Pam Lychner State Jail

The Pam Lychner State Jail is located in Humble, Texas and operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This facility can house a maximum of 2,276 male inmates. The Pam Lychner State Jail features the Texas State Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program.

The State Jail Substance Abuse program is a multi-modal program designed to accommodate the diverse characteristics and individual needs of the State Jail population. 

The program structure comprises two tiers and the components for both tiers include clinical groups and individual sessions, therapeutic processing, cognitive behavioral restructuring, recovery and self-help groups, DWI interventions, and family services. The two tiers are 60-90 days or 90-120 days based on an Addiction Severity Instrument (ASI) assessment.

Formerly known as the Atascocita State Jail, the name of the facility was changed after Pam Lychner, a victim's rights activist, died on board TWA Flight 800 with her daughters on July 17, 1996. The TDCJ board unanimously voted to rename the facility to Pam Lychner State Jail.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at the Pam Lychner State Jail are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Limited physical contact between eligible offenders and their visitors may be allowed if the visitors are immediate family.

Two adults (18+) are allowed to visit an inmate. Minor children are not counted in the visiting number. A visiting period lasts for about two hours and each inmate may have one visit per weekend. 

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

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

What can you bring to a visit?

A photo ID is required for all visitors 18 years of age and older. No electronic devices are allowed in the visiting room. Everything must be kept in your vehicle except your ID and: 

  • $25 cash (in coins) for the vending machines
  • A small wallet, clear plastic bag, or change purse

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 Pam Lychner State Jail is strictly enforced. If you are not dressed appropriately, your visit will be denied.

  • Clothing that is tight fitting, revealing, or made with see-through fabrics is prohibited.
  • Clothing with pictures or language that may be considered profane or offensive is not allowed. 
  • 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. 
  • Sandals, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes are allowed
  • Sleeveless shirts and dresses are allowed, but must cover the shoulders. 
For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here.

Physical Address

Pam Lychner State Jail
2350 Atascocita Road
Humble, TX 77396

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General Phone Number

(281) 454-5036 (**100)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Pam Lychner State Jail
2350 Atascocita Road
Humble, TX 77396


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 Pam Lychner 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 Pam Lychner 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. To send money, 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 also make purchases each quarter for eligible offenders. The maximum spend is $60, with the exception of the 4th quarter. During October through December, the holiday spend limit is $85.

You can choose from nearly 100 top selling items and purchase them for your inmate instead of sending cash. 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 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


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

Programs For Inmates

Special Treatment Programs: State Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program

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

Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I; Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting

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

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, the area food bank, and local organizations.

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Victims Awareness, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Serving for Success

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Careers at Pam Lychner State Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and would like more information about available jobs at Pam Lychner State Jail, click here.