TDCJ Inmate Search

Lookup TDCJ offenders & Texas inmates online

You can search an inmate in TDCJ facilites by online offender search system, e-mail, or telephone.

TDCJ Inmate Search Online
Free TDCJ inmate search 24 hours a day.

Lookup inmates in TDCJ facilities, click on TDCJ Offender Search
The online system requires the input of personal information including the offender's name, state identification number or the TDCJ number.

The result is provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. TDCJ operates the second largest jail/prison system in the United States. Only parolees and inmates who are currently incarcerated in a TDCJ facility are included in the online TDCJ inmate search. This website is updated on working days only and the information is at least 24 hours old.

Find out inmates in Travis County, Harris County, Dallas County, Tarrant County and more counties in Texas, click here.

Email TDCJ to help you lookup an inamte
TDCJ Email Address:
You can request for the information: offender location, offense, projected release date.
E-mail to this address the inmate's full name and 7-digit TDCJ number. If you do not know the TDCJ number, provide the exact date of birth.

The following offices are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Call the following numbers to find out an inmate's status/location:
Inmate parole review status line - Board of Pardons and Paroles status line in Huntsville (936) 291-2106. Must have TDCJ or SID# or date of birth.
Inmate parole release status line - Parole Division status line in Austin (512) 406-5202. Must have TDCJ or SID# or date of birth.
Inmate Locator/General Information Line - Huntsville, (936) 295-6371, or (800) 535-0283.

NOTE: If you do not know the inamte's TDCJ or SID number you must provide exact date of birth of inmate for telephone requests.

VINE, a system that provides offender information 24 hours a day. Victim Services Division offers limited offender information through the VINE system. The VINE toll free number for automated information is (877) 894-8463 and is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week. You can contact Victim Services Division by calling (800) 848-4284 or writing to 8712 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite 265, Austin, Texas, 78757-6899 or via e-mail at for further information.

TDCJ Offender Visitation
If you want to visit an inmate in TDCJ, confirm the unit visitation schedule and verify that visitation has not been cancelled.
TDCJ Offender Rules and Regulations for Visitation

Contact information of TDCJ
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
TDCJ - Austin
Physical Address: 209 West 14th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-9988
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13084 - Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711-3084
TDCJ - Huntsville
Physical Address: 861-B I-45 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
Phone: (936) 295-6371
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 99, Huntsville, TX 77342-0099

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