Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison

Looking for someone in Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison? Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison is a state correctional institution in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This guide tells you about anything one might want to know about Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison: Find out who’s in prison at this facility? Visitation policies and procedures. The prisons’s phone number and address. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison
Year Opened: 1965
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Walker
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1 – G5, Administrative Segregation, Outside Trusty
Warden Name: Richard Morris

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the mailing address and street address for Ellis Unit. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to an inmate at Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison, and use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to a prisoner to learn how to correctly address the item, and do the appropriate procedure for sending a letter or package. If you do not use the appropriate protocol, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison
1697 FM 980
Huntsville TX, 77343

Street Address / Prison location

Address

Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison
1697 FM 980
Huntsville TX, 77343

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (**010)
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page before you try to visit someone in prison.

Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison
1697 FM 980
Huntsville TX, 77343

Directions

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Phone Number

Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to Ellis Unit.
(**010)

Prisoners may be able to call out with:

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

Fax Number

Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to prisoners, but there are some times when it may be useful to have the fax machine number to Ellis Unit.

Email Address

The email address below is the main email address for Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison. You cannot contact prisoners at this email address. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: Unit: 1,995; Trusty Camp: 409
Total Staff: 641

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Ellis Unit you must use an exact procedure to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that you have to follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prisoner. If you don’t then the mail might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Ellis Unit employees will open and inspect and read all received general mail and packages. Received general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor a problem having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you have to address a letter or package to an inmate at Ellis Unit:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison
1697 FM 980
Huntsville TX, 77343

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide a bank account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money to prisoner’s accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send inmates funds through the mail and will have to send the moneyh to this address and follow the directions listed below:

The funds have to be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have appropriate prisoner information provided the envelope has a return address. Cash and checks can’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often transported to different correctional facilities around the state, so you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison, make sure you know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has its own policies for visitation and these policies are changed frequently. The policies below may be out of date since this was written, so make sure to also go to Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison’s official website to get the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they enter the correctional facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, read the main prison facility website as this information 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

Details about Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison prison records coming soon.

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 Ellis Unit (E) – 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.

Parole

Information about Texas parole coming soon.

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

Section about getting released from Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention,
Career and Technology Programs: Computer Maintenance Technician
Lee College Academic
Lee College Vocational: Cabinetmaking; Electronics; Horticulture
Additional Programs/Services: Gang Renouncement and Disassociation (GRAD) Process, Adult Education Program (upon availability), HIV Peer Education, Project RIO, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincey Services.

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Prison Life

More information about what life is like at Ellis Unit (E) – 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 section on news at Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison will be posted ASAP.

Photos

A section with photos of Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Ellis Unit (E) – 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

Looking for a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to:

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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:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have 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.

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Family Resources

Details about resources for family members of inmates at Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison to be added later.

History

A history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Ellis Unit (E) – 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

Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison Links

The official website:

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Links












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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Ellis Unit (E) – Texas State Prison

Have you ever been an inmate at Ellis Unit? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this correctional facility?

If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

Things you could include in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate here, leave your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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