Willacy County State Jail

The Willacy County State Jail is a private jail located in Raymondville, Texas, that is operated by LaSalle Corrections. This facility can house a maximum of 1,069 male inmates in the G1, G2, and Transient custody levels.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Willacy County State Jail are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

All offenders in the general population are allowed one visit every weekend, normally 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 Willacy County State Jail.

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.

Dress Code

Visitors are encouraged to dress conservatively.

  • Shirt and shoes are mandatory. 
  • Halter tops t-shirts (underwear type), tank tops, fishnet shirts or see-through fabrics are not allowed. 
  • Shirts and blouses with an open midriff are not allowed. Sleeveless shirts and dresses are not allowed for men or women. 
  • Shorts or cutoffs are not allowed, except for pre-adolescent boys and girls. (Generally, preadolescent means ten years old and younger.) 
  • Women and post-adolescent girls may wear dresses, skirts (no shorter than three [3] inches above the middle of the knee while standing), capri pants (no shorter than three [3] inches below the middle of the knee while standing) or long pants. 
  • Shirts or other articles of clothing with pictures or language that may be considered profane or offensive by current public standards is not allowed. 
  • White shirts and white pants/skirts worn together are prohibited. 
  • Hats are allowed but will be searched. 
  • Clothing that is too tight or revealing is prohibited. 
  • Slacks and pants must be worn at or above the waist.

For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here

Physical Address

Willacy County State Jail
1695 South Buffalo Drive
Raymondville, TX 78580

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qVUdhbQ1zreCpDqN6

General Phone Number

(956) 689-4900

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Willacy County State Jail
1695 South Buffalo Drive
Raymondville, TX 78580

Newspapers, magazines and books may be mailed directly to offenders only by the publisher, publication supplier or book store; subject to review and rejection in accordance with the correspondence rules. 

Stationery (defined as white, undecorated paper, not to exceed the size of 8½” x 11”, or unstamped white envelopes) may be mailed to offenders only from legitimate vendors or suppliers of stationery. 

Items such as food, clothing, jewelry and toiletries may not be mailed to offenders. Individuals may not mail packages to offenders. 


Inmates at Willacy County State Jail 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 Willacy County State Jail, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. The Offender Telephone System (OTS) allows eligible offenders to make telephone calls to individuals listed on the offender’s approved calling list. 

Offenders with major disciplinary problems, gang affiliations or on death row do not have access to the pay telephone system, but are afforded access to telephones. 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 Willacy County State Jail. Remember, you will need their inmate ID number


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. 


Visit their website at www.jpay.com or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. 


Programs For Inmates

  • Educational Programs: Adult Basic Education, GED, Life Skills
  • Vocational Programs: Plumbing; Painting
  • Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Chaplaincy Services
  • Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Parent Training, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

Community Activities

Willacy County State Jail contributes to the community in many ways, like partnering with the Chief of Police to help make possible a bicycle recycling program for needy kids during the Christmas holidays and a school supplies program at the beginning of the school year. WCSJ also provides community assistance through the use of offender labor to local government entities.

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Careers at Willacy County State Jail

If you are interested in a career with Lasalle Corrections and would like to see the job listings at Willacy County State Jail, click here.