How to Find an Inmate With a TDCJ Number

Locate an inmate with a TDCJ number easily.
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The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has created a system to track inmates housed in their jails. All inmates are assigned a TDCJ number to help loved ones and officials track their whereabouts in the system. You can find an inmate with a TDCJ number by searching the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website.

Step 1

Visit the TDCJ website and click the “General Information” link.

Step 2

Click “Offender Information” from the list provided. You will be redirected to the offender information homepage.

Step 3

Scroll down the page and click the “Online Offender Search” link. Wait to be redirected to the search page.

Step 4

Navigate to the “TDCJ” field. Enter the inmate's TDCJ number and click “Submit Request.”

Step 5

Wait for the result to populate on the screen. You will be able to view the inmate’s current housing location, his charges and visitation days.