The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is the agency responsible for keeping an updated database on offenders serving their time in a Texas state prison.
The database is located on the official Texas Department of Criminal Justice website. The database is for public use. It only consists of those individuals who are in a Texas state prison currently. You can search the database by the offenders first and last name, their TDCJ number, or their state identification number.
Unlike the state of Texas, Texas county and city jails keep their database separate. If you are needing information on an inmate in one of those jails, you will need to contact the proper authorities.
|Department Name||Texas Department of Criminal Justice|
|Currently Incarcerated Inmates||https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp|
|Location||P.O. Box 13084. Austin, Texas 78711|
|Phone Number||(512) 475-3250|
When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.
The Texas Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Texas Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The TDCJ number will take precedence during all searches. The TDCJ is an eight-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their TDCJ number by the Texas Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their TDCJ number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the TDCJ field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.
If you don’t know the inmate’s TDCJ number or there are no search results for the TDCJ number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.
When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.
You will see the following pieces of information in the Texas jails inmate search:
You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Anderson County Texas Jail||County Jail||Anderson County|
|Anderson County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Anderson County|
|Andrews County Jail||County Jail||Andrews County|
|Angelina County Juvenile Center||County Jail||Angelina County|
|Angelina County Jail||County Jail||Angelina County|
|Archer County Jail||County Jail||Archer County|
|Armstrong County Jail||County Jail||Armstrong County|
|Atascosa County Jail||County Jail||Atascosa County|
|Atascosa County Juvenile Justice Center||State Prison||Atascosa County|
|Austin County Jail||County Jail||Austin County|
|Bailey County Jail||County Jail||Bailey County|
|Bandera County Jail||County Jail||Bandera County|
|Baylor County Jail||County Jail||Baylor County|
|Bastrop County Jail||County Jail||Bastrop County|
|Bee County Sheriff's Jail||County Jail||Bee County|
|Bell County Jail||County Jail||Bell County|
|Killeen Jail||City Jail||Bell County|
|Bexar County Juvenile Corrections||County Jail||Bexar County|
|Bell County Juvenile Services Center||County Jail||Bell County|
|Bexar County Adult Detention Center||County Jail||Bexar County|
|Blanco County Jail||County Jail||Blanco County|
|Borden County Jail||County Jail||Borden County|
|Brazoria County Jail Division||County Jail||Brazoria County|
|Bosque County Jail||County Jail||Bosque County|
|Bowie County Correctional Center||County Jail||Bowie County|
|Pearland Jail||City Jail||Brazoria County|
|Brazoria County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Brazoria County|
|R. J. Holmgreen Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Brazos County|
|Brazos County Jail||County Jail||Brazos County|
|Brewster County Jail||County Jail||Brewster County|
|Briscoe County Jail||County Jail||Briscoe County|
|Brown County Jail||County Jail||Brown County|
|Burnet County Jail (ICE) - LaSalle||Private Facility||Burnet County|
|Brown County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Brown County|
|Burnet County Jail TX||County Jail||Burnet County|
|Burleson County Jail||County Jail||Burleson County|
|Calhoun County Jail||County Jail||Calhoun County|
|Caldwell County Jail||County Jail||Caldwell County|
|Callahan County Jail||County Jail||Callahan County|
|Cameron County Detention Center I||County Jail||Cameron County|
|Cameron County Detention Center II||County Jail||Cameron County|
|Harlingen Jail||City Jail||Cameron County|
|Amador R Rodriguez Juvenile Boot Camp||City Jail||Cameron County|
|Darrell B. Hester Juvenile Justice Center||County Jail||Cameron County|
|Camp County Jail||County Jail||Camp County|
|Carson County Jail||County Jail||Carson County|
|Cass County Jail||County Jail||Cass County|
|BayMunicipal Police Jail||City Jail||Harris County|
|Castro County Jail||County Jail||Castro County|
|Roy K. Robb Men's Facility||State Prison||Tom Green County|