Texas Prison Inmate Locator

By Texas Magnum

Do you need to find someone in Texas prison? Find someone in prison in Texas using this tool, the TDC prison inmate locator tool. 

  1. Jenn says:

    I m looking for a Joshua Sean Resnick. Birth date is 11/13/81. I have no idea what prison he is in. I know he got sent to state. Other than that no idea.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Jenn, I do not find Joshua Sean Resnick in the TDC database. If he just got transferred from county to state, it can take a couple days to show up. You can keep checking and he should show up soon. Peace ~ Magnum

  2. Jansi says:

    Hi I’m kind of confuse may be you can help me out but my husband has been sentenced for 35 yrs and he has 4 cases and I see that eachother case is for 5 years will he be doing the 5 year sentence or the 35? we are doing and appeal he has an a court pointer appeal how lucky do you think we will get on the appeal you think we will be able to give all the time back or at least have of it do you recommend that I get an appeal lawyer? His tdcj #01988681

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Jansi, the other charges that he has 5 years each for will usually be served concurrently with the longer sentence, so basically it’s like he is serving all the sentences at once, for the first five years. I checked his case and his longer sentence is 30 years, not 35. His charges are what are called an aggravated felony, meaning it was done with a gun or with the intent to cause violence. These sorts of sentence usually requires that half the time be served before the inmate is eligible for parole, so he will need to serve about 15 years before he is eligible for parole.

      Regarding an appeal lawyer, that I do not know because I don’t know if there are grounds for an appeal. If he was charged or sentenced unfairly, or if the trial wasn’t done fairly, etc. maybe there is a chance, but appeals are not all that easy, once you are locked up, the state really has the power in the situation. Good luck and peace to you and your husband ~ Magnum

  3. M says:

    Hello,
    I have an uncle I would like to write. I know his full name, TDCJ/SID Number, etc, but i’m not sure how the process of writing him actually works. I was wondering do I have to go through any specific steps of writing him or can I just send him a letter. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi M, you can just send a letter. You need to include his Name, and TDCJ number on the first line of the envelope, then the Prison and it’s address. If you don’t know the address of the unit he is at, you can find it here at the TDC Unit Directory: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory/index.htmlYou have to have a return address on the envelope too, or they won’t deliver it. All mail that is sent in or out of a prison is opened and read before it is delivered to an inmate, so be aware that you should be careful to not discuss anything of a violent or illegal nature ever, you could get your uncle in trouble, they take it pretty seriously. You cannot include money in the envelope or anything besides photos. When I was incarcerated, receiving photos of almost anything was awesome. Of my family, my dog, a flower, a nice scene… its all contact to the outside world and can really be a mental break from the prison environment so if you have some to include it’s always nice to throw in the envelope. Peace ~ Donna

  4. Joanna says:

    I’m looking for a friends family his name is Pedro Baltazar Paniagua they try to look on the internet but they don’t find nothing he is arrested on Texas but they don’t know can you please help me to help them. He date of birth is 11-22-1982 and his pin is L88744379 and he call from that number 713-489-7846. Thank you!!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Joanna, If Pedro was recently detained, he is probably in a city or county jail waiting to have a hearing on charges. The state’s prisons are separate from city or county jails, and to find him you need to figure out what county or city he was in when he was arrested. Do you have an idea about that? The phone number you are getting calls from is a company named Global Tel Link and they provide phone service to jails and prisons all over the country, so we cannot figure it out from the number. Do you know what part of Texas he was in? That is the starting point for tracking him down. ~ Magnum

  5. Laura wolfe says:

    I’m looking for my father I believe he was picked up in farewell Texas sometime this month possiblely the 15th his name is Dixon Wayne Wolfe he’s 48.. If there is any info u can give me on him that would be great…. I’d like to Wright him..

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Laura, your father was detained on May 12th and is currently at Parmer County Jail. You can write him at:
      (Inmate’s full name)
      Parmer County Jail
      P.O. Box 860
      Farwell, Texas 79325
      Hope this information helps you out. Good luck and peace to you ~ Magnum

  6. whitney says:

    In trying to search for someone that was transferred yesterday afternoon how long will it take to show up

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Whitney, it can take a couple days for them to show up in the TDC system. I have found that sometimes JPay.com will show where an inmate is even before the TDC system does. If you are not familiar with them, check out their website. It is a service to send money or send mail to inmates electronically. My family found it helpful. I hope you find the person you are looking for soon – they will show up. Peace ~ Magnum

  7. Mandy says:

    How do you fight a parole eligibility?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Mandy, I think what you are asking is if you can help prevent someone from being given parole. Parole eligibility is figured by a formula based on time served, the nature and class of the crime, and good time accrued. It is also affected by negatively disciplinary action or time in ag-seg for misbehavior. So, you cannot yourself affect when someone is ELIGIBLE for parole, but you can affect if they are granted parole. Family and friends of an inmate try to positively affect the outcome of a parole hearing with a support packet that gives the parole board an idea if the inmate will have a good support system, a place to live, and a job if they are let out on parole. On the other hand, the Victim Services Division of TDCJ is who looks at protest letters and other information from crime victims and concerned citizens. When you write to them you have to include the TDC number of the inmate in your correspondence. Click here to learn more about TDCJ Victims Services.
      I hope this information helps out. Peace ~ Magnum

  8. Mandy says:

    I’m trying to figure out how to fight a parole eligibility .

  9. Cindy says:

    Hi, Am I allowed to write to Elmer Wayne Henley, and is it possible to get his address in order to write to him?
    Thank you,

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Cindy, yes, you should be able to write to Elmer. He is at the Michael Unit. When you write, you need to include Elmer’s TDC number on the envelope. So, write his name, then his TDC number which is 00241618. And then the address, which is:
      TDC Michael Unit
      2664 FM 2054
      Tennessee Colony, TX 75886

      Also, if you prefer, check out JPay.com, they have a way to write to inmates via email. You have to set up an account with his name and TDC number. And what they do is the prison has someone that receives all the emails and prints them out and delivers them to the various inmates along with their regular mail.

      All mail – regular mail and email – will be opened and read by prison officials before it is delivered so keep in mind whatever you write will be read by other people.

      Peace ~ Magnum

  10. Adriana Espinoza says:

    Im trying to find out what facility my brother is at. His name is Shane Espinoza hiz tdcj number is 01965576. I just want to know where I can write him. His family loves and misses him.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Adriana, the TDC locator shows your brother on temporary release. This can mean a couple of things. Sometimes an inmate is sent to a county jail somewhere to face other pending charges he might have against him. Or sometimes it is a medical release of he is having a medical problem. It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on without more details. If you check back in another couple days the TDC locator may show an update. Hang in there.

      • Adriana Espinoza says:

        It’s been saying this for a while now.

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hi Adriana, How long is “a while” that it has shown this? What unit was he last at? Have you tried calling the prison where you last knew he was? It can be very frustrating to get through to anyone helpful at the prison, but, perhaps if you get to the right person, they can tell you something about where he is if you are persistent. It can take some patience. I would see if there is a prison chaplain you could ask to talk to, they can be more helpful than some others there. Do you happen to know his bunkmates name and TDC number? I always felt it was good to have someone inside have my family’s address, and likewise, have my family have the info for my bunkmate or a buddy, so they could keep in touch in case something like this happened, and they didn’t know where I was.

          I noticed that he was sentenced to 180 days in early February on charges in Coryell County. I checked the Coryell County Jail, where those last charges were, just in case he was still over there from that February sentencing, but he is not there.

          The prison system just doesn’t put any effort into keeping family members informed. I know you and your family must be worried and frustrated by this. Keep the faith, and stay positive until you find out what’s going on. And, let us know when you find him, I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts.

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hey Adriana, I also found this number you might try: (936) 295-6371, or (800) 535-0283. You will have to supply your brother’s info including TDC number. They might not be any more helpful than the online locator, but it’s worth a try.

  11. Sehrish says:

    Hello, I have been trying to obtain information for my uncle who is in Texas prison. I would be grateful if you could help me locate any information about his case and his current situation. Many thanks for your help.
    Kindest regards

    • Sehrish says:

      I would really appreciate your reply, my uncle’s ID is 00686143.

      • Texas Magnum says:

        Hi Serrish, I am sorry to hear about your uncle. I see that he is at Robertson Unit over in Abilene, and that he has a life sentence, I am sure that has been hard on your family. But I do see that he can appear before parole in 2023 – that is something to look forward to. Meanwhile, I always feel the best thing you can do to help an inmate is to keep in communication. Send him letters and cards, I am sure he appreciates hearing from you. I always looked forward to receiving mail. I do not have any details about his case, I tried finding any more information about him, but didn’t come up with anything. Peace to you, your family and your uncle.

        • Sehrish says:

          Hello, thank you ever so much for taking the time out for me to reply back and for your help. I really appreciate it.
          God Bless you

  12. belinda edwards says:

    Im looking for joe hardeman he has been approved for parole but having a hard time getting his release date

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Belinda. TDC has a phone line to check release information. The number is (512) 406‑5202. You will have to have Joe’s TDCJ or SID number, or his date of birth. The number can be hard to get through to, but after a few tries you WILL get through. Sometimes they tell you “no relase date yet” so then you call the next day, and the next… finally, when you are just about out of patience, you will get the good news that his release date is set. You can find out where he will be released from and if it’s possible, you can make arrangements to go pick him up. If you cannot do that, they will put him on a bus to the place he is paroling to. Good luck to you and Joe! I know he is so excited to walk out those doors.

  13. Rachel says:

    Hi, I’m looking for my cousin Rene Escalante to write to him but I don’t have an address to do so, all i know he’s incarcerated somewhere here in Texas, How can I obtain such info?! T.I.A

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Your cousin shows a projected release date in 2033. He could get out sooner, he is eligible to be reviewed for parole in September of this year. It will be helpful if you and your family prepare a parole packet for the parole board to review before he goes. A packet should include information about where he will live, what sort of support your family can give him, and things like that. Good luck to you.

