Tulia Transfer Facility

The Tulia Transfer Facility is a minimum-security prison for male inmates that is located in Tulia, Texas. Most inmates at this facility are housed temporarily before being transferred to their permanent unit. Tulia Transfer Facility can house a maximum of 606 inmates and is managed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Tulia Transfer Facility are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. All offenders in the general population may have 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 Tulia Transfer Facility.

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.

Search of Visitors and Vehicles: All vehicles and visitors are subject to search upon entering TDCJ property. Visitors are pat searched and scanned with a metal detector prior to entering the visitation area. Small children and infants must be removed from carriers or strollers. The parent, guardian, or accompanying adult must carry the child through the walk-through metal detector. Any visitor refusing the search procedure shall be required to leave TDCJ property. 

Cash (except coins), alcoholic beverages, tobacco, cell phones, cameras, drugs, firearms, escape implements, or dangerous weapons are strictly prohibited by statute and TDCJ rules and policies. 

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 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

Tulia Transfer Facility
4000 Highway 86 West
Tulia, TX 79088

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/xz8w1ahhAZ6LaXpP8

General Phone Number

(806) 995-4109 (**066)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Tulia Transfer Facility
4000 Highway 86 West
Tulia, TX 79088

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 Tulia Transfer Facility can receive eMessages from friends and family 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 Tulia 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 Tulia Transfer Facility, both online and through snail mail. Remember, you will need their inmate ID number


Visit their website at www.jpay.com 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

The number of inmate programs at Tulia Transfer Facility is limited because most inmates are housed here temporarily. Inmates are provided recreational activities that include board games, weight lifting, basketball, volleyball, and hardball.  

  • Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention
  • Additional Programs/Services: Adult Education Program (upon availability), Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative
  • Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies.
  • Volunteer Initiatives: Literacy/Education, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

The CHANGES Pre-Release Program

The CHANGES program offers life skills to prepare offenders for release. CHANGES stands for Changing Habits and Achieving New Goals to Empower Success. The CHANGES program is offered to offenders within two years of release. It is also offered to offenders who have FI3R parole requirements. 

It includes many topics that are important to being successful in the free world, including: Personal Development, Healthy Relationships, Living Responsibly, Drug Education, Living Well, Putting Together a New Start, and Going Home.

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Careers at Tulia Transfer Facility

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is currently hiring at all levels of the agency. If you would like to see the job listings at Tulia Transfer Facility, click here. TDCJ offers fantastic benefits. There’s also 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.