Rogelio Sanchez State Jail
The Rogelio Sanchez State Jail – sometimes referred to as Sanchez Unit – is a minimum-security jail that is located in El Paso, Texas. This facility is managed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and can house a maximum of 1,100 male inmates.
Rogelio Sanchez State Jail
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Visiting Hours and Rules
The visiting hours for general population inmates at Sanchez State Jail 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. Contact visits are allowed if the visitors are immediate family. Two adults (18+) are allowed to visit an inmate at one time. Minor children are not counted in the visiting number.
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.
You must fill out an application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice before you can visit an inmate at Sanchez State Jail. Click on the visiting application and instructions below to get started.
- Policy 507.01 - Visitation
- Visitation Form
The impacts of COVID-19 are everywhere. No question one of the biggest is the long-term suspension of visitation. Phones are one thing, but there is nothing like seeing your loved one's face.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) knows the impact that the family unit has on successful reentry. TDCJ’s goal is offender rehabilitation and maintaining close contact with supportive family and friends is a critical part of that.
To help alleviate that, TDCJ is introducing the “Remote Video Visitation” system, which allows family members at home to visit, via live video, with offenders on select units. Remote Video Visitation will be available to offenders at the Sanchez State Jail.
Remote video visitations are 60 minutes long and will cost $10.00. At this time, offenders will be limited to one remote video visitation per month.
In order to participate in the new remote video visitations, follow these registration steps:
- Go to https://securustech.net/tdcj/index.html#tdcj-video-visitation
- Click on the Sign-Up link under Video Communication
- Enter email address and create password
- Select three security questions to help verify your identity should you forget your password
- Fill out contact info as it appears on your ID
Remote video visits are on a set schedule that will begin and end at the scheduled times. Visitors may log into the remote video visitation one minute prior to the scheduled start.
Before you travel to Sanchez State Jail
- Confirm that the inmate you are visiting is assigned to Sanchez State Jail 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 Sanchez State Jail for verification.
- Bring photo identification (ID). Click here for a list of appropriate photo identification.
- Check clothing for compliance. Click here for the dress code.
- 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.
- Special visits or visits requiring special accommodations should be arranged prior to the visit. If you have made special arrangements with the unit, call prior to leaving to ensure that plans for your visit have been made and are in place. Click here for examples of special visits and special accommodations.
- Spiritual visits must be coordinated through the warden’s office.
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 $25 cash (in coins) for the vending machines. You are allowed to carry the coins in 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.
Visitors are not allowed to engage in the following activities while on TDCJ property:
- Loitering around the unit’s front gate, parking lot, or perimeter pickets
- Walking along the perimeter road
- Photographing buildings, fences, or other parts of the unit
- Playing radios loudly
- Yelling at offenders
Sanchez State Jail
3901 State Jail Road
El Paso, TX 79938-8456
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/3Vz9sAHcEoxMzHZq7
General Phone Number
(915) 856-0046 (**108)
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Inmate Name/DOC Number
Sanchez State Jail
3901 State Jail Road
El Paso, TX 79938-8456
eMessagesInmates at Sanchez State Jail can receive eMessages through JPAY. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or visit www.jpay.com on the web.
How to Call an Inmate
You can't call an inmate at Sanchez State Jail, 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 Sanchez State Jail, both online and through snail mail. Remember, you will need their inmate ID number.
JPAY allows you to send money to an offender for a service fee. Visit their website at www.jpay.com or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card.
ACCESS CORRECTIONS – SECURE DEPOSITS
1. Visit www.AccessCorrections.com
2. Telephone (toll-free): call 1.866.345.1884 for live bilingual agents available 24/7
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.
MONEY ORDERS or CASHIER’S CHECKS
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), Reading, CHANGES/Pre-Release, English as a Second Language, Cognitive Intervention
Career and Technology Programs: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Construction Carpentry; Culinary Arts
Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, U.S. Border Patrol Community Education Program, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Community Tours, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative
Community Work Projects: Services provided to city, county and state agencies, area school districts, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities
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