  14. monce says:

    Hi. I have been searching my brother up an nothing shows up county jail told me to search in here but nothing comes up .his name is Luis felipe coronado. Anything is helpful thanks in advance.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Monce, there are 3 Luis Coronado’s in the TDC system. Use his last name and first name. Could he be the one named Luis Coronado IV?

  15. wendi cantrell says:

    I am teddy l cantrell Jr’s ex wife. Is there anyways to find out if he is gettin out in 2016 or sooner which I hope not. he has charges in arkansas for failure to pay child support. I’m going to court waiting on a summons for review of custody and hope he is still in on court date. Not like it’d really matter but just wondering because of projected release date.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Wendi, there isn’t a way to know, but usually the projected release date is fairly accurate, as a guideline.

  16. I have a question about my husband Michael John

  17. Nicole says:

    y do u need it? um his wife and u r?!

  18. alahmoe says:

    Lol gerald wayne davis. Whos the idiot now? Lets see you are locked up and i am free. Dont drop the soap bub LMMFAO #IceIsAHellOfADrug

  19. nani Jacqueline says:

    how do i get the SID#?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      If you enter the inmates first and last name that is all that is required to do a search. When you get the result, click on their name and a screen will open showing all the details including the TDC# and the SID#. Good luck to you.

  20. Emily says:

    I’m so worried I don’t know where they send my daughter. She’s being punish for something she didn’t do.Tha news ppl.made her look like she’s a bad mother. They don’t know tha truth. I LOVE U Emily Ann Sanford hope to God ur doing ok.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello, your daughter has been transferred to Plane State Jail. That is northwest of Houston on the way to Beaumont. There are only female inmates there. I had a female friend who spent some time at Plane and she did OK. It’s a State Jail and also a transfer unit and I have a feeling that Emily will be moved again shortly. She may be in Plane for just a month or two while they figure out what they think the best unit for her to be in.
      An important thing for you to note down now is Emily’s TDC number. That will be used to ID her throughout her period of incarceration. Her number is TDC# 01981642.

      You can write to her using this address:
      Emily Sanford TDC# 01981642
      Plane State Jail
      904 FM 686
      Dayton, TX 77535

      Because Emily is going to be gone for awhile, I have a suggestion for you. If you have not already visited the website http://www.prisontalk.com, I would like to suggest you do. It’s free. Once you get there go to the forum and find the section called “Parents with children in prison”. Here is the direct link: http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75. I think you will find this forum to have a lot of very friendly and helpful folks in the same position as you. I know having an incarcerated child can be a real worry and it’s hard to find understanding people to talk about things and share worries with, but the people on prisontalk.com are just great. Best of luck to you and your daughter. Try not to worry, she will find her way and get herself situated and the time will go by. Take care, and peace to you ~ Magnum

  21. Patricia Palmer says:

    Can you please tell me when Martin R. Aguirre #01832294 is up for parole?
    Thank you

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Patricia, you may already have figured this out by now, but your inmate is currently listed as temporarily released. Since his parole eligibility was in January, there are a couple possibilities what this could mean. One that happens pretty often is that sometimes a person has a pending charge from another county when they are incarcerated. When it is time for them to be released, they have to first be transported to the county where they have a charge pending and face that charge. Could that be a possibility in your inmate’s situation? Another situation where a person can be listed as temporarily released is if they need medical care that requires a trip out of the prison. I hope by the time you read this you have already figured out what’s up. Much peace to you and yours.

  22. lesly says:

    if my dad is realsed on march 6th whom may I contact to find out info …

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Lesly, you ought to be able to call the hotline for this and get info. Normally the inmate will be provided money for a bus to the location that they have approved for parole, if they are to be on parole.

  23. Shanta says:

    I’m looking for Lorenzo Wesley.. tdc #1813645
    It keep saying no inmate found…

    • Texas Magnum says:

      You are right, no inmate by that name comes up. Could they still be in County jail waiting for transfer or already released? Good luck in your search.

      • Shanta says:

        He got transfer March 5, 2015 to R.L Roach unit…. How long do it take before they be in the system?

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hey Shanta, keep an eye on the locator to find him. It can take a couple days to show up. Also, if you set up an account at JPay.com, sometimes it actually shows in jpay quicker than in the TDC site. Weird, but it does. It can be difficult when you don’t know if they have arrived at their destination but just give it a couple days.

          • Leslie says:

            The previous person asked the question I had and thank you for answering…..my next question is…..will their tdc # be the same as their original spn#?

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hi Leslie, I am not sure which of the prior questions you are referring to, and I also am not sure what an SPN# is… but for anyone you are trying to locate or write to, you would use the locator tool, and put their first and last name in, and hit search. Once the result comes up, click on their name, which will be hyperlinked. That opens up the details about them, including their TDC# and their SID#, which might be what you are referring to as SPN and which is not the same as the TDC#. Hope this info helps clear up your question. Peace ~ Magnum

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Shanta, I see that your inmate is now showing in the system. You are correct he is at Roach Unit. You can write to him at
      Lorenzo Wesley TDC# 01813645
      Roach Unit
      15845 FM 164
      Childress, TX 79201
      Good luck to you and your inmate ~ Magnum

  24. kathy says:

    I’m curious on your take on getting parole on a life sentence.
    His name is Bobby Reno Schneider TDC#01342554 at Allred Unit

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Kathy, I do not know too much about that, I am sorry. Probably your best bet might be to go to http://www.prisontalk.com and ask their opinion there. It is a great forum with information about almost everything about prison. There is probably someone there with more knowledge of this. Good luck to you.

  25. Scott golden says:

    Come home brother

  26. Natalie Peacock says:

    I’m the victim of Karl Noel Peacock and I do my best to keep him in prison for the whole 30 years. He deserves to sit in hell for the rest of his life.

  27. ptwj says:

    i am looking for my cousin maurice c harold he is in his 30s and from grand prairie, tx. it keeps saying no results but i know he is in the system

    • Texas Magnum says:

      I also do not find anyone by that name listed with TDC. Could he be in federal prison or maybe in a county jail? This locator only finds those in Texas state prison system, not county and not federal, even if that prison is located in Texas.

  28. Samantha says:

    I’m trying to find my sons friend but we don’t remember his last name. his mothers name is Troy Bush whom is in the murray unit. my husband don’t want me to write to her so she doesn’t know our address. how do i get the answer from her. thanks, samantha

  29. rozae says:

    Does anyone know what bus line do the releasees take from huntsville to dallas….grayhound maybe? I need to k o fast my friens gets out today….help

  30. Dez says:

    How long until TDC posts new inmate numbers? My female friend caught chain recently and I’ve been looking her name up everyday since. Still nothing. I know she signed for SafP. Shouldn’t she have been issued a number by now?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      I am sorry I was away from here for awhile, but I hope you have gotten information on your friend by now. Good luck to you and your friend.

  31. Tyranny says:

    ok I talked to his PO and he said that he is in Plainview however Im still not finding him any where.

  32. Tyranny says:

    I am wondering how long it takes for me to know which state jail he was sent to he was in county and was transferred today to serve 6 months in state jail. we are originally from Lubbock so he caught chain today and I was wondering how long will it be before I know where he was sent and if and when can I write him and go see him?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Tyranny, if you check the TDC locator, he will show up within a couple days. he is probably already showing. Also, http://www.JPay.com which is a site you can use to send funds to your inmate, often shows up the person even before TDC updates their databases, so you might want to check that out too. Good luck.

  33. Charmane says:

    Free My BabyDaddy Deontay Hampton

  34. Stephanie says:

    Hi I’m Stephanie my ex fiancé is George Allen Bolden TDCJ Number: 01876291. George is a coward who hits women when he gets caught cheating ….he cheated on me with my friend and when I asked him about it he jumped on me I’m glad he is in jail …..what goes aroung comes around ….he got his coming

  35. Theresa says:

    I have set up email communication with my dad and added funds. How will he know since he just got there 4 days ago?

  36. Vanessa Guerra says:

    Hi I’m looking for Michaels Murillo Jr. He’s birthday is February 25,1995. He’s in jail not prison. I just don’t know in what county hes in. I’m really worried about him. I havent heard from him or anything. And I was hoping if its possible if you can help me by telling me what his I.D number is so I can write to him. Please I’m begging. He’s my fiance.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Vanessa, there isn’t a good way to find your fiance in county jail without knowing what county he is in. Do you have any idea what city or town he was in when he was detained? You need to check with the county where he was arrested to find out where he is. Good luck to you, I hope you find him soon. I bet he will send you a letter himself pretty soon.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Hi I’m looking for Michaels Murillo Jr. He’s birthday is February 25,1995. He’s in jail not prison
    But I know he’s in the Texas system. I just don’t know in what county. & I’m hoping you can help me by telling me what his I.D number is so I can write to him. I’m very worried about him. He’s my fiance. And I haven’t heard from him or anything. Please help me . I’m begging. :'(

  38. Ruth says:

    I would like to know the status of Travis C Moorehead in Texas State Prison, Huntsville I think.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Ruth. Currently there is no inmate in the Texas prison system by that name. Are you sure he is incarcerated at this time?

      • Vanessa Guerra says:

        Hi. Im Looking for Michaels Murillo Jr, February 25, 1995. I want to know where he is or what his I.D number is so I can write to him. He’s my fiance.And I’m very worried about him and what to know when hes’s court date or when he gets out. Please Help Me :,( <,3

    • Cindy Inman says:

      Gene burn in hell

  39. Mark Ryan says:

    Hello again T-Mag, I see you are a very busy man but your help is so appreciated by all! I’m in need of your help, IF possible. First, are you only able to locate Prison inmates bcuz the person I’m looking for is for sure in a county jail. I’m going to give as much info as I have and hope for some Magnum magic. A friend of mine went to Texas to pick up her son in San Antonio but was stopped in Hudspeth County and arrested for a large quantity of marijuana. This occurred sometime after Jan. 13th, I don’t know exactly. So she’s for sure in a county jail but I’m getting nothing going through those locator sites. Anyway, I was hoping you can give it a try to see if you can come up with something. All the info I have is: Rhonda L. Morse, 48 white F. I know it’s a long shot but I thought I’d try. Thanks!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Mark, well I located her. She is in Hudspeth County, you are correct. She was arrested on Jan. 15th. I don’t suppose it would be right to post on here all the details of where you can write to her, and the charges she has against her, but if you want to send me a personal email at rivers@intexasprison.com I will reply with the information for you. ~ Magnum

  40. Texas Magnum says:

    Hi Amanda, I am glad to hear you did some counseling. I am sure you have taught your children to protect themselves and be alert to dangers as well.

