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|
|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|