Preston E. Smith Unit Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: September 14, 2021
Preston E. Smith Unit

806-872-6741

1313 CR 19, Lamesa, TX, 79331-1898

http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory/sm.html

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Situated in Lamesa, Texas is the Preston E. Smith Unit. The Preston E. Smith Unit is classified as a medium-security facility.

This medium-security facility is home to over 2234 inmates. The Preston E. Smith Unit only houses adult male inmates who are over the age of 18 years.

What many people do not know about the Preston E. Smith Unit that is also manages the Smith County Work Camp as well.

In the Preston E. Smith Unit, you will find four housing units. Within these housing units, inmates will be bunked with their fellow inmates.

The Preston E. Smith Unit is also responsible for the orientation and the intake process of ALL NEW inmates.

The Preston E. Smith Unit also comes equipped with two segregation units, which is frequently used to separate inmates that are security and safety concerns or just inmates who lash out and are extremely difficult to manage.

Preston E. Smith Unit also is a participant in the correctional industries. The correctional industries will give these inmates in the Preston E. Smith Unit the ability to work in recycling metal welding, manufacturing outdoor furniture, and metal fabrication.

Inmates will also have the chance to participate in vocational courses and to obtain their GED as well.

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Preston E. Smith Unit — General Information

Facility Name Preston E. Smith Unit
Facility Type State Prison
Capacity 2234
Address 1313 CR 19, Lamesa, TX, 79331-1898
Phone 806-872-6741
City Lamesa
Postal Code 79331-1898
State Texas
County Smith County
Official Website http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory/sm.html

Inmate Search

The Texas Department of Correction has made it super easy for you to find information on any and all inmates that they have custody of.

You can search through the roster that they have made public. This roster does not only contain inmates in the Preston E. Smith Unit, but inmates throughout the other Illinois state facilities.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates do not have many privileges, but one privilege that they love is getting mail. They love receiving letters and photographs.

You can send these items to the Preston E. Smith Unit. Just make sure that everything has the inmate’s full name on it, so it does not get lost in the prison mail system at the facility as well.

Sending Money

JPay is a popular inmate money service that many of the facilities throughout the United States uses. The Preston E. Smith Unit also uses JPay. You will need to create an account to get started depositing money to an inmate in the Preston E. Smith Unit.

Phone calls

Phone calls is just one of the limited things inmates will be able to do when they are in the Preston E. Smith Unit. Each housing unit will be equipped with telephones where the inmate can make that important call home.

Inmates are encouraged to stay in constant contact with their loved ones back home as a part of their rehabilitation process.

Visitation

Visitation in the Preston E. Smith Unit will be dependent on whether the inmate is in general population or in segregation.

If the inmate is in general population, these inmates can have visitors daily between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

You will be required to arrive no later than 4:30 pm to the Preston E. Smith Unit for visitation. If you arrive later than that, you will be denied visitation for that day.

You should note that general population inmates are permitted to only having six visits every calendar month. Two of these visits can happen on holidays or weekends. With these visits three visitors will be permitted to visit at a time. Visits can be up to 4 hours, if the visitation room is not overcrowded.

If the inmate is in segregation, these inmates are allowed visitors daily between the hours of 9 am to 2 pm.

You will be required to arrive no later than 1 pm to the Preston E. Smith Unit for visitation. If you arrive later than that, you will be denied visitation for that day.

You should note that segregation inmates are permitted 2 visits a month. These visits can last an hour and they can have two visitors as once.

Visiting Hours

Saturday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Directions

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