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04-16-2007, 05:39 PM
General Information (
Contact Information (
Items You Can and Can Not Send (
Visiting Information (hours, rules, and what to wear) (
Hotels/Motels, Hospitality Houses, Restaurants/Fast Food (
Driving Directions (
Things to do Near the Unit (
Are phone calls allowed? (
Parole region and IPO Contact Info (
Any transportation to the unit? (

04-16-2007, 05:42 PM
General Information

Briscoe Unit Houses 1,326 male offenders

Custody Levels Housed

G1, G2, G4, Administrative Segregation

04-16-2007, 05:52 PM
Briscoe Unit Contact Information

1459 West Highway 85
Dilley TX 78017



Senior Warden

Philip Bickham

Regional Director

Raynaldo Castro Region IV

CI Division Deputy Director

Rodney Cooper

04-16-2007, 05:57 PM
Items You May Send to Briscoe Unit

You are allowed to send letters and cards to offenders. Subscriptions to magazines and newspapers are also allowed. Books can be sent from a book store but not by you personally. If you are in doubt about what is acceptable in the way of books, magazines or anything else please call the unit mail room and ask them if what you want to send will be allowed. It is better to call and be sure than to spend money on something the offender might not be able to have. You may send envelopes and writing paper from an approved vendor but not from you personally. Something you might want to remember is that when you send envelopes the offender is required to put his name on each envelope when they are given to him. If you send 50 then he will be expected to stand there and write his name on all 50 of them. Most things that are printed from the Internet such as word searches and puzzles are allowed.

Items you may not send to Briscoe Unit

You may not send any personal items, clothing, stamps, or stamped envelopes. Any time you are in doubt about what you want to mail please call the unit mail room and ask.

04-16-2007, 05:58 PM
Briscoe Unit Visiting Information

Visits are allowed on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Most visits are for 2 hours and may be contact or non-contact depending on the offenders status.

If you must travel more than 300 miles you might qualify for a Special Visit. To arrange a special visit call the Wardens Office. Be sure and get the name of who you talk to (usually warden's secretary). They will arrange the visit if it is possible and ask you to call back for confirmation. Inmates are allowed ONLY one visit per weekend unless it is a special visit. It is always a good idea to call ahead before any visit to be sure that your friend or family member is still at that unit and is allowed visits.

Dress Code For Visitors

No revealing clothing is allowed, no shorts for men or women, Capri pants must come WELL below the knee. No sleeveless or low cut shirts or blouses are allowed. Clothing that is too tight or inappropriate in any way can prevent you from visiting. Some units do not allow children to wear shorts. If this is an issue for you please call ahead and ask about the dress code for children. Sandals are allowed at this time but many units are starting to disallow them so tennis shoes or the like are safest. Please be aware that if you violate the dress code your visit may not be allowed. Please be aware that the dress code is being changed as I write this. Some Units no longer allow Capri pants. If you are in doubt about what to wear please call the unit and check with them.

Rules For Visitation

When you enter the unit don't take anything in with you except your Drivers License, car keys, and $20.00 in quarters in a clear plastic bag. Your car may be searched as you enter and leave the unit. This policy varies at each unit. You may or may not be wand searched before entering the Briscoe Unit. Children will also be wand searched . Please do not carry your cell phone in with you. This can cause your visits to be terminated permanently. If in doubt about anything call the unit for more information. Be aware that the address that the offender gives for you MUST match the address on your drivers license or ID. I have seen visitors turned away because the addresses didn't match.

04-16-2007, 06:19 PM
Hospitality Houses Near Briscoe Unit

There are no hospitality houses near this unit at this time.

Restauraunts/Fast Food Near Briscoe Unit

During my internet search I found a DQ, Garcia's Cafe, Church's Chicken, Nora's Taco Stand and a BBQ place.

Hotels/Motels Near Briscoe Unit

The Panch Garcia Motel had recieved good ratings from previous guests. The Relax Inn recieved a less than stellar review. There is also an Executive Inn located in Dilley.

04-16-2007, 06:21 PM
Driving Directions to Briscoe Unit

This unit is located one-quarter mile west of IH-35 on highway 85 in Frio County.

04-16-2007, 06:25 PM
Things to do Near The Briscoe Unit

Dilley is a small town with a population of only 4,203. There is a library and golf available.

04-16-2007, 06:30 PM
Phone Calls At Briscoe Unit

Offenders are allowed one phone call every 90 days if thier status allows. Calls are carried out on a speaker phone so the guards can listen in.

04-16-2007, 06:35 PM
Briscoe Unit Parole Information

The Briscoe Unit comes under the San Antonio Parole Board.
2902 N.E. Loop 410 Suite# 206
San Antonio TX 78218


Fax 210-564-3726

Briscoe Unit IPO Information

Briscoe Unit comes under the Beeville IPO Region.
HCO2, Box 956
Bldg. 2040 2nd Floor
Beeville TX 78102

Telephone Info

Fax 361-362-6325

04-16-2007, 06:45 PM
Any Transportation Available to Briscoe Unit

I was not able to find any public transportation to the Briscoe Unit.

04-16-2007, 06:49 PM

Briscoe Unit was established in January 1992 and is located on approximately 426 acres. They have security horses and dogs, edible food crops, Texas Gleaning Project and Texas Fresh Approach Food Bank Program. There is also a furniture factory on site. They have ambulatory medical and dental services. Managed by UTMB.