Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison

Do you know someone locked up at Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison?  Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison is a state correctional institution in the state prison system in Texas.  This site tells you information about everything one might want to know about Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison,like:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  How to visit Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison inmates.  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison
Year Opened: 1980
Type: Female
State: Texas
County: Coryell
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1 – G4, Transient, Outside Trusty, Intellectually Impaired, Substance Abuse
Warden Name: Lorretta Carmona

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the mailing address and street address for Crain Unit. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to someone at Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page before you send a letter or package to a prisoner so that you properly address the letter or package, and do the correct protocol for sending a letter or package. If you do not use the appropriate steps, it could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison
1401 State School Road 
Gatesville TX, 76599-2999

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison
1401 State School Road 
Gatesville TX, 76599-2999

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (254) 865-8431 (**024)
Fax:

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page if you are going to visit an inmate at Crain Unit.

Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison
1401 State School Road 
Gatesville TX, 76599-2999

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Phone Number

Crain Unit prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, however, there are cases when it might be helpful to have the telephone number to Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison.
(254) 865-8431 (**024)

Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison prisoners are able to make phone calls 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 won’t be able to fax a letter to inmates, but there are some times when it may be helpful to have the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email address for Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison. You can’t contact prisoners at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: Unit: 1,498; Boot Camp: 8; SAFP: 288; Trusty Camp: 321
Total Staff: 756

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate you must follow an specific process to ensure that the letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

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

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

Mail Monitoring

Crain Unit employees open and inspect and read all incoming general correspondence. Incoming general mail and packages can be read as frequently as is necessary to maintain security or monitor problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you have to address a letter or package to a state prisoner at Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison:

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison
1401 State School Road 
Gatesville TX, 76599-2999

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary which serves to provide prisoners an account for prisoner funds and for buying things not provided by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit funds to these Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates money through the postal service and have to send those funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the directions shows below:

The money 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. 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 held for a 15-day hold period, and during this hold period the inmate will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have appropriate inmate info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Checks and cash cannot be deposited so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are often changed to different prisons throughout the Texas prison system, so you might need to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to find an Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison, you must be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has its own procedures for prison visits and they are changed often. The information discussed here could be out of date now, so you should also go to Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison’s official website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log upon entering the correctional facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Photo id of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture ID is OK.

For all of the points listed below, check the actual prison facility website as this information changes all the time:

  • 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

Section about Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State 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 Crain Unit (GV) – 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

Info about Texas parole procedures 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

More information about release procedures for Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention,
Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry (available at Hilltop), Personal and Family Development
Central Texas College Academic/Texas A&M (Central Texas) University Academic
Central Texas College Vocational: Graphic Arts, Office Administration, Culinary Arts/Hospitality
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), HIV Peer Education, Patriot Paws, Project RIO, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours

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Prison Life

Details about prison life at Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison will be posted ASAP.

  • 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 Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison coming soon.

Photos

A section with photos of Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Crain Unit (GV) – 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 correctional facility? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, go to: Crain Unit Jobs

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Website

The official website: Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison 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:

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

More information about resources for family members of inmates at Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison will be posted ASAP.

History

A Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Crain Unit (GV) – 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

Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison Links

The official website: Crain Unit Website
Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison Jobs

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Links

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Main Website
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison Directory
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison Map
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison Jobs
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison Inmate Search
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Most Wanted

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim Services
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Texas State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Texas State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Texas State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Texas State Prison Inmates
Texas State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison

Have you ever spent any time at Crain Unit? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison?

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

Things you could write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated at Crain Unit (GV) – Texas State Prison, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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Comments

  1. Angie R. says:

    I was send a letter that my package was not deliver to my niece
    Just want to now do I get it back by send you money got,
    Postage or send a self address envelop to you. What is the right way to this.
    And a list of thing I can send to her.
    Thank you do much and God Bless
    Angie R.

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