Texas Inmate Search

Updated on: May 29, 2020
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

There are 2555 jails and prisons in Texas.
Showing 51 – 100 of 2555 results
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
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