Texas Department of Corrections

Did you realize as of August, 2010

  • That the Texas Department of Corrections is responsible for 154,795 Texas inmates?
  • 72,715 people came into prison during the 12 months?
  • 71,063 were released from prison during the previous 12 months?

Are you looking for a Texas correctional facility?

Go the the Texas Facility Page and you find the facility address and phone number. At the top of the page, you will see a link to go to a Texas map which will have all of the facilities on it.

Are you having a problem that you are having difficulty getting resolved?

You may contact the TDCJ Ombudman Program. The ombudsman office acts as a liaison between the Texas Dept of Corrections and the general public. Although they cannot override decisions made by appropriate authorities or deal with issues outside of the TDCJ, they can be a helpful contact in the event of a problem that isn't going away. Most issues can be resolved by contacting the inmate's unit but if that is unsuccessful, the ombudsman's office is an option.

Common Questions by Families

The Department of Corrections has written a small booklet available online to answer the most often asked questions by friends and families of Texas inmates. Some of the broad areas addressed are: mail, visitation, commissary, good conduct time and release issues. Click TDCJ Guide for Families here.

Looking for Texas Inmate Information?

To find inmates in Texas, go to the Texas Inmate Search Page.

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