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TDCJ - Larry Gist State Jail (BJ)

State Prison

Last Updated: September 09, 2021
Address
3295 FM 3514, Beaumont, TX 77705
Beds
2276
County
Jefferson
Phone
409-727-8400

Larry Gist State is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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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

The inmates housed at Larry Gist State located at 3295 FM 3514 in Beaumont, 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.

Larry Gist State Jail is a mixed custody Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) state prison facility located on 776 shared acres of land in Beaumont TX. The facility houses about 2,300 adult male inmates levels J1-J5 (minimum to maximum security state jail level), G1 and G2 (minimum security prison level offenders) and transient offenders (inmates who are in transit or held temporarily). Offenders at the Gist State have access to medical, dental, and mental health treatment during their incarceration. Alcohol and substance abuse treatment is provided to all inmates who suffer from addiction.

Prisoners are encouraged to participate in academic courses that include literacy, adult basic education, and GED courses. Vocational training is provided in business computer information systems, and computer-aided drafting (CAD). Select offenders at Gist State Jail can provide labor services to local government agencies and organizations that include habitat for humanity, a surrounding area food bank, and the Parks and Wildlife Department of Texas. Pre-release services are offered at this institution and include life skills classes, aid in searching for a job, and reentry planning. Religious worship services, biblical studies, and a faith-based dormitory are provided through the chaplain's office.

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Offender Gender: Male Maximum Capacity *: 2,276 Custody Levels Housed: J1-J5
G1, G2, Transient Approximate Acreage: 776 (Co-located with Stiles and LeBlanc) Agricultural Operations: Gist, LeBlanc, and Stiles work in cooperation: Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden; Gist participates in the Texas Second Chance Food Bank Program. Manufacturing and Logistics Op.: None Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance Additional Operations: None Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services. Digital Medical Services (DMS) and electronic specialty clinics available. Wheelchair-accommodated beds are available for state jail offenders. All services on a single level, including CPAP accommodating housing. Managed by UTMB. Special Treatment Programs: State Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Title I, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention Career and Technology Programs: Business Computer Information Systems I, Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting; Job Find Kiosk Lamar State College Academic Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Life Decisions Program, Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, Crime Stoppers, GO KIDS Initiative Community Work Projects: Services provided to city agencies, local organizations, the area food bank, Habitat for Humanity, and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Volunteer Initiatives: Employment/Job Skills, Substance Abuse Education, Life Skills, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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TDCJ - Larry Gist State Jail (BJ) 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 https://securustech.net/tdcj/index.html#tdcj-video-visitation
  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

Visiting hours for TDCJ - Larry Gist State Jail (BJ). For Directions call 409-727-8400

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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