cole are co-located with each other

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
151.95500 BM 67.0 PL TDCJ Moore C TF Security Primary FMN Corrections
Powledge Unit (Tenn. Colony)

Opened in 1982 at Beto II, Powledge is a medium security facility that shares farm acreage with Beto, Coffield, Michael and Gurney.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.92500WQPS581 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Powledge 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.08500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Powledge 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Skyview Psychiatric Unit (Rusk)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.87500WNMJ843 RM 167.9 PL TDCJ Skyview Rep Security Primary FMN Corrections
Telford Unit (New Boston)

Opened in 1995, Telford is a 2250 bed prototype maximum security unit.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.81500WPFZ364 RM 67.0 PL TDCJ Telford 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.61750WPFZ364 RM TDCJ Telford 2 Security Secondary FMN Corrections

TDCJ Region 3 (Southeast Texas)

Bell Unit - MTC (Cleveland)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
151.91000WPXU234 BM MTC Bell Unit Bell Unit Security FMN Corrections
Clemens Unit (Brazoria)

Opened in 1893, Clemens was the first prison in Brazoria County and still supports extensive farming operations.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500KFH295 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Clemens Rep Clemens / Scott Repeater FMN Corrections
154.86750WQPK548 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Clemens 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.98000KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Clemens 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Gist State Jail (Beaumont)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.00250WPYL800 RM 192.8 PL TDCJ Gist SJ Security Primary FMN Corrections
Henley State Jail (Dayton)

Female offender state jail co-located with Plane SJ and Hightower.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.08500KZ6245 RM 67.0 PL TDCJ Henley 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
Hightower Unit (Dayton)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.00250WNPE492 RM 244 DPL TDCJ Hightower Security Primary FMN Corrections
Hospital Galveston
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
158.80500WYC857 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Hosp Galves Security Primary FMN Corrections
Jester I Unit (Richmond)

As of September 2020, Jester I, which first opened in 1885, is closed permanently.  It's repeater may still be in use for other area units.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.09250WQPM514 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Jester 1 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Jester III Unit (Richmond)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
158.76750WNPA776 RM 125 DPL TDCJ Jester 3 Security Primary FMN Corrections
Jester IV Psychiatric Unit (Richmond)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.42250WQOD731 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Jester4 Ch1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.34750WQOD731 BM TDCJ Jester4 Ch2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Kegans ISF (Houston)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
150.99500WPYF738 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Kegans Rept Security Repeater FMN Corrections
LeBlanc Unit (Beaumont)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.08500KZ6245 RM 67.0 PL TDCJ LeBlanc 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
Lynchner State Jail (Humble)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.75500WPYF738 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Lynchner SJ Security Primary FMN Corrections
Memorial Unit (Rosharon)

Opened in 1917 as the Darrington Unit and known as such until 2021, Memorial supports a large scale agricultural operations in the area and has a heavy focus on faith based rehabilitation.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.75500KFH293 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Rosharon Memorial, Ramsey, Stringfellow and Terrell FMN Corrections
158.79000WQRE845 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Memorial 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Memorial 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Plane State Jail (Dayton)

Female State Jail co-located with Henley SJ and Hightower.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500WPGW642 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Plane SJ 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.05500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Plane SJ 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Ramsey Unit (Rosharon)

Opened in 1908, Ramsey today supports agricultural and trucking operations for Region 3.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.57250WQON511 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Ramsey Ch 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.96500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Ramsey Ch 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Scott Unit (Brazoria)

Opened in 1919 as Retrieve, as of December 2020, the Wayne Scott unit is temporarily closed due to decreased inmate population.  The trusty camp remains open to continue the farming operations.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.66250WQQX709 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Scott 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.96500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Scott 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Stiles Unit (Beaumont)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500WNZX814 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Stiles Rep Stiles, Gist, LeBlanc Area Repeater FMN Corrections
155.92500WNZX814 RM TDCJ Stiles Ch 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
Stringfellow Unit (Rosharon)

Opened in 1908 with Ramsey, originally called Ramsey II, the Stringfellow Unit is co-located with Ramsey and Terrell to support farming and agricultural operations in the area.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.58750WQMP515 RM TDCJ String 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.98000KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ String 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Terrell Unit (Rosharon)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.73250WQPM515 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Terrell 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.08500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Terrell 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Vance Unit (Richmond)

Historically known as Jester II (and Harlem II before that), Carol Vance hosts the system's unique Christian Faith Based (IFI) program.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.81500WNPA776 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Vance Unit Security Primary FMN Corrections
Young Medical Facility (Dickinson)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.74000WPHN552 RM TDCJ Young Med Security Primary FMN Corrections

