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How to Find a Texas Inmate (TDCJ Inmate Search)
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) houses all Texas inmates, and TDCJ operates the second largest jail/prison system in the United States.
Because the TDCJ is so large, you might believe that a Texas inmate search is a difficult task. However, nothing could be farther from the truth, it is actually easy to locate a Texas inmate.
Your search for a person locked up in a Texas correctional facility will begin at the TDCJ Online Offender Information Search Page.
Once you are on the page, you will need to enter the first and last name of the Texas inmate you are searching for.
It may be a good idea to enter the first and last name only for the inmate search, because if there is any mistakenly entered information, it may throw off the search.
If the person you are looking for is incarcerated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), he/she will be on this list.
If the person is not on the list, and you are certain the person is in a Texas jail, contact the TDCJ at 800-535-0283 - note that when you contact them by telephone, you will need to know the name and birth date of the Texas inmate.
If you do not have any luck with the TDCJ inmate search by phone,the person you are seeking might be incarcerated in one of the following additional penal systems: