Texas Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: September 29, 2021
Department Name
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
P.O. Box 13084. Austin, Texas 78711
Phone Number
(512) 475-3250
(512) 305-9398

Types of Correctional Facilities in Texas

Are you curious about finding an inmate in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice? You have come to the right place. Texas state prisons maintain the records of criminals in state prisons. Those who are incarcerated have their records in a database that can be searched by the public.

Those who are looking for an inmate in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, keep reading! Those of you looking for an inmate in a county jail, you need to head to that department’s website to begin your inmate search.

How to Find an Inmate

Looking for an inmate in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice? An inmate search is just a few clicks away. The offender information search will only be successful if you have the right amount of information on hand. You will need to know:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • TDCJ Number
  • SID Number
  • Gender
  • Race

Use the search tools to find the inmate that you’re looking for. Once you find them in the system, you can start your efforts to communicate with them. There are several communication options, so stay tuned to learn which one might suit you best.

How to Talk to an Inmate

Using the offender telephone system is simple. After you have used the inmate locator, you can begin the process of talking to an inmate via the telephone.

Before you can receive calls from a TDCJ offender, you must register your number. Once you have registered your number, you can begin the process.

An inmate can do phone calls a few ways.

  • Collect calls
  • Friends and family (pre-paid)
  • Prepaid debit account

You can choose how you want the offender to contact you. Just keep in mind that you will need to add money to their account if you don’t want an inmate calling you collect.

For more information about talking to an inmate, go to the official TDCJ website.

How to Visit with an Inmate

Visiting with an inmate is encouraged in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. After you have done a prison search or inmate search, your next step might be to visit with an inmate.

Visitation is an important part of prison for inmates. Visiting with friends and family can help maintain healthy relationships. It can also make transitioning in and out of prison a lot easier.

If you’d like to visit with an inmate, you need to make sure they have visitation privileges. You will also need to check exact times of visitation. Always call and make sure the visitation isn’t canceled before you go in.

Visit the official prison visitor guide to get a better idea of what you can and cannot do.

Correctional Facilities in Texas

There are 678 jails and prisons in state Texas

Nueces County Jail

901 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX, 78401


Walker Sayle Unit

4176 FM 1800, Breckinridge, TX, 76424-7301


Bowie County Correctional Center

105 West Front Street, Texarkana, TX, 75501


Taylor County Adult Detention Center

910 South 27th Street, Abilene, TX, 79602


Hays County Jail

1307 Uhland Road, San Marcos, TX, 78666


Henderson County Jail

206-A North Murchison Street, Athens, TX, 75751

903-675-5128, 903-675-9275

Potter County Jail

13100 Northeast 29th Street, Amarillo, TX, 79111

806-335-4100, 806-335-4105

Hood County Jail

400 Deputy Larry Miller Drive, Granbury, TX, 76048


Terry County Jail

1311 Tahoka Road PO Box 1106, Brownfield, TX, 79316-1106


Cooke County Jail

300 County Road 451, Gainesville, TX, 76240


William G. McConnell Unit

3001 South Emily Drive, Beeville, TX, 78102


Austin County Jail

417 North Chesley Street, Bellville, TX, 77418


Tom Green County Jail

222 West Harris Avenue, San Angelo, TX, 76903


Dallas County North Tower Jail (Lew Sterrett Jail)

111 West Commerce Street, Dallas, TX, 75202


Randall County Jail

9100 South Georgia Street, Amarillo, TX, 79118


Hockley County Jail

1310 Avenue H, Levelland, TX, 79336


Guadalupe County Adult Detention Center

2617 North Guadalupe Street, Seguin, TX, 78155


Reverend C.A. Holliday Transfer Facility

295 IH-45 North, Huntsville, TX, 77320-8443


San Jacinto County Jail

73 West Cedar Avenue, Coldspring, TX, 77331


Ellis County Wayne McCollum Detention Center

300 South Jackson Street, Waxahachie, TX, 75165