Barry B. Telford Unit Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: December 4, 2021
Barry B. Telford Unit


3899 State Highway 98, New Boston, TX, 75570

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The Barry B. Telford Unit houses inmates from all security levels. The Barry B. Telford Unit is designed and licensed to house just over 2872 inmates.

In Alabama, the Barry B. Telford Unit is a facility that will carry out ALL executions of the Alabama death row inmates. The Barry B. Telford Unit was dubbed one of the most feared prisons to be kept in as it is the last destination for a few inmates.

The Barry B. Telford Unit is not any more violent than other facilities in the state of Alabama, even if it is dubbed as one of the most feared prisons.

The Barry B. Telford Unit is also known for their extensively large segregation unit that can comfortably hold up to 200 inmates.

Barry B. Telford Unit — General Information

Facility Name Barry B. Telford Unit
Facility Type State Prison
Capacity 2872
Address 3899 State Highway 98, New Boston, TX, 75570
Phone 903-628-3171
City New Boston
Postal Code 75570
State Texas
County Bowie County
Official Website

Inmate Search

First and foremost, the Barry B. Telford Unit is a state facility. What does it being a state facility have to do with searching for an inmate?

That means the Barry B. Telford Unit is under the operation of the Texas Department of Corrections. The Texas Department of Corrections will be the agency that by law has to keep an updated database of ALL inmates they have in custody.

You can locate this database on the Texas Department of Corrections website. This database can be searched by the inmate’s number or their name.

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Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Mail time is the favorite time of the day for these inmates in the Barry B. Telford Unit. Inmates can receive letters and photographs from their loved ones.

Inmates can also get books, newspapers, and magazines through the mail as well. These items will be required to be new and be sent to the Barry B. Telford Unit from the bookstore or the publisher. All books need to be paperback. The Barry B. Telford Unit will not accept hardcover books.

All mail should be made out to the inmate and the inmate’s number on it as well. Keep in mind that the inmate may receive the mail late as well because it goes through the mailroom where a correctional officer will review the letter or items prior to allowing the inmate to have it.

Sending Money

The Barry B. Telford Unit uses Access Secure Deposits for their inmate money needs. You no longer must leave the comfort of your own home to deposit money into an inmates account.

You can deposit funds online using your credit or debit card. You can also deposit funds by calling this number 903-628-3171.

Also please note that there will be a service fee charged as well.

Phone calls

Inmates will be allowed to call home during the time the phones are available in the common area. Inmates calls will be recorded and monitor staff on-site.

All calls will be limited to 15-minutes to ensure that inmates all have a chance to call home. You will not be permitted to use any of your call features on your phone when on a call with an inmate.


Visitation at the Barry B. Telford Unit is only reserved for immediate family of the inmate. The inmate visitation schedule alternates on various visitation days. Visitation days will always go by the inmate’s first letter of their last name.

You will need to either call the Barry B. Telford Unit to find out the current schedule or you can ask the inmate to see the current schedule as well.

Visiting Hours

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


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