Linda Woodman State Jail

The Linda Woodman State Jail is a correctional facility for female inmates that is located in Gatesville, Texas. The Woodman State Jail can house a maximum of 900 inmates and is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 

This facility is a diagnostic intake facility for female offenders in the state of Texas. It also conducts substance abuse screenings and assessments. 

When admitted to Woodman State Jail, offenders are photographed, iris scanned and fingerprinted as part of the identification process. Physical, dental, and eye examinations are conducted. 

Various tests are administered to detect medical or mental health problems and to determine educational and intelligence levels. Interviews with offenders gather information relevant to family structure, criminal and social behavior, drug and alcohol involvement, military and institutional experience, as well as education and employment history. 

The results of the tests and interviews are the basis for classification decisions that determine the unit of assignment, the level of security supervision, and job and housing assignments. Screening assessments during intake may be conducted to identify any treatment or special needs. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Woodman State Jail are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

All offenders, except those who are being processed through intake, in solitary confinement, G5, lockdown status or administrative segregation, are allowed one visit every weekend, normally with two adults for two hours. Children under the age of 18 are not counted in this number, and must be accompanied by an approved adult visitor (18 years or older). 

Visiting Applications

You must fill out an application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice before you can visit your inmate at Woodman State Jail.

If you have any questions, 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.

What can you bring to a visit?

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID to visit an inmate. Leave everything in your vehicle except your ID and up to $25 cash (in coins) for the vending machines. You may carry the coins in a small wallet, clear plastic bag, or change purse.

Visitors with infants or small children may bring three diapers, baby wipes, and two baby bottles (“sippy” cup for toddlers). These items must be stored in a clear plastic bag.

Dress Code

Visitors are encouraged to dress conservatively.

  • Sandals, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes may be worn.
  • Clothing that is tight fitting, revealing, or made with see-through fabrics shall not be 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, 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 not allowed.

For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here

Physical Address

Woodman State Jail
1210 Coryell City Road
Gatesville, TX 76528

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General Phone Number

(254) 865-9398 (**107)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Woodman State Jail
1210 Coryell City Road
Gatesville, TX 76528

Offenders may receive magazines, books or newspapers from the publisher or store that sells them. You can't send money, stamps, or other negotiable items in the mail to an inmate. DO NOT SEND PACKAGES. 


Inmates at Woodman State Jail can receive eMessages from friends and family through JPAY. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or visit on the web.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Woodman State Jail, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. The Offender Telephone System (OTS) allows eligible offenders to make telephone calls to individuals listed on the offender’s approved calling list. 

Offenders with major disciplinary problems, gang affiliations or on death row do not have access to the pay telephone system, but are afforded access to telephones. 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 Woodman State Jail, both online and through snail mail. Remember, you will need their inmate ID number


Visit their website at or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. 



This site allows you to send money to an inmate or make purchases for them from the prison commissary. To send money, click here and enter the offender's number, name, and confirm offender. Add a deposit amount to your cart and checkout using a credit or debit card.

Friends and family can also make purchases each quarter for eligible offenders. You can choose from the top selling commissary items and purchase them for your inmate instead of sending money. Items include snacks, hygiene products, and correspondence supplies. 


Must be made payable to “Inmate Trust Fund for Offender Name and Number” 

  • You may obtain deposit slips by sending 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

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

Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I; Electrical Trades; Painting and Decorating.

Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative, Coryell County Community Leadership Unit Tour.

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, Habitat for Humanity, local organizations, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Arts/Crafts, Parent Training, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Women's Storybook Project, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars.

Through the Rehabilitation Programs Division (RPD), eligible offenders may be provided treatment during incarceration for addiction to or abuse of substances or alcohol. The Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) provides evidence-based treatment programs that are appropriate to the needs of the offender, measured by reliable assessment tools, and are often based on the crime or criminal behaviors that lead to incarceration. 

The goal of the SATP is to facilitate positive change; to redirect criminal behavior; to improve cognitive skills and offender accountability, all of which leads to reducing recidivism and improving public safety.

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Careers at Linda Woodman State Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and would like to see the job listings at Woodman State Jail, click here. The TDCJ is currently hiring at all levels of the agency. 

TDCJ offers good pay and fantastic benefits. There is currently a $5,000 hiring bonus available for correctional officers at many units across the state. That bonus is also available to several maintenance supervisor roles in many locations statewide.