San Saba Transfer Facility

The San Saba Transfer Facility is a women's prison located in San Saba, Texas. This facility is managed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and it can house a maximum of 606 inmates.

Because this is a transfer facility, inmates are housed at San Saba for a short period of time. This means that they have very few programs for inmates, and scheduling a visit could be difficult.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours for general population inmates at San Saba Transfer Facility 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. 

Visiting Applications

You must fill out an application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice before you can visit an inmate at San Saba Transfer Facility. Click on the visiting application and instructions below to get started.

Before you travel to San Saba Transfer Facility

  • Confirm that the inmate you are visiting is assigned to San Saba Transfer Facility 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 San Saba Transfer Facility 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

For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here

Physical Address

San Saba Transfer Facility
206 South Wallace Creek Road
San Saba, TX 76877

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(325) 372-4255 (**65)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
San Saba Transfer Facility
206 South Wallace Creek Road
San Saba, TX 76877


Inmates at San Saba Transfer Facility 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 San Saba Transfer Facility, 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 San Saba Transfer Facility, 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 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 


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. 


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: Central Texas College Academic
  • Additional Programs/Services: Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
  • Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies.
  • Volunteer Initiatives: Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

The San Saba Transfer Facility provides inmates in the general population with a law library, chapel, gym, infirmary, recreation yard, barber shop, and laundry facility.

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Careers at San Saba Transfer Facility

If you would like more information about the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and would like to see the job listings at San Saba Transfer Facility, click here.