Texas Inmate Search
Texas inmate search records are information regarding an incarcerated person within any correctional facilities in the state. The public is able to access any provided information of an offender currently held in prisons and jails managed by the state, counties, and private facilities. This record may include personal inmate data like names, genders, date of births, ID number, and location of the facility holding the inmate. In addition to that, depending on the authority of the requestor, the State of Texas inmate search records may also obtain criminal data such as mugshots, court dates, outstanding charges, arrest warrants, custody status, and more.
How do I find an inmate in Texas?
Texas inmates are mostly housed within correctional institutions under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The DCJ Texas inmate search can be done by using the online offender search tool provided by the Department’s website where individuals can search the prisoner database of the TDCJ by name, TDCJ number, or the number of state identification (SID). Searches can also be narrowed down if the users can provide additional information such as their gender and/or their race. Additionally, a person may also request information about an offender, although limited, through email or phone calls.
Individuals may also find an inmate convicted as a sex offender by using the online Sex Offender Absconder Search tool. In order to warn the public of wanted sex offenders who have absconded from parole supervision, this website aims to increase public safety by monitoring and apprehending wanted sex offenders.
Where are Texas inmates housed?
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is responsible for overlooking the operations of the correctional facilities in Texas including state prisons and jails, psychiatric facilities housing prisoners identified as criminally insane, felony sentencing facilities for drug abuse, intermediate disciplinary facilities, and directly run TDCJ CID pre-release and transition facilities. On top of that, the Texas DCJ also has contractual arrangements with several private facilities to monitor the state inmates. These facilities fall under the responsibilities of the Department of Criminal Justice and will adhere to their supervision.
The Texas correctional facilities are divided into 6 regions and the list for each region can be obtained here. The DCJ Texas inmate search results also provide contact information as well as locations of the state correctional facilities, the contracted facilities, and an interactive map of the institutions.
Texas County Jails
Aside from state facilities, offenders who have a serving time of less than a year will likely be housed in county jails or city jails throughout Texas. City jails are usually run by the city police department while the sheriff’s offices run county jails. Currently, these facilities only house pre-trial persons and those completing brief sentences that usually result from misdemeanor offenses. Texas jail inmate search can be done by visiting their website, directly contacting their office, or visiting the institution itself. The contact info of each Texas county jail is listed on the TDCJ webpage.
Among these county jails, there are a few that are famous for housing a lot of inmate such as:
This county jail is directly managed by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) under the supervision of Sheriff Ed Gonzales. On top of having the largest sheriff’s office in Texas, this county jail also holds the greatest number of inmates among other county jails in Texas with an average daily population of nearly 9,000 inmates.
Sheriff Marian Brown is the person in charge of overseeing the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office which manages the county jail directly. Under the administration of the County Sheriff’s Department, there are six detention centers that have a combined workforce of 900 employees, and housing more than 7,100 inmates. The detention centers in Dallas County are self-sufficient and run 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
The Tarrant County Detention Bureau, run by the Tarrant County Sheriff, is the prison system for Tarrant County, Texas. In the Tarrant County Detention Bureau system, the main jail facility is the Lon Evans Correction Center, but there are five total jail facilities. These facilities house more than 6,000 inmates and have a staff number of approximately 1,000 men and women. The Tarrant County Jail is a maximum security level facility supervised by Sheriff Bill E. Waybourn.
How do you contact an inmate in Texas?
Friends and family of an inmate can keep in touch with the prisoners by sending them emails. Although both parties are allowed to exchange emails, all correspondence, with the exception of legal mail, may be opened, read, and searched for contraband. Inmates are allowed to send and receive letters with anyone except for other prisoners, victims of their crimes, or any family members of the victims.
All mails sent to an inmate must include the offender’s full name, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Number, as well as housing unit’s address. The address should follow the following format:
Inamte Name, TDCJ Number
- O. Box or Street Address
City, State, Zip Code
Although an incarcerated inmate will not have any access to the internet, they may receive e-message through a service provided by JPAY.com. The family may send e-messages online, which will then be printed and delivered to the inmate within their regular mail. This service charges a small fee and is slightly faster compared to traditional mail, as the messages are instantly received by the facility to be inspected before sent to an inmate. Despite that, this is a one-way communication system, where only the family members are able to relay messages to an inmate.
