How to Find the Release Date for an Inmate in Texas

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Whether you are a friend or family member of a Texas inmate or member of the public, finding an inmate's release date is simple and takes minutes to do. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice maintains a website with each offender's data including the inmate's incarceration number and projected release date. It is subject to the public's right to know which means anybody can access the inmate's general information. All you need is an Internet connection and a computer and you can access the release date for any inmate in Texas.

Step 1

Visit the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's website.

Step 2

Highlight the "General Information" tab and scroll down through the listings until you find the words "Offender Information." Click them. You will be redirected to another page.

Step 3

Click on the words "Online Offender Search." You will be redirected to a search engine where you can enter the inmate's personal information.

Step 4

Type the inmate's first and last name, Texas Department of Criminal Justice number and SID number. Select the inmate's race and sex. Click the "Submit Request" button. Another page will appear with the inmate's information.

Step 5

Scan the information and you will find the inmate's projected release date.