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.
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MAIL 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 (http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory/ind 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 assignment.
Inmates are allowed to receive letters and photos (no polaroids, or nude photos). Some institutions will allow you to send paper, read the guide for family members and friends of inmates for more information. Your complete name and address must be written legibly in the return address area of the envelope. When sending correspondence always include the inmates name and Identification number as the mailing address above shows, if you know the housing unit please list that as well. Do not mark the envelope or letter in any way. No stamps, pens or pencils, small trinkets, or jewelry or other items should ever be mailed with the correspondence. Staples, paperclips, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned. Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from the following: (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).Unit Full Name:
Larry Gist State Jail
Unit Address and Phone Number:
3295 FM 3514, Beaumont, TX 77705 (409) 727-8400 (**097)
FM 3514 off Hwy 69 South between Beaumont and Port Arthur in Jefferson County
COMMISSARY 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.