The Offender Telephone System (OTS) enables eligible offenders to make phone calls to people listed on the approved calling list of the offender. Criminals with significant disciplinary issues, gang affiliations, or death row members do not have access to the pay telephone system, but access to telephones is offered.
Before an individual is eligible to receive phone calls from an inmate, the person will need to register their phone number either through the telephone vendor at 1-866-806-7804 or through the vendor’s website.
How to contact the Texas Department of Criminal Justice?
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice can be contacted through the following:
209 West 14th Street
Austin, TX 78701
- O. Box 13084 – Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711-3084
Phone Number: (512) 463-9988
861-B I-45 N
Huntsville, TX 77320
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342-0099
Phone Number: (936) 295-6371
How do you find out the release date of an inmate in Texas?
Individuals can use the offender lookup function on the department’s website for the date of the Texas inmate release search. The information regarding the release date will be made available along with other records of prisoners. If information is yet to be provided, the individual may directly contact the facility housing the inmate to ask for the records.
Can I send a care package to an inmate in Texas?
The Department of the TDCJ Commissary and Trust Fund utilizes an online service where friends and family can buy up to the maximum quarterly expenditure for qualifying inmates. The spending by prisoners is focused on the following months:
- January – March up to $60.00;
- April – June up to $60.00;
- July – September up to $60.00; and
- October – December up to $85.00 (Holiday Spend)
The purchases can be made online through a third-party vendor, eCommDirect. However, orders can only be made if an individual is on the inmate’s approved visitor list, or telephone list.
Some facilities have other optional third-party vendors contractually associated with sending care packages, therefore individuals should always contact the facility housing the inmate to further clarify any inquiries.
What can you send inmates in Texas prisons?
Sending mail to an inmate in Texas
Individuals are allowed to send mails to Texas inmates given that they comply with the rules provided by the Texas DCJ. In addition to sending letters in mails, individuals may also send photos as long as it is not bigger than 4”x6”, and non-Polaroid. For further safety reasons, all images shall not contain any nudity, sexually suggestive materials, or depict any indication of gang activities. Mails that do not abide by the rules will be rejected by the facilities, and if safety issues arise, this may lead to further investigation on both parties.
Sending money to an inmate in Texas
Texas inmates have access to funds invested with their individual commissary and trust fund. Such funds can be used for a range of items, from stamps and stationery purchases to personal care products and snacks. In order to send money to an inmate, individual will need to provide basic information about the inmate, such as:
- Inmate’s full name
- Inmate’s TDCJ Number
- Current housing facility/unit of the inmate
In a number of ways, friends and family members can send money to an inmate:
Individuals may visit any MoneyGram or Western Union branch nearby, including any CVS or Walmart, to send the fund that can be paid with cash or debit/credit card. When using MoneyGram, an individual will need to provide the received code 3570.
Whereas if a person uses Waster Union, the following information should be provided:
- Pay to: TDCJ – Inmate Trust Funds
- Code City and State: TDCJ/TX
- Account Number: Inmate’s TDCJ number and last name with no space
- Attention: Inmate’s last name, first name
Individuals can send money to an inmate through only services provided by several companies including JPAY, TouchPay, WesternUnion, and eCommDirect. These companies charge a certain fee for each successful transaction and can be paid using debit or credit card.
Money deposit over the phone is provided by several companies at a certain charge respectively. The following are the available service for Texas inmates:
- JPAY: 1-800-574-5729
- Touchpay: 1-877-868-5358
- Western Union: 1-800-325-6000
Friends and family can opt for the cheapest option of sending money, which is through the mail. In order to proceed, the individual will need to obtain a deposit slip from the inmate or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Inmate Trust Fund
P.O. Box 60
Huntsville, Texas 77342-0060
Money orders can be purchased at any post office in the United States and made payable to “Inmate Trust Fund for (inmate’s name and TDCJ Number)”. The completed money order and deposit slip may once again be mailed to:
Inmate Trust Fund
P.O. Box 60
Huntsville, Texas 77342-0060
How do I apply for Visitation of an inmate in Texas?
