Texas Inmate Search

The Southern state of Texas currently oversees 166,000 people in state prison and 56,000 in county jails. They also have 4,400 youths in detention centers around the state. Texas has a very high rate of incarceration when compared to the overall U.S. average. 62% of Texas inmates are African American, and 21% are Hispanic with the rest being White. Along with those in Texas jails and prisons, the state is also responsible for another 107,000 inmates on parole and 382,000 people on probation.

What are Texas Jail Records?

Jail records for the state are the paperwork that is generated with every event that takes place in an inmate’s life during the time of incarceration. The paperwork trail starts when the person is arrested and continues throughout parole. All Texas jail records are kept for each inmate in an online system to make things organized and manageable. Law enforcement agencies share jail records to streamline the intake process and for moving inmates from facility to facility. Some jail records are publicly accessible online for searches and finding someone in jail.

How to Search for Inmates in Texas

You can quickly search for someone incarcerated in Texas by using their name, TDCJ number, SID number, race or gender. From there you will see a long list of inmates that match your criteria. You can click on the person’s name to see more details like name, race, gender, date of birth, sentencing, possible parole date, aliases, the facility information and directions along with visitation, and offense history. You can also use a third-party online search portal to see even more details like mug shots, complete criminal history, arrests, warrants and sex offenses.

Creating Public Jail Records

The state of Texas keeps jail records on every inmate. Each form filled out is entered into the computerized system and attached to each prisoner’s ID. Jail and prison administrators detail every aspect of prison life including work-release programs, parole eligibility dates, visitation, court appearances, participation in educational programs and everything else that affects a prisoner while incarcerated. After they are released, the parole system takes over and updates the records with parole visits and re-entry progress. These jail records are shared among all branches of law enforcement.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Texas Imprisonment Rate
Texas Imprisonment Rate: 584
Prison Population
Prison Population: 157,903
Probation Population
Probation Population: 378,514
Parole Population
Parole Population: 111,892
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black : White Ratio - 4.0:1 Hispanic : White Ratio - 1.2:1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 153
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 495,928 (2.45%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 147,727 (6.17%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 3,632

Texas Prisoner Statistics by gender

The number of Texas prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 163,703, that saw a 0.1% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 8.8% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 149,368 in 2016.

There Are No States with More Female Prisoners than Texas

There Are No States with More Male Prisoners than Texas

The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years

Number of Male Prisoners
Number of Female Prisoners
Change in Number of Male Prisoners
Change in Number of Female Prisoners

The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016

The prison population of Texas is 163,703 inmates, that is 4.7% lower than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Texas was in 2008, when the number of prisoners was 172,506 inmates.

Texas Parole Population

Texas parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 111,892 people, 537 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 605 people less compared to the previous year, which has decreased by -0.5%.

Paroles per 100.000 population

Parole Total Population in Texas

Parole Entries & Exits

Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number

-0.5%
Percent
-605
Number

Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents

Increased by
537

Adults entering parole, by type of entry

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 403
Discretionary: 34,110
Reinstatement: 509
Term of supervised release: 0
Other: 376
Unknown or not reported: 0

Texas Prisons

Texas currently has 252 jails across 254 counties with another 50 prisons in the state. They house a lot of inmates and have 56,000 in jail with another 166,000 in prison. With an enormous budget of $3.4 billion and a massive staff of 31,684 employees, Texas has one of the largest inmate populations in the country. The Texas community corrections system oversees another 107,000 inmates that were released on parole and 382,000 people on probation. It costs Texas $21,390 to house and care for each inmate for a year. Based on one hundred thousand residents, Texas has an overall incarceration rate of 563, a violent crime rate of 434 and a property crime rate of 2,760.

Prison Name Prison Type
James "Jay" H. Byrd UnitState Prison
Rufus H. Duncan Geriatric FacilityState Prison
Eastham UnitState Prison
O.B. Ellis UnitState Prison
W. J. "Jim" Estelle UnitState Prison
Jim Ferguson UnitState Prison
Thomas Goree UnitState Prison
Huntsville UnitState Prison
Gib Lewis UnitState Prison
Allan B. Polunsky UnitState Prison
John M. Wynne UnitState Prison
George Beto UnitState Prison
William R. Boyd UnitState Prison
H. H. Coffield UnitState Prison
Jerry H. Hodge UnitState Prison

Private Facilities and Prisons

There are 2 private facilities and 48 private prisons in the state, compared to the national statistics, the state counts a share of 25.8% of all the prisons found in the US territory.

Prison Name Prison Type
Big Spring CI Private Prison
Giles W. Dalby CI Private Prison
Reeves I & II CI Private Prison
Reeves III CI Private Prison
Bridgeport Correctional CenterPrivate Prison
Cleveland Correctional CenterPrivate Prison
Diboll Correctional CenterPrivate Prison
Sanders "Sandy" Estes UnitPrivate Prison
Kyle Correctional CenterPrivate Prison
Lockhart Correctional FacilityPrivate Prison
Billy Moore Correctional CenterPrivate Prison
James Bradshaw State JailPrivate Prison
John R. Lindsey State JailPrivate Prison
Willacy County State JailPrivate Prison
East Texas Multi-Use FacilityPrivate Prison

Federal Prisons located in Texas

Prison Name Prison Type
Bastrop FCI Federal Prison
Beaumont Low FCIFederal Prison
Beaumont Medium FCIFederal Prison
Beaumont USPFederal Prison
Big Spring FCI Federal Prison
Bryan FPC Federal Prison
Carswell FMC Federal Prison
Dallas RRM Federal Prison
Fort Worth FMC Federal Prison
Grand Prairie Federal Prison
Houston FDC Federal Prison
Houston RRM Federal Prison
La Tuna FCI Federal Prison
San Antonio RRM Federal Prison
Seagoville FCI Federal Prison

Texas Inmate Records by Counties

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