Garza East Transfer Facility

The Garza East Unit, also known as the Garza East Transfer Facility, is a minimum/medium-security prison for male inmates located in Beeville, Texas. This facility opened in 1994 and is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 

The Garza East Unit can house a maximum of 1,978 inmates in the main facility and 480 in the work camp. Agricultural Operations at the unit include Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, and the Unit Garden.

The Manufacturing and Logistics Operations on site are the Beeville Distribution Center, Mechanical Shop, Beeville Satellite Motor Pool, and Freight Terminal. Additional Operations at the unit include Substance Abuse Screening and Assessment, Narcotic/Cell Phone Detection Canines, and laundry services for Garza West.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at the Garza East Unit are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Each inmate is allowed one visit per weekend with up to two (2) adults, ages 18 and older. Children ages 17 and younger may visit without being counted in the visitor number. 

Please call the Ombudsman Visitation Hotline at (936) 437-4927 or toll free at (844) 476-1289 if you have questions. The hotline is open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit an inmate at Garza East Unit, you must submit a visiting application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The visiting application and instructions are below.

Dress Code

The Garza East Unit requires that visitors dress conservatively. If you are not dressed appropriately, you will not be allowed to visit with your inmate. 

  • Sandals, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes are allowed
  • Clothing that is tight fitting, revealing, or made with see-through fabrics is prohibited
  • 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, or long pants are allowed
  • Length is not restricted for pre-adolescent boys and girls, generally ages 10 and younger
  • Clothing with pictures or language that may be considered profane or offensive by current public standards is prohibited

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

What can you bring to a visit?

The only items allowed inside the visiting room are:

  • A small wallet, clear plastic bag, or change purse
  • $25 cash (in coins) for the vending machines
  • Visitors with infants or small children may bring no more than three diapers, a supply of baby wipes, and two baby bottles (“sippy” cup for toddlers). These items must be stored in a clear plastic bag

Visitor Identification: For visitors 18 years of age and older, a pictured government identification (ID) is required.

All other items must be kept in your vehicle. Visitors are not allowed to bring any electronic devices into the visiting room.

Physical Address

Garza East Unit
4304 Highway 202
Beeville, TX 78102

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(361) 358-9880 (**096)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Garza East Unit
4304 Highway 202
Beeville, TX 78102


Offenders can receive incoming eMessages. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or on the web.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Garza East Unit, 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 most popular ways to send money to an inmate at Garza East Unit are:


JPAY allows you to send money to an offender for a service fee. Visit their website at or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. 


Click here and enter offender number, name and confirm offender. Add deposit amount to your cart and checkout using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card for a service fee.

MONEY ORDERS or CASHIER’S CHECKS made payable to “Inmate Trust Fund for Offender Name and Number” 

  • You may obtain deposit slips from offender or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Inmate Trust Fund, PO Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060 
  • Send deposit and completed deposit slip to Inmate Trust Fund, PO Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060


1. Visit or

2. Telephone (toll-free): 1.866.345.1884 for live bilingual agents available 24/7 

ACE, AMERICA’S CASH EXPRESS available from anywhere in the United States. Deposit funds to an offender trust fund account for a service fee. Call 1.866.734.2306 or visit for the nearest ACE location.

Programs For Inmates

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

Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I; Truck Driving

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

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

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Careers at Garza East Transfer Facility

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is currently hiring. If you would like more information about available jobs at Garza East Unit, click here.