Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail

Do you know somebody locked up in Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail?  Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail is a state correctional institution in the state prison system in Texas.  This page gives you info about everything you might need to know about Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail such as the following:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visitation information.  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: Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail
Year Opened: 1995
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Hale
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: J1 – J5, G2, Transient
Warden Name: Tina Carmona

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Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Formby Unit, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of Formby Unit.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to a prisoner to make sure that you properly address the letter or package, and follow the appropriate steps for mailing a letter or package. If you do not use the appropriate protocol, the letter or package could not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail
998 County Road AA 
Plainview TX, 79072

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail
998 County Road AA 
Plainview TX, 79072

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (806) 296-2448 (**106)
Fax Number:

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Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections further down on this page before you visit someone in prison.

Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail
998 County Road AA 
Plainview TX, 79072

Directions

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Phone Number

Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, however, there are cases when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the facility.
(806) 296-2448 (**106)

Formby Unit prisoners can sometimes make phone calls using:

  • 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 send a fax to prisoners, but there are times when it may be necessary to have the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

This is the primary email address for the prison. You won’t be able to email inmates at this address. If you need to send an email to an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1100
Total Staff: 288

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Formby Unit you must use an exact procedure to make sure that the email message gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that are necessary to follow when mailing a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards open and inspect all received general postal correspondence. Received general mail and packages may be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or watch problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you need to address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at Formby Unit:

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail
998 County Road AA 
Plainview TX, 79072

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank type account for inmate money and for buying items not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may add funds into these Commissary accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money by way of the postal service and have to send funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the policies provided below:

The money have to be a money order that is 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 placed on a 15-day holding period, and during this hold period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that do not have valid prisoner information but only if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash won’t be accepted for deposit so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often moved to different prisons throughout Texas, so sometimes you may have to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to find an Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail prisoner.
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 Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail, be sure that you know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Texas state prison has their own rules for prisoner visitation and these policies are changed often. The procedures discussed here may be changed since this was written, so be sure to also go to Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail’s site to read the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will ensure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the institution and upon departure.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of all visitors is required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo I.D. is acceptable.

For everything listed below, check the actual prison site because this information changes frequently:

  • 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

More information about Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail 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

Information about Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail death row coming.

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 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

More information about release procedures for Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting Seminars,
Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry; Electrical Trades
South Plains College Academic
Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), My Dad Reads to Me (Storybook), Project RIO, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services

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Prison Life

More information about life at Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail 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 section on news at Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail coming.

Photos

A section with photos of Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail.

If you have any photos of Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail 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 correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in your previous job?

If so, click here: Formby Unit Jobs

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Website

The official website: Formby Unit 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.

Click here to share your story

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Family Resources

More information about Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail inmate family resources to be added later.

History

A section with the history of Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail 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

Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail Links

The official website: Formby Unit Website
Formby Unit 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 Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail

Have you ever been incarcerated at Formby Unit (FB) – Texas State Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about your prison experience so that other people will know what to expect.

What to put in your review:

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

If you are an inmate here, post your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.


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