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Old 02-25-2005, 08:08 PM
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Question Roach Prison Unit - SAIP - Childress, Texas - need general info

Hi my name is Deanna and my youngest child, Sean will be going to the Roach Unit - SAIP Boot Camp soon (who knows I have no idea at this point). I just wanted to know if anyone out there has experience with this TDC Boot Camp. He's never been in trouble before and this has been earth shattering for our family. He was in the wrong place, at the wrong time with the wrong wrong people.

I have read a lot of posts on here and learned ALOT from it. I was able to compose a 7-page letter today to him so he wouldn't be derailed when something happens that they didn't forewarn him about that included lots of information from this site. He just turned 18 and is scared out of his mind. I just want to be able to let him know what to expect before we have to go a possible long period of time without communication.

Any info would be very appreciated.
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Old 02-26-2005, 02:58 PM
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My son is also at the Roach unit, however, he isn't in the boot camp. He has been there over a year now. He was 18 when he went in. He too was with the wrong people in the wrong place. I don't know much about the boot camp, but the unit seems to be OK, it is still prison, but I think it is a lot better than some of the others. When I've been to visit, the COs have been nice. I know that when you start there you work in the fields first. Last year they were picking cotton, but they've leased the fields so they don't pick cotton now, but they still have the hoe squad. But the boot camp is probably different.
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Old 02-26-2005, 03:20 PM
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I don't know anything about the Roach unit, but wanted to welcome to PTO and I am so glad that you joined. You will find a lot of unconditional love and support in here. Jeanne
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:32 PM
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Hi and welcome to PTO! I don't know about the boot camp either but my prayers are with you and your family
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Old 02-26-2005, 11:58 PM
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my boyfriend was at the roach bootcamp! he went there in the end of 2002 i met him 2 weeks after he got home from there! he said it was ok it is just a little harder than the other type of bootcamops he made ok there he became suad leader so i wish yall goodluck if got any questions just ask i know alot but i dont know what you wanna know so like i said just pm me or post on this thread he survived so goodluck...lindsey=)
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Hi my name is cindy I have a son at the Roach unit can anyone tell me about it or just want to talk
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Boot camp is just that--boot camp. Similar to military boot camp. I was on the rockin' Roach Unit from 1992-1995. The boot camp is located down the road from the main unit in a large converted warehouse. Boot camp prisoners arrive by chain bus at the main unit sally port and then are literally run down the road to the boot camp. They are run through the wringer during their time there. If they screw up in boot camp they end up on the main unit. At one time TDCJ was considering closing down the boot camp after a prisoner died there. But apparently they reconsidered. I saw more riots on the Roach Unit than on any other unit I was on. How a CO acts towards visitors isn't always a very good indicator of how they treat your loved ones. I'm not trying to create anxiety for you or anyone else, but I do want you to be aware of the reality of TDCJ.
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:05 PM
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my boyfriend is at the roach unit and from what i hear and what the guards are syaing it is real quiet around there now they got a new warden and he dont cut for all that fightin crap! when i have gone to visist the guards are very friendly and even with my boyfriend they treated him very good even gave him hashbrown from mcdonalds and let us kiss through the bars since we was not allowed contact visits!
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:46 AM
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I don't have anyone in Roach, but being from the area I know a lot of the employees. From what I hear the bootcamp is tough, but fair. As far as prisons go I don't think it's too bad. I think it's pretty peaceful there right now.
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I went there last weekend to the Roach unit and was very shocked to see how clean the place was. my son has been there for 2 months and he said that he doesn't want to be move and has not had any problems yet. He is 18 and will be there for a while he said that he in fact can take some classes there that is a plus. I also was supprised to see the warden there talking with the visitors and shaking hands with people I was very impressd with every thing there even the people running the place. We also were able to take pictures with our son. That was great they do that at the first weekend of every month and they cost $3 SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES TO MUCH. THEY ARE IN GODS HAND AND GOOD PEOPLE WORKING THERE.. AND THERE IS A GOOD WARDEN
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Originally Posted by edgarsgrl254
my boyfriend was at the roach bootcamp! he went there in the end of 2002 i met him 2 weeks after he got home from there! he said it was ok it is just a little harder than the other type of bootcamops he made ok there he became suad leader so i wish yall goodluck if got any questions just ask i know alot but i dont know what you wanna know so like i said just pm me or post on this thread he survived so goodluck...lindsey=)
i was wondering...
how are the inmates in there?
my husband is 20 and is gonna
be transported to <b>Roach</b> bootcamp
in a few weeks...
im from uvalde tx, and
im trying to get some info on the
place.

thank you,
bea castro
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:08 PM
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My son is at the Roach unit since Christmas time and tonight for the first time I heard his voice. This was the first time they let him call me.
We miss him so very much(((((((
He got a 5-10 year sentence. He is so VERY far from home. We live outside of Houston and they sent him away 13 hours from home.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:24 PM
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I wanted also ask If anyone out there been in The Roach unit Prison please let me know what it is like.
My son told me on the phone that Prison is not like the movies. I asked if anyone ever hurt him and he said no.
He is always honest to me. He is a friendly person and street wise so he knows to respect others. He tells me he has very good friends there that he met... GOD we miss him... WHY did they put him so VERY far away from us..it just kills us!
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my husband is also in the roach unit he has been there for about a month i was up there last weekend and i go and see him every other weekend. so if anyone would like to car pool or anything im from fort worth im me and we will set something up im going this weekend on sunday
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:13 AM
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i was at roach unit boot camp all i got to say dont worry if your loved ones follow directions it will be nice ride. the drill instructors are kind of mean at first but once you show them ur not going to give up they start to treat you with respect i did 180 days there i thought i was going to stay there like if the county had forgotten about me ive seen people quit their first day yeah they yell work you hard but you will get used to it so just tell them to listen to details. all they want see if you can learn to follow directions.
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