TDCJ Region 4 (South and West Texas)

Briscoe Unit (Dilley)

Opened in 1992, the Dolph Briscoe unit is a 1000 bed prototype with expansion dorms.  In July 2021, TDCJ inmates were cleared out to make way for undocumented immigrants with criminal charges as part of Operation Lonestar.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.81500WNXN958 RM 172 DPL TDCJ Briscoe Ch1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Briscoe Ch2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Connally Unit (Kenedy)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.81500WPGI446 RM 131 DPL TDCJ Connally Rp Connally Repeater (Area) FMN Corrections
155.43750WPGI446 RM 343 DPL TDCJ Connally 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.75500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Connally 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Cotulla Unit (Cotulla)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
150.78250WPYZ279 BM 107.2 PL TDCJ Cotulla 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.82250WPYZ279 RM 110.9 PL TDCJ Cotulla 2 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Dominguez State Jail (San Antonio)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.11500WPHN860 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Domingz 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.75500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Domingz 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Fort Stockton Unit
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500WPGJ215 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Ft Stock Rp Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.11500WPGJ215 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Ft Stock 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Garza West Transfer Facility (Beeville)

Garza West is co-located with the former Garza East Unit which closed permanently in September 2020.  The units are located on a former military base (NAS Chase Field).  The Region IV offices and Distribution Center are also on the complex.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.20500WPBX242 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Beeville Rp Beeville Repeater (McConnell and Garza Units) FMN Corrections
154.34750WQOR953 RM 466 DPL TDCJ Garza West Security Primary - Garza West FMN Corrections
155.22750WQOS486 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Garza East Security Repeater - Garza East FMN Corrections
Glossbrenner SAFPF (San Diego)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500WPFK872 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Glossb 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.99500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Glossb 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Lopez State Jail (Edinburg)

Lopez SJ is co-located with Segovia TF and adjacent to the Hidalgo County Jail.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.11500 RM 67.0 PL TDCJ Lopez SJ 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
151.16750WRCE573 RM 546 DPL TDCJ Lopez SJ 2 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Lynaugh Unit (Fort Stockton)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500WRAM535 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Lynaugh Unt Security Primary FMN Corrections
159.15750WRAM535 RM TDCJ Lynaugh Rep Security Repeater FMN Corrections
McConnell Unit (Beeville)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.81500WNXN959 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ McConn 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.94750WNXN959 RM 346 DPL TDCJ McConn 2 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Ney Unit (Hondo)

Ney and Torres are co-located with each other and share administration.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.75500WPAN855 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Ney SJ 1 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
154.11500WPGI731 BM TDCJ Ney SJ 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Sanchez State Jail (El Paso)

Sanchez SJ is adjacent to the El Paso County Jail.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500WPHH542 RM 67.0 PL TDCJ Sanchez 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
158.81250WPHH542 RM TDCJ Sanchez 2 Security Repeater 2 FMN Corrections
155.11500WPHH542 RM TDCJ Sanchez 3 Security Repeater 3 FMN Corrections
Segovia Transfer Facility (Edinburg)

Segovia TF and Lopez SJ are co-located with each other.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.10000WPGS690 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Segovia 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.74750WPGS690 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Segovia 2 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Stevenson Unit (Cuero)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500WPFZ271 RM 67.0 PL TDCJ Stevenson 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
158.81250WQPS580 RM TDCJ Stevenson 2 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Torres Unit (Hondo)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.75500WPAN855 RM 606 DPL TDCJ Torres Security Primary FMN Corrections
Willacy County State Jail - LSC (Raymondville)

Private State Jail operated by LaSalle Corrections.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.83000WPKF478 RM 67.0 PL LSC WillacyCo SJ Security Primary FMN Corrections

TDCJ Region 5 (Northwest Texas)

Allred Unit (Wichita Falls)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.81500WPFM920 RM 654 DPL TDCJ Allred 1 Main Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.72250WPFM920 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Allred HS High Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.08500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Allred 2 Main Security Backup FMN Corrections
Clements Unit (Amarillo)

