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11-28-2006, 10:28 PM
Welcome to the Lindsey State Jail Handbook.

Here you will find comprehensive information specifically for the Lindsey State Jail - Private Texas Prison.

Lindsey Unit - General Information (

Lindsey Unit - Contact Information (

Items you can and cannot send to an inmate at Lindsey Unit (

Lindsey Unit - Visiting Information (hours, rules, what to wear) (

Hotels/Motels in Jacksboro, Texas (near Lindsey Unit) (

Hospitality Houses near Lindsey Unit (

Restaurants/Fast Food in Jacksboro,Texas (near Lindsey Unit) (

Driving Directions to Lindsey Unit (

Things to do near Lindsey Unit (

Are phone calls allowed? (

Parole Region and Board and IPO Contact Information (

Any transportation avalable to Lindsey Unit? (

Miscellaneous FAQ's about what to expect at the Lindsey Unit (

11-29-2006, 01:26 PM
Lindsey Unit Information

Date Unit Established or Online: September 1995

Offender Population and Gender: 1029 Male

Maximum Capacity: 1,031

Custody Levels Housed: State Jail Offenders and Transfer Offenders

Facility Operations: Unit Maintenance

Additional Operations: Regional Transitional Planning

Medical Capabilities: Ambulatory medical health services. Wheelchair Accommodated beds are available for state jail offerders.Managed by UTMB.

Educational Programs: Adult Basic Education, GED, Life Skills/Changes, Remedial 1 Vocational Programs, Computer Applications, Horticulture, Industrial Cleaning, Electrical

Additional Programs: Spiritual Growth Programs

Volunteer Programs: Chaplaincy, Education, Substance Abuse

Operated By: Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)

*Data as of May 31,2005
Lindsey Unit Information

11-29-2006, 02:03 PM
Items You Can Send To Lindsey Unit:

The only items that may be sent are letters,cards, most things printed from the internet, books to read,(you might want to call the unit and be sure the book you are sending is on the approved list), writing paper and envelopes from approved vendors.

You may NOT send:

Any item mailed by you personally. No stamps, stamped envelopes,etc. If in doubt about anything please call the unit mail room for information.

11-29-2006, 03:43 PM
Lindsey Unit Visiting Information

Visits are on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. There is contact and non-contact visiting areas. There are outside tables that may be used during nice weather and if there are enough staff to allow outside visitation. There are vending machines with, cold drinks and snacks. You may bring $20.00 in quarters only. Snack machines run low on Sunday.

When you visit don't bring any money except for quarters in a plastic see through bag. No folding money.If you bring a child to visit he/she must be supervised at all times. If your child becomes unruly and disrupts other visitors you may be asked to leave the visiting area. Enter the unit with only quarters, drivers license and your car keys. No cell phones or pagers are allowed. Diaper bags must be see through.

Dress Code:
No shorts are allowed.(male or female) No sleeveless tops or shirts. No revealing dress of any kind. (tight pants, low cut blouses, sweaters etc.) Open toed shoes are okay for now but several units are starting to address this issue. Capri pants for ladies must be long enough to cover the knee cap. Please Remember: If you are dressed in a way deemed inappropriate by the guards you will not be allowed to visit.

11-29-2006, 05:20 PM
Hotels and Motels in Jacksboro

Jacksboro INN
704 South Main St.
Jacksboro, TX 76458

11-29-2006, 05:23 PM
Are Phone Calls Allowed

Inmates are allowed one 5 minute phone call every 90 days if their status allows.

11-29-2006, 06:11 PM
Parole Info

The parole board serving Lindsey Unit is Gatesville Board of Pardons and Paroles

Contact Info
Gatesville Board Office Contact Information
3408 South State Highway 36
Gatesville Texas 76528
Phone: 254-865-8870
Fax: 254-865-2629

Board Member: Juanita Gonzales
Parole Commissioner: Elvis Hightower
Parole Commissioner: Howard Thrasher

Northern Institutional Parole Office
Regional Supervisor: Rick Zolnier

Palestine IPO
1185 Royal Street
Palestine Texas 75801
Phone: 903-729-3698
Fax: 903-729-0431

11-30-2006, 01:08 PM
Miscellaneous FAQ's about what to expect at Lindsey Unit:

Lindsey unit houses both State Jail and TDC offenders. There is no car search at Lindsey Unit at this writing. If rules are followed there should be no issues or problems while visiting the Lindsey Unit.

05-05-2007, 06:21 PM
Unit Address and Phone Number

1620 Old Post Oak Rd.
Jacksboro,Texas 76458

Phone: 940-567-2272

Senior Warden Karl Thomas

Regional Director Terri Wilson Private Facility

05-05-2007, 06:23 PM
Restaurants/Fast Food:

Dairyland, Herd's Burgers, Green Frog All are located on Highway 281 that runs through downtown Jacksboro and are within 3-4 miles of Lindsey Unit

05-05-2007, 06:24 PM
Driving Directions to Lindsey State Jail

Lindsey Unit is off of highway 287 in Jacksboro. Turn from 287 onto FM 3344 and Lindsey Unit is approx. 2 miles away.

05-05-2007, 06:25 PM
Things To Do Near Lindsey Unit:

Fort Richardson is located on Hwy. 287 South of Jacksboro. Jacksboro is part of the Old Texas Forts Trail. The old fort is fun to look around and is rich in history.

City Drug Store: Located just off hwy. 287 (just look for the sign) has an old fashioned soda fountain inside of it and they make shakes the old fashioned way.

Antique Stores: There are several antique stores to browse around. They are located around the court house which is once again just off of Hwy. 287.

05-05-2007, 06:29 PM
Regional Family Resource Center

(940) 567-3894
527 West Belknap
Jacksboro, TX 76458

Contact: Larry Shields, Board President
Agency Head: Raymond Franklin, Director
Area Served: Jacksboro and surrounding counties
Established: 1997

Provides overnight lodging, hospitality center, self-help support group, information, referrals, gifts for children, religious ministry, and family reunification support.

05-05-2007, 06:32 PM

There is no transportation to the Lindsey Unit except by private vehicle.