Cotulla Transfer Facility

The Cotulla Transfer Facility is a prison for G1 and G2 male inmates. It is located in Cotulla, Texas and operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This facility can house a maximum of 606 inmates.

Most inmates at this facility are transient. They are in the process of being transferred to a permanent facility, so their stay at Cotulla is brief.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at the Cotulla Transfer Facility are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

If you have any questions about visitation, please call the Ombudsman Visitation Hotline at (936) 437-4927 or toll free at (844) 476-1289. The hotline is open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Visiting Applications

You must submit a visiting application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice before visiting an inmate at Cotulla Transfer Facility. The visiting application and instructions can be found below.

Dress Code

Visitors must follow the dress code. Shirts and shoes must be worn. Shirts and blouses of fishnet, transparent material are not allowed. Sleeveless shirts and dresses are allowed, but must cover the shoulders. 

Shorts and skirts no shorter than three inches above the middle of the knee while standing, capri pants, and long pants are allowed. Exceptions for pre-adolescent boys and girls may be made. If a dress, pants, skirt, or any attire appears to be inappropriate, the duty warden shall be contacted for a decision. 

Hats may be worn, but will be searched. Visitors are not permitted to wear all white. Clothing marked by words or pictures considered profane or offensive by current public standards will not be allowed. 

For a complete list of the visiting rules click here.

Permissible Items

You are allowed to bring a small wallet or change purse containing no more than $25.00 in coins. Visitors may only purchase items from vending machines in the visitation area. No paper money is allowed.

Visitors with infants or small children may bring no more than three diapers, a supply of baby wipes and two baby bottles (“sippy” cups for toddlers). These items must be kept in a clear plastic bag.

Physical Address

Cotulla Transfer Facility
610 FM 624
Cotulla, TX 78014

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(830)-879-3077 (**061)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Cotulla Transfer Facility
610 FM 624
Cotulla, TX 78014


Inmates can receive incoming eMessages through JPAY. You can register at

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Cotulla Transfer Facility, 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

The Inmate Trust Fund, provides a place of safekeeping for funds an offender may have access to, but not physical control of during their confinement. Several Trust Fund deposit options are now available.

Money Orders/Cashier's Checks

Money orders or cashier’s checks made payable to “Inmate Trust Fund for Offender Name and Number”; obtain deposit slips from offender or by sending an addressed, stamped envelope to Inmate Trust Fund; send deposits and/or requests for deposit slips to Inmate Trust Fund, P.O. Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060, Phone number: 936-438-8990.  

Monthly Checking Account Debit (ACH), (free service provided by TDCJ) complete an ACH authorization form and have a set amount automatically debited from a personal checking account once each month for deposit to a specified offender; attach a voided check from the account to be debited; debit transaction will occur on or around the 5th of each month and applied to the offender’s account on or around the 10th; submit form with voided check to Inmate Trust Fund, P.O. Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342- 0060. 

Western Union

Western Union Quick Collect (fees vary) from anywhere in the United States; all three Quick Collect products are subject to different fees, send amounts and other restrictions in certain states. Deposits will post to the offender's account within 24 hours. 

Call Western Union at 1-800-325- 6000, or visit to find the nearest Western Union location; standard fee for over-the-counter Quick Collect (Q/C) transaction at a Western Union location starts at $3.95.

Western Union Quick Collect by Phone, for credit card transactions call Western Union at 1- 800-634-3422 (press 2 to send Q/C payment); Western Union Quick Collect Online, for web transactions visit For each Quick Collect transaction the following information must be provided:  

Pay to: TDCJ – Inmate Trust Fund  Code City and State: TDCJ/TX  
Account number with facility: Offender’s TDCJ number and offender’s last name  
Attention: Offender’s last name and offender’s first name  

Western Union Convenience Pay (fees vary) offered at select locations within the state of Texas. Send money to an offender’s trust fund account for a service fee starting at $3.95. Call 1-800-354- 0005 to find a Convenience Pay agent location.  

America's Cash Express

America’s Cash Express (ACE) ($5.00 fee) from anywhere in the United States. Deposit funds to an offender’s trust fund account. For the nearest ACE location, call 1-866-734-2306 or visit their website at  


Jpay (fees vary) allows you to send money to an offender for service fees starting at $3.95. Visit their website at or call 1-800-574-JPAY to send funds using Visa, Discover or MasterCard credit/debit cards.

Programs For Inmates

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention

Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Support Groups, Life Skills, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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Careers at Cotulla Transfer Facility

To find out more information about a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and available jobs at Cotulla Transfer Facility, click here.