How to contact an inmate at Halbert Unit-TDCJ

Last Updated on May 21, 2023

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

How to contact an inmate at Halbert Unit-TDCJ

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 Halbert Unit-TDCJ
  5. Overview of Halbert Unit-TDCJ
  6. Inmate services at Halbert Unit-TDCJ

Here's a short video on how to contact an inmate at Halbert Unit-TDCJ:

How to message an inmate

How to message an inmate at Halbert Unit-TDCJ

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 Halbert Unit-TDCJ .

Sending Photos and Postcards

How to send photos and postcards to Halbert Unit-TDCJ

A great way to send love and support to loved one at Halbert Unit-TDCJ 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 Halbert Unit-TDCJ.

Frequently asked questions about Halbert Unit-TDCJ

  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 Halbert Unit-TDCJ.

  2. How much does it cost to send a message to Halbert Unit-TDCJ?

    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 Halbert Unit-TDCJ?

    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 Halbert Unit-TDCJ. 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 Halbert Unit-TDCJ. 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 Halbert Unit-TDCJ?
    Mailing address:

    Halbert Unit-TDCJ
    800 Ellen Halbert Dr
    Burnet , TX 78611
    (512) 756-6171

    Business hours:
    • Monday: Open 24 hours
    • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
    • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
    • Thursday: Open 24 hours
    • Friday: Open 24 hours
    • Saturday: Open 24 hours
    • Sunday: Open 24 hours

Overview of Halbert Unit-TDCJ

Halbert Unit-Texas Department of Criminal Justice, also known as Halberts Lunatic Asylum, is a certified psychiatric treatment center meant for those prisoners at TDCJ who've acute psychiatric or severe symptoms, requiring more extended and comprehensive treatment than feasible on regular security line units inside and outside the state prison infrastructure. Halbert Unit-TDCJ is situated very close to Hamilton, Texas and traditionally called away from major populations enabling advantage quality psycho his treatment while securing themselves and grounds.

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What services are provided by Halbert Unit-TDCJ?

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