John R. Lindsey State Jail

The John R. Lindsey State Jail is a minimum-security private facility located in Jacksboro, Texas that is managed by the Management & Training Corporation (MTC). This facility has the capacity to house 1,031 inmates. This jail serves as a regional transitional facility and houses inmates in the State Jail Substance Use Program.

The State Jail Substance Use Program is a multimodal program designed to accommodate the diverse characteristics and individual needs of the state jail population. Eligible offenders are placed in one of two tiers: 60-90 days or 90-120 days based on an Addiction Severity Instrument (ASI) assessment.

“Today I graduated. Today was one of the best days I’ve ever had since I can remember. I paid attention, I had a goal in mind. I set it; I accomplished it. Now I feel like I can accomplish anything.” ~ Kirk Cevallos, resident, Lindsey State Jail, October 2018

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at the Lindsey State Jail are between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. A maximum of two adults (18+) are allowed to visit. Minor children are not counted in the visiting number. A visiting period lasts for about two hours and each inmate is allowed one visit per weekend. Contact visits are allowed for eligible offenders when visiting with immediate family.

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

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit an inmate at Lindsey State Jail, you must fill out an application and get approved by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Click on the visiting application and instructions below to get started.

What can you bring to a visit?

All visitors are subject to search when visiting an inmate. All visitors will also be screened by a metal detector prior to entering the visitation area. A photo ID is required for all visitors 18 years of age and older. All other items must be kept in your vehicle except: 

  • 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, baby wipes, and two baby bottles (“sippy” cup for toddlers). These items must be stored in a clear plastic bag.

Dress Code

The dress code at Lindsey State Jail is strictly enforced. If you are not dressed appropriately, your visit will be denied.

  • 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, skirts no shorter than three (3) inches above the middle of the knee while standing, capri pants, or long pants are allowed. Length is not restricted for children ages 10 and younger. 
  • Clothing with pictures or language that may be considered profane or offensive is not allowed. 
For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here.

Physical Address

Lindsey State Jail
1620 FM 3344
Jacksboro, TX 76458

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General Phone Number

(940) 567-2272

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Lindsey State Jail
1620 FM 3344
Jacksboro, TX 76458

Inmates are allowed to have newspapers, magazines, and books, but you can't mail them directly. They must be mailed by the publisher, publication supplier, or bookstore. 

Make sure you set up the shipping address just like the inmate mailing address above when ordering books or a subscription to a newspaper or magazine for your inmate. Always include the inmate's name and number.


You can send your inmate eMessages through JPAY. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or visit on the web.

How to Call an Inmate

The inmates at Lindsey State Jail can't receive incoming calls, 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

There are a number of ways to send money to an inmate at Lindsey State Jail. Remember, you will need their inmate ID number to put money on an inmate's books.


You can send money to an inmate or make purchases for them from the prison commissary using ECOMMDIRECT. 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.

Friends and family can make purchases for eligible offenders up to $60 each quarter. The holiday spend limit is $85 for the fourth quarter of October to December.

You can choose from nearly 100 of the top selling items and purchase them for your inmate instead of sending cash. Items include snacks, hygiene products, and correspondence supplies. 


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. 


1. Visit 

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

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

Programs For Inmates


  • Academic Computer Lab 
  • Adult Basic Education 
  • GED 
  • Life Skills


  • NCCER Painting/ Facility Care 
  • Computer Applications 
  • Typing Master Pro 
  • Open Office Computer Applications 
  • Horticulture

Substance Abuse

  • Alcoholics Anonymous 

Life Skills

  • Acelleron 
  • Inside Out Dad 
  • Money Smart: A Financial Education Program 
  • Toastmasters 
  • Wall Talk 


  • Anger Resolution through Faith-Based Pods 
  • Bridges to Life

Other Programs

  • GO KIDS Initiative

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Careers at John R. Lindsey State Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Management and Training Corporation and would like more information about available jobs at Lindsey State Jail, click here.