    Albert Daniels projected release date at this time is Sept 2015. That is usually somewhat accurate. But depending on a lot of factors, like if he got himself into some trouble in the prison in the meantime, he could be there longer, the maximum amount of time being until Oct. 2016.

    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, peace to you.

  41. Amanda says:

    I did counseling for a long time , the night mares never go away. However if I can protect my kids and know what he looks like, that is my concern. Can you tell me if you know when he is supposed to be let out for sure.

  42. Amanda says:

    Albert daniels how do I find out what he looks like now. I am the victim and I don’t know what he looks like today and he gets out in two years. Can you help? I want to know what he looks like so that away , I know if he is around me. It has been almost 20 years and to this day he scares me. He is in the beto unit

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Amanda. Texas does not publish photos of inmates, like some other states do, so there is not a way for you to see what Albert Daniels looks like now. Have you looked into some sort of victim counseling for yourself? You went through something terrible but don’t let him have that power over you any more. Remember, over the past 20 years you have matured yourself, and learned a lot about life. I am sure you have become a lot stronger in every way than you realize. Hang in there, and live your life without feeling scared of him or anyone.

  43. Jessica says:

    I am looking for an inmate by the name Anthony Kelly or AK here in Middleton unit please help!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Jessica. You are correct, Anthony Kelly is in Middleton Unit. I am not sure what you are asking, since you already know he is there, but you can write to him there, if you want to communicate with him. You should include his TDC number on the envelope. His number is 01873524.

  44. Luisa Bueno says:

    I am looking for my father Gilbert Lopez Bueno d.o.b. 11/64 havent seen him since I was 4 and he lost custody. I want to know you daddy!

    • Luisa Bueno says:

      JC#130650

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Luisa, there is not a person with that name and birthdate in the TDC database. There are a couple with other birth dates. Looks like he is not be in TDC custody, are you just trying to check all places he might be or did you think he was incarcerated? Good luck to you in your search. Peace.

  45. Stephanie says:

    thanks somuch for that info on my mother and thanks for taking the time to respond through ur daily life…. I dont know whice felony it would b but u can look her up as maria ramirez her tdc number 01858… her projected out date says 2/5/2013 its for fraud but idk the detail will this help u find the info for me please thank u.

    • Stephanie says:

      correction on my mom’s out date 2014 not 2013 and her middle name is rios so maria rios ramirez thank u

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Stephanie, insurance fraud for that amount of money involved is a state jail felony. That does mean she will serve her sentence day-for-day and be released on the actual release date in February. Best of luck to you and your family, I hope you are all together again soon.

  46. Nikki says:

    Thank you so much for the Information I open an account with jpay and send E-mail I don’t really know how does that works is my first time I was goggle In yesterday and it looks like I have to register in order to receive phone calls is that correct?????

  47. Nikki says:

    Hi it’s me again found the person I was looking for also found out his sentence is a little longer then what we thought now need your help!!! On how to set up an account to receive call from state jail hopefully you can help me with these thanks in advance…

  48. chris says:

    Douglas dean gatlin dob is 10-07-1978 please locate him for me

  49. chris says:

    i can’t find a friend of mine Douglas dean gatlin n i really need to find out where he I’d I’m very worried please help me locate him.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello, the TDC database does not show Douglas Gatlin as in their system. Could he be a Federal inmate rather than State of Texas?

  50. AntWilt says:

    Help find out where he is at!!!!!!!
    Inmate’s Name… KRAMER, GREG ALLEN
    SO………….. 107757
    Address……… 133 DETROIT
    CSZ…………. NEDERLAND,TX
    Arrest Date….. 10/14/13
    ARREST.TIME….. 06:05:00am
    Charges……… MTAG(POSS PROH WEAPON)(F)
    Bond Amt…….. NOBOND
    Authority……. 161ST DISTRICT COURT

    • Texas Magnum says:

      This person does not appear in the TDC database. I am not surprised, based on his arrest date, he is probably still in county awaiting trial. You can check in the county jail that corresponds to the town he was arrested in. Good luck.

  51. rebecca says:

    My fiance has been in custody since May. He had his parole hearing in October, but we still have not heard anything back from the parole board. How do I find out if he made parole?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      It can take a while, but, I would think you would be hearing pretty quick now. If his hearing was mid-October you are at about 2 months out. Here is a link to some phone numbers you can call to get the status. You will need his TDC number for this. Also, be prepared for a wait on the phone, but they will tell you what the status is. They don’t know any details though. Good luck, I hope you get good news soon!

  52. Stephanie says:

    hello, I was wondering about my mother she is in plane state jail and she has served 80% of her time on Friday December 5th. do u know if she will even get her 20 % her out date is Feb 5th,2013 her sentence date was May 31st, 2013. today is Dec 17 2013…. we really miss here especially my 7yr old sister.. if u can help me with any info id appreciate it. also how do they send those offenders home by bus or do they go back to county?? thanks for ur time.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Stephanie. The thing about State Jail sentences is that they are day-for-day, meaning she must serve the entire sentence. Now, there are some TDC inmates being HOUSED in certain State Jails, due to overcrowding in TDC units. And those folks fall under TDC sentencing. So, the question is, was your mother’s case a State Jail felony or a TDC felony? I could try to help you figure that out, if you don’t happen to know, if you told me what the charges were. Regarding how the inmate gets home when they are released, they will get sent to a completely different unit that is considered a release unit. For example, Huntsville. From there, if they do not have someone coming to pick them up, the State of Texas will give them bus fare. I hope this info helps and feel free to get back in touch if you want, about your mom’s charges and whether they are State Jail charges or regular TDC charges. Peace.

  53. Anonymous says:

    my moms out date is for February she has done 80percent of her time dec 2. 2013 who should I contact about good behavior and 20 percent? if it still counts.

  54. Nikki says:

    We usually talk every day Thursday was the last day I spoke to him I had low balance on my phone account and what he told me was he had ask one of the guards if the we’re going to transfer any inmates to the state jail that day the guard told him yes did not tell him if he was on the list but he told me to check on line if he did not appear for me not to put money on my phone anymore but when I call over the phone they say his still bring held at the county but if I don’t have balance the call will no come tru I just don’t want to add money if his not there I just call not today and they tell the same thing his held at the county but doesn’t say the same thing on line I’m kind of confuse here??

  55. Nikki says:

    Ones again thanks for your advised there’s also another weir thing when I go to the jail lookups for the county it doesn’t show anything when I enter his information but when I call the county over the phone it tells me that the book in# of the person I enter is being held at the dallas county jail but online it says no criteria was found that’s the reason I think his already transfer I’m not also how long does it take after there transfer for them to be able to make a phone call and how can I create an account to receive collect calls from the state I don’t think is the same system i was using for the county?????

    • Texas Magnum says:

      I agree with you, he is probably transferred and just not up to date in the system yet. Within the next day or two I think you will see him pop up. And, you are right, you will usually have to use a new phone calling system that is authorized for TDC. Honestly with the short amount of time you are looking at, I would be inclined to use JPay to send email correspondence and forget about setting up phone account because TDC and State Jail are a lot different than County and your inmate will not have access to a phone daily or even regularly like they do in County, especially at first. The way JPay email letters works is you write the letter via your JPay account like you are sending an email, and the prison prints it out and delivers it to your inmate like regular mail. Your inmate cannot reply electronically, he must hand write a letter and mail it to you. One thing all inmates enjoy is money for stamps and envelopes. In JPay you can also put money on his commissary account which is one thing you can do for him that will be very appreciated. Good luck. Don’t worry, time’s going to go by fast for y’all.

  56. Nikki says:

    Thank you the reason I was asking is because according to him he’s was sentence to 6 moth but he was already in the county for like 4 moths according to the lawyer he had like 45 day to be release he was transfer after 30 days from his sentence is it possible that the get transfer if they only have a couple of day to go..

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Nikki, yes, as strange as it sounds, this is the case. It sounds like your guy might have what is called a “state jail” sentence. This is usually for sentences of two years or less, and they are “day for day” which means if the sentence is for 6 months every day of that 6 months needs to be served. If his time to transfer comes up while in county, it won’t matter if he has only a short while left on his total sentence, they will ship him out and put him through the process of intake. It’s stupid because they spend money on transferring him and paperwork than makes any sense for just a week or two there. Oh well… sounds like he will be home soon anyway. Hang in there and tell him to stay out of trouble and away from the law once he’s home!

  57. Mark Ryan says:

    T-Mag, I thank you so very much for your kind words and your time in collecting that information for me. I tried and tried but couldn’t get anywhere. 94 years sounds good to me. Thanks again, my friend. RIP Auntie Flora, we all love you!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      You’re sure welcome. The TDC system can be pretty hard to navigate if you’re not used to it. And I don’t suggest anyone choose to be “used” to the Texas Dept of Corrections! RIP to your Auntie indeed.

  58. Elizabeth Hayes says:

    I am trying to find out information on John Charles Zimmerman: first conviction 1977, overturned, second conviction 1979 also overturned. I have found information from 1988 about the second conviction being overturned but have not been able to locate anything from that point on.
    Victim: Ramona Ann Abner murdered 1977, she and I were childhood friends.
    Any information about the 1988 ruling and retrial would be greatly appreciated.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Elizabeth. I do not find John C. Zimmerman in the TDC database at this time, he is not currently an inmate at Texas Department of Corrections. I did a little searching and it appears to me that the conviction for murder held, what was not upheld was the death penalty. Based on this I would bet he stayed incarcerated, only did not face the death penalty. It’s hard to say if he was ever released or if he actually passed away while in custody, which does happen. I wish I could give you more information, sorry. Hope you find some answers, can you contact her family members?

  59. Nikki says:

    I have a friend that’ was going to be transfer to tdc from dallas county not showing in the county system anymore but also Being trying to look him up on tdc system and his not there either any ideas on what my be going on with him please help????

    • Texas Magnum says:

      When an inmate gets his orders to transfer from county lockup to TDC there are several days where he is not going to show up on the TDC site while he is being processed. Typically he will first go for processing, then to someplace like Garza East while they figure out which unit he will go to, then to his unit. This can take several days and it really makes the folks on the outside worry while they don’t know where their loved one is. One thing I have found is that JPay, at http://www.jpay.com, which is a site where you can add funds to your inmates commissary account or send emails to them, usually updates their database even faster than TDC does. So, visit jpay.com and look for him there. But don’t worry, he is going to show up on TDC’s website in a couple days. Take care.

  60. Mark Ryan says:

    I’ve been following the status of someone who killed my aunt in Harris County, Houston Texas. Last info I have is that a jury found him guilty on 9-25-13. Since then he’s been moved and I’ve been trying to find out the location. When I try the locator in the top left it says, HTTP Status 404, The requested resource () is not available. Is there any way I can find out what his sentence is and what prison he’s located? He is, Dean Jerome Wood SPN: 00279955, Thank you.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Mark, Thanks for your note. I am so sorry to hear about your aunt, that is a terrible thing and I am sure it has taken it’s toll on your family. By the way, I am glad you brought to my attention that the prison inmate locator was out of order. It’s fixed now. I looked up the individual you mentioned and I did find him. He is in the Michael Unit of TDC, that is in Tennessee Colony, TX. HIS TDC number is 01886087. His sentence is 94 years, he’s going to be away for a good long while. His projected release date is 2102, but his first parole eligibility comes up in 2040. I would think it would be denied, considering the charges and sentence, but of course I’m no lawyer. Peace to you and your family.

  61. Bibiana says:

    I Am Looking For David Uceda

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Bibiana, I just noticed today that the inmate locator was temporarily broken. I have fixed it. I searched for David Uceda and he does not come up in the TDC records. Other possibilities are that he is incarcerated in a county jail, not TDC, or a Federal penitentiary. Sometimes if someone is sentenced to TDC they first spend time in county, waiting to transfer. If he was recently sentenced this may be the case. Best of luck to you.

  62. Chris W says:

    I would like to know when Michael angel Lopez is being released? The Austin city jail site says he’s not in custody anymore but I know he is.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Chris. The inmate locator is now fixed, sorry it was out of order. But, there is one Michael Angel Lopez in the TDC system, his birthdate is listed as 9/24/86. Is this the person you are looking for? He is currently in Baten Unit. That is an ISF Unit which is where they send someone with drug problems. A lot of times they let the person out on parole, and they mess up and they send them there for 90 days or so to straighten them out, rather than return them to prison. It’s a prison though, just a drug rehab style prison. Anyway, they also sometimes send a person to ISF before releasing them if they feel they are at great risk for drug problems once they are released. Here is the information for Baten, you might be able to contact them and learn a little more. Sometimes these units have visitation. Good luck!
      Baten Unit
      1995 Helton Road
      Pampa, TX 79065
      (806) 665-7070 (**056)

  63. Shawni Elkins says:

    yes i sent my fiance ron bailey a letter friday november 26th 2013 n here it is two weeks lter n havent gotten a letter bck frm him yet if i sent it friday when does he recieve it in prison n how long does it take for me to get on bck from him

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Shawni, sorry for the delay in responding. I have been busy with work and not here on the blog too much lately. I imagine by now you have heard from your fiance. It is very frustrating and scary when you first have a loved one in prison and you don’t hear from them. But, all these things can take a while. I hope all is well now and he is settled in to his unit and doing OK and yourself as well. Take care.

  64. kris says:

    My husband has been approve for parole and his release date is 12-05-2013. He has to go to huntsville to get a ankle monitor but the parole investigator hasnt contacted me to install a box. My question is, is there anythin im suppose to do to get the proccess going or do I just wait??

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Kris, I am sure by now you have figured out the monitor. I apologize I didn’t reply sooner, I have not been on the blog for awhile. Let me know if you need any other info, I do know something about having the monitor on and the whole process. I hope your husband is doing well and that everything is working out. Take care and best of luck to you both.

  65. Mónica Rodríguez says:

    hey i was trying to see if my sons father projected release date the day his getting out or is it sooner because i cant get any further information on him and i just want to be prepared cause my son has never met him before ricky gene isbell cid#1410511

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Monica. I apologize for not replying a lot sooner. You may have found this information yourself by now but the TDC Inmate Locator says that Ricky Isbell has a projected release date of Feb 5, 2014. Those projected dates are not 100% accurate but that is his maximum sentence date so in his case it is probably going to be right around then. He is located at the Neal Unit in Amarillo. If you write to him include his TDC number on the correspondence. His TDC number is 01410511.
      Best of luck to you and your son.

  66. Shirley says:

    Hi, I found out they approved my son parole but said he will not get out before September 1, 2014. That’s like giving him another one year offset. Why would they do that usually they are released soon as the address is approved where they are going. Sidney will not be coming back to el paso. Sidney R. Digbie 1221978 please reply. He has been in prison for 14 years. We really miss him

  67. my fiance’ Jamie Tennimon was just transferred from Gregg County Jail to a State Jail Facility. How can I find out where she is? I tried the Inmate Locator Tool and followed the instructions but it says to offender with her name was found. I know for a fact she transferred on 10/29/2013 but don’t know where she is or what her State ID number is. I want to get money on her books ASAP and start planning to save for a trip to visit but need to know here location.,please help.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Steven, I had been away from the blog for a while, so sorry I didn’t reply sooner. I am sure by now you know this, but I looked up your fiance and she is in Plane State Jail. Unfortunately when an inmate is transferred it can take several days for TDC to update their database, and they won’t show up for awhile. It’s pretty messed up, butwwwJPay.com, the online site to send money to inmates, usually has their records updated faster than TDC does.

  68. tammy miller says:

    I would like to know why my brother Henry Henderson #1077112 released date has changed from November 1, 2013 to Dec 3, 2013.
    Thanks,
    Tammy Miller

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Tammy, I was away from the blog for awhile, sorry I didn’t have an answer for you sooner. I hope by nwo your brother is home and doing well. Unfortunately when it comes to TDC, they change dates, rules, and everything else they want without good reasons so we are really at their mercy when it comes to getting out. Peace.

  69. Alejandra says:

    Hi my boyfriend Jesse galvan 8/19/87 has been transfered to garza west can I write him?
    Would you happen to know his release date? Can i visit him if were not married?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Alejandra. I imagine by now you have the answer to the questions you sent. You can visit your boyfriend if he has you on his list of people. I am sure by now you have the address to Garza West and have been writing to him, so best of luck to you and him and take care.

  70. laura says:

    Question my baby’s father got sentenced Aug 28th 2013 to serve 6 months in TDC. He signed for 6 months in TDC & 10 years probation. I searched him and his projected release date is Jan 31 2018th ? I’m nervous on why its saying that ?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      That doesn’t quite sound right. First of all, a sentence of 6 months would usually be in State Jail. State Jail sentences are for two years or less and are day for day, meaning there is no good time or early relase. But I haven’t heard of anyone having a TDC sentence for just 6 months in the first place. Regarding the projected release of 2018, well I don’t know without knowing more about the situation. If you want to send me another note with more details I will try to give my opinion but of course I am not a lawyer, just someone who has been there. Good luck to you and your boyfriend.

  71. Raylor says:

    My dad went to prison for 9 months and I want to know why. Can anybody tell me how to find out? His name is Eric Locascio. PLEASE AN THANK YOU!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Raylor. I was away from the blog for awhile. I bet by now you have already found where your dad is. I looked up his name and he doesn’t show in the TDC database. That means he might be in County Jail, especially since 9 months is not a very long sentence. I know it’s long to you, but it’s not in terms of TDC time. Or, he could be in a federal penitentiary. It all depends on why he is incarcerated. If you still need help finding him send me a few more details and I will try to help. Peace to you and your family.

  72. My husbands name is melvin mitchell when is his parol date?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      You may have gotten the information you need now but in a quick search I see that there are 2 Melvin Mitchells listed in TDC. One had a projected release date of yesterday, as a matter of fact. I hope that is the one you are looking for. The other has a date of August of 2014. You can look them up and figure out which one is yours by date of birth or race.

  73. Brandi says:

    My husbands name is melvin mitchell 01850639 i am having a hard time trying to find out when he is up for parol?

  74. Bob Thompson says:

    I have a problem with the tx inmate locator and wonder why.
    As a pastor I often start to write to men in county jails, in this case 200 miles south in Galveston Co to a Ronald Steel #176283 who was transferred to TDCJ somewhere for a four year term. I would like to continue this correspondence. He has been there for 20 days.
    But I cannot locate him until he writes me apparently. I have been writing to others
    incarcerated for periods of five years or more. We lock up more of our citizens than any other nation but then we tend to isolate them. The federal BOP does not isolate quite so much a Texas as I can find most on the BOP web site. Bro. Bob Thompson

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Bob, It is kind of you to take the time to write to inmates, they really appreciate letters more than you can imagine. And you are right, the U.S. approach to incarceration is ridiculous and isn’t working. It’s a shame. I am not sure why you were having trouble with the inmate locator, but I found the person you were referring to. You probably already got this information but he is at the Smith Unit. The address is 1313 CR 19, Lamesa, TX 79331-1898.

  75. Rogers says:

    My husband is looking for his friend that was put in prison in the 90’s. We were under the impression that he would be released this year. We moved and lost contact with him, when I did a search on his name both came up as released. Any ideas on the best way to locate him so that I can reunit my husband and his friend?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Once your firned has been released it’s really anybody’s guess how best to find him, although I personally know several inmates who got out and set up facebook profiles right away so they could look for their old friends and family. No matter what you think of facebook, it is pretty awesome for finding people from your past. It’s cool you are trying to track him down and I hope you succeed.