Clements and Neal are co-located with each other.  Neal closed temporarily in December 2020 due to decreasing inmate population.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500WNRH685 RM 043 DPL TDCJ Clements Rp Clements Area Repeater FMN Corrections
154.22750WPGG330 RM TDCJ Clements 1 Main Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.79750WNQQ713 RM 143 DPL TDCJ Clements HS High Security Primary FMN Corrections
155.02500WNRH685 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Clements 2 Main Security Backup FMN Corrections
154.74750WPHN543 RM 243 DPL TDCJ Neal Rept Neal Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Dalhart Unit
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500WPGB528 RM 043 DPL TDCJ Dalhart 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.78500KZ6245 BM 67.0 PL TDCJ Dalhart 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Daniel Unit (Snyder)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
158.76000WNPE490 RM 315 DPL TDCJ Daniels Security Primary FMN Corrections
Formby State Jail (Plainview)

Formby SJ and Wheeler SJ are co-located with each other.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500WPHJ892 RM 67.0 PL TDCJ Formby Rept Formby Area Repeater FMN Corrections
153.96500KZ6245 BM 67.0 PL TDCJ Formby Security Primary FMN Corrections
Jordan Unit (Pampa)

Jordan and Baten ISF are co-located with each other and are now considered to be a single unit with multiple functions.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500WNZX813 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Jordan Rept Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Jordan Bldg Security Backup FMN Corrections
154.06250WPYK891 BM TDCJ Baten/Jordn Security FMN Corrections
155.10750WPYK891 BM TDCJ Baten/Jordn Security FMN Corrections
155.78250WPYK891 BM TDCJ Baten/Jordn Security FMN Corrections
158.88750WNZX813 BM TDCJ Baten/Jordn Security FMN Corrections
Melcher Transfer Facility

Formerly known as the Tulia Transfer Facility (until 2021)

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.31750WQOL436 RM TDCJ Melcher 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Melcher 2 Security FMN Corrections
153.78500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Melcher 3 Security FMN Corrections
Montford Psychiatric Unit (Lubbock)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500WPGA933 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Montford 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Montford 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Roach Unit (Childress)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500WNXE407 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Roach Unit Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.75500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Roach 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Rudd ISF (Brownfield)

Rudd was closed in 2021 4Q.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
158.74500WPHJ893 RM 250.3 PL TDCJ Rudd 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.78500WPHJ893 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Rudd 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Smith Unit (Lamesa)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500WNZY667 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Smith 1 Main Security Repeater FMN Corrections
155.43750WNZY667 RM TDCJ Smith HS High Security Repeater FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Smith 2 Main Security Backup FMN Corrections
Wallace Unit (Colorado City)

Wallace and Ware are co-located with each other.  Ware is closed and is still maintained in idle status.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500WPFE609 RM 67.0 PL TDCJ Wallace Rep Wallace Area Repeater FMN Corrections
153.75500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Wallace Ops Wallace Security FMN Corrections
151.95500 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Ware Ops Ware Security FMN Corrections
Wheeler State Jail (Plainview)

Wheeler and Formby are co-located with each other.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.02500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Wheeler Security Primary FMN Corrections

TDCJ Region 6 (Central Texas)

Buffalo Ranch Prison Farm (Snook)

Buffalo Ranch is a 11000 acre farm leased to TDCJ and administered by the Wallace Pack unit in Navasota.  Offenders are bused there from the Pack Trusty Camp daily to work.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
158.91750WPZS497 RM 186.2 PL TDCJ BuffaloRnch Operations FMN Corrections
Crain Unit (Gatesville)

Female Prison (formerly Gatesville Unit) co-located with Hilltop, Murray and Mountain View.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.06250WPZF474 RM TDCJ Crain Rept Security Repeater FMN Corrections
155.12250WPZF474 BM TDCJ Crain 2 Security 2 FMN Corrections
Halbert SAFPF (Burnet)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.11500WPGN388 RM 331 DPL TDCJ Halbert 1 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
153.78500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Halbert 2 Security 2 FMN Corrections
Hamilton Unit (Bryan)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.70000WPGX209 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Bryan Rept Bryan Area Repeater FMN Corrections
154.03250WQCE223 RM 026 DPL TDCJ Hamilton 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.98000KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Hamilton 2 Security 2 FMN Corrections
Havins State Jail (Brownwood)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.90250WPGX909 RM 156.7 PL TDCJ Havins SJ 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.78500WPGX909 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Havins SJ 2 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
155.02500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Havins SJ 3 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Hilltop Unit (Gatesville)

Female Prison

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.04750WQPN578 RM TDCJ Hilltop 1 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
154.08500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Hilltop 2 Security 2 FMN Corrections
Hobby Unit (Marlin)

