TDCJ - Gib Lewis Unit (GL)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 09, 2024
Address
777 FM 3497, Woodville, TX 75990
Beds
2130
County
Tyler
Phone
409-283-8181
Mailing Address
PO Box 9000, Woodville, TX 75990

Gib Lewis Unit is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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You can support your loved ones at Gib Lewis Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 409-283-8181.

Located at 777 FM 3497 in Woodville, TX, Gib Lewis Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Gib Lewis Unit offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on TDCJ - Gib Lewis Unit (GL) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

The Gib Lewis Unit, catering exclusively to male inmates, boasts a capacity of 2,130, which includes expansion cells to accommodate varying custody levels ranging from G1 to G5, along with security detention. Spanning across approximately 360 acres, the facility engages in agricultural operations, including the management of security horses, pack canines, and a unit garden, fostering self-sustainability.

Furthermore, the Gib Lewis Unit operates a woodworking shop, facilitating vocational training and skill development among inmates. Unit maintenance ensures the smooth functioning of facilities, while additional operations include the deployment of scent-specific canines to enhance security measures.

Medical services at the Gib Lewis Unit are comprehensive, offering ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health care. Notably, the facility features 20 wheelchair-accommodated cells in high-security areas, catering to inmates with special needs. Digital Medical Services (DMS) and electronic specialty clinics augment healthcare delivery, with services conveniently located on a single level.

Moreover, the facility hosts special treatment programs like the Administrative Segregation Intermediate Care Program (ASICP), tailored to address specific inmate rehabilitation needs. Educational initiatives encompass literacy programs, special education, pre-release preparation, and cognitive intervention, alongside career and technology programs such as electrical trades and HVACR training.

In addition to educational endeavors, the Gib Lewis Unit offers various programs and services, including a faith-based dormitory, adult education (subject to availability), peer education, reentry planning, and chaplaincy services, catering to holistic inmate development. Community engagement is fostered through volunteer initiatives, including substance abuse education, support groups, mentoring, and religious or faith-based studies and activities. Furthermore, inmates participate in community work projects, contributing to county agencies, area school districts, and organizations like Habitat for Humanity, promoting rehabilitation and social responsibility.

Inmate Locator

Gib Lewis Unit maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

Inmate Visitation

Visitation plays an important role in maintaining the association between inmates and their friends and family as well as strengthening family ties. Visitation Procedure Update (effective December 28, 2023)

Preparing for your visit:

Before you travel to a unit:

  • Confirm the inmate is assigned to the unit you are planning to visit and has visitation privileges.
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  • Confirm the unit visitation schedule and verify that visitation has not been canceled. An eligible inmate cannot receive visitors if visitation has been canceled.

  • Do not bring cash (except coins, not more than $35).

  • No cell phones inside the secure perimeter.

  • Spiritual visits must be coordinated through the warden’s office.

Each inmate is only allowed one visit per weekend. To the extent possible, individuals on an inmate’s Visitors List should coordinate with one another and with the inmate to prevent subsequent visitors from being declined when they arrive at the unit.

General Information Guide for Families of Inmates (English/Español) - PDF
Inmate Rules and Regulations for Visitation (English/Español) - PDF

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