  76. Clio says:

    Hello, I have got a question: I had a pen pal named James Michael Richard who was at Hughes Unit until the beginning of September. He has got a life sentence and won’t come up for parole until 2034. All of a sudden, he does not show up in in the database anymore. What does that mean? When someone gets moved, his information is not being taken out of the system, or is it? Does this mean that something happened to him?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hmm, I am not sure. I do hope nothing has happened to him though. I did a qujick search and currently there are 3 Michael Richards in TDC and none are at Hughes or coming up for parole in 2034. There is one that has a sentence until 2076, at Estelle, could that be him? I am sorry you have lost track of your friend, that is very frustrating and scary I am sure. DO you know any of his family or friends on the outside you can contact, or do you know his cellmate to write to him to inquire? Unfortunately, I doubt the prison will tell you anything at all. Best of luck to you, I hope you have found him by now. One other idea, you might try to look for him on http://www.jpay.com, the site where you can send money to inmates. Sometimes they do a better job of keeping track of inmates than TDC doeds.

  77. L.Salazar says:

    I just want to know if I could have my son in laws inmate number and address to write to him please. I have his tdcj number 01855205. Mark Flores.
    Thank You.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Salazar, sorry it took so long to answer. I am sure you have his address now, and I hope he is doing well and you are too. Best wishes to you all.

  78. trelanda hawkins says:

    Trying to see when is tavaris Hamilton #1521337 will be getting parole

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Trelanda, I am sorry I didn’t reply a lot sooner. I am sure you have gotten more information by now, but as you probablky know it’s very hard to say when someone will get parole, the best you can do is have a good guess at it and hope for the best. Hope he is out soon.

  79. tiffany says:

    i am trying to find out if my finence wil get his 20%

  80. jessica says:

    I would like to know when jose angel Fraire was tranfered to domingez in san Antonio and why was he tranfered if he still had not completed his courts dates here in Brownsville and how long will he have to serve that if u can answer those question for me thank you …

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Jessica, I was tied up with stuff and didn’t get to the blog in a long time, I apologize. I am sure you have figured out the situation with Jose Angel by now, so best of luck to you and peace.

  81. Julie says:

    Hi, my name is Julie & my fiancée Robert Wesley Nutt, d.o.b. 11/23/79, is up for parole on April 20th this year. He was just convicted on Feb. 28th & was only just transferred to Middleton the end of March. I’m so lost to all of this! I need to get a parole packet together, but I’m not even sure what all I need to send? I’ve even heard that you should even send pics so the parole board has a better idea of his personality and his character? He has a prior felony conviction back from 2004, back then he was dealing drugs, was caught with a substantial amount of meth, & had a firearm, so I know they will hold that against him? He was pulled over this time for speeding, it was his girlfriend at the time’s vehicle & she was with him, & the highway patrol decided to search her vehicle when Wesley admitted he was a felon. He found a couple joints, which were Wesley’s but he also found a couple extasy tabs which were packed away inside a box (she was moving & they were in transit to Colorado). He admitted to them being his, because she had her young daughter with them. That being said, (sorry for the long story!) do you think he stands a chance at making parole, is there anything I can do or say to sway the board, & do you think they will hold it against him because it is another drug charge? Wes really has done a complete turn around (except for the weed!) since he served his prior prison time…he had a part time job (it’s all he could find at the time), & has a big heart & always helped anyone in need & for the community in general. Anyway, thank you so much for your time & for all you do to help with this website!!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Julie. Have you ever visited http://www.prisontalk.com? It is a very large forum that has sections for every state (and other countries even!). If you go to Prison Talk, and then go to the Texas section, you will find a whole section dedicated to Parole Preparation. It has some excellent sticky threads near the top with explicit instructions about preparing a parole packet.

      A few things to remember is to keep to the facts that the parole board will be interested in. Mainly, that you and your boyfriends family and friends can provide him with the support he needs. They will want to know he has a stable home to go to, and some kind of financial support or help while he gets his feet on the ground and gets a job, etc. If there is a possible job lined up for him, that will be excellent. If you go to church regularly and he will be joining you there once he is home, it’s worth mentioning.

      They truly see 100’s of parole packets all the time, so don’t send too much unnecessary stuff, they don’t have time for it. Photos won’t make or break it, but showing a photo of a decent home or family he will stay with won’t hurt.

      It’s almost impossible to say if he will make parole, on the one hand, the prisons are very overcrowded and they are paroling pretty quickly. On the other, he barely started his sentence and he is a repeat offender. My opinion would be that they will want him to complete some sort of drug aversion counseling in TDC before they grant parole. In my case, when I saw parole, I was mandated to finish drug counseling first.

      All the various levels of parole and what they mean are very clearly explained at Prison Talk. Also, you will find many people in the exact same shoes as you, who can offer a lot of good information and support. I strongly suggest you give it a try, it’s a very active forum. Best of luck to you and your fiance.

  82. Angel Session says:

    Hi my big brother Gary Sessions #00670723 has an 43yrs sentence but been incarcerated for 21yrs for murder. And what I need to know is when is his next parole hearing? Do you know of any good affordable parole attorneys and how do I go about with the process?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Angel, I really don’t have an answer for you regarding the next parole hearing. If he is eligible for parole and been denied before then they he will be told shortly before his next parole hearing comes up, and he can write and let you know as well.

      Regarding parole attorneys, I don’t know if “good” and “affordable” really fit in the same sentence. Many people don’t feel that a parole attorney is going to help much anyway. The most important thing is the inmate himself, they want to see him taking advantage of any offered classes or counseling, participating in anything they want him to, and things like church, AA, NA, etc. and of course, the number one issue is for him to stay out of trouble while incarcerated and not to affiliate with other inmates that can cause him trouble.

      Other than that, you can write to the parole board and express how you and other family members will support him when he gets out, for instance, that you will allow him to live in your home, or that a friend already has a job lined up for him, etc. The parole board wants to parole somebody that will have support to make it on the outside. After 21 years it will be challenging for your brother to find employment, a place to live, etc. That is why it’s important to show he has the support of family and friends. Best of luck to you and your brother.

  83. Magdalena Garcia says:

    My nephew was just sent somewhere & i would like to find him. Phillip Scott Perry
    D.o.b. 4/3/89

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Magdalena, your nephew is at Garza West. That is a transfer unit and most inmates will pass through there but will be sent on to another unit as their home unit. He does show in the inmate locator as there now. If they move him, it can take a day or two to update, but if you mail him at Garza West they will forward the mail to wherever he is. Also, if you use JPay to send money or electronic letters to him, JPay will automatically update when he is moved somewhere too.
      Best of luck to you and your nephew.

  84. Elizabeth says:

    Hi, My husband was in the John Middleton Unit the last I heard. I know that he will probably be moving to another unit. I was wondering if he had moved to a new unit yet and if so where. I tried clicking the link to the left for inmate search but it never popped up to where I could search for him.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Elizabeth, the Inmate Locator will show right in the page on the site. You should be able to enter your husbands details and find him easily using this tool.
      Best of luck to you and your husband.

  85. Colinda says:

    I know someone that was in prison and the information says Projected Release Date: 2007-08-25 Parole Eligibility Date: 2006-06-30 but under current facility it says temp release. He is out and has been a while. What does that mean where it says temp release? He said he was just released, no parole or anything like that. Thank you for your time.

    Colinda

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Colinda, usually “Temp” means he is “”temporarily” away from the unit he is housed at. This can be for instance, if he is due to be released and then he has some pending charge, even a misdemeanor, in a county court somewhere, they will transfer him to that county jail to deal with it.

      What is unusual is that your friend is OUT and it’s still showing Temp. This isn’t what you would normally see. If he is out, even if he were on parole, he won’t show up in the Prison Inmate Locator from TDC, his name will just come up blank. For this reason, I wonder if you are sure you have found the right person in the locator? If he has a somewhat common name, you might want to make sure you have the right Date of Birth to confirm it is him.

      The only other thing I can think of is perhaps the Inmate Locator just simply has some old information still stored for him, but that isn’t what you would normally see. For instance, I was released last March and my name stopped showing up on the Locator right when I was released. Hope this information is helpful, and best of luck.

  86. Hannah Hernandez says:

    Hello, I would like to know the release date of my boyfriend Travis Leighton.
    Thank You,
    Hannah

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Hannah, your boyfriend is eligible for parole as of 1/15/13. His projected release date is June, 2014. Has he seen the parole board yet? If so they will review his case and decide when he will be paroled, and under what conditions. This process can take a little while to get through, be patient. If you visit http://www.prisontalk.com, you can find the section on Texas and there you will find a lot of good information about the parole process. Best of luck to you and your boyfriend. Peace ~

  87. sandra says:

    i am trying to look form my daddy its been years since i have communicated with him since you can say i was 9 or 10 years old now i am 18 years old.
    his name is Luis Armando Garcia but unforntanliy i cant find him i put his date of birth age and nothing smilier of him comes out :( i miss him and wish to contact with him soon.

    Free my Daddy =/

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Sandra, I am sorry to hear this, it must be very hard to not know your dad’s whereabouts. I also used the Inmate Locator tool and like you, I did not find a person of that name. Could he be in Federal prison instead of Texas prison? If his offense was a Federal offense that may be the case. I hope you are able to locate him. Do you know what prison unit he was originally? Take care, and hang in there. I wish I had some answers for you.

  88. unknown says:

    I was looking for an inmate name Pedro Chavez thats locked up in Middleton unit….he was born march 30, 1980…..he should be out already but not sure…what does TIME RELEASE mean….is he like in a halfway house or something

    • Texas Magnum says:

      I looked him up and found Pedro Chavez with dob of Mar 11, not 30, is that him? It shows “Temp Release” which can mean he was sent from the prison to another facility, like a county jail somewhere, on an outstanding bench warrant. In other words, if he was due to be released first they check all the outstanding warrants. If he had a warrant somewhere, they send him to face those charges wherever they are. If you call the prison they might be able to tell you something, or if you know of where he was staying before incarceration you might check the county jail for that area. Hope this helps.

