Texas Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: December 9, 2020
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 773 jails and prisons in state Texas

Windcrest City Jail

8601 Midcrown, Windcrest, TX, 78239


Wills Point City Jail

120 North 5th St., Wills Point, TX, 75169


Wilmer City Jail

219 East Beltline Road, Wilmer, TX, 75172


Willow Park City Jail

101 West Stage Coach Trail, Willow Park, TX, 76087


Willis City Jail

200 South Bell, Willis, TX, 77378


Whitewright City Jail

507 West Grand St., Whitewright, TX, 75491


Whitesboro City Jail

113 West Main St., Whitesboro, TX, 76273


White Settlement City Jail

8900 Clifford St., White Settlement, TX, 76108


White Oak City Jail

103 East U.S. Highway 80, White Oak, TX, 75693


Westworth Village City Jail

311 Burton Hill Rd., Westworth Village, TX, 76114


West Tawakoni City Jail

1533 East Highway 276, West Tawakoni, TX, 75474


Weimar City Jail

1754 IH-10, Weimar, TX, 78962


Waxahachie City Jail

216 North College, Waxahachie, TX, 75165


Waskom City Jail

425 West Texas Ave., Waskom, TX, 75692


Watauga City Jail

7101 Whitley Rd., Watauga, TX, 76148


Waller City Jail

1119 Saunders, Waller, TX, 77484


Wallis City Jail

114 South 3rd St., Wallis, TX, 77485


Waco City Jail

3418 Memorial Dr., Waco, TX, 76711


Vidor City Jail

695 East Railroad, Vidor, TX, 77662


Universal City City Jail

2150 Universal City Blvd., Universal City, TX, 78148