TDCJ - Garza East Transfer Facility (NI)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 08, 2022
4304 Hwy 202, Beeville, TX 78102

Garza East is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TDCJ - Garza East Transfer Facility (NI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 361-358-9880

The inmates housed at Garza East located at 4304 Hwy 202 in Beeville, TX are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Garza East Unit, also known as Garza East Transfer Facility, is a TDCJ state correctional institution located in Beeville TX. Garza East houses about 2000 adult males in the main unit and can hold an additional 500 inmates in the work camp. NI is a minimum/medium security institution and is co-located with Garza West on over 300 acres of state-owned land. Inmates are often transferred here from county jails and are held temporarily (sometimes can be held up to two years) until being assigned a permanent facility.

The facility operates a mechanical shop, distribution center, freight terminal and unit garden that employs many of the incarcerated inmates. Garza East provides literacy and adult basic education classes and gives offenders the ability to earn a GED during their incarceration. Technical programs offered to offenders include computers and CDL truck driving courses. Substance abuse treatment and support groups like Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous courses are provided to those inmates who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. Reentry courses, and life skills classes are available to inmates who will benefit from these classes.

Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity*: Unit: 1,978
Work Camp: 480 Custody Levels Housed: G1-G3, Outside Trusty, Transient Approximate Acreage: 304 (Co-located with Garza West) Agricultural Operations: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: Beeville Distribution Center; Mechanical Shop; Beeville Satellite Motor Pool; Freight Terminal Facility Operations: Region IV (Southwest Region) Maintenance Headquarters; Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: Substance Abuse Screening and Assessment; Narcotic/Cell Phone Detection Canines; Laundry services provided for Garza West. Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Telemedicine, Digital Medical Services (DMS), and CPAP accommodating housing available on a single level. Managed by UTMB. Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), CHANGES/Pre-Release Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I; Truck Driving Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: None Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Administrative Segregation Outreach Program

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TDCJ - Garza East Transfer Facility (NI) is a facility in the Texas Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

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 a new “Remote Video Visitation” system, which allows family members at home to visit, via live video, with offenders on select units. Friends and family registration will begin on Thursday, August 13th. Remote visitations will begin on Monday August 17th.

Remote Video Visitation will be available to offenders at the following locations:

This project is a re-working of the video visitation system that was slated to debut in early March with connections from long-distance unit to unit. Now those systems have been reconfigured to accept registered off-site visitors.

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. Due to COVID-19, the visitation fee is being waived for the first 90 days.

Projects are in development to provide potential remote visitation solutions for other units. Please watch the TDCJ website for additional announcements.

In order to participate in the new remote video visitations, follow these registration steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Sign-Up link under Video Communication
  3. Enter email address and create password
  4. Select three security questions to help verify your identity should you forget your password
  5. 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 1 minute prior to the scheduled start. Sessions will not be extended due to delayed start times. Any session not started within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time, will require rescheduling. In the event of issues or technical difficulties, visitors may log out and log back in during the visit.

If you experience any problems, please contact the Securus Customer Service Center at 1-877-578-3658.

Visitation Information

Garza East Transfer Unit - Visitation

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 7am-5pm.

This facility has both contact and non-contact visits depending on the inmate's status.

Visits are normally two hours in duration.

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