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. Aly says:

    Hi i was wondering if there was anyway on finding out where my husband was transferred he got transfered wednsday &&is still not popping up in the system

    • Rose says:

      With Thursday being a holiday and now it’s the weekend you may not know until Monday or Tuesday. Was he transferred from a unit or from county?? If a unit you can call his previous unit and they will tell you.

  2. Rose says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Magnum!!! We are home…my home is complete…my tears are still falling and I am so blessed and so thankful. And yep theres video of the crazy mom jumping, running, and crying…so amazing…I hope your day is awesome!! Much love, hugs, peace and joy to you and yours….those still on this road or just beginning, hang in there…this too shall pass!!!!

    • gris says:

      Im soo so happy for you rose im beginng on this road and its really hard but so happy for you cant wait till i can say the same as you
      god bless you

    • Texas Magnum says:

      We have a lot to be thankful for today, all of us. Rose, I know you and your son are thankful and I know me and my family are too. I’ve got a son who just turned two and a beautiful baby girl. I just recently dodged a bullet health-wise and I’m married to a beautiful woman and a great mother to my kids. Yeah life is good. To all of you dealing with having a loved one in TDC – keep the faith. Keep the faith. Things can get better if you let them. Peace out, y’all ~ Magnum

      • Rose says:

        Amen Magnum. We are blessed. My heart hurts for those still going thru. Keeping them in my prayers. Glad to hear about your babies and life!! Take care!!

  3. gris says:

    Ooo hes sentence is 180 days , i been calling and no one gives me info do you know what can i do

  4. gris says:

    Does any one know why they change a person so many times my husband has been change 5 times and he only has 1 and a half months in jail first he was at tarrant county jail ,,greenbay facility then hutchins ,then gurney and now hes on goree also i want to know if he gets his mail i sent on jpay even if he is changed jail and what happenes with the lettter they get thou normal mail if they change them

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Gris, some folks just get moved around a lot. It can be so random like no reason or thought behind it. As far as getting mail – yes JPay will follow him anywhere. So will regular mail from the post office but it can be delayed more as they forward it along to him.

  5. Kristin says:

    My husband started in Middleton 1st of September then was transfered to the Byrd unit mid Oct and just recently got moved to Wynne. 1st parole review scheduled for January. Is it common to be moved this much? Is the mandatory minimum set off a year? Haven’t heard from him since Middleton so just trying to figure out how things worked. Thank you.

    • Rose says:

      Hi there…my son went from Middleton to Rudd and then didn’t move again, but I was told this is because he had a shorter sentence (2 years) and sometimes those with longer sentences can be moved more…I haven’t dealt with that so I don’t know. I am copying the timeline of events with tdcj and my son below and maybe it will give you some idea of how things work, although they can vary. It seems that all cases are different and treated/handled differently. The main thing is to keep the faith, head up, think positively. Prayers all goes well, inside for him and outside for you.
      1/15 county
      2/13 Middleton
      2/19 Parole review started
      3/15 he called me
      3/21 first visit
      3/25 moved to Rudd
      4/4 first contact visit and hug in 78 days
      4/6 Parole eligible
      4/28 he saw IPO
      6/17 Parole called me
      6/26 Parole denied
      7/3 Parole review started
      7/14 he saw re-entry
      8/13 he got his line class change and his PRD moved up
      8/26 he saw IPO
      9/11 he finished Changes
      9/18 they did labs on him
      10/12 PAROLE APPROVED!!!!!
      11/18 Transferred back to Middleton
      11/19 transferred, not sure where
      11/25 is release date

      • Rose says:

        I just checked the site and he is at Goree now…in Huntsville. I know he is releasing from Huntsville at the Walls unit…so guess he is almost there…ahhhh. Praying for you and yours, I know this is hard, and very nerve wrecking. Hang in there.

        • dtmom2013 says:

          Hi Rose, one day and a wake up!! Keep us updated!! :)

        • Kristin says:

          Thank you for the response Rose! So happy for you and your son. :) I got a call from my husband so it looks like he’ll be far from home but he’s already seen parole for the 1st time and has over a year flat time in already even though he’s only been in a few months. We’ve been blessed in numerous ways and know that God is working all of this out. Thank you for the prayers as well.

