Manuel A. Segovia Unit

The Manuel A. Segovia Unit is a minimum-security prison for male inmates that is located in Edinburg, Texas. This pre-release facility can house a maximum of 1,224 inmates and is managed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Segovia Unit visiting hours are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visiting periods usually last for about two hours, and each inmate is allowed one visit per weekend with two adults (18+). Minor children are not counted in the visiting number. 

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit your inmate at the Segovia Unit, you must fill out an application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Click on the visiting application and instructions below to get started.

Before you travel to Segovia Unit

  • Make sure the inmate you are visiting is assigned to Segovia Unit and has visitation privileges. Offender Information Search
  • Confirm the unit visitation schedule and verify that visitation has not been cancelled. An eligible offender cannot receive visitors if visitation has been cancelled. Unit wide visitation cancelations are posted on the TDCJ homepage.
  • Verify you are an approved visitor. If you are unsure, you may call Segovia Unit for verification. 
  • Bring photo identification (ID). Click here for a list of appropriate photo identification.
  • Check clothing for compliance. (see below)
  • Make sure you are not bringing prohibited items on the unit. Vehicles and visitors are subject to search by unit staff. Click here for items allowed and not allowed.
  • Do not bring cash (except coins, not more than $25).
  • No cell phones inside the secure perimeter.

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.

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.

What can you bring to a visit?

When checking in for a visit, you will need to provide the officer at the unit security checkpoint the following information:

  • Your inmate's name and TDCJ number
  • Your relationship to the offender
  • Your current physical address and phone number

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID. Keep 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.

For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here

Physical Address

Segovia Unit
1201 E. El Cibolo Road
Edinburg, TX 78542

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General Phone Number

(956) 316-2400 (**078)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Segovia Unit
1201 E. El Cibolo Road
Edinburg, TX 78542

Offenders may not receive money, stamps, or other negotiable items in the mail. Offenders may not get packages from friends and family. They may receive approved publications, such as magazines, books or newspapers, from the publisher or store that sells them. 


Inmates at Segovia Unit can receive eMessages 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 Segovia 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


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. The maximum spend is $60, with the exception of the 4th quarter. From October through December, the holiday spend limit is $85.

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. 


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 


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, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention.

Windham School District (WSD) provides appropriate educational programming and services to meet the needs of the eligible offender population within the TDCJ. All programs emphasize skills for offenders that potential employers demand, such as personal qualities, teamwork, decision making, cultural sensitivity/tolerance, and problem solving. 

Literacy, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Life Skills Programs are also offered. The goal of all classes is to prepare students for work both in the prison industry and for jobs after release from incarceration. 

School counselors share program information with potential students and enroll eligible offenders in appropriate educational programs. Counselors provide career guidance to help offenders prepare for jobs and careers after release. 

Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, and GED Preparation Eligible offenders may enroll in literacy programs. Students are assigned to literacy classes based on their individual achievement level. 

Adult basic education classes are offered to offenders functioning below the sixth grade level and secondary level adult education classes are offered to those offenders working toward the attainment of a high school equivalency certificate (GED). 

The English as a Second Language program (ESL) is provided to offenders who exhibit limited English proficiency. Eligible offenders are provided intensive instruction in English language development, reading, and writing. 

The Cognitive Program teaches students to examine and change the thinking patterns that lead to criminal behavior. Students learn more appropriate thinking skills in order to reduce anger and anxiety, and increase communication and problem solving abilities. Students can request the class, or an offender can be referred to the Cognitive Program by unit administration.

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to the Texas Department of Transportation, the area food bank, Habitat for Humanity, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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

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