All About the Beto Unit and Contacting Inmates

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Problem Solved: Connecting With a Beto Unit Inmate

Located roughly halfway between Dallas and Houston, the is a maximum-security prison run by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. As you might expect, restrictions and regulations are pretty tight when it comes to visiting a Beto Unit inmate, although starting a correspondence can still be a rewarding experience for all involved. Thanks to DoNotPay's Connect with an Inmate service, you can avoid the worst of the red tape and focus on what matters.

General Contact Information for Beto Unit

Opened in 1980, the George (as it's officially called) has a maximum capacity of more than three thousand male inmates. An ACA accredited facility, Beto Unit, has limited visiting hours and strict guidelines for corresponding and visiting with inmates. Here is the essential contact information for the facility:

Senior WardenPatrick Cooper
Phone Number903-918-2217
Visitor Hotline936-437-4927 or 844-476-1289

Getting in Touch With a Beto Unit Inmate

If you're hoping to get in touch with someone serving time at Beto Unit, stay up-to-date by checking the main website and looking on the Beto Facebook page for any new information. When you're ready to make contact with an inmate, here are some steps to consider:

  1. Review all available rules for contacting an inmate.
  2. Ensure you have the entire name of the individual.
  3. Obtain the inmate's TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) number and unit.
  4. Address any letter to the below address:

Inmate Name and TDCJ Number

George Beto Unit

1391 FM 3328

Tennessee Colony, TX 75880

How to Send Money to an Inmate at Beto Unit

While only basic mail can be sent directly to an inmate at , there are a few different ways you can send funds via money order or ACH payment. Western Union also has a service for sending payments, although you will want to call the main Beto Unit number to make sure this is possible.

You can find more information on sending payments to inmates at the Business and Finance division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Visiting a Beto Unit Inmate in Person

Visiting hours at Beto Unit is limited to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends, with each inmate allowed one two-hour visit. As it is a maximum-security prison, very strict limitations are in place, and it's a good idea to take a look at the TDCJ guidebook for families and loved ones. Anyone under the age of 18 needs an adult present to be admitted, and everyone needs to be preapproved before visiting.

You might want to call the visitor hotline at 936-437-4927 (toll-free 844-476-1289) well in advance of an expected visit and make sure the inmate is eligible for visitation.

You should look at the various ways that you can communicate with an inmate such as:

  • Phone
  • In-Person visitation
  • E-mail

Why You Should Use DoNotPay to Communicate With a Beto Unit Inmate

Because of the stringent nature of the , the Connect with an Inmate service from DoNotPay is even more helpful in terms of simplifying the process. For those who already have the necessary information, including the inmate's TDCJ number, it's easy to fill out the DoNotPay form and get started writing letters to a prisoner. You can upload photos and text that will be converted to the correct template, which will then be immediately sent through the appropriate channels to the inmate.

In terms of receiving letters from an inmate, DoNotPay makes that incredibly easy, thanks to the virtual mailbox. With the virtual mailbox, the inmate sends a plain letter to a specified address, and the letter is then converted into a digital file for your convenience and delivered to you. Thanks to such user-friendly tools, DoNotPay is a great way to become a pen pal with a prisoner or to keep up in regular contact with a loved one housed at Beto Unit.

DoNotPay’s Tool for Locating an Inmate

For anyone who doesn't have the required information right away, DoNotPay can still get you started with five easy-to-follow steps:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.

  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.

  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.

  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!

After you have retrieved the right information to match the inmate, you are then all set to take the next step and create an easy channel of communication.

The Other Ways DoNotPay Can Help You Connect With an Inmate

With millions of inmates looking to make meaningful connections outside of their units, DoNotPay offers a variety of essential services to make the process as easy as possible. Here are a few more ways DoNotPay can help you get started:

Other Services From DoNotPay to Consider

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