Female Prison

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.33250WNPE491 RM TDCJ Hobby 1 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
Hughes Unit (Gatesville)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
159.16500WNQO269 RM TDCJ Hughes 1 Security Repeater 1 FMN Corrections
154.20500WNQO269 RM TDCJ Hughes 2 Security Repeater 2 FMN Corrections
Kyle Correctional Facility - MTC

Private Prison

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
152.90000WPSR842 RM MTC Kyle 1 Security 1 FMN Corrections
153.02750WPSR842 RM MTC Kyle 2 Security 2 FMN Corrections
Lockhart Correctional Facility - MTC

Private Female Prison

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
452.75000WQZT327 RM 173.8 PL MTC Lockhart CC Security Primary FMN Corrections
Luther Unit (Navasota)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.10750KNBJ664 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Luther Rept Security Primary FMN Corrections
153.96500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Luther 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
158.77500WPPZ772 M 67.0 PL TDCJ Luther SSP Stainless Steel Plant FMN Corrections
Marlin Transfer Facility (Marlin)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.03250WQHQ705 RM 110.9 PL TDCJ Marlin 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.05500WQHQ705 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Marlin 2 Security Backup FMN Corrections
Middleton Transfer Facility (Abilene)

Middleton and Robertson are co-located with each other.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.99500WNXN960 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Abilene Abilene Repeater FMN Corrections
153.78500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Middleton 1 Security FMN Corrections
Mountain View Unit (Gatesville)

Female Prison

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500KFH292 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Gatesville Gatesville Area Repeater FMN Corrections
154.16000KFH292 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Mtn View Security Primary FMN Corrections
Murray Unit (Gatesville)

Female Prison co-located with Crain, Mountain View and Hilltop.

Pack Unit (Navasota)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.78500KNBJ664 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Pack Rept Navasota Area Repeater FMN Corrections
155.91750KNBJ664 RM TDCJ Pack 1 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Pack 2 Security 2 FMN Corrections
Robertson Unit (Abilene)

Robertson and Middleton are co-located with each other.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.21250WNXN960 RM TDCJ Robertson 1 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Robertson 2 Security 2 FMN Corrections
San Saba Transfer Facility

Female Transfer Facility

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
158.81250WQHS737 RM 107.2 PL TDCJ San Saba 1 Security Repeater FMN Corrections
155.12250WQHS737 BM TDCJ San Saba 2 Security 2 FMN Corrections
Sayle SAFPF (Breckenridge)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
155.21250WPGA226 RM 141.3 PL TDCJ Sayle 1 Security Repeater 1 FMN Corrections
155.60250WPGA226 RM 141.3 PL TDCJ Sayle 2 Security Repeater 2 FMN Corrections
154.15250WPGA226 BM TDCJ Sayle 3 Security FMN Corrections
154.25750WPGA226 BM TDCJ Sayle 4 Security FMN Corrections
Travis County State Jail (Austin)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.06250WQCU514 RM 206.5 PL TDCJ Travis SJ Security Primary FMN Corrections
Woodman State Jail (Gatesville)
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.75500 RM 100.0 PL TDCJ Woodman 1 Security Primary FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL TDCJ Woodman 2 Security 2 FMN Corrections

TDCJ Statewide

Statewide Common Channels

These channels may be in use at any unit in the system as they are licensed for low power mobile and portable use statewide by TDCJ.  Most commonly the PL tones will be 67.0 or 100.0 PL if used.  The Common Channel is used statewide as a calling channel and for unit to unit conversations.  These channels may be especially active during escapes and manhunts.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.90500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL 5-COMMON Statewide Common Channel FMN Corrections
154.11500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL 10-BLDG 10 Statewide Use, Facility Operations FMN Corrections
153.78500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL 11-BLDG 11 Statewide Use, Facility Operations FMN Corrections
154.98000KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL 42- BLDG 42 Statewide Use, Facility Operations FMN Corrections
154.08500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL 43- BLDG 43 Statewide Use, Facility Operations FMN Corrections
154.05500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL 44- BLDG 44 Statewide Use, Facility Operations FMN Corrections
155.02500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL 45- BLDG 45 Statewide Use, Facility Operations FMN Corrections
154.99500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL 46- BLDG 46 Statewide Use, Facility Operations FMN Corrections
153.81500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL 47- BLDG 47 Statewide Use, Facility Operations FMN Corrections
153.75500KZ6245 BM 100.0 PL 48- BLDG 48 Statewide Use, Facility Operations FMN Corrections
153.78500KZ6245 BM 67.0 PL 49- BLDG 49 Statewide Use, Facility Operations FMN Corrections