How to Find an Inmate With a TDCJ Number

By Kenyonda Bradley
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.

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

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

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

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

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.

About the Author

Based in Chicago, Kenyonda Bradley has been writing for online publications since 2008. With more than 10 years of experience as a hairstylist, she is also studying to become an elementary school teacher.

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