Bridgeport Correctional Center

Bridgeport Correctional Facility is a prison for male inmates at various custody levels that is located in Bridgeport, Texas. This facility is managed by MTC for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This prison opened in 1989 and houses a maximum of 520 inmates.

Nearly all of the men incarcerated at Bridgeport Correctional Center will eventually be released. It’s MTC’s responsibility to provide a wide range of educational, vocational, substance abuse, cognitive behavioral, and life skills programs to prepare these men to successfully return to their communities.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Bridgeport Correctional Facility usually occur on Saturdays and Sundays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. 

A regular visiting period is two (2) hours in duration and begins when the offender is seated.

Each eligible offender is allowed to have two (2) adults, ages 18 and older, per visit. Children ages 17 and younger may visit without being counted in this number. The number of children allowed per visit shall be based on the amount of space available and the visitor’s ability to manage and control the children. 

Visitation Hotline

Ombudsman Visitation Hotline: Members of the public may call this line to inquire about offender location, basic visitation policy questions, unit family liaison officer information, and how to appeal a visitation denial.

The hotline is open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at (936) 437-4927 or toll free at (844) 476-1289.

Visiting Applications

Most TDOC offenders are allowed to visit with friends and family if they fill out the appropriate paperwork and follow the departmental policies and procedures.

Dress Code

Understandably, many visitors do not realize that what they are wearing can impact their ability to visit with their loved one. 

A few general guidelines that apply at every facility include:

  • Skirts and shorts must be knee-length or longer.
  • Only closed-toe shoes are permitted. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • No revealing or low cut shirts. No tank tops or halter tops.
  • No see-though or extremely tight clothing.
  • No strapless dresses. No swimsuits.
  • No gang or obscene messages or designs.
  • No hats or hoodies on shirts.
  • No sunglasses or excessive jewelry.
  • Underwear must be worn at all times, but not visible.
  • Everyone must clear the metal detector.

For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here.

All vehicles and visitors are subject to search when entering TDCJ property. Visitors are screened by a metal detector prior to entering the visitation area in accordance with agency policies. 

Pat searches are conducted by TDCJ security staff of the same gender; however, metal detector screening may be performed by either gender. 

Permissible Items

Visitors are permitted to bring into the unit a small wallet, clear plastic Ziploc® type bag, or change purse. Visitors may bring coin money in an amount not to exceed $25. 

Visitors are allowed to purchase soft drinks and snacks from vending machines for offenders during general and contact visits, but the items must be consumed during the visit.  

Visitors with infants or small children may bring no more than three (3) diapers, a supply of baby wipes and two (2) baby bottles, or a “sippy” cup for toddlers, into the unit. These items shall be stored in a clear plastic bag. 

Contraband Items Not Allowed Inside

Knives, drugs, medications, food items, purses, diaper bags, briefcases, cameras, baby strollers, toys, dolls, photographs or photograph albums, paper money, tobacco, lighters, matches, cell phones, smartwatches, pagers, laptop computers, cameras, digital recorders, or any other type of electronic or wireless devices or any other non-authorized items.

Physical Address

Bridgeport Correctional Center
4000 North Tenth Street
Bridgeport, TX 76426

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General Phone Number

(940) 683-3010

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Bridgeport Correctional Center
4000 North Tenth Street
Bridgeport, TX 76426

Families and friends of offenders are encouraged to write often. Letters sent to offenders should include the offender’s name, TDCJ number, and unit address on the envelope.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Bridgeport Correctional Center, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Texas, please click here.

How to Send Money

JPay provides several ways to send money to an inmate at Bridgeport Correctional Center. 


To send money online with a credit or debit card, click here. It's the quickest and easiest way to send money.


You can send money by phone using your credit or debit card. Call (800) 574-5729 to speak with a live agent 24/7.

Walk-In Cash

To send money using cash, visit any MoneyGram agent location and use receive code 6188. Click here to get a list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

Money Orders

All money orders must be sent with a deposit slip to:

P.O. Box 279010
Miramar, FL 33027

Money order deposits slips are available in English and Spanish.

Programs For Inmates

Bridgeport Correctional Center has achieved nationally-recognized corrections, education, and safety accreditations. 


  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Education Development
  • Peer Education
  • Pre-GED


  • Computer Training

Substance Abuse

  • Alcohol & Drug 
  • Alcoholics & Narcotics Anonymous Groups 
  • Celebrate Recovery 

Life Skills

  • Acceleron 
  • Anger Resolution 
  • Father Initiatives Class 
  • Financial Management 
  • Interview Resume Skills 
  • Marriage on the Rocks 
  • Mentoring 
  • Pre-Release/Life Skills 
  • Road maps 
  • Toastmasters 


  • Behavior Enhancement Program 
  • Psychiatric Review 
  • Specialized Individual Counseling 


  • Bible Study 
  • Bridges to Life 
  • Faith Based Dorm 
  • Kolbe Retreat 
  • Life Restoration 
  • Quest for Authentic Manhood

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Careers at Bridgeport Correctional Center

To find out more information about a career with MTC and available jobs at Bridgeport Correctional Center, click here.