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Time Inmate Visitation So it Works

Many jails provide a variety of visitation options during the week and you should take advantage of this if you can. Though your inmate will be thrilled to see you at any time, strategic scheduling can make a big difference in the quality of the visit. Time of Day Choose a time that he or […]

Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You'll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone. Check Visitation Rules Some jails will allow people to split visits […]

How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children

One of the hardest things for an inmate to deal with is being removed from his or her children. Not being there for daily routines means missing out on much of the child's development and preparation for life. These easy steps will keep your inmate connected and active in the lives of the children. Phone […]

4 Things to Avoid During An Arrest

Only an attorney should advise you of your individual arrest situation but in general, these four suggestions may help stabilize your situation. Don't try and argue your way out. In most cases, by the time the cuffs come out, there is no turning back. Arguing, negotiating, and continuing to try to avoid arrest will do […]

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

Inmate Care Packages and How They Work

If your inmate is incarcerated in a jail that offers a care package program, you can have some fun surprising your inmate from time to time with a box full of things that you've personally selected for him or her. The Basics Inmate care packages are boxes or bags that are pre-filled with items from […]

Dealing with a Drug Addict: How I Started Letting Go

If you are dealing with an addict in your life, you already know that you won't be able to keep it up forever. There will come a point where you will need to reclaim your life and get back among the living. Years ago, I began taking gradual steps toward letting go and by the […]

Prison Skills Applied After Release

Getting out of prison and starting over is not easy, but with a little creative thinking, you can use the abilities you learned while incarcerated into useful tools for life. Organization – Almost everyone who goes into prison comes out much more organized in all aspects of life. Whether it has to do with keeping […]

Restrictions on Greeting Cards for Inmates

Understanding what jails mean by "plain" cards and why they require them helps ensure your inmate's holiday or greeting cards arrive on time. The facility's website might have a vague statement about only sending "plain" cards, or there might be no instruction at all. It is only when your card is returned unopened to you […]

He Expected Probation, Instead He Went to Jail.

My name is Jonathan. I thought I was going to get probation. Everyone I knew got probation for the same charge, but when I was called in front of the judge, he sentenced me to 30 days in jail. I was handcuffed, taken into custody in front of everyone in the courtroom, and brought to […]

4 Things to Tell Young Kids When Dad is In Jail

While your husband is incarcerated, your children will want to know what has happened. These four things can ease their mind without burdening them. Explain why he went. Without being specific about the exact crime he is accused of, you can tell the children that the judge thinks their dad broke the law and he […]

Pregnant and in Prison – Now What?

Going to prison or jail while you are pregnant sometimes can't be helped, but you will need to be sure you get the proper treatment and medical care while incarcerated. You'll also need to make arrangements for the baby after he or she is born. Banking on the belief you will be released before your […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun Oklahoma?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

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GARZA WEST Inmate Search


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  1. Marissa Mon, Dec 05 2011 7:57 PM

    How do you find out the TDCJ # when the inmate has just been transferred??

  2. DANIA Mon, Dec 26 2011 2:36 PM


  3. Arch Thu, Jan 05 2012 5:47 PM

    To marissa, http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/tab4_online.html Go to this website and there is a link of offender search. To Dania, you have to be on the list the inmate makes and turns into the Sgt. that's how it works in jail anyway but i've been reading other forums and looks like it's the same here.

  4. toni sosa Thu, Feb 02 2012 3:13 PM

    i have twin sre will thet keep them togetheand im worriedr its there first time in trouble

  5. susy Wed, Feb 15 2012 2:09 AM

    My boyfriend is in jail and I want to go visit him so that he can meet our 4 months old baby girl. What kind of id can i provide to be able to see him??

  6. jaime martinez Sun, May 20 2012 11:14 PM

    My son got hurt in graza west .. why was I not called. He is only 21

  7. Bianca Salas Thu, May 31 2012 3:32 PM

    My Husband James Salas Is In GarzaWest And I have Not Recieved A Letter From Him In 8Days..What Is Going On...Im soo Worried Can Someone Tell Me If He Signed Of To Get What I sent...

  8. PinkCandy Tue, Jul 17 2012 1:24 PM

    Hi,my husband is at garza west and i will be going to my first contact visit this weekend.Can sumone give me sum advice can we wear jewelery???help is appreciated...

  9. Stephanie Sat, Dec 01 2012 1:03 AM

    my husbandjust got moved there ..when will i be able to send him letters?? or when can i visit him ??

  10. brenda T Sat, Dec 01 2012 1:33 PM

    Hi, my dad has been in cameron county for almost 5 months, he was sentenced back in August and he's still in county. When will he get transfer from there? Also, he already finished his time but no probation officer has seen him because he still hasn't be moved. His time is comple and still in county. Not fair.

  11. dennise marroquin Sat, Dec 01 2012 7:04 PM

    how can I put money in his trust funds I tried money gram and western union and his t.d.c number doesn't go threw the system and he just went in November 29, 2012 and is there another way to any thing will be helpful

  12. Jenny Wed, Feb 20 2013 1:35 AM

    How can I schedule a video visitation because I have tried to schedule one but it says that the offender does not have permission for that, what does he need to do in order to get the video visitation???

