This weekend I am going to visit my son in Beaumont Texas USP. There are lots of hotels in Beaumont, but if you are short of funds, or just would like to be around others in the same position, there is a hospitality House nearby. All they ask is you follow their rules and give a donation if you can afford it.
Shepherds Inn provides free lodging for families of inmates in South East Texas and is run by the Christian Life Crisis Intervention Organization. Below is a description of what they offer.
Shepherd’s Inn is a hospitality center located in Port Arthur, Texas. The center provides lodging and meals for families of inmates during weekend visits, to disaster victims who’ve been displaced, to patients receiving medical treatments and families visiting loved ones in the local hospitals. As well lodging accommodations for Youth & Adult Mission Group, Disaster Relief Groups & sponsors Opportunity Camp for at-risk youths. Shepherd’s Inn is a home away from home for our guests. It provides a peaceful place to so many. If you are in need do not hesitate to contact us, it is our mission to help those in need and to share the love of Jesus.
Their web site is: http://christianlifecrisis.org
Their phone number is: 409-736-3980
By the way, Beaumont USP has similar rules as most federal prisons. You cannot take anything in except money for the vending machines and you cannot wear any clothing that is the same or similar coloring to the inmates. (Kaki or green at this facility) Be sure to bring your identification and make sure you are on your loved one’s visiting list.
Wish me luck this weekend!