How to contact an inmate at Cotulla Unit

Last Updated on May 21, 2023

A friendly help guide for Cotulla Unit. Learn how to find an inmate and send letters, photos, and more.

How to contact an inmate at Cotulla Unit

This help guide will walk you through how to connect with an inmate. Follow the steps below to find an inmate and send letters and photos:

  1. How to find an inmate online
  2. How to message an inmate
  3. Sending photos and postcards
  4. Frequently asked questions about Cotulla Unit
  5. Overview of Cotulla Unit
  6. Inmate services at Cotulla Unit

Here's a short video on how to contact an inmate at Cotulla Unit:

How to message an inmate

How to message an inmate at Cotulla Unit

You can use your phone or computer to send emails letters, and photos to an inmate. Messages are sent electronically to inmate tablets or kiosks at the facility. If you would like to send an message, start by searching for an inmate at Cotulla Unit .

Sending Photos and Postcards

How to send photos and postcards to Cotulla Unit

A great way to send love and support to loved one at Cotulla Unit is to send photos and postcards. It only takes a few minutes to send photos from your phone and it makes a huge difference. You can also mail postcards with words of support and inspiration, or design your own postcard for special moments like birthdays and holidays.

Important! Be sure not to send any explicit photos or they may not be approved by the facility. You can also use a photo printing app like Penmate to make sure your photos are printed at the correct size (4x6 or 3x5) and are mailed according to the rules and regulations of Cotulla Unit.

Frequently asked questions about Cotulla Unit

  1. How long does it take to deliver a message?

    If you're sending an email message your letter is usually delivered within 24-48 hours. For messages sent via mail you should expect delivery within 3-7 days. All messages will need be approved by Cotulla Unit.

  2. How much does it cost to send a message to Cotulla Unit?

    You can send a message free using your phone or mail a message via USPS for the price of a $0.60 stamp and envelope. You can also purchase credits or e-stamps from services starting at $1.99.

  3. What services can I use to contact an inmate at Cotulla Unit?

    You can use Penmate to send letters and photos to an inmate from your phone. It's a easy way to stay in touch during your loved one's incarceration. Use the inmate locator to find an inmate's location and contact information, then you can send messages within a few minutes.

    Securus messaging

    Securus may be another option for communicating with an inmate at Cotulla Unit. You can create a friends and family account and purchase credits to send messages. All messages will be reviewed and must be approved by the facility.


    Some county jails and state prisons may support for sending messages with JPay. You must register an account with the system, find your loved one, and purchase stamps to send messages. For some locations you can also attach photos.

    Smart Jail Mail

    You may also check if Smart Jail Mail is available at Cotulla Unit. Smart Jail Mail is operated by Smart Communications and has contracted with some state and county jails. After purchasing credits, your messages and photos are sent to the facility, printed out, and then handed out to your loved one.

  4. What is the mailing address of Cotulla Unit?
    Mailing address:

    Cotulla Unit
    610 Ranch Rd 624
    Cotulla , TX 78014
    (830) 879-3077

    Business hours:
    • Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Overview of Cotulla Unit

Cotulla Unit is a maximum-security prison facility situated in La Salle County, which is located in the southern part of Texas. It is operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and was opened in 1993. The facility has the capacity to house up to 1,998 male inmates of different security levels, from minimum to maximum.

The prison provides a variety of programs and services to help inmates reintegrate back into society and reduce their chances of recidivism. These includes educational programs that can help prisoners earn their GED and vocational courses to train them in various fields such as electrical work, plumbing, concrete work, and carpentry. Counseling and mental health services are also available to help inmates deal with any emotional issues they may be facing as a result of their confinement.

The facility also allows inmates to participate in work programs within the prison’s industry and agriculture sectors. This can provide practical experience to help inmates find employment once they are released. The agricultural sector is especially significant since the prison is located in an area suitable for farming and ranching.

The inmates at Cotulla Unit are also given the opportunity to participate in religious programs to support their spiritual needs. On top of all these programs and services, the prison has introduced strict security measures to ensure the safety of both the staff and the inmates within the facility. These measures have made Cotulla Unit one of the most secure prisons in Texas.

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What services are provided by Cotulla Unit?

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