Before an individual can apply for visitation, the inmates initially will need to established their visitation list which will take place during their arrival process. In order to add someone to the offender’s approved list, they will need to provide the individual’s full name, date of birth, and current address. However, if an inmate does not remember the information, the potential visitor may send it to them in a letter. Once listed, individual will need to call the housing unit to further verify their information as an approved visitor.
What are the Visitation rules?
The TDCJ has set a number of rules and procedures for individuals who want to visit an inmate in Texas correctional facilities. The following are the basic guidelines to help understand what needs to be done, before and during visitation.
- All adult visitors must bring a valid photo identification issued by the government.
- Minor visitors may be required to issue birth certificates to verify their age.
- Authorized visitors to plan their visits to prison wardens at least one day before and no more than seven days prior to the actual visit.
- One visit per weekend is approved for each prisoner.
- The number of children under 18 years of age permitted during the visit depends on the room available in the visitation area.
- Anyone who does not adhere to the employee’s orders or who is disruptive/presents inappropriate actions will have their visit terminated and could be subject to the revocation of their visiting privileges.
Visitation times and rules vary from municipality to municipality for Texas county and city jails. Be sure to check the jail, sheriff’s office, or police department section of the county/city website for information about visits when preparing a visit to one of those facilities.
More information is provided on the TDCJ website.
|Name||City||Address||State||Type||Phone Number||Locator Link|
|United States Penitentiary, Beaumont||Beaumont||6200 Knauth Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705, USA||Texas||USP||409-727-8188||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Bastrop||Bastrop||1341 TX-95, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA||Texas||Federal||512-321-3903||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Beaumont||Beaumont||5560 Knauth Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705||Texas||Federal||409-727-8172||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Big Spring||Big Spring||1900 Simler Dr, Big Spring, TX 79720, USA||Texas||Federal||432-466-2300||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, La Tuna||Vinton||8290 Doniphan Rd, Vinton, TX 79821, USA||Texas||Federal||915-791-9758||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Seagoville||Seagoville||2113 N Hwy 175, Seagoville, TX 75159||Texas||Federal||972-287-2911||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Texarkana||Texarkana||4001 Leopard Dr, Texarkana, TX 75501, USA||Texas||Federal||903-838-4587||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Three Rivers||Three Rivers||TX-72, Three Rivers, TX 78071, USA||Texas||Federal||361-786-3576||Click Here|
|Big Spring Correctional Center||Big Spring||1900 Simler Dr, Big Spring, TX 79720||Texas||Private||432-466-2300||Click Here|
|Eden Detention Center||Eden||702 E Broadway St, Eden, TX 76837, USA||Texas||Private||325-869-2704||Click Here|
|Giles W. Dalby Correctional Institution||Post||805 N Avenue F, Post, TX 79356||Texas||Private||806-495-2175||Click Here|