  13. Veronica Borrego Sun, Feb 24 2013 5:26 PM

    I havent heard from my husband Carlos Zambrano in a month.Im worried.I called the facility but they couldnt give me any info.Who can I talk to?Going crazy with worry!

  14. gucci Tue, Apr 02 2013 3:12 PM

    fuck the lawz

  15. J Fri, May 24 2013 9:13 PM

    My husband got moved also haven't heard from him he's in garza west can u write or not how long do I have to wait to talk to him or write him

  16. Peggy Wed, Jun 12 2013 9:53 AM

    J, As long as you know his TDCJ # you can write to him before he writes to you. You can go to the main page on the tdcj Garza website to get his number. He will get the mail. Talking to him on the phone timeframe is he has to be there 90days. Visits are after 30 days First visit is a window visit. Anymore questions you can email me at zenkist@yahoo.com. My husband has been there since Oct 2012. Knock on wood all has been good for him so far. But I know a lot of cheap ways to get money to them. What you can and cannot wear, take in etc... I am creating a website for helping people that had never been through this like we were. I had to learn it all the hard way, but I do a lot of research.

  17. rodrigues Wed, Jun 19 2013 1:29 PM

    my husband just got transfer in garzawest and i want to write him but i dont know how to put the whole address and his info... can someone help me? do you know when can i visit him? can ya tell me what can i wear for the visits? thank you!!

  18. adelina Fri, Jun 28 2013 12:54 AM

    My boyfriend is in garza west were not married, can we I still have physical visits with him?

  19. mona Sat, Jul 06 2013 12:20 PM

    My boyfriend is in garza west we r not married but we do have a 1 yr old together and he did put me down as the mother of his child can we still have a contact visit

  20. lucy viormat Tue, Jul 16 2013 3:24 AM

    Garza west is a pretty tough place to be. Really mean female officers that bitch till your ears burn. My advice is once you find out a loved one is there. Wire money asap even if they already had money. It takes like a month to process all ur funds and you have nothing. But if you wire it it appears instantly. I was there for 45 days and never made a call never bought a thing. Mainly because at first I had money. Then we got put on routine lockdowwn. Suckd big time

  21. Elizabeth Sat, Oct 26 2013 3:38 PM

    Thanks for the info Peggy, you already answered one of my questions. My husband just got moved to Garza West last week. What phone system to do they go through? Is it IC Solutions too? I got a letter from him today asking me to set up the phone so he can call me but I don't know and cant find the info anywhere on who to call. He was at Cotulla before, then Bexar County, then to Garza west now and I guess he may be going back to Cotulla sometime. I just want to be able to talk to him as soon as he can call so I want to try to set the phone thing up. Thanks for any help!

  22. jackie Fri, Nov 01 2013 6:15 PM

    does anyone know if I have to be married to visit ? and how many pics can I send him at a time ?

  23. ann Mon, Nov 25 2013 4:34 PM

    my husband said you can send as many pics as you want. i believe you have to be married to get contact visit. if your not married you can get a regular visit. you can mail them at anytime with their tdcj number

  24. jackie Tue, Nov 26 2013 6:07 PM

    I haven't heard from my husband in 2 weeks at first letters were coming and going with no problem now idk what is going on im going crazy I call and they wont give me no info it making me mad ! anyone have any idea what may be going on?

  25. pm Tue, Dec 10 2013 12:53 PM

    Who is aloud to have a contact visit with an inmate??

  26. monica Wed, Dec 11 2013 1:34 AM

    Family only is allowed to have a contact visit with the inmate :( my husbands in garz west riright nkw

  27. mm Wed, Dec 11 2013 5:07 PM

    How would I know if im on the visitation list?

  28. pm Wed, Dec 11 2013 5:17 PM

    Thanx Monica my bf just got to garza west

  29. missingmybrother Wed, Dec 11 2013 7:18 PM

    Does anyone know how long the first visit is? Peggy gave some info above that the first visit is not until 30 days and it is window not contact, if someone can verify if that is true. Also any tips on what or what not to wear or bring

  30. irma reyes Tue, Dec 17 2013 3:18 PM

    How can I wire money to my brother that's in garza west cause money order goes to Huntsville.

  31. jennifer espinosa Fri, Dec 27 2013 3:22 PM

    my husband is in garza west. he has cancer and i need to know if there is a medical facility there that will give him the medical attention he needs? As far as i know he is not getting any kind of treatment right now and he desperatly needs it..his cancer is severe. can anyone give me information on what i can do?

  32. mona lisa Mon, Jan 13 2014 6:06 PM

    how can I wire money into an immates account.

  33. TD Thu, Feb 26 2015 7:23 PM

    How can I wire money to an inmate who got his TDCJ number changed and he is not yet in the system? I type in his new number on the offender search and says inmate not found.

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