How Do You Find Prison Inmates at the Huntsville Jail in Texas?


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To find prison inmates at the Huntsville jail in Texas, navigate to the Offender Search page of the Online Services section of TDCJ.texas.gov, and submit the completed form. Alternately, call the General Information Line at (936) 295-6371 or (800) 535-0283 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email the TDCJ at classify@tdcj.state.tx.us as of 2015.

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The same online inmate search provides information on parolees and inmates in the entire prison system of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. While the General Information Line provides most information about an inmate by phone, an inmate’s parole review status is available at (936) 291-2106, and his parole release status is available at (512) 406-5202. Telephone enquiries require a TDCJ number, SID number or date of birth.

An email to the TDCJ must contain the inmate's full name and seven-digit TDCJ number or the exact date of birth (if date of birth is not known, provide the approximate age and county of conviction). Accessible information includes offender location, offense of conviction, incarceration history and projected release date. The TDCJ does not release photographs and Social Security numbers of offenders to the public.

The TDCJ manages offenders in state prisons, state jails and private correctional facilities, and it supervises those released from prison on parole or those who are under mandatory supervision. It is responsible for funding and certain oversight of community supervision. It is headquartered in Huntsville and has offices in Austin. The Huntsville unit, nicknamed "Walls Unit," is the oldest prison in the state of Texas and is well known in popular culture.

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