Requests by telephone

The following offices are open 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Call the following numbers to find out an offender's status/location:

Offender Parole Status Line -- Austin, 512-406-5202, or Huntsville, 936-291-2106. MUST have TDCJ or SID #.

Offender Locator/General Information Line -- Huntsville, 936-295-6371, or 800-535-0283.

*NOTE: If you do not know the offender's TDCJ or SID number you MUST provide EXACT date of birth of offender for telephone requests.

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General Offender Information Only

Online Offender Search

OR

Requests by E-mail (for telephone, see directly above)

The following information is available (be specific in your email what you are requesting):

TDCJ number

Offender location

Offense of Conviction

Incarceration history: offense, county and court of conviction of offenses for which the offender was incarcerated previously

Current incarceration: offense, county and court of conviction

Projected Release Date (see definition below)

E-mail to this address classify@tdcj.state.tx.us the offender's full name and 7-digit TDCJ number. If you do not know the TDCJ number, provide the exact date of birth (if d.o.b. is not known, provide their approximate age and county of conviction).

** Please include offender's name in subject line of e-mail**

There is no charge for this service. Photographs and social security numbers of offenders will not be provided to the public.

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Parole Questions & Problems

** Please include offender's name in subject line of e-mail**

For questions or concerns regarding parole supervision, parolee location, parole review process, and parolee conduct contact: parole.div@tdcj.state.tx.us

For questions or concerns regarding executive clemency (full pardon information, medical reprieve, and commutation of sentence), special review, and Board of Pardons and Paroles issues contact: bpp-pio@tdcj.state.tx.us

For Parole Division Open Records Requests, please submit to: parole.pio@tdcj.state.tx.us

Due to the high volume of e-mails received, it may take up to six weeks to receive a response. If you require a quicker response time, please try the telephone request line. If your request/concern is an emergency please note in the subject line.

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Offenders not under TDCJ supervision:

The offender you are seeking may be in a confinement facility other than TDCJ. You will need to contact that facility directly. The following links may be useful:

Federal Bureau of Prisons (contains online inmate locator) http://www.bop.gov/ The BOP Office of Public Affairs is 202-307-3198 or you may email them at webmaster@bop.gov

Other State Department of Corrections http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/links/links-states-doc.htm

County Jails/Courts (the following website is a compiled list of Texas counties with possible links to Sheriff and Court offices): http://www.county.org/counties/txcounties.asp

City Jails (and other Texas Law Enforcement Agencies) http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/links/links-lawenforc-tx.htm

Sex Offender Database - (features include search by zip code - - run by Texas Department of Public Safety) http://records.txdps.state.tx.us/soSearch/default.cfm

Sex Offender Registration Mapping Utility - http://216.140.183.80/SOMAP/somapSearch.cfm?reset=true

Texas Conviction Database - (for criminal histories - run by Texas Department of Public Safety) http://records.txdps.state.tx.us/

Links to offender search engines & public records - (not supported nor endorsed by TDCJ) http://www.ancestorhunt.com/prison_search.htm http://www.corrections.com/links/show/20

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* Projected release date is determined by the offense date and the nature of the offense. Offenses committed prior to 9-1-96, that are by Law eligible for Mandatory Supervision, will be released on their projected release date if they are not paroled.

Offenses committed 9-1-96 or after, that are by Law eligible for Mandatory Supervision, will be released at the discretion of BPP. For offenders not approved for release by BPP, or that are not eligible for Mandatory Supervision, the projected release date will be their discharge date.

For further information, see:

http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/definitions/definitions-home.htm#Projected

December 28, 2007