Attend Closing

Next Closing is Sunday April 26, 2020 — Arrive by 1:30 PM at front gate!

The Deadline for Receipt of the Closing Application is April 1, 2020

Want to come inside a maximum security prison for 2 hours and see God at work?
The Darrington Team Invites all to come join us in a Celebration and witness what GOD is truly doing inside the prison during a Kairos weekend. Anyone with a Texas Drivers license who is 18 years or older is eligible to come inside (you must submit the application below). What you will witness is 42 men who just completed their “walk” sharing a brief testimony of what these 3½ days meant to them. It really is something to see - make it a little mini-mission trip and car pool up with other Church members.  It is an experience to go inside a maximum security prison but more so it is truly a touching event that you will never forget. 

What to expect:

A blessing in realizing what Christ's love is and how it changes lives even in prison. It reminds us that God's unconditional love can change the hardest of hearts & shine light into the darkest places. It is something special to see and you should leave feeling truly blessed and uplifted by the upbeat closing events.

How to attend:
The closing ceremony takes place on Sunday afternoon at 3 PM in the Darrington chapel and lasts 2 hours. Note: You need to arrive at the unit by 1:30 PM. To attend a closing ceremony you must complete and submit an application form before the deadline posted on the form. The deadline is usually 4 weeks prior to the actual date of the closing. Last minute additions are not permitted. On the other hand it is not a problem if you apply to attend and then are unable to make it. So we encourage you to apply early and put the date on your calendar. Here is how the application process works.

1.  There are two ways to apply, but in either case you will receive a reply & additional information:

1.  Complete a PDFfillable closing application form and submit it via email to the address listed on the application. 

2.  Download the form, print it out, fill in the blanks, and mail it to the address given. Please print legibly if hand filled!

2.  After our coordinator receives your closing application form, you will be notified either by email or postal mail with further instructions. If you do your application electronically we will acknowledge it has been received by email. Normally, the acknowledgement email will be sent the same day; however, this is a manual process so it could take slightly longer. 

3.  The warden will follow TDCJ procedures in approving applications received. It is rare, but if the warden does not approve your application, you will be notified. You should receive an approval notification along with the  "Letter of Orientation for Special Volunteers" and "Helpful Info for Kairos Visitors to Darrington Prison" which can also be downloaded below.

4.  When you arrive at the unit, you may have to initial a form that says you have read the TDCJ policy letter regarding your conduct while in the unit. You should download the "Letter of Orientation for Special Volunteers" and read it before coming to the unit.

5. Please read the "Helpful Info for Kairos Visitors to Darrington Prison" regarding guidelines for vehicles entering TDCJ property & what to bring and how to dress while attending the closing.

To apply now, click the link(s) above or download the application directly from the bottom of this page and get started.

You can contact us at with any questions about the process. 

The file below can be downloaded by clicking on the "down arrow" to the far right. The form can then be filled online & emailed or printed & mailed to the address indicated or brought to a team meeting.

Darrington Kairos,
Jan 9, 2020, 4:29 AM