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Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Updated on: March 23, 2023

Texas Department of Criminal Justice manages and operates all the state prison in Texas.
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Authority Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Website link
Inmate Search link
Address P.O. Box 13084. Austin, Texas 78711
Phone (512) 475-3250
Fax (512) 305-9398

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Navigating the complex landscape of correctional facilities in Texas can be a daunting task for family members and loved ones of incarcerated individuals. This comprehensive guide provides valuable insights into the Texas Inmate Lookup process, enabling concerned individuals to effectively locate their close ones within the Texas state correctional system. 

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is the primary agency responsible for overseeing the state's correctional facilities. This governmental body manages and operates all state prisons, state jails, and private facilities under contract with the state. Furthermore, TDCJ maintains a detailed online offender information database to facilitate the Texas Inmate Lookup process. 

The TDCJ offers a user-friendly online offender search tool for locating inmates in Texas state prisons. Users can search by the offender's name, TDCJ number, or State Identification (SID) number to access essential information, such as current facility location, projected release date, and offenses committed. 

Some of the main Texas state prisons include: 

  • Polunsky Unit: Home to the state's death row for men, this facility is located in Livingston. 
  • Huntsville Unit: Known as "The Walls," this is the oldest state prison in Texas and the site of the state's execution chamber. 
  • Coffield Unit: Situated in Tennessee Colony, this is the largest state prison in Texas. 

In addition to state-run facilities, Texas also hosts federal prisons managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The BOP's online Inmate Locator tool allows users to search for federal inmates by name, registration number, or age. 

Key federal prisons in Texas include: 

  • Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Beaumont: A medium-security federal prison located in Beaumont. 
  • United States Penitentiary (USP) Pollock: A high-security federal prison situated in Pollock, near the Texas-Louisiana border. 

Texas has 254 counties, each with its own county jail managed by the respective county's sheriff's department. Many county jails provide online inmate search tools to locate individuals within their facilities. In some cases, one may need to contact the county jail directly to inquire about an inmate. 

The Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) platform is a national resource designed to provide crime victims and concerned citizens with timely and accurate information about offenders. VINE offers a free, confidential, and multilingual service that allows users to search for offenders in Texas by name or identification number. 

Users can also register for automated notifications regarding an offender's custody status, ensuring they remain informed about any changes. To access VINE's services, one can visit the website, download the VINELink mobile app, or call the toll-free number. 

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