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How do you use the online TDCJ inmate locator?

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To use the online TDCJ inmate locator, visit the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website and access the Offender Information Search. The search tool requires the input of personal information including the offender's name, state identification number or the TDCJ number.

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Navigate to the TDCJ homepage and click Offender Information Search under Quick Links, or use the drop-down menu on Public Resources on the top menu. Type the full name of the offender into the search boxes, or input the SID or TDCJ number into its corresponding box for a more accurate search. If you do not know the offender's full name, enter the last name and the first initial of the offender to start a search. You may use an asterisk after the first initial to narrow down the search.

The online TDCJ inmate locator posts an inmate's personal information, such as name, race, gender and date of birth. The site also includes the offender's maximum sentence date, the facility in which the inmate is currently detained, the projected release date, parole eligibility date and offense history. Check the Parole Review Information to check the status of an inmate's parole request. The review information shows the reason any parole request was denied and displays the tentative date for the inmate's next parole review.

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