Texas Inmate Search

Updated on: February 15, 2021
Texas

About Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

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

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

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

Correctional Facility Name Type County
Lucile Plane State Jail, Texas State Prison Liberty County
Aransas Pass City Jail, Texas City Jail San Patricio County
Big Spring City Jail, Texas City Jail Howard County
Donna City Jail, Texas City Jail Hidalgo County
Hardin County Jail, Texas County Jail Hardin County
Waller County Jail, Texas County Jail Waller County
El Paso County Juvenile Detention Center, Texas County Jail El Paso County
The Youth Center Of The High Plains, Texas County Jail Randall County
Estelle Prison E2, Texas State Prison Walker County
Clarence N. Stevenson Unit, Texas State Prison Dewitt County
Irving City Jail, Texas City Jail Dallas County
Edgewood City Jail, Texas City Jail Van Zandt County
Mercedes City Jail, Texas City Jail Hidalgo County
Willow Park City Jail, Texas City Jail Independent County
Taylor County Juvenile Detention Center, Texas County Jail Taylor County
Parker County Jail, Texas County Jail Parker County
Jasper County Jail, Texas County Jail Jasper County
Friendswood City Jail, Texas City Jail Galveston County
Smith County Jail, Texas County Jail Smith County
Martin County Jail, Texas County Jail Martin County
Crane County Jail, Texas County Jail Crane County
El Paso County Jail Annex, Texas County Jail El Paso County
AVALON – Austin Residential Reentry Center – CCA, Texas Re-entry & Treatment Facility Travis County
Jim Ferguson Unit FE, Texas State Prison Madison County
Daniel Webster Wallace Unit, Texas State Prison Mitchell County
Washington County Jail, Texas County Jail Washington County
Ward County Jail, Texas County Jail Ward County
Garland Detention Center, Texas City Jail Collin County
Godley City Jail, Texas City Jail Johnson County
Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center, Texas County Jail Fort Bend County
Atascosa County Jail, Texas County Jail Atascosa County
Grimes County Jail, Texas County Jail Grimes County
Swisher County Jail, Texas County Jail Swisher County
Lufkin City Jail, Texas City Jail Angelina County
Forest Hill City Jail, Texas City Jail Tarrant County
Beaumont City Jail, Texas City Jail Jefferson County
Everman City Jail, Texas City Jail Tarrant County
Farmers Branch City Jail, Texas City Jail Dallas County
Humble City Jail, Texas City Jail Harris County
Luling City Jail, Texas City Jail Caldwell County
Pelican Bay City Jail, Texas City Jail Tarrant County
Raymondville City Jail, Texas City Jail Willacy County
Taylor County Adult Detention Center, Texas County Jail Taylor County
Gib Lewis Unit, Texas State Prison Tyler County
Canyon City Jail, Texas City Jail Randall County
Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center, Texas County Jail Montgomery County
Howard County Jail, Texas County Jail Howard County
Lamb County Jail, Texas County Jail Lamb County
Tom Green County Juvenile Detention Center, Texas County Jail Tom Green County
Harris County Jail 701, Texas County Jail Harris County