Garza West Transfer Facility Visiting Information:
Visiting Hours are as follows:
Visits are normally conducted on Saturdays and Sundays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The names of all visitors, 18 years old and older (except offender’s attorney), must be on the approved Visitors list, with a limit of 10 people. For more information on visiting an inmate click here and read the visiting rules and regulations. Since visiting times change frequently we suggest you contact the institution directly at the number provided above.
Garza West Transfer Facility Additional information:
Families and friends of offenders are
encouraged to write often. Letters sent to
offenders should include the offender’s name,
TDCJ number, and unit address
ex.html) on the envelope. All mail for
offenders must be received through authorized
channels. Letters for different offenders
should not be included in the same envelope.
Offenders are not allowed to correspond with
other offenders without meeting specific
criteria stated in Board Policy 03.91–Uniform
Offender Correspondence Rules (Section I.B.1).
Mail is forwarded to offenders who transfer
from one unit to another within TDCJ. Letters
will be forwarded to offenders who are
released from prison, if the offender provides a
forwarding address at his last unit of
No offender is allowed to possess money while
in confinement. Offenders are provided meals,
certain personal items and clothing. Grocery
items, specific personal hygiene items and
other goods may be purchased by offenders
from unit commissaries. Payment for
commissary items is completed by transferring
funds from the offender’s trust fund account
to the agency’s commissary account.
The offender may spend up to $85.00 on
ordinary merchandise every two weeks.
However, this amount may be less as
determined by the offender’s custody status.
The spend limit does not apply to special items
such as typewriters, some clothing items, fans
or tennis shoes. These special purchase items
are made specifically for an institutional
environment. They must be bought directly
from the commissary by the offender for the
offender’s personal use.
The TDCJ has initiated an on-line program
(www.texas.gov/eCommDirect) where friends
and family may purchase up to $50.00 of
certain commissary items every calendar
quarter for eligible offenders. The items
available for purchase include certain snacks,
hygiene products, correspondence supplies
and newly packaged items. The amount
purchased will not affect the amount that
offenders may spend on commissary items
from funds deposited into their inmate trust
fund accounts. In addition to offenders on
commissary restriction, offenders in general
population and state jail levels four and five,
protective custody five and six, and
administrative segregation levels two and three
are not eligible to receive commissary
purchases through this program.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.