Mountain View Unit Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: May 13, 2022
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2305 Ransom Road, Gatesville, TX, 76528

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Mountain View Unit is a state prison located in Gatesville, Texas (Coryell County). It is a level 4 and 5 security prison and is home to Texas’s death row.

The capacity of Mountain View Unit is 645 inmates. In 2016, all inmates were male and were between the age range of 18 and 84. Custody levels range from minimum to restrictive housing, with the majority of inmates at levels of “close” and “maximum.”

Loved ones can stay updated on visitation and mail rules so that they can stay connected with their inmate.


Mountain View Unit Prison Information

Jail Name Mountain View Unit
Jail Type State Prison
Location 2305 Ransom Road, Gatesville, TX, 76528
Contact Numbers 254-865-7226
City Gatesville
Postal Code 76528
State Texas
County Coryell County
Jail Webpage website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice website hosts an inmate search database through which an inmate can be located. You can search for an inmate by entering either their offender ID number or their full last name and first name (or the first two letters of the first name.)

Sending a Mail

At Mountain View Unit and other facilities at security level 2 or higher, all letters will be photocopied, and these copies will be delivered to inmates. A maximum of three 8 ½ x 11-inch pages (front and back) of each mailing will be delivered. Any additional items, such as cash, checks, postage stamps, or prepaid envelopes will be discarded.

All mail should be addressed as such:

Inmate's full name
Inmate's state identification number (7 digits)
Name of Facility or Institution
Address and Zip Code


Mountain View Unit
2305 Ransom Road, Gatesville, TX, 76528

Sending Money

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice directs family and friends to deposit funds into an inmate’s account through Jpay. Cash, checks, and money orders should not be mailed to the facility. Funds can be deposited in person at the facility as well. Be aware that a percentage of all funds transferred to an inmate will go to paying legal fees if they exist.

Phone Calls

Inmates at Mountain View Unit are allowed to make calls through the system. Calls can only be made if there is money in the inmate’s account. Family and friends should create an account to deposit the funds, as well as receive calls from the inmate. An inmate must put those they wish to call on an approved caller list, so make sure that your inmate has the phone numbers of all they wish to keep in touch with.

Be aware that calls will be monitored by Mountain View Unit staff.

Visiting Rules

Visitations at Mountain View Unit are allowed on Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays. Visitors should contact the administration at 254-865-7226 for more details on visitation schedules for each offender.

A dress code is required, instructing that visitors be covered from the neck to knees with clothing that is not see-through, revealing, or contains offensive symbols or words. Watches and wearable technology devices are not allowed (i.e. Apple watches).

All new visitors or visitors renewing their application must apply online before visiting an inmate. In-state applications should allow for at least 30 days processing. Visitors are allowed to visit multiple offenders if they are immediate family. Non-immediate visitors (fiance, girl/boyfriend, friend, neighbor, and non-immediate family members) can visit one offender.

Visitation Hours

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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.