  89. Pete says:

    POSS CS 1-4G WIT DEL, what does this mean? Also i am looking for my cousin. I have a number to identify him but apparently not tdcj. The number is 60235279. What is this number and where is he located? His name is Ernesto Castillo. Please and thank you!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Pete, POSS CS 1-4G WIT DEL is shorthand for “Possession of between 1 to 4 grams of a controlled substance, with intent to deliver” which means your cousin had that amount of a controlled substance and they believe he meant to sell it (which is worse than just having it for personal use)

      There are 4 Ernesto Castillo’s currently in TDC, it’s not such an uncommon name. If you have his middle initial or date of birth, it will narrow it down. None of those currently incarcerated are showing the charge you mentioned. Also, you are correct, that number is not coming up, it could be his county jail ID number.

      It is possible he is still in county jail, awaiting his sentencing. It can take a long time. You might check there, and see if you locate him.

      Hope this information helps, and best of luck to you and your cousin.
      Rivers

  90. Joy says:

    I heard that my step-dad was in jail and I want to know where. His name is Gustavo Esteban Moreno Sr. I need to find him.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Joy, I located your stepdad. I have sent you a private email with all the details. Best of luck to you and your family.

  91. Karen Lee says:

    My nephew was moved to TDCJ I was wondering what is the address there for his family to write him # 01813889. Please let us know something.Thanks

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Karen, thanks for your post. Your nephew is in the Lindsey Unit.
      The address is:
      Lindsey State Jail
      1620 FM 3344
      Jacksboro, TX 76458

      Be sure to include your nephews full name and TDC Number on his correspondence, as well as your name and address on the return. And, do not send cash or any other items, and be aware that all mail incoming and outgoing is scanned for inappropriate content. This basically includes mention of criminal activities, gangs, etc.

      Best of luck to you, your family and nephew. Hang in there!

  92. Karen Gonzalez says:

    Hello iWould Like To Find Out The Release Date For Jose RuizGouea He Was Arrested On June 11, 2012 &’ iCant Find Any iNformation … Please Help !

    -thanks

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Karen, This name does not come up in the Texas Inmate Locator, it’s possible he is still in jail awaiting sentencing. Have you checked the county jail where he was arrested? That would be the first step. Good luck!

  93. I WILL LIKE TO KNOW IF MY WIFE STILL IN TDC IN TEXAS HER NAME IS MONICA VELAZQUEZ

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Jose, it does not appear that Monica Velazquez in currently in TDC, her name does not come up in their search tool. Is that her full name?

  94. BIANCA says:

    free my daddy ! been 16 years with out him i love and miss him alot :/

  95. Heather says:

    I would like to know where mark Gonzalez is

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Heather, I apologize for the slow response. It is impossible to say where Mark Gonzalez is without more information, as that is a common name in Texas. Use the TDCJ Inmate Locator, and enter not only his name but his birth date, and you should come up with it. If you don’t know his birthday, then use the locator with just his name and then use process of elimination to review all the incarcerated “Mark Gonzalez” and figure out by age, and what they are incarcerated for, which one is your guy. Good luck to both of you!

  96. Heidi says:

    Ok i was wondering what happened to welester ulises lerma-perez he was charged with murder was incarcerated in harris county jail but is no longer there how can i know where hes at??

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Heidi, I was able to locate that name, he was sentenced on Aug. 20 to 40 years for a conviction of Murder. He is at Garza-West, but he might end up getting moved from there eventually, because it is a transfer unit. His TDC Inmate number is 01806492. He will be eligible for parole in 2031. You can write to him by putting his name AND HIS INMATE NUMBER (This is important) on the envelope, and send it to Garza-West, 4250 Highway 202, Beeville, TX 78102. Remember, your letters will be read by authorities before he receives them. Letters are so important to inmates, they help us a lot, they let us remember home, and the outside. Receiving mail is one of the things we all look forward to. Best of luck to you and Welester. If you wanted to ever send him something, I mentioned a couple books in some of my posts that really helped me. One in particular is “We are all Doing Time” by Bo Lozoff. It has given MANY facing long sentences a lot of hope and a new way of seeing and thinking about things. Peace to you.

  97. joe says:

    I am trying to find out what facility my wife Perales, Sherry is located at. My family and I have had no contact from her in over a week, since she was trabsferred from Smith county into TDC. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated and help put our minds at ease. Thank you

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Joe, Sorry it took so long to reply. I bet by now you have located your wife, but the TDC Inmate Locator shows she is at Dawson, and that she will be eligible for parole in late November. You can put in her last and first name and the details come right up, in case you need them. It would be good to start on her parole packet soon. You can find information about preparing a parole packet at http://www.prisontalk.com, go the regional section for Texas, then under Parole, and there is a whole thread dedicated to how to prepare a parole packet. Good luck to you and her.

  98. ESMERALDA says:

    WE THE FAMILY OF MARIO B. HERNANDEZ HAVE UNDERSTOOD THAT HE SAW PAROLE ON THE 3OTH OF AUGUST AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF HE WILL BE RELEASED SOON CAUSE WE ALL MISS HIM DEARLY. THANKS

  99. ANNA says:

    i WOULD LIKE TO WRITE DANNY MAZUERA DONT KNOW WHERE TO SEND IT

  100. Bekah says:

    My boyfriend just recently got transferred to a pre-release facility. His eligibility for parole was on 5/29/2012. Does that mean he will be released for parole soon?

  101. Audi says:

    Hi!! I am trying to find an old friend of mines. I have all his information which I know is correct because I was writing him and it’s been a few months since he stopped writing me back. I just want to know if he still is in the same facility or has moved. I have tryed every website and still no luck if you have any time or can reserve this comment can you please help me find him. His name is issac (the last time I checked they misspelled his name isaac they had) fernadez #1119518 anything will help right now. Thanks so much for your time

    Audi

  102. lidia says:

    My husband got locked up for revoke of probation and got 2 yrs so he already did 3 months and he got 5 months taken off from the last time he was in jail so basically he’s done 8 months so he saw parole n is waiting the response n he was in holiday now back to Garza east for immigration court…so any idea of what’s happening o going to happen

  103. donshae hillary says:

    CAN YOU EMAIL ME MY BROTHERS MAILing address His Name Is Is Ivory whitfield

  104. Cinthia says:

    My name is cinthia, my husband Ricardo P Rodriguez tdcj# 1783205 wrote me and said he will be getting out in july and i call the status number provided but they tell me parole board wont have an answer till august.do you kno which is it his projected release date ?or whenever they decide? please help me i need this man home,and by the way i think what u do is amazing its great to know someone cares about the inmates.Thank you for your time.

  105. Mrs. Kristopher Harold says:

    I really miss him so much i cant wait for my love to come safetly i cant wait to wrap my arms around my mann… Kristopher Harold#1775198 I love you very much boo…. Always Mrs. Harold

  106. Brandy says:

    I am looking to find what unit Gil Alberto Valdez is in. He was just sentenced on 05/30/2012. This was in Galveston county, I am not sure if that makes a difference. Also, how do I find out his TDCJ number?
    Thank you for the help

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Brandy, it looks like he isn’t in the system yet. That isn’t surprising, it can take 2-3 days and you are just now hitting that. Are you familiar with JPay? It’s a way to send money to your inmate. I have found that many times http://www.JPay.com will show an inmates location and TDC number quicker than the TDC Inmate Locator, when they are moved. This is just hsi sentencing though so it still might take a couple days. Just stay calm and keep checking, he WILL show up. Right now there are 4-5 people already with that name but none that were just sentenced on the 30th. Look at the details and you will be able to figure out which one he is when it gets in the system. Good luck to you and Gil. ~TM

  107. davila says:

    Release Felix Cibrian- Allred unit. He has served for his wrongdoings and trust that he has learned from it. give him a chance. thank you

  108. joseph l vega says:

    Trying to find out if they moved him yet still says hes in gurney can you let me know or is there a place closer to dallas then huntsville checked but they dont have him is it because of his sentence or not its my nephew joseph m meisenbach

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Joseph, Yes, the Inmate Finder still shows him in Gurney. In my experience it is usually pretty up to date, so he is probably still there. It can take awhile for him to get to his home unit. There are units all over Texas, some close to Dallas, but they don’t put the inmates in places close to their families, so it’s just a matter of luck if he ends up close or far from you. Good luck to you and your nephew. ~TM

  109. Texas Magnum says:

    Cheryl, if you use the tool up above and put in your son’s information you can find out where he is and what his projected time is. There are multiple Kenneth Robinsons in the system so you will need to enter the information and see which one he is. Also, if he is still in county jail, after sentencing and waiting for transfer to prison, he won’t show up in this tool. Hope this helps and best of luck to you both. ~TM

    • josie says:

      Hi I am trying to get info about my husband being transferred from el paso county jail to state jail…his release date for county was the 16 pf jan he has time served on his state time but he still needs to be booked in to state to get his number….so I am wondering how long will that take.

  110. cheryl robinson says:

    I’m wondering , why parole denied, kenneth ,lawyer said 8-9 mo. So how much time did he sign, I need him outta there….

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Cheryl, there is no telling why his parole was denied. Do you write to him and does he write to you? When he was denied they would have reviewed his case, as well as his behavior and progress since entering prison, and make a decision. Sometimes it’s as simple as the state is requiring him to take certain classes while in prison, and he has not been able to complete them yet. Many times this is not the inmates fault, as the classes can be filled up before he can get in. Also, if he got in any trouble while in prison, etc. this will affect his parole.

      One thing I will say is my lawyer was NOT right when they told me how much time to expect. In my experience and what I now know, lawyers may know how to manage the court case and what the sentence will be, but they don’t know anything about what really happens or what time will be served once the person is sent to prison. So don’t count on what they said.

