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|
|James V. Allred Unit, Texas||State Prison||Wichita County|
|Baten Intermediate Sanction Facility, Texas||State Prison||Gray County|
|James "Jay" H. Byrd Unit, Texas||State Prison||Walker County|
|William R. Boyd Unit, Texas||State Prison||Freestone County|
|George Beto Unit, Texas||State Prison||Anderson County|
|Dolph Briscoe Unit, Texas||State Prison||Frio County|
|Clemens Unit, Texas||State Prison||Brazoria County|
|William P. Clements Unit, Texas||State Prison||Potter County|
|H.H. Coffield Unit, Texas||State Prison||Anderson County|
|Buster Cole State Jail, Texas||State Prison||Fannin County|
|John B. Connally Unit, Texas||State Prison||Karnes County|
|Cotulla Transfer Facility, Texas||State Prison||Lasalle County|
|Christina Melton Crain Unit, Texas||State Prison||Coryell County|
|Dalhart Unit, Texas||State Prison||Hartley County|
|Darrington Unit, Texas||State Prison||Brazoria County|
|Price Daniel Unit, Texas||State Prison||Scurry County|
|Fabian Dale Dominguez State Jail, Texas||State Prison||Bexar County|
|Jesse R. Dawson State Jail, Texas||State Prison||Dallas County|
|Duncan Correctional Institution - Geriatric Facility, Texas||State Prison||Angelina County|
|Eastham Unit, Texas||State Prison||Houston County|
|Estelle Prison E2, Texas||State Prison||Walker County|
|O.B. Ellis Unit E1, Texas||State Prison||Walker County|
|Jim Ferguson Unit FE, Texas||State Prison||Madison County|
|Formby State Jail FB, Texas||State Prison||Hale County|
|Garza East Transfer Facility, Texas||State Prison||Bee County|
|Fort Stockton Transfer Facility N5, Texas||State Prison||Pecos County|
|Garza West Transfer Facility, Texas||State Prison||Bee County|
|Larry Gist State Jail, Texas||State Prison||Jefferson County|
|Ernestine Glossbrenner Unit- Correctional Institution, Texas||State Prison||Duvall County|
|Glen Ray Goodman Transfer Facility, Texas||State Prison||Jasper County|
|Thomas Goree Unit- Correctional Institution, Texas||State Prison||Walker County|
|Joe F. Gurney Transfer Facility, Texas||State Prison||Anderson County|
|Ellen Halbert Unit, Texas||State Prison||Burnet County|
|J. W. Hamilton Unit, Texas||State Prison||Hamilton County|
|Thomas R. Havins Unit, Texas||State Prison||Brown County|
|Hilltop Unit, Texas||State Prison||Coryell County|
|Dempsie Henley State Jail, Texas||State Prison||Liberty County|
|L.V. Hightower Unit, Texas||State Prison||Liberty County|
|William P. Hobby Unit, Texas||State Prison||Falls County|
|Jerry H. Hodge Unit, Texas||State Prison||Cherokee County|
|Reverend C.A. Holliday Transfer Facility, Texas||State Prison||Walker County|
|Hospital Galveston Medical Facility, Texas||State Prison||Galveston County|
|Texas State Prison - Huntsville Unit, Texas||State Prison||Walker County|
|Alfred D. Hughes Unit, Texas||State Prison||Coryell County|
|Hutchins State Jail, Texas||State Prison||Dallas County|
|Beauford H. Jester I Unit, Texas||State Prison||Fort Bend County|
|Beauford H. Jester IV Unit - Psychiatric Facility, Texas||State Prison||Fort Bend County|
|Beauford H. Jester III Unit, Texas||State Prison||Fort Bend County|
|El Paso ICE Processing Center, Texas||Immigration Detention Facility||El Paso County|
|Port Isabel Service Processing Center - ICE, Texas||Immigration Detention Facility||Cameron County|