Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail

Are you looking for somebody locked up in Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail?  Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail is a state correctional facility in the Texas state prison system.  This page will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail,like:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Sending money and mail.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail
Year Opened: 1997
Type: Male
State: Texas
County: Hidalgo
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: J1-J5, G1, G2, Transient
Warden Name: Daniel Rios

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Contact Information

Below you will find the mailing address and street address for Lopez Unit. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at Lopez Unit, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you mail a letter or package to someone in prison to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and use the correct protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct directions, the package or letter could get sent back.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail
1203 El Cibolo Road 
Edinburg TX, 78542

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail
1203 El Cibolo Road 
Edinburg TX, 78542

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (956) 316-3810 (**103)
Fax Number:

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information further down on this page before you try to visit an inmate at Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail.

Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail
1203 El Cibolo Road 
Edinburg TX, 78542

Directions

Approximately ten (10) miles north of Edinburg off Hwy 281 in Hidalgo County

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Phone Number

Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, however, there are some times when it might be useful to know the telephone number to the prison.
(956) 316-3810 (**103)

Lopez Unit prisoners may be able to make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t get to fax your inmate, but there are cases when it might be helpful to have the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

This is the primary email address for Lopez Unit. You won’t be able to reach prisoners using this address. If you are going to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1100
Total Staff: 272

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate you must use an specific process to ensure that the email is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important protocols that are necessary to follow when sending a package or letter to a state prisoner. If you don’t then what you sent might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Lopez Unit guards will open and read all received general mail and packages. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain security or monitor any problems having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you should address a letter to a prisoner at Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail
1203 El Cibolo Road 
Edinburg TX, 78542

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was started to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send funds to inmate’s accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send inmates money in postal mail and will have to send those funds to the address below and follow the policies given below:

The money 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 held for a 15-day holding period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner information if the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Cash and checks will not be deposited so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently moved to various correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an Lopez Unit (RL) – 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 Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each correctional facility in Texas has its own procedures for prisoner visitation and these policies get changed regularly. The information discussed here might be out of date now, so be sure to also go to Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail’s website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the correctional facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

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

For all of the points shown below, check the actual correctional facility website as this information is updated 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

Information about Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail 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 Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail 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

Section 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

More information about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Construction Carpentry, Electrical Trades. Adult Education Program (upon availability), Project RIO, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours

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Prison Life

Information about life at Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail 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

Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail news coming soon.

Photos

Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail photos coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Lopez Unit (RL) – 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

Looking for a job at a correctional facility? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, click here: Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail Jobs

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Website

The official website: Lopez 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

Details about Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail inmate family resources coming.

History

Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail history coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Lopez Unit (RL) – 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

Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail Links

The official website: Lopez Unit Website
Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail 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 Lopez Unit (RL) – Texas State Jail

Have you ever been incarcerated in Lopez Unit? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone at Lopez Unit?

If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could include in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

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


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