Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison

Do you know someone in Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison? Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison is a prison in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This site tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison such as the following: How to locate an inmate. How to visit Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison inmates. The address and phone number at Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison
Year Opened: 1992
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Dawson
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1 – G5, Administrative Segregation
Warden Name: Richard Vogelgesang

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Contact Information

Here you will find the street address and mailing address for Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to an inmate at Smith Unit, and make sure to use the street address if you need to know the location of Smith Unit.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to send something to someone in prison to learn how to correctly address the item, and use the appropriate steps for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t follow the correct steps, it might get sent back.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison
1313 CR 19
Lamesa TX, 79331-1898

Street Address / Prison location

Address

Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison
1313 CR 19
Lamesa TX, 79331-1898

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (**053)
Fax:

Map and Directions


Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below before you try to visit an inmate at Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison.

Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison
1313 CR 19
Lamesa TX, 79331-1898

Directions

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t get to call an inmate, however, there are times when it is useful to have the phone number to Smith Unit.
(**053)

Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison prisoners may be able to call out using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to your inmate, but there are times when it might be helpful to have the fax machine number to Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison.

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email address for Smith Unit. You can’t email prisoners using this address. If you are going to send an email to a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 2125
Total Staff: 586

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Smith Unit you must use an exact process to ensure that the email message gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important procedures that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not get delivered.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution officials open and inspect all received general mail. Incoming general mail is read as frequently as necessary to keep safety and security or watch a problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you should address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at Smith Unit:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison
1313 CR 19
Lamesa TX, 79331-1898

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners an account for prisoner money and for buying items not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can deposit funds into these accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates funds in the mail and will have to send money to the address below and follow the steps shows below:

The deposit have to be a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner info provided the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Checks and cash won’t be deposited so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to various prison facilities in the state, so sometimes you might need to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to locate an Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison, be sure that you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Texas state prison has its own procedures for inmate visitation and they are changed often. The information discussed here may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also read Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison’s website to get the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the correctional facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors is required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo id is acceptable.

For everything listed below, check the main prison website as this information is updated often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison prison records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Details about Texas parole process coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Details about release procedures for Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Electrical Trades, Mill and Cabinetmaking, Piping Trades/Plumbing
Western Texas College Academic
Western Texas College Vocational: Horticulture
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), HIV Peer Education, Project RIO, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours

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Prison Life

Information about life at Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison news section coming soon.

Photos

Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison photos coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison.

If you have any photos of Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, check out:

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Website

The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to leave a comment

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Family Resources

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison coming soon.

History

A Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Texas State Prisons: Texas State Prisons

Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison Links

The official website:

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison

Have you ever been incarcerated at Smith Unit? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Smith Unit (SM) – Texas State Prison?

If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

What to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated here, leave your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.


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