Welcome to the Willacy County State Jail. We want to make your visits and involvement in your loved one’s life as simple and clear as possible. Meet the warden/facility director and get details about the facility which is operated by Management & Training Corporation (MTC) for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).


–Coronavirus Information

MTC is closely following any developments in the coronavirus situation that might impact the people we serve at this facility. The safety of our staff and those in our care is top priority. We also want to protect those who visit the facility.


We encourage all visitors to wash their hands prior to entering the facility and after they leave. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) says frequent hand washing can reduce exposure to and prevent the spreading of the coronavirus. The CDC also recommends:

  • Staying home if you have flu-like symptoms
  • Avoiding contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth


For a more complete list of recommendations and to get the latest on the coronavirus, click here to visit the CDC website.

 Warden Jacob Vigliante

Warden Jacob Vigliante

Welcome to the Willacy County State Jail. We operate this facility for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. I thank you for visiting this website and for learning how you can support your loved one. Our mission is to help rehabilitate these men’s lives. We know they are precious to you, and we strive in every way to provide them with a safe and secure environment where they can take advantage of the many programs we offer. We also know that you play a vital role in your loved one’s success while they’re in the facility and after they’re released. We invite you to get involved. Click the links on this webpage to learn more. Thank you.

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