Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison

Do you know someone locked up in Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison? Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison is a state prison in the state prison system in Texas. This site will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison,like: How to locate an inmate. Visiting an inmate at this prison 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: Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison
Year Opened: 1990
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Tyler
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1-G5, Administrative Segregation
Warden Name: Cody Ginsel

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Contact Information

In this section you have the street address and mailing address for Lewis Unit. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Lewis Unit, and make sure to use the street address if you want to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone in prison to learn how to correctly address the package or letter, and follow the appropriate steps for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct steps, the letter or package could get sent back.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison
777 FM 3497
Woodville TX, 75990

Street Address / Prison location

Address

Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison
777 FM 3497
Woodville TX, 75990

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (**040)
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. You should check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections further down on this page before you visit an inmate here.

Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison
777 FM 3497
Woodville TX, 75990

Directions

One (1) mile east of Woodville off Hwy 190 on FM 3497 in Tyler County

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Phone Number

Lewis Unit inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, but, there are cases when it is useful to have the telephone number to the facility.
(**040)

Inmates are able to make calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax inmates, but there are some times when it is useful to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the primary email address for Lewis Unit. You won’t be able to reach prisoners using this email. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 2190
Total Staff: 579

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner at Lewis Unit you must follow an exact procedure to ensure that the letter is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that are necessary to follow when sending a package or letter to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then letter or package might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards do open and inspect all incoming general packages and mail. Received general mail can be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or watch a problem having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you have to address mail to a prisoner at Lewis Unit:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison
777 FM 3497
Woodville TX, 75990

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was created to provide prisoners a bank type account for inmate money and for purchasing things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit funds to inmate’s accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners money in postal mail and have to send money to this address and follow the policies given below:

The money must be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’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 that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, and during this hold period the inmate will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner information if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash can’t be accepted so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are from time to time changed to various correctional facilities throughout the Texas prison system, so sometimes you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison, you must know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has its own procedures for inmate visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The procedures discussed here might be out of date since this was written, so make sure to also go to Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison’s official website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they enter the facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

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

For everything listed below, check the official Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison site because this info 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

Information about Lewis Unit (GL) – 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

Information about Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison death row coming soon.

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

Parole

Details about Texas parole procedures 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

Details about release procedures for Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Administrative Segregation Intermediate Care Program (ASICP). Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Electrical Trades; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Mill and Cabinetmaking. Adult Education Program (upon availability), HIV Peer Education, Project RIO, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services

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Prison Life

Info about life at Lewis Unit (GL) – 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.

News

A news section coming soon.

Photos

A Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Lewis Unit (GL) – 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? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, click here:

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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.

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Family Resources

Information about Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison inmate family resources coming soon.

History

A Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Lewis Unit (GL) – 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

Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison Links

The official website:

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison

Have you ever spent any time in Lewis Unit (GL) – Texas State Prison? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

Things you can include in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

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