      If you want to learn more, one good resource is a site called “http://www.prisontalk.com“. Go to the Parents and Family forum and read up some there, also there is a Texas section with a lot of good information. Good luck to you and your son. ~TM

  111. cheryl robinson says:

    I need to know what was my son time given , was told by lawyer 7-8 mo. And he should come home????? Kenneth Robinson I’m looking to see him soon I miss him , love mom

  112. ROBERT HUDLIN says:

    i would like to know CRYSTAL ROSE RELEASE DATE TDCJ#1559711-SID#08013776 ARE DID SHE MAKE PAROLE I WANT TO TELL THEM SHE HAVE A PLACE TO STAY SO WHAT SHOULD I DO IF SO?HER BABY’S FATHER HERE SPEAKING!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      I cannot tell you if she made parole, but there are 2 numbers you can call:
      Offender Parole Status Line-Austin,
      direct 512-406-5202
      Offender Parole Status Line-Huntsville,
      direct 936-291-2106

      You will need the TDCJ# and the name, and they will tell you. Also, you can send the parole board a parole packet beforehand, that tells them she can stay with you. Good luck to you both!

  113. Sharon Loves Dwayne says:

    Been 2yrs….Sorry

  114. Sharon Loves Dwayne says:

    My honey is Dwayne A Johnson #176988, been LONG yrs since I held,hugged or Kissed him, But I just found out about this site, me seeing his release date is sooo comforting! Now, can We See their booking photos? Is their such a site? Thanks, Sharon

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Sharon, Texas Dept of Corrections doesn’t publish booking photos but a lot of times the city or county jail he was booked into will have photos. Try looking up the website for wherever he was taken in to. Good luck to you. ~TM

  115. antranette says:

    we love you uncle stancy! <3 stay strong…..

  116. steven ochoa says:

    plz let me know were my wife is . im going crazy. cuz i dont know anything !!plz!

  117. MesquiteMom says:

    Attn: Texas Magnum!

    I wanted to write u and tell u I appreciate what u do on this site!!! KUDDOS to you! It takes a special person to respond to the requests and demands of the general public and you Sir do it very eloquently! Thank you! Have a great day dear Texas Magnum!

    ~G~

  118. lisa says:

    I just want to say I love and miss my son whom is in clemmons unit. I live in New Mexico and very hard to visit him.

  119. Hi, my name is Angela. I have 2 sons in prison, Paul. Perry & Holden Perry, as well as my husband Shane Hickson. I wanted to say thank you for all the information & questions you answer. I have a site on FaceBook, Angels For Inmates (can also be found on Angela Angel Hickson fb page) where myself & daughter help inmates find pen pals. A free service. We like to post help for families & welcome any post on either page from families & friends who need help, rides, just want to post a picture or poem, or leave a message for the person they miss. I would like to know if we can post information how to get to this site & to also let caring people know we are always in need of pen pals. You are doing a wonderful job getting information to families & loved ones & even answering questions. We need more people in this world who care instead of only judgemental people putting all inmates into one category of “bad” people. You are loved & cared about. Much love, Angela with Angels For Inmates

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Angela, thank you. Yes, you can post it in a comment on the blog or send me the information at rivers@intexasprison.com and I can make a post about it. It sounds like a good thing you are doing! What sate are your family incarcerated in and is your penpal program for the entire country? Thanks again. Peace ~~

  120. wendy garcia says:

    LOOKING FOR A GOOD FRIEND keenan KABELL i cant find him

  121. karina says:

    my mom is in jail , she was in TDC ,
    she was supposed to get out but another charge came up
    i payed for her bond but they wont realease
    her cause TDC has her on hold .
    what does it mean by “on hold”

    • Texas Magnum says:

      I am sorry to hear that. “Oh hold” means that before she could get bonded out they found out that TDC has other charges against her. Was she previously in prison with TDC? Or, was she on probation and did not complete it successfully? If so they could have issued a warrant for her to serve the time from that charge. I wish I could tell you more but I don’t think she is going to be able to bond out until the situation with TDC is cleared up. That could mean any number of things so you will really need to get some more information if you can. Do you go visit or talk to her on the phone? She should know what’s behind it.

  122. tameika says:

    if someones release dat was say in july but they came up for parole will they update their release on this website so that i will know exactly his release date is now.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Not necessarily… my release date was updated once I saw parole, to a closer date. But, my ACTUAL release date was about 6 weeks before the date on the inmate locator, and it never was updated properly. In Texas, the best bet is to call the hotline and ask them for the release date, once your inmate has been reviewed by parole. They are very helpful. Sometimes you have to stay on hold for a minute, but once they get on the line, you provide the inmate TDC number and the name, and they will tell you. The number to call is 512-406-5202. Good luck!

  123. Annamay Torrence says:

    I am trying to obtain the address and where abouts of my grand daughter Brittani N. Powers. She wass sent from Dayton to Gatesville, Texas as of March 1st,2012 and I have not seen her or heard from her in weeks. Who do I call , see , or write for this information? She has a 4 yr. old son who needs her badly! Thanks to those who inform me of the direction I should take.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      You should be able to locate her using the TDC Inmate Locator on this page. Enter her name and TDC number if you know it.

  124. Isaiah says:

    I understand alot of privalges and rights are taking away in jail , but why take away natural design for male and female there will be failures in society but some of them are now bad like murders rapicts child molesters. I have a friend stuck with 28 years and he hustled what was brought over the border his wife drives 400 miles every month they should have protected sex the prison crime rate would drop drastic and some people have money on books. It’s horrible other country’s let men be with a women (nature) Texas allows homosexual activity such as selling wigs bras and even lip stick and soon aids will destroy Medicaid in prison I’m disgusted at the gay engery they allow.

  125. roger scott sr. says:

    i been trying to find out the release date of my son roger scott jr. 1078115 he has been in since 2001, everytime he go for parole he turn down i would like to know why? since the time he when in i was not told anything even his lawyer never return my call, i live new orleans, la , not able to see him or find out as his parent I was shut out from him. You don’t know him like me he was rail roaded given the max 15yrs never been in trouble at all his life now but 15yrs because of somebody said no evidence at all I want to know why.

  126. stephany rangel says:

    please free my baby boy Daniel Rangel #1746032 i need him also his family we love him to death he’s not a bad guy he’s good but just makes mistakes which everybody makes . free my baby Daniel Rangel

  127. armando netro says:

    please helping my brother 17 year is to much we dont have mony for good lawer only for 3 dw i know hewas bad driving intoxicate my fhather was alcoholic i was drinking but i stop for my family please help

  128. JOHN LENNON says:

    I MISS MY UNCLE HE’S INNOCENT AND SERVING LIFE BECAUSE OF A LAWYER WHO WAS ON SUSPENSION AT THE TIME OF HIS TRIAL…. THIS SHOULD BE AN AUTOMATIC RE-TRIAL.

  129. maria medina says:

    I need emergency help finding my causin please

    • laura says:

      Question ! Boyfriend went in August 28th , he has to do 6 months. Its shock probation he should be out In feb 2014. Why is it saying projected release date 2018-01-31 ?

  130. Jamie says:

    I want to know if i can visit him or not. I haven’t seen my uncle for nearly 7 years. He was like a brother to me. Someone please help? No one ever told me what he did to be placed in jail and it would mean everything to me if i got to see him at least once. If i am under 18 years of age, is it possible to go to the jail with an adult who is not my parent but is a family member?

    • Editor says:

      If you use the Inmate Locator tool here and locate what unit your uncle is at, you can call the unit and ask if you are on his visitation list and request to come for a visit. They will give you the proper information. If you are not on his list, then you can write to him, using his TDC number and his name and send it to the unit he is at. Ask him to add you to his visitors list.

      One of the best things you can do to help your uncle is to write letters to him, inmates really appreciate getting correspondence from the outside world as it helps them feel less lonely and lifts their spirits a lot.

  131. jacob gauna says:

    i am looking for leticia cavazos i want to send her a letter i miss her so much can u help?

    • Editor says:

      Hi if you use the locator tool here and enter her name you can find her. Once you know the unit she is at and her TDC number you can send her a letter. Just add her TDC number after her name on the envelope and send it to the unit she is at. You can find all the addresses for the units at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory/index.html. Good luck to you and Leticia.

    • Sandra cazares says:

      I would like to know where my dad has been moved to and when is he coming out joseluis cazares #1614936 &&also i would like to know my cousins release date miguel casarez #185335????

  132. cruvenna perkins says:

    hey i wonted to see if i could visit micah lazaro?

    • Editor says:

      Hi,
      What you need to do is first use this locator tool to find what unit Micah is at and what his TDC number is. Then you can find out the phone number and address for the unit he is at here: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/unit_directory/index.html. Call the unit and ask them if you are on Micah’s visitor list. You can also write to him, be sure to put his TDC number on the envelope by his name. You will need his TDC number to do this. Good luck to you and Micah.

  133. Elias Manuel Soto says:

    This site is wrong u guys just post up what u see but my dad didn’t do what u all say he did and the punishment doesn’t fit the crime anyway Free MANUEL SOTO!! “SHINE”

    • Lena says:

      Elias I understand your frustration… Its not what they see that is on here its whats on the record… My uncle did do part of what his charges say but not all of it unfortunately that’s what they were able to prove… So don’t be angry with the site

  134. Latrice says:

    My Brothers name is Calvin Toliver he’s been a problematic child since a kid due to my mother’s boyfriend’s attacks and she getting shot in front of him, I’m his big sis and I’m just concerned for his welfare his spin number is 659634 if I can get any info on why they are holding him for as long as they have.

  135. Latrice says:

    I’m wondering why my Bro was kept so long when this was his first crime, not saying he shouldn’t have been locked up for commiting the crime but folks that done killed many people don’t do as much time as he has done he’s about to complete his entire sentence, he went in as a child now coming out as a grown man is there anyway someone can help me to understand why he hasn’t come home yet……

  136. cynthia fuentes says:

    can you please email me at cynthiafuentes20@yahoo.com to know what is my fiancee’s mailing address and his realese date please and thank you if yall do

  137. Clarissa says:

    My boyfriend was just transferredto the holliday unit in huntsville, can anyone tell me anything on that? Can he get letters right away? Does it really take 30days to get visitaion, and to be able to use the money put on commisary, and how soon will he be able to call? He should have already seen the parole board, but when he does how long does it really take to know if he is granted parole? Sorry for so many questions, this is just a touhg time, and I really need to know what were all up against at this point? He is only on a 2 year sentence and he went in as a trustee, is that really a good sign?

