Welcome to the Sanders Estes Unit.  We want to make your visits and involvement in your loved one’s life as simple and clear as possible.  Meet the warden/facility director and get details about the facility which is operated by Management & Training Corporation (MTC) for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).


Coronavirus Information

MTC is closely following any developments in the coronavirus situation that might impact the people we serve at this facility. The safety of our staff and those in our care is top priority. We also want to protect those who visit the facility.


We encourage all visitors to wash their hands prior to entering the facility and after they leave. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) says frequent hand washing can reduce exposure to and prevent the spreading of the coronavirus. The CDC also recommends:

  • Staying home if you have flu-like symptoms
  • Avoiding contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth


For a more complete list of recommendations and to get the latest on the coronavirus, click here to visit the CDC website.

Warden Grady Wallace

Warden Grady Wallace

Welcome to the Sanders Estes Unit. We are a minimum custody facility housing offenders from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. I’m Warden Grady Wallace. I have the privilege of working with outstanding corrections staff who are dedicated to managing this facility in a safe and secure manner. Additionally, we are dedicated to providing quality programming, delivered in a positive environment, designed to inspire real change for the men involved. We realize how important family and friends are in this process. Please click on the links on this webpage to learn more about this facility and how you can get involved. Thank you.

Sanders Estes Unit

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