Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison

Do you know someone locked up in Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison?  Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison is a correctional facility in the Texas state prison system.  This guide will tell you about anything related to Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison,such as:  How to locate an inmate.  Visitation information.  The address and phone number at Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison
Year Opened: 1995
Type: Female
State: Texas
County: Coryell
DOC: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Security Level: G1-G4, Administrative Segregation
Warden Name: Melodye Nelson

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Murray Unit. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to a prisoner at Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of Murray Unit.

Mailing Address

You should also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate to learn how to properly address the letter or package, and do the appropriate procedure for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct protocol, the package or letter could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison
1916 North Hwy 36 Bypass 
Gatesville TX, 76596

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison
1916 North Hwy 36 Bypass 
Gatesville TX, 76596

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (254) 865-2000 (**105)
Fax:

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Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below before you try to visit a prisoner.

Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison
1916 North Hwy 36 Bypass 
Gatesville TX, 76596

Directions

On Hwy 36 between FM 215 and FM 929 in Coryell County

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Phone Number

Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are cases when it might be useful to have the phone number to the facility.
(254) 865-2000 (**105)

Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison inmates may be able to call out using:

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

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to the inmate, but there might be times when it might be necessary to have the fax number to Murray Unit.

Email Address

This is the primary email address for the prison. You cannot reach prisoners using this email address. If you are going to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1313
Total Staff: 350

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you must follow when mailing a package or letter to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff will open and inspect and read all received general correspondence. Incoming general postal correspondence is able to be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security and safety or monitor any problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you should address mail to a state prisoner at Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison:

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison
1916 North Hwy 36 Bypass 
Gatesville TX, 76596

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which serves to provide prisoners a bank type account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may send money to prisoner’s accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners funds through the mail and have to send funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules listed below:

The money must be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that do not have appropriate prisoner information provided the envelope has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted for deposit so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently changed to different prisons in the state, so you might need to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to locate an Texas prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Texas state prisons: Texas State Prisons

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison, be sure that you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has their own policies for prison visitation and these policies change often. The policies listed below might be different when you are reading this, so be sure to also check Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison’s official website to read the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log upon entering the facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo identification of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo id is OK.

For everything shown below, go to the official Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison site because this information is changed 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

Section about Murray Unit (LM) – 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 Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison death row to be added later.

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

Parole

More information about Texas parole procedures will be posted ASAP.

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 coming.

Inmate Programs

Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention, Parenting Seminar
Career and Technology Programs: Custodial Technician
Central Texas College Academic. Faith-Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), HIV Peer Education, Patriot Paws, The Women’s Story Book Project, Project RIO, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours

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Prison Life

More information about life at Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison to be added later.

  • 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

Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison news to be added later.

Photos

A section with photos of Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Murray Unit (LM) – 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 prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, go to: Murray Unit Jobs

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Website

The official website: Murray Unit (LM) – 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:

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

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Family Resources

Details about resources for family members of inmates at Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison coming soon.

History

A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Murray Unit (LM) – 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

Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison Links

The official website: Murray Unit Website
Murray 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 Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison

Have you ever been an inmate at Murray Unit (LM) – Texas State Prison? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

What to put in your comment:

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

If you are currently incarcerated at Murray Unit, leave your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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