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hey Roae just a shout out to you and your son. I know you are probably pretty damn excited. You and your family enjoy your Thanksgiving, it’s going to be a special one for y’all. Peace ~ Magnum

  6. gris says:

    Hi my husband was just transfer 9 or 10 days ago i found him on the website but it says he is not eligible for visits does any one know way this may be hapening cause i called and they dont give me any reason or so

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Gris, it usually takes a short while to get visitation. First you need to go through intake and get classified and all that. Just be patient and communicate with letters and pretty quickly he should get visitation.

      • gris says:

        Thank you so much im new in this and its been so hard and your website makes it a little easier also do you know if theres a number of letters (mail) they can have or keep with them

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hey Gris, you can send as many letters as you want. And getting mail is always the highlight of an inmate’s day. You can include photos (no nudity of any sort) and also things like copies of an article in a magazine. He can keep all your letters as long as they fit in his storage locker where he also needs to keep all his stuff like his food from commissary so there are some limitations. If he gets transferred at some point he will only be allowed to bring a certain amount of personal possessions but I wouldn’t worry about that right now. So, go ahead and start writing and don’t hold yourself back. (Just keep in mind that all letters incoming and outgoing are scanned by prison personnel so it’s not really private.) Good luck and keep in touch. Peace ~ Magnum

  7. gris says:

    Hola espero alguien pueda ayudarme mi esposo fue transefrido de greenbay facility a tdcj ase 9 dias ya aparese en el sistema pero no tiene derecho a visitas dice ai pero hablo y no saben alguien sabe qe pueda estar pasando

    • JC says:

      El numero de TDJC no es la identificacion de la prision, El TDJC es la identification de su esposo, numero de prisionero.
      SI lo movieron a Green Bay ponga en la internet “Immate locator in Green Bay” y ponga los datos de su esposo.
      Una vez que los consiga escribale y preguntele como hacer para verlo.

  8. VEEDY says:


    • Rose says:

      Has he been approved for parole?? If so then the PRD will be close to or exactly his release date. If no parole review yet then that still has to happen.

      • VEEDY says:

        YES HE WAS APPROVED IN JULY FOR PAROLE AND THIS IS WHAT IT STATES >> FI-3R (10/2015)- Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program, such as Changes/Lifeskills, and release to parole on or after completion and not earlier than three months from the specified date of 10/2015. >> NOT QUITE SURE WHAT IT MEANS BUT HE COMPLETED THE CLASSES AND I HAD SOMEONE TO CALL ME LIKE A MONTH AGO OR SO TO VERIFY HIS ADDRESS

        • Rose says:

          Well to me it would seem like he would get out any time…if he could not be released no sooner than 10/15 and is to be released upon completion of the program. You could try calling your local parole office and see if they have anything on him yet…also, the release number in Austin 512-406-5202. They will just need his tdcj number and if they have a release date set will be able to tell you. Good luck! Really sounds like it should be soon!

          • Rose says:

            I just saw your other post where his PRD is January…I still say call and see if there is a release date, but there is a very real possibility that he will not get out until his PRD

          • VEEDY says:

            well I call someone this morning and they told me January but he completed his classes the first week of November but thanks for the info

    • dtmom2013 says:

      Have they voted on his PRD yet, or was he approved for parole?

  9. nancyy says:

    My bf signed for 3 years tdc how do I set up the phone for him to call me when he gets down there , how long will it take for him to receive his money from Harris county to tdc ?? Will I be able to go to store for him online ???? Please help a lot people tell me one thing and another

    • Rose says:

      I don’t know how long it takes for money to transfer from county to tdcj. I know that once he shows up in the system you can instantly put money on his books and he will be able to go to store. I think if I remember right it took 30-45 days before I was able to purchase online for my son. Below are the steps for registering your phone for calls.
      Offender Telephone System

      The Offender Telephone System (OTS) allows eligible offenders to make paid telephone calls to friends and family, in accordance with the TDCJ Disciplinary Rules and Procedures for Offenders.

