Texas Inmate Search


About Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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.

Basic Information

Department Name Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Official Website http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp
Location P.O. Box 13084. Austin, Texas 78711
Phone Number (512) 475-3250
Fax (512) 305-9398

How to Do an Inmate Search in Texas

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:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Texas

List of Correctional Facilities in Texas

There are 574 jails and prisons in Texas.
Showing 1 – 50 of 574 results
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
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