How to Connect With a Huntsville Unit Inmate
The is a correctional facility located in Huntsville, Texas. It has a capacity of 1705 inmates, all-male, and houses custody levels G1-G3. The facility has several education programs like the GED, career and technology programs, apprenticeship programs, vocational programs, etc. It also has several community work projects and volunteer initiatives.
If one of your family members or friends has been incarcerated, you might want to figure out exactly where they are located and how to get in touch with them. However, there are several rules and regulations which make the process difficult. Navigating the correctional bureaucracy is not easy. If you do one thing wrong, your letter may be returned, and your visitation privileges may be revoked.
DoNotPay can simplify things by helping you to locate an inmate and write to them, both via the same easy-to-use interface. You can even include a photo. This will help you stay in touch with your incarcerated loved ones when they need you the most.
Basic Information About the Huntsville Unit
If someone you know has been incarcerated at the , you will need to know the following basic information:
|Physical Address||Huntsville Unit, 815 12th Street, Huntsville TX 77348|
|Phone Number||936-437-1555 (**013)|
|Website||Texas Department of Criminal Justice|
How to Locate an Inmate in Texas
If you are looking for an inmate in Texas but are not sure about the facility where they are located, you can do an online search on the TDCJ website. You will need to know the following:
- The inmate's last name
- The inmate's first initial
- The inmate's TDCJ number or the inmate's SID number.
Writing to an Inmate at the Huntsville Unit
Once you've located an inmate, you might want to write to them. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- When addressing the letter, write the inmate's name, TDCJ number, and unit address (the address given above) on the envelope.
- Write to different inmates in different envelopes.
- One inmate can't write to another except under certain extenuating circumstances.
- Inmates can write to their children unless their children are their victims.
- Inmates may not be allowed to write to their victims.
- Inmates can receive books, magazines, etc., directly from the seller or volunteer organizations.
- Inmates can get stationary via the indigent correspondence supply program or buy it at their unit.
- Do not send packages to inmates.
Emailing Inmates at the Huntsville Unit
You can send emails to inmates at the Huntsville Unit, but you can't receive emails from them. To send an email, go to JPay or call 1-866-333-5729. After setting up an account, you will have to purchase stamps (which cost as much as a regular stamp at the post office) to send an email. Your email will be printed out and given to the inmate.
How to Get in Touch With an Inmate Over the Phone
If you are on the inmate's approved calling list, you can receive a call from him. You will have to register your telephone by going to Texas Prison Phone or calling 1-866-806-7804. Here are some things to keep in mind when receiving a call from an inmate:
- Do not enable them to make three-way calls.
- You need to be 18 to receive calls.
- Calls will be limited in length.
- Calls may be recorded/monitored.
- Inmates can only call landlines or post-paid numbers. Prepaid cells can't receive calls.
- The name under which your phone is registered should be the same as the name on your driver's license or state ID.
Certain inmates are not allowed telephone calls due to disciplinary violations or because they have gang connections or are on death row. These may fill out an I-60 form if they want to make a call.
How to Visit an Inmate at the Huntsville Unit
Here's what you need to know to visit an inmate at the Huntsville Unit:
- Visitation takes place from 8 to 5 on Saturdays and Sundays.
- All adult visitors must be on the inmate's approved visitor list, which can have a maximum of 10 people on it.
- Make sure you do not arrive more than 15 minutes late.
- Each inmate can have one visit with two adults every weekend. The adults can bring children with them as long as they can manage/control them.
- Bring a driver's license, a DPS ID, an armed forces ID, a passport, or an ID issued by Homeland Security or USCIS. The ID should have your physical address on it.
- Victims of the inmate are issued a card with a PO Box to don't have to give out their address.
- Children may be asked for a birth certificate, DPS ID, or student ID.
- The inmate can have limited physical contact with the visitors if they are family. If family members can't visit, they may have minor physical contact with other visitors with prior approval.
- Everyone is searched when they enter.
- Do not carry cash (except coins), cameras, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, or anything that might help the inmate escape.
- Dress conservatively, and do not wear all white.
- You can carry a limited number of child care items if you bring an infant.
Locating an Inmate via DoNotPay
It may be challenging to figure out exactly where your loved one has been incarcerated. Additionally, you may inadvertently break one of the Huntsville Unit's many rules and regulations when you write to them.
DoNotPay can help you to simplify the entire process. You can put in the information you have, and DoNotPay will search for your loved one's location. It will also help you write to them and enclose a photo. Here's what you need to do:
- Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.
- Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
If the Texas Department of Criminal Justice incarcerates your loved one, your first step should be to find their exact location. Then, if you want to stay in touch with them, you can write them letters and emails and receive phone calls from them. You can even visit them on the weekends.
DoNotPay makes the process of locating your loved one accessible for you. It helps you stay in touch with your loved ones when they need your support.