All About Kegans State Jail

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Connecting With an Inmate in Kegans State Jail Made Simple

is a facility in Houston, Texas, that mainly houses male and female non-violent offenders serving short sentences. The institution, which was first opened in 1978, is named after former state district judge Joe Kegan.

It can hold more than 500 inmates with whom it offers adult basic education and GED courses. The facility raises awareness of substance abuse while preparing inmates for employment and reentry into society. The facility also provides off-site medical and dental treatment.

Where Is Kegans State Jail Located?

The is situated along the northeast edge of Downtown Houston, Texas. You can also contact the prison administration through:

Physical Address

707 Top Street

Houston, TX 77002

General Contact Phone Number(713) 224-6584 (**117)
General Website

How to Contact Inmates at Kegans State Jail

There are a couple of ways that you can get in touch with an inmate from Kegans State Jail. You may choose below whichever is most convenient and comfortable for you:


  1. The facility allows for visitation on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 5 pm, with inmates being allowed one visit per weekend.
  2. Policies restrict visits to 2 hours, with only offenders who have been in the facility for at least two business weeks being eligible for contact visits.
  3. You can also bring a loved one up to twenty dollars in quarters contained in a small clear Ziploc bag for them to use in the vending machines.
  4. No other form of gifts is allowed into the facility.

By Mail

  1. You can write letters to an inmate and send them to the following address.

Inmate Name, ID Number

Kegans State Jail

707 Top Street

Houston, TX 77002

  1. The mail can only contain letters on plain paper and photos not larger than '8x10'.However, the photos should not have sexual, violent, or offensive content.
  2. Mail should also not have embellishments such as glitter or perfume. Policy dictates that all mail will be opened and searched.

By Phone calls

While inmates cannot receive your calls, they can make outgoing calls through CenturyLink, a phone system provider. You must open a prepaid account with CenturyLink to receive calls from a loved one at the institution.

  • Prepaid calls cost $0.10/minute
  • Calls to other countries go for $0.95/minute
  • Interstate calls can go for as much as $0.19/minute.

Calls between you and the inmate are always monitored for security reasons.

How to Send Money to Kegans State Jail Inmates

You can deposit money in an inmate's account through the following methods.

Over the phone

You can deposit money to an inmate in Kegans State jail by calling any of these companies.

  1. PAY at 1-800-574-5729
  2. Touchpay at 1-877-868-5358
  3. Western Union at 1-800-325-6000

A transfer fee applies for all transactions.

By Walking In

You can deposit money at any Moneygram or Western Union location by paying in cash or debit card.

By Mail

Mail is the cheapest way to deposit money but also takes the longest time before the money is credited to the account. You can send money via mail by first obtaining a deposit slip from the inmate or by requesting one from

Inmate Trust Fund

PO Box 60

Huntsville, Texas 77342-0060

You can then deposit a money order or cashier's check payable to "Inmate Trust Fund for (inmate's name and TDCJ Number). Then send the completed money order along with the slip to the address above.

Through Online Money Transfer

JPAY, TouchPay, Western Union, and eCommDirect allow you to send money to an inmate at Kegans State Jail at a fee. You can use a debit or credit card to fund the transaction.

How to Send Packages to Kegans State Jail Inmates

You cannot send care packages to inmates in the institution. Still, you have the option of ordering books and magazines to be delivered directly by a reputable vendor such as Amazon. Policies forbid the distribution of publications containing nudity, information on weapon manufacture, or literature.

Difficulties You May Have Contacting a Loved One in Kegans State Jail

Given the many security restrictions, getting in touch with a loved one in prison is not always easy. For one, you can only wait for them to call you, as prisoners are not allowed to receive calls.

The call may not be forthcoming, especially if you are not on the list of telephone numbers that they can call. However, worry no more because DoNotPay can connect you with a friend or loved one in the institution.

DoNotPay Can Help You Locate Your Imprisoned Friend

You may connect with a friend or a loved one confined at Kegans State Jail by following these five quick and easy 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!

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