Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison

Are you looking for someone in prison at Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison? Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison is a state correctional institution in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This page will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Visitation information. The address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison
Year Opened: 1992
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Freestone
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1, G2, G4, Safekeeping
Warden Name: Edgar Baker

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Contact Information

Here you have the mailing address and street address for Boyd Unit. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you mail a letter or package to a prisoner so that you properly address the item, and do the correct steps for mailing a package or letter. If you do not follow the appropriate protocol, it could get sent back.

Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison
200 Spur 113
Teague TX, 75860-2007

Street Address / Prison location


Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison
200 Spur 113
Teague TX, 75860-2007

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (**051)

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to visit an inmate at Boyd Unit.

Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison
200 Spur 113
Teague TX, 75860-2007


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Phone Number

Inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call inmates, however, there are times when it may be helpful to have the telephone number to Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison.

Prisoners can sometimes call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to prisoners, but there are times when it may be helpful to have the fax machine number to Boyd Unit.

Email Address

This email address is the primary email for Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison. You cannot email inmates at this email address. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1330
Total Staff: 330

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner you must use an specific procedure to make sure that the message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that are necessary to follow when mailing mail to a prisoner. If you don’t then what you sent might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility staff will open and read and inspect all received general packages and mail. Incoming general postal correspondence is able to be read as frequently as necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor a problem confronting an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you need to address a letter to a state prison inmate at Boyd Unit:

Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison
200 Spur 113
Teague TX, 75860-2007

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was created to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can send money to inmate’s accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners funds in the postal service and will have to send those funds to the following address and follow the rules written below:

The deposit have to be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, during which the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have appropriate inmate information but only if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks cannot be accepted for deposit so do not send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time transported to various correctional facilities in the state, so sometimes you may have to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to locate an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison, be sure that you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has its own rules for prison visits and these rules get changed regularly. The information below may be changed by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also check Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison’s site to read the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will make sure every visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo id is OK.

For all of the things shown below, check out the main prison website as this info is changed 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

Info about Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison prison records will be posted ASAP.

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

Section about Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison death row will be posted ASAP.

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


Section about Texas parole process to be added later.

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.


Info about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention, Life Matters,
Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Transmission), Construction Carpentry, Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), HIV Peer Education, Project RIO, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison coming.

  • 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.


Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison news will be posted ASAP.


Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Boyd Unit (BY) – 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 looking for a job at a correctional facility? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in your previous job?

If so, go to:

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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 tell about all about it

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Family Resources

Section about family resources available at Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison coming soon.


A history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Boyd Unit (BY) – 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.


Information About Other Texas State Prisons: Texas State Prisons

Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison Links

The official website:

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison

Have you ever been incarcerated in Boyd Unit (BY) – Texas State Prison? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your prison experience so other people will know what to expect.

What to write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at this facility, leave your address if you want to receive letters from people.

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