      Information or registration:

      Before you can receive calls from a TDCJ offender, you must first register your telephone number:
      •Internet: texasprisonphone.com
      Note: You will need the offender’s TDCJ ID Number to register to receive phone calls from him or her. If you do not know their number you can find it through the online offender search at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/offender_information/index.html or by phone at (936) 295-6371 or (800) 535-0283. The phones are answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.
      •Telephone: (866) 806-7804

      Telephone calls can be placed in the following manner:
      •Collect calls – charges are accepted when the offender calls.
      •Friends and Family Prepaid – the telephone number owner establishes an account in which to deposit money to pay for the offender’s calls.
      •Offender Telephone Prepaid Debit Account – the offender or family can deposit money into the offender’s account.

      The following rules apply to the system:
      •Phones are available from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., unless conditions dictate a change.
      •Calls are limited to 20 minutes.
      •You will hear a warning message one minute before being disconnected.
      •Offenders have unlimited minutes per month.
      •All calls, except to the Attorney of Record, are subject to monitoring and recording.
      •Calls may only be made to home land line telephone numbers and post-paid cell phones. No calls are allowed to internet services, 800 numbers, businesses, pay phones, or international numbers.
      •To receive calls, the name on the registrant’s driver’s license or state identification card must be reflected on their telephone listing or bill.
      •To register you will be required to confirm that you: ◦Are the registered owner of the telephone number.
      ◦Agree to allow the offender to call the phone number.
      ◦Are at least 18 years old.
      ◦Will not forward calls or make 3-way calls received from the offender.

  10. Rose says:

    Hey Magnum….Guess whos son is walking out them doors of Huntsville on 11/25….take a wild guess lol. Just fair warning if youre ever cruising youtube and theres any videos of any wild, crazy, old woman jumping and crying and running its not me lol. Im so freakin excited!!! Happy Happy Holidays this year for sure! Praying other loved ones are home soon!!!

    • dtmom2013 says:

      Congrats Rose!! I have been wondering about your son, the JPay forum is down, and I’m so happy to find this great news! He will be home for Thanksgiving!! God bless!

      • Rose says:

        Thank you!! Jpay forum is driving me crazy!!! I check it twenty times a day!! Been trying to tell you and others lol for days!! 12 more days!! Still praying for you and yours…visit yet?? Email me…rosemt37@aol.com

        • hunter says:

          Hi I was just wondering anyone could help me I can’t find my friends Id # so I can send him a letter through jpay. He’s in johnson county jail in cleburne tx I know they use jpay I just can’t find his id number. I really need some help any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.

        • dtmom2013 says:

          Hi! I know I keep checking JPay, but its still down!! We went to visit Saturday, is so great! He was so happy to see us it had been such a long time!!! I have trouble finding this site, makes it hard to keep up. I know you are on top of the world, waiting for next Wednesday! Hugs!! Thank you for the prayers!!

          • Rose says:

            I miss yall on jpay!!! I am very crazy right now…anxious and excited and teary eyed…6 more days! Im soooo glad you got to see your son!!! It makes so much difference being able to see them! Im praying yours is home soon…keep hanging in there!!! I did call and mine caught chain this morning to Middleton and they said he should leave tomorrow morning for Huntsville but to call back Friday and if he is still there I can see him Saturday. This week with no calls because of lockdown and transferring has been long and yucky and Im sure horribly long for him. Just oh so thankful its almost over! Oh and I just google each time Texas Magnum then click the link and then click home to get here lol

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hey DTMom – thanks for your note on here. Glad Rose was able to help you figure things out. She told you to use “Texas Magnum” to find the site but here’s another real simple way – just type in “intexasprison.com” or search for “in Texas prison” and the site pops right up pretty easy. Peace ~ Magnum

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Rose, I know you and your son are so excited. Man, that is great, great news. Hey I apologize I haven’t been around to share in this great news with you. I had some unexpected surgery and the recuperating took a little more than I expected. But, I am back now, and everything came out OK so it’s back to normal.

