Montford Unit



Montford Psychiatric Unit Texas

John Montford Psychiatric Facility

Montford Unit is a prison located in Lubbock Texas that specializes in housing offenders who require mental health and medical treatment.  Montford Unit, sometimes referred to as Montford Psychiatric Facility, is located in 1,304 acres and has the capacity to house 1,074 male inmates.  The facility has the capability to house 550 inmates in psychiatric care, 400 offenders in the Trusty Camp, an additional 84 inmates in the Western Regional Medical Facility, and 40 inmates in the Long Term Care Facility.  The Western Regional Medical Facility (part of Montford Unit) has a 24 hour emergency room capable of performing various surgeries and medical laboratory tests.  

Inmate housing at Montford Unit consists of multiple occupancy cells that can house up to four inmates, double bunked cells, and single cells.  Offenders who are in the trusty camp are housed in 4 dormitory styled housing units each holds 100 inmates.  The facilities main area of 27 acres is secured by armed perimeter patrols and a double chain link fence with razor ribbon wire.  Many of the inmates located in the Trusty Camp are placed in work assignments that provide various supportive tasks to the main unit such as maintenance, kitchen and laundry work.

Educational programs offered at Montford Unit include adult basic education, literacy courses, and pre-release programming which helps prepare inmates for an upcoming discharge.  Employment preparation services, parenting courses, life skills classes, substance abuse education and support groups are also available to offenders.  Select offenders are also allowed to provide a supervised labor force to a local food bank, the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, and the Department of Transportation.  Some inmates are also allowed to participate in on site agricultural operations that include farming and regional pest control.

Visiting Hours at Montford Unit:

Offenders who are located at the Montford Psychiatric Unit are permitted visits on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 5pm.  Visitors are allowed to bring up to twenty dollars in quarters contained in a clear Ziploc bag to purchase items from the vending machines.  Regular visits are up to two hours in duration if space and timer permits.

Physical Address:

Montford Unit
8602 Peach Street
Lubbock, TX 79404


(806)-745-1021 (**090)

Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, TDCJ ID Number
​Montford Unit
8602 Peach Street
Lubbock, TX 79404