Texas Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: December 30, 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

Tye City Jail

205 North Street, Tye, TX, 79563


Tulia City Jail

201 North Maxwell Ave., Tulia, TX, 79088


Tool City Jail

701 North Tool Dr., Tool, TX, 75143


Tomball City Jail

400 Fannin, Tomball, TX, 77375


The Colony City Jail

5151 North Colony Blvd., The Colony, TX, 75056


Texarkana City Jail

100 North Stateline Ave., Texarkana, TX, 75501


Terrell City Jail

P.O. Box 668, Terrell, TX, 75160


Tahoka City Jail

1712 South Main, Tahoka, TX, 79373


Taft City Jail

331 Green Ave., Taft, TX, 78390


Sweeny City Jail

123 North Oak St., Sweeny, TX, 77480


Stephenville City Jail

356 North Belknap, Stephenville, TX, 76401


Spearman City Jail

30 SW Court St., Spearman, TX, 79081


Southlake City Jail

600 State St., Southlake, TX, 76092


South Houston City Jail

1023 Dallas St., South Houston, TX, 77587


Sour Lake City Jail

625 Highway 105 West, Sour Lake, TX, 77659


Snyder City Jail

400 37th St., Snyder, TX, 79549


Slaton City Jail

175 North 8th St., Slaton, TX, 79035


Sinton City Jail

217 East Market St., Sinton, TX, 78387


Silsbee City Jail

1104 North 5th St., Silsbee, TX, 77656


Shiner City Jail

816 North Avenue E, Shiner, TX, 77984