    • Editor says:

      Hello Clarissa, You can use the Inmate Locator found on the left side of the site to look up your boyfriend and get information about what unit he is in. Also, make note of what his TDC number is. Then, you can use JPay, found at http://www.jpay.com to send money to him. They keep track of where he is at based on his TDC number. You can also use JPay to write to him, it costs .44 a page, just like a postage stamp, and they will print out the letter in the mail room of his unit and deliver it to him. Generally, he will receive it the day after you send it, so it is a lot faster than mail. You can attach photos too, but I hear they are black and white prints so not so awesome. Regarding the parole board, you can call the hotline to get information about whether his case has been reviewed, etc. The number is 512-406-5202. The line is ALWAYS busy, just be patient and wait on hold. You will need his TDC number to get information. Regarding visits, yes, you do need to wait the 30 days. You can call the unit he is at and ask them if he is allowed visitors and also confirm you are on his visitation list. Lastly, I would like to recommend that you visit PrisonTalk at http://www.prisontalk.com and go to the Texas section of the forum. There is TONS of information there, and lots of helpful people that can let you know all the answers when dealing with TDC. Good luck to you and your boyfriend.

  138. Tiya says:

    I was trying to get information on the eligibilty for parole of my fiance Kendrick Fortenberry SID#:07505868 TDCJ #: 01747044 I see there is a date listed but how can I find out if that date is actually the date he will be released? Does wrirting a support letter really have a positive effect on the parole board as to letting him out on the parole date listed, if nothing but positivity is available to him upon release?

    • Editor says:

      Hi Tiya, the date listed on the TDCJ website is the projected release date based on the “short time” which is the calculated amount of time the inmate needs to serve to satisfy his conviction. If you click on the inmates name, you will see that there is more details, including the parole eligibility date. In your fiance’s case, he is eligible for parole on 2012-02-22. That means that sometime shortly after that, maybe a few weeks, he will have an interview there at the prison, and then they will submit his case for review.

      Once he has been interviewed and his case is sent in for review, there is a Status Number you can call to get a status update. You can call (512) 406-5202. They will either tell you the case is still under review or they will tell you the parole decision, either denied, set off, or approved, with what conditions. It can take MANY calls to finally get an answer, be patient.

      It is helpful to send support letters, the best is to send a support “packet” that includes letters from yourself, any family that can speak for him, possibly employers, neighbors, a minister, etc. Also you can mention where he can parole to, your house or apartment, etc. Here is a link to some really good information about preparing a parole packet. Here is a good link for information about what the parole review and what to include in your parole packet: http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205005. You can also refer to http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=594 which has several other threads about parole.

      Keep in mind that once he IS approved, the approval can be an “F1″ or an “F1-R6″ or a whole lot of other classifications. Some mean come right home, some mean go to a rehab unit first, etc. Here is an explanation of the various types of parole. http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=222685

      I am certainly not a lawyer nor do I have any inside information, but simply based on your fiance’s charge and the date it occurred, it appears he has a fairly long sentence for it. My hope would be that he will be one of the lucky ones to move through the system pretty quickly and gets paroled on the first opportunity. They are overcrowded right now and move some people through pretty quick. Because his charge is a drug charge, his parole, if approved, may include a stint at one of the rehab units, this is pretty common.

      Currently your fiance is at Gurney which is a transfer unit, he will probably be moved to his “home” unit soon, or even be moved around to various units for awhile. Keep an eye on the locator to keep track of where he is. Also, you can always set up an account at http://www.jpay.com and once they have his TDCJ number, they will make sure emails or money you send gets to him at whatever unit he is at.

      I see from the date on the Locator that he was just sentenced less than a month ago. I know this is a stressful time while he, and you, gets used to everything. I hope this information helps, and that all goes well for your fiance and you while he gets through this.
      Take care ~ The Editor

  139. mindy says:

    i would like to know if Mitchell Dyson has got parole yet

    • Editor says:

      Hi Mindy, this is the Editor of this site, who makes the posts for Magnum who is in prison. I checked the TDC site, and Mitchell is not up for parole at this time. Currently his case shows that he just became eligible for parole. This means that within the next couple of months he should have a review, and then they will make a decision to parole him. His projected release date shows as 2014 but that is probably the “worse-case scenario”.

      Have you ever visited http:www/prisontalk.com, specifically in the Texas section? If you have not, you might check it out, they have a lot of very good assistance and support there, all run by the family members and loved ones of inmates as well as those who have previously served time.

      Best of luck to you, and to Mitchell as well.

  140. Don jeffery says:

    im checking to see when my brother is getting out his name elijah jeffery #1024829

    • Editor says:

      Hello Don, It looks like your brother became eligible for parole in 2009 but no parole release date is present. This probably means that he was denied parole at his last hearing. Right now his release date of 2019-12-08 reflects the full sentence.

      To keep yourself updated, just put his inmate number in the field for that and submit, and you will get the latest details. Best of luck to you and your brother!
      Editor

  141. alejandra says:

    ive been using this site to keep track of my son and husband my son is out but I just checked my husbands he was in el paso now it says huntsville does that mean he gunna be out soon?

  142. Anonymous says:

    i live in tx . my son is in for life but can come up for parole . he has been locked up for 29 yrs . been turned dn for parole

  143. thanks for the info on my son brandon it was helpful i didnt know know where he was he hasnt written me this helped thanks again carmen..

  144. somer says:

    I would like to know the relase date of someone who’s in middleton.when I look it up dosnt say a release date..

    • Editor says:

      Hello Somer, So, it sounds like you WERE able to locate the person, but no Projected Release Date was available? Did they just recently arrive at Middleton? I think that your best bet is to just keep checking back regularly, until TDC gets one posted. I am sorry I don’t have more information for you but it might take a little bit for a date to appear.

  145. Raisa Soto says:

    I would like to konw the release date for my brother Marcial Soto G # 25609-038

    • Editor says:

      Raisa, that doesn’t look like a Texas Dept of Corrections inmate number. Where is your brother incarcerated?

        • Editor says:

          Raisa, I found this information –
          To locate an offender within the Massachusetts Department of Correction you will need the following information:
          Offenders Last Name and First Name and/or Committment Number
          Then call (877) 421-8463.

          I suggest you give them a call tomorrow, hopefully they can help you out.

  146. tay says:

    i like to know when thomas berry getting out

  147. Dusty says:

    Could you please contact me with my son’s father Jeremy M. Lydicks Release date?

    Thank Dusty

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Dusty, on the left side of the site under Links there is one that says “Texas Prison Inmate Search”. Click on that and the TDCJ Inmate Locator tool is available.

      However, I just checked for you, and this name is in the database but does not have a release date listed.
      You can keep checking back and maybe one will appear there soon.

      • Melissa says:

        I just want to know how I could get my father Gilbert Garcia to go for parole again if u please let me know stank_jack4ever@yahoo.com I’m him only daughter an I’m trying to find anyway I can help him

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hi Melissa, really there isn’t much you can do on your end, it’s up to the parole board to set parole hearings and make decisions on them. Once he has a parole hearing coming up you can prepare a packet with a letter from yourself and other family members and send it to the parole board for their consideration. Good luck to you and your father, just keep in touch with him until he gets out – those letters mean a lot. Peace

        • Breana says:

          I would also like to know if and how I can get my Uncle to get Parol again. I am his Great Neice, and also does anyone know if I can have contact visits with him or only though glass?

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Breana, when an inmate is eligible for parole, their family and loved ones can prepare a parole packet for them. This includes letters telling how the family can help the inmate once they are out on parole, details about where they can live or what jobs they might have open to them, and other things like this. The parole board will review the packet when the inmate is having his case reviewed.
            Regarding visitation, usually an inmate has to already have you on their visitation list. I do not know if it would be a contact visit or through glass, but if you call the prison where he is incarcerated they should be able to tell you if he can see you for a visit and if it is a contact visit. Good luck to you and your uncle.

  148. manuel hernandez jr says:

    i would like to no his out date

    • stevie says:

      WE LOVE YOU BABY T.T HOPE YOU COME SOON :{

      • joe says:

        does anyone here know his address, I lost it and I was writing him, call me 9313783547

        • CARLYSA WASHINGTON-MACK says:

          HEY R U LOOKIN FOR CHARLES EDWARD MACK JR

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Charles Edward Mack does show up on the TDC inmate locator. His TDC # is 01170609 and he is at Michael unit with a projected release date of Oct. 2017. Good luck to you and him. Peace ~ Magnum

        • marie says:

          My brothers release date is today but a county in Texas has a hold on him, where he will most likely get time served. I would like to be there when he sees the judge since I will be taking him home with me. How can I find out when this transfer might happen?

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hi Marie, if your brother’s release date was today chances are he has already been transferred to the county facility where they have a hold on him. Try calling that county jail directly to see if you can get info on whether he shows as there. Good luck to you, and your brother. Peace.

          • sandy says:

            Where are they transferring him to?

    • Josh says:

      Why do Im I still paying child support to a women that’s in prison and I have had our child for a year already! !!!

      • Rusty T says:

        Know the feeling although my ex isnt in prison yet and had the children since 08. Write the attorney generals office it may take a minute but so worth it. They knocked back child support off of my case that occured during my incarcitation. Almost $30,000. Contact them and ask for a review of the case

    • Joyce says:

      No released date as of yet for Arthur West. But wit God all things are possible1

    • Anonymous says:

      why

    • amanda posey says:

      my love we love u and miss u bad but i just saw your release date and thank the lord you wont be there long at all.

    • Patricia Young-Smith says:

      I would like to hear from you. Write me @ 2909 Izard Little Rock, AR 72206

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