Connect With Gurney Transfer Facility Inmate

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Easily Connect With Inmates at Joe F. Gurney Transfer Facility

throughout the U.S., including more than 150,000 in Texas alone. Most of those individuals have family members and friends beyond the prison walls, and they look forward to receiving letters and packages throughout the year.

Unfortunately, prisoners at Gurney Transfer Facility and other prisons often spend a long time waiting due to package labeling errors, mail delays, and other difficulties encountered in the process of connecting with an inmate. Luckily, DoNotPay provides an easier way for you to connect with your incarcerated loved one.

What Is Gurney Transfer Facility?

is co-located in Anderson County, Texas, with Coffield, Powledge, Beto, and Michael Units on over 20 acres of property. These mixed prison facilities share resources and run multiple agricultural operations that employ the inmates in jobs that include raising cattle, poultry, and pigs, and running a grain mill.

Gurney Transfer Facility is able to house more than 2,000 prisoners and is the facility where new prisoners enter the system from the surrounding areas. The facility also houses offenders who are in transit to other facilities. The inmates at Gurney Transfer Facility can remain there for up to two years before being paroled or moving on to another prison.

Physical AddressJoe F. Gurney Transfer Facility

1385 FM 3328

Palestine, TX 75803

Phone903-928-3118 **094

How to Contact an Inmate at Gurney Transfer Facility on Your Own


The facility allows visitors each Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm, under these three conditions:

  1. The visitor must be on the inmate's approved visitor list.
  2. Visits can last no more than 2 hours.
  3. Family members are able to have contact visits, while non-family members are permitted to have no-contact visits.

While visiting an inmate is the most personal form of contact you can have with them; you are also permitted to connect with an inmate via letters and packages. These items can be mailed to the inmate via the U.S. Postal service at the following address: Inmates name and ID number; Gurney Transfer Facility; 1385 FM 3328; Palestine, TX 75803.

Sending Letters To Inmates

Inmates are allowed to send and receive correspondence. All mail is inspected to make sure it does not have contraband. Books, magazines, and newspaper subscriptions are allowed from approved vendors like Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

Be sure to address your mail correctly to ensure your loved one or prison pen pal receives your letter.

​​Inmate Name, Inmate Number

Joe F Gurney Transfer Facility

1385 FM 3328

Palestine, TX 75803

Difficulties Often Encountered When Mailing Letters to Inmates

There are several issues that can arise when mailing letters to inmates at Gurney Transfer Facility, including:

  • Failing to properly address the envelope with the inmate's full name and ID number can result in the letter being held or denied, as can not paying the proper postage or even using the wrong type of envelope.
  • Your inmate was relocated and never received your mail.
  • Your mail was denied due to something being deemed contraband.
  • Problems with mail delivery in recent years -- particularly around the holidays -- can result in delayed letters and packages.
  • Traveling to the post office to mail items to an inmate can take a while if there is a line.
  • JPay offers the ability for inmates to contact their families easier, but they also charge a fee for the service.
  • DoNotPay has the solution to all of these problems!

DoNotPay Provides an Easier Way To Send Letters to Your Loved One

Wouldn't it be nice to have access to your incarcerated loved one through email or text? Through DoNotPay's Connect With an Inmate product, it is almost that easy. To send a letter to your incarcerated loved one through DoNotPay, simply follow these 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 their 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 to 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 ten days for it to arrive for your loved one.

Be sure to take advantage of the various templates we offer for a more personalized feel to your letter. We also have special holiday edition templates available.

Communication is Easy Through DoNotPay for Inmates Too

DoNotPay doesn't just make it easier for you to send a letter to an inmate, but also makes it easier for you to get their response in a timely manner. You simply set up a virtual mailbox have your prisoner send their correspondence to a certain address so that it can be digitized and made available for you in your virtual mailbox. The physical contents of your letter will then be forwarded to you.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay can help facilitate communication between you and an inmate. But it can also do a lot more, providing assistance that makes easy work of life's tasks. Click on the links below to learn more about some of the many services DoNotPay provides:

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