|Reeves I & II Correctional Institution||Pecos||98 W County Road 204, Pecos, TX 79772||Texas||Private||432-447-2926||Click Here|
|Reeves III Correctional Institution||Pecos||100 Co Rd 204, Pecos, TX 79772||Texas||Private||432-447-2909||Click Here|
|Federal Prison Camp, Bryan||Bryan||1100 Ursuline Ave, Bryan, TX 77803, USA||Texas||Camp||979-823-1879||Click Here|
|Federal Detention Center, Houston||Houston||1200 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, USA||Texas||Administrative||713-221-5400||Click Here|
|Federal Medical Center, Carswell||Fort Worth||3000 I St, Fort Worth, TX 76127, USA||Texas||Administrative||817-782-4000||Click Here|
|Federal Medical Center, Fort Worth||Fort Worth||3150 Horton Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76119||Texas||Administrative||817-534-8400||Click Here|
|James V. Allred Unit||Iowa Park||2101 FM 369 North, Iowa Park, TX 76367||Texas||Prison||940-855-7477||Click Here|
|Bartlett State Jail||Bartlett||1018 Arnold Dr, Bartlett, TX 76511||Texas||Prison||254-527-3300||Not Available|
|George Beto Unit||Tennessee Colony||1391 FM 3328, Tennessee Colony, TX 75880||Texas||Prison||903-928-2217||Click Here|
|William R. Boyd Unit||Teague||200 Spur 113, Teague, TX 75860-2007||Texas||Prison||254-739-5555||Click Here|
|James Bradshaw State Jail||Henderson||3900 W Loop 571, Henderson, TX 75652||Texas||Prison||903-655-0880||Not Available|
|Bridgeport Correctional Center||Bridgeport||4000 North Tenth Street, Bridgeport, TX 76426||Texas||Prison||940-683-3010||Click Here|
|Dolph Briscoe Unit||Dilley||1459 West Highway 85, Dilley, TX 78017||Texas||Prison||830-965-4444||Click Here|
|James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit||Huntsville||21 FM 247, Huntsville, TX 77320||Texas||Prison||936-295-5768||Click Here|
|Clemens Unit||Brazoria||11034 Hwy 36, Brazoria, TX 77422||Texas||Prison||979-798-2188||Click Here|
|William P. Clements Unit||Amarillo||9601 Spur 591, Amarillo, TX 79107-9606||Texas||Prison||806-381-7080||Click Here|
|Cleveland Correctional Center||Cleveland||901 East Fifth Street, Cleveland, TX 77328||Texas||Prison||281-592-9559||Click Here|
|H. H. Coffield Unit||Tennessee Colony||2661 FM2054, Tennessee Colony, TX 75884||Texas||Prison||903-928-2211||Click Here|
|Buster Cole State Jail||Bonham||3801 Silo Road, Bonham, TX 75418||Texas||Prison||903-583-1100||Click Here|
|John B. Connally Unit||Kenedy||899 FM 632, Kenedy, TX 78119||Texas||Prison||830-583-4003||Click Here|
|Cotulla Transfer Facility||Cotulla||610 FM 624, Cotulla, TX 78014||Texas||Prison||830-879-3077||Click Here|
|Christina Melton Crain Unit||Gatesville||1401 State School Road, Gatesville, TX 76599-2999||Texas||Prison||254-865-8431||Click Here|
|Dalhart Unit||Dalhart||11950 FM 998, Dalhart, TX 79022||Texas||Prison||806-249-8655||Click Here|
|Price Daniel Unit||Snyder||938 South FM 1673, Snyder, TX 79549||Texas||Prison||325-573-1114||Click Here|
|Darrington Unit||Rosharon||59 Darrington Road, Rosharon, TX 77583||Texas||Prison||281-595-3465||Click Here|
|Diboll Correctional Center||Diboll||1604 South First Street, Diboll, TX 75941||Texas||Prison||936-829-2295||Click Here|
|Fabian Dale Dominguez State Jail||San Antonio||6535 Cagnon Road, San Antonio, TX 78252-2202||Texas||Prison||210-675-6620||Click Here|
|Rufus H. Duncan Geriatric Facility||Diboll||1502 South First Street, Diboll, TX 75941||Texas||Prison||936-829-2616||Click Here|
