Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison

Looking for someone in Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison?  Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison is a correctional institution in the Texas state prison system, which is part of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  This site tells you info about anything one might want to know about Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison such as the following:  How to do a prison inmate search.  How to visit Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison inmates.  The prison’s address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison
Year Opened: 1989
Type: Female
State: Texas
County: Falls
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1 – G5
Warden Name: Linda Gonzales

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Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison, and be 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 heading further down on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to someone in prison to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and follow the right steps for sending a letter or package. If you do not follow the correct protocol, it might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison
742 FM 712 
Marlin TX, 76661

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison
742 FM 712 
Marlin TX, 76661

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (254) 883-5561 (**039)
Fax Number:

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Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings further down on this page before you try to visit a prisoner.

Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison
742 FM 712 
Marlin TX, 76661

Directions

Six (6) miles southwest of Marlin off Business Hwy 6 on FM 712 in Falls County

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are times when it is necessary to know the phone number to the facility.
(254) 883-5561 (**039)

Inmates are able to make calls using:

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

Fax Number

Hobby Unit prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to the inmate, but there might be times when it may be necessary to have the fax machine number to Hobby Unit.

Email Address

The email address below is the general email for Hobby Unit. You cannot email individuals at this email address. If you are going to email an inmate, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1342
Total Staff: 322

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate at Hobby Unit you must use an exact process to ensure that the message gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important protocols that you have to follow when mailing postal mail to a state prison inmate. If you do not then letter or package might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison employees will open and read all incoming general mail and packages. Received general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or monitor any problems regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you need to address mail to a state prison inmate at Hobby Unit:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison
742 FM 712 
Marlin TX, 76661

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank-like account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may add funds to these accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates money by way of the mail and must send it to the following address and follow the steps provided below:

The funds must be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have appropriate inmate info but only if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Checks and cash will not be accepted for deposit so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often changed to different prison facilities throughout Texas, so sometimes you might need to look up where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison, make sure you know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Texas prison has their own procedures for inmate visitation and these rules are changed frequently. The information discussed here might be different since this was written, so you should also go to Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison’s official website to get the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure each visitor signs the prison visitors log before they can enter the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture id of visitors is required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued picture ID is acceptable.

For everything shown below, check out the main prison website as this information changes 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

More information about Hobby Unit (HB) – 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

Info about Hobby Unit (HB) – 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

More information about Texas parole 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

Details about release procedures for Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison coming.

Inmate Programs

Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting Seminar
Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Brakes), Business Computer Information Systems II, Painting & Decorating

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison coming soon.

  • 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 Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison news section coming soon.

Photos

Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Hobby Unit (HB) – 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 correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, click here: Hobby Unit Jobs

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Website

The official website: Hobby 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:

  • 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.

Tell Your Story

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Family Resources

Section about resources for family members of inmates at Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison coming soon.

History

A section with the history of Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Hobby Unit (HB) – 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

Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison Links

The official website: Hobby Unit Website
Hobby 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 Hobby Unit (HB) – Texas State Prison

Have you ever been a prisoner in Hobby Unit? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your prison experience because other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can put in your comment:

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

If you are a prisoner here, post your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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