TDCJ - Larry Gist State Jail (BJ)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 09, 2024
3295 FM 3514, Beaumont, TX 77705

Larry Gist State 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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TDCJ - Larry Gist State Jail (BJ) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 409-727-8400

Located at 3295 FM 3514 in Beaumont, TX, Larry Gist State carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Larry Gist State 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.

Gist State Jail, a facility exclusively for male inmates, has a capacity of 2,276 and accommodates individuals across custody levels J1 to J5, as well as G1, G2, and transient classifications. Situated on approximately 776 acres, it operates in conjunction with Stiles and LeBlanc units. While it does not engage in manufacturing and logistics operations, it collaborates with LeBlanc and Stiles units for agricultural endeavors, including security horse and pack canine programs, along with a unit garden. Additionally, Gist participates in the Texas Second Chance Food Bank Program.

The facility prioritizes unit maintenance for smooth operations and does not have any additional specific operations beyond its core functions. Medical services are comprehensive, covering ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health care, managed by UTMB. Notably, digital medical services and electronic specialty clinics are available, with wheelchair-accommodated beds for state jail offenders.

Larry Gist State Jail offers various special treatment programs such as the In-Person Therapeutic Community (IPTC), Pre-Release Substance Abuse Program (PRSAP), and State Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SJSAFP) to address the needs of inmates.

Educational opportunities include literacy programs like Adult Basic Education/GED, Title I, CHANGES/Pre-Release, and Cognitive Intervention, along with career and technology programs such as Business Computer Information Systems I and Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting. Additionally, it provides access to the Job Find Kiosk and offers academic courses in collaboration with Lamar State College.

In addition to faith-based dormitories and adult education programs, Larry Gist State Jail implements various initiatives like the Life Decisions Program, peer education, reentry planning, and Crime Stoppers. Community engagement is fostered through service projects benefiting city agencies, local organizations, food banks, Habitat for Humanity, and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Volunteer initiatives encompass employment and job skills training, substance abuse education, life skills development, support groups, and religious or faith-based studies and activities, enriching the rehabilitation process for inmates.

Inmate Locator

TDCJ - Larry Gist State Jail (BJ) is part of the Texas Department of Corrections. The DOC 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.

Alternatively, the InmateAid Inmate Search provides access to a user-generated database of inmates. Users can utilize various InmateAid services, including assistance in creating inmate profiles for communication purposes. For support in locating an inmate or setting up a profile, individuals can email

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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