|East Texas Treatment Multi-Use Facility||Henderson||900 Industrial Drive, Henderson, TX 75652||Texas||Prison||903-655-3300||Click Here|
|Eastham Unit||Lovelady||2665 Prison Road #1, Lovelady, TX 75851||Texas||Prison||936-636-7321||Click Here|
|O.B. Ellis Unit||Huntsville||1697 FM 980, Huntsville, TX 77343||Texas||Prison||936-295-5756||Click Here|
|W. J. “Jim” Estelle Unit||Huntsville||264 FM 3478, Huntsville, TX 77320-3320||Texas||Prison||936-291-4200||Click Here|
|Sanders “Sandy” Estes Unit||Venus||1100 Hwy 1807, Venus, TX 76084||Texas||Prison||972-366-3334||Click Here|
|Jim Ferguson Unit||Midway||12120 Savage Drive, Midway, TX 75852||Texas||Prison||936-348-3751||Click Here|
|Formby State Jail||Plainview||998 County Road AA, Plainview, TX 79072||Texas||Prison||806-296-2448||Click Here|
|Fort Stockton Transfer Facility||Fort Stockton||1536 IH-10 East, Fort Stockton, TX 79735||Texas||Prison||432-336-7676||Click Here|
|Garza East Transfer Facility||Beeville||4304 Highway 202, Beeville, TX 78102||Texas||Prison||361-358-9880||Not Available|
|Larry Gist State Jail||Beaumont||3295 FM 3514, Beaumont, TX 77705||Texas||Prison||409-727-8400||Click Here|
|Ernestine Glossbrenner Unit||San Diego||5100 South FM 1329, San Diego, TX 78384||Texas||Prison||361-279-2705||Click Here|
|Glen Ray Goodman Transfer Facility||Jasper||349 Private Road 8430, Jasper, TX 75951||Texas||Prison||409-383-0012||Click Here|
|Thomas Goree Unit||Huntsville||7405 Hwy 75 South, Huntsville, TX 77344||Texas||Prison||936-295-6331||Click Here|
|Joe F. Gurney Transfer Facili||Palestine||1385 FM 3328, Palestine, TX 75803||Texas||Prison||903-928-3118||Click Here|
|Ellen Halbert Unit||Burnet||800 Ellen Halbert Drive, Burnet, TX 78611||Texas||Prison||512-756-6171||Click Here|
|J. W. Hamilton Unit||Bryan||200 Lee Morrison Lane, Bryan, TX 77807||Texas||Prison||979-779-1633||Click Here|
|Thomas R. Havins Unit||Brownwood||500 FM 45 East, Brownwood, TX 76801||Texas||Prison||325-643-5575||Click Here|
|Henley State Jail||Dayton||7581 Hwy 321, Dayton, TX 77535||Texas||Prison||936-258-2476||Click Here|
|L.V. Hightower Unit||Dayton||902 FM 686, Dayton, TX 77535||Texas||Prison||936-258-8013||Click Here|
|Hilltop Unit||Gatesville||1500 State School Road, Gatesville, TX 76598-2996||Texas||Prison||254-865-8901||Click Here|
|William P. Hobby Unit||Marlin||742 FM 712, Marlin, TX 76661||Texas||Prison||254-883-5561||Click Here|
|Jerry H. Hodge Unit||Rusk||379 FM 2972 West, Rusk, TX 75785-3666||Texas||Prison||903-683-5781||Click Here|
|Reverend C.A. Holliday Transfer Facility||Huntsville||295 IH-45 North, Huntsville, TX 77320-8443||Texas||Prison||936-295-8200||Click Here|
|Hospital Galveston||Galveston||P.O. Box 48, Substation #1, Galveston, TX 77555||Texas||Prison||409-772-2875||Click Here|
|Alfred D. Hughes Unit||Gatesville||Route 2 Box 4400, Gatesville, TX 76597||Texas||Prison||254-865-6663||Click Here|
|Huntsville Unit||Huntsville||815 12th Street, Huntsville, TX 77348||Texas||Prison||936-437-1555||Click Here|
|Hutchins State Jail||Dallas||1500 E Langdon Rd, Dallas, TX 75241||Texas||Prison||972-225-1304||Click Here|
|Beauford H. Jester I Unit||Richmond||1 Jester Road, Richmond, TX 77406||Texas||Prison||281-277-3030||Not Available|
|Beauford H. Jester III Unit||Richmond||3 Jester Road, Richmond, TX 77406||Texas||Prison||281-277-7000||Click Here|
|Jester IV||Richmond||4 Jester Road, Richmond, TX 77406||Texas||Prison||281-277-3700||Click Here|
|Clyde M. Johnston Unit||Winnsboro||703 Airport Road, Winnsboro, TX 75494||Texas||Prison||903-342-6166||Click Here|
|Rufe Jordan Unit||Pampa||1992 Helton Road, Pampa, TX 79065||Texas||Prison||806-665-7070||Not Available|
|Joe Kegans State Jail||Houston||707 Top Street, Houston, TX 77002||Texas||Prison||713-224-6584||Click Here|
|Kyle Correctional Center||Kyle||23001 IH-35, Kyle, TX 78640||Texas||Prison||512-268-0079||Click Here|
|Richard P. LeBlanc Unit||Beaumont||3695 FM 3514, Beaumont, TX 77705||Texas||Prison||409-724-1515||Click Here|
|Gib Lewis Unit||Woodville||777 FM 3497, Woodville, TX 75990||Texas||Prison||409-283-8181||Click Here|
|John R. Lindsey State Jail||Jacksboro||1620 FM 3344, Jacksboro, TX 76458||Texas||Prison||940-567-2272||Click Here|
|Lockhart Correctional Facility||Lockhart||1400 Industrial Blvd, Lockhart, TX 78644||Texas||Prison||512-398-3480||Click Here|
|Reynoldo V. Lopez State Jail||Edinburg||1203 El Cibolo Road, Edinburg, TX 78542||Texas||Prison||956-316-3810||Click Here|
|O.L. Luther Unit||Navasota||1800 Luther Drive, Navasota, TX 77868||Texas||Prison||936-825-7547||Click Here|
|Pam Lychner State Jail||Humble||2350 Atascocita Road, Humble, TX 77396||Texas||Prison||281-454-5036||Click Here|
|James Lynaugh Unit||Fort Stockton||1098 South Highway 2037, Fort Stockton, TX 79735||Texas||Prison||432-395-2938||Click Here|
|Marlin Transfer Facility||Marlin||2893 State Hwy 6, Marlin, TX 76661-6588||Texas||Prison||254-883-3858||Click Here|
|William G. McConnell Unit||Beeville||3001 South Emily Drive, Beeville, TX 78102||Texas||Prison||361-362-2300||Click Here|
|Mark W. Michael Unit||Tennessee Colony||2664 FM 2054, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886||Texas||Prison||903-928-2311||Click Here|
|John Middleton Transfer Facility||Abilene||13055 FM 3522, Abilene, TX 79601||Texas||Prison||325-548-9075||Click Here|
|Montford Psychiatric Facility||Lubbock||8602 Peach Street, Lubbock, TX 79404||Texas||Prison||806-745-1021||Click Here|
|Billy Moore Correctional Center||Overton||8500 North FM 3053, Overton, TX 75684||Texas||Prison||903-834-6186||Click Here|
|Choice Moore Transfer Facility||Bonham||1700 North FM 87, Bonham, TX 75418||Texas||Prison||903-583-4464||Click Here|
|Moutain View Unit||Gatesville||2305 Ransom Road, Gatesville, TX 76528||Texas||Prison||254-865-7226||Click Here|
|Dr. Lane Murray Unit||Gatesville||1916 North Hwy 36 Bypass, Gatesville, TX 76596||Texas||Prison||254-865-2000||Click Here|
|Nathaniel J. Neal Unit||Amarillo||9055 Spur 591, Amarillo, TX 79107-9696||Texas||Prison||806-383-1175||Click Here|
|Joe Ney State Jail||Hondo||114 Private Road 4303, Hondo, TX 78861-3812||Texas||Prison||830-426-8030||Click Here|
|Wallace Pack Unit||Navasota||2400 Wallace Pack Road, Navasota, TX 77868||Texas||Prison||936-825-3728||Click Here|
|Lucile Plane State Jail||Dayton||904 FM 686, Dayton, TX 77535||Texas||Prison||936-258-2476||Click Here|
|Allan B. Polunsky Unit||Livingston||3872 FM 350 South, Livingston, TX 77351||Texas||Prison||936-967-8082||Click Here|
|Louis C. Powledge Unit||Palestine||1400 FM 3452, Palestine, TX 75803||Texas||Prison||903-723-5074||Click Here|
|W. F. Ramsey Unit||Rosharon||1100 FM 655, Rosharon, TX 77583||Texas||Prison||281-595-3491||Click Here|
|T.L. Roach Unit||Childress||15845 FM 164, Childress, TX 79201||Texas||Prison||940-937-6364||Click Here|
|French Robertson Unit||Abilene||12071 FM 3522, Abilene, TX 79601||Texas||Prison||325-548-9035||Click Here|
|Jim Rudd Transfer Facility||Brownfield||2004 Lamesa Highway, Brownfield, TX 79316||Texas||Prison||806-637-4470||Click Here|