      So your son is already transferring and on his way, that is fantastic to hear. I guess you are already getting ready for the best Thanksgiving ever. I bet you are already cooking and planning. If he i like most of us, he is going to be on emotions overload when he gets home. It’s almost like so good feeling you can’t handle it – it’s awesome but at the same time almost too much because you have been waiting for it and imagining it so much for so long. I can’t even explain it, but he will know for himself in a few days. Then in a couple more days he will come back to earth and maybe even run into a few frustrations and challenges while he works it all out. Just be there and be patient with him.

      I know you are real happy Rose, and I know he is about ready to bust. Congratulations to you on this very good news. Let us know all about his homecoming and hope you still find time to pop on here and visit. I got to get writing some new posts myself. Peaceful ~ Magnum

      • Rose says:

        ahhh so glad to hear from you!! Ive been worried about you! Sorry recoop time took longer, but glad you are okay!! I was just fixing to try to email you if I didn’t hear from you soon lol. Im a worrying mother you know? I can only imagine how he must feel because I know my emotions are NUTS! The anxiety/anticipation/excitement…dear me lol. This will def be the BEST Thanksgiving EVER!! You take care of yourself and I will def stay in touch and want to keep hearing you are doing good!!!

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Thanks Rose, I appreciate your concern and also thanks for helping folks out on here while I was out of action. I know you are just counting the days – it’s amazing TDC got it right and are giving your son back in time for Thanksgiving. Your son is one lucky dude. Peace to y’all ~ Magnum

  11. Jonyce says:

    So my boyfriend has been transferred to a safp about an hour and a half away from our home town yesterday. It was early in the morning when he left but I can’t seem to find him on the tdc offender search,how long will it take for him to be in the system?

    • Rose says:

      I don’t know about safp but it seems logical to say with tdcj it may take 24-48 hours for it show up changed in the system.

    • Priscilla says:

      Hi, so I’m new to this and was hoping someone could answer if inmates are all mixed up or are they separated by crime in tdc? Pretty sure my dad is getting transferred here…separated by crime*

      • Rose says:

        From what I understand when they are first at Middleton for classification they are all kinda together…then once thru there and set where to go their unit is based on length of sentence and type of crime…Magnum, is this right??

    • Lina says:

      My son was transfer on Monday night to safp program and I check today and he is in the system all ready…

      • Texas Magnum says:

        Lina that is great – glad he showed up so quick. He’s lucky to get safp – he’ll be home in no time. Peace ~ Magnum

  12. cheree says:

    My fiancee has just been transferred but I don’t know where he is going and I can’t find him on any of the inmate searches, how do I find out where he’s been transferred to?

    • Rose says:

      If he has just been transferred from county to TDCJ he probably will not show up in the system until Tuesday. Just keep checking. As soon as he shows up and you get his tdcj number you can find him in the jpay ap and send him letters and put money on his books.

    • Susan says:

      Try calling the last place you knew him to be . See if they can or will give you any info .

  13. Samantha says:

    My husband is in the Joe f. Gurney unit. He finished the changes and life skills class I little over a month ago. His projected release date is 11/22.I haven’t heard yet when the are going to release him.What I am wondering is how long does it take once the class is finished to get a release date.My husband has been tod that there is some things he will receive upon being released. Prepaid cell phone 50.00 in cash and This is the first I have heard of this. Does anyonehave any answersThanks.

    • Rose says:

      Hi there. My son has a prd of 11/29. Ive called and am still calling Release to get his actual release date, so far nothing. Ive heard of those that don’t find out the actual release date even until the day before, argh! I have not heard anything about a cell phone, but have heard the money part. I would suggest calling the Release phone number daily, or even morning and afternoon and just asking for his release date…its 512-406-5202

      • Samantha says:

        Yes I check the website daily and have been calling the release line and I have even called the parole officer. I was just hoping that we could have a couple of days notice. My husbands concerned that they will wait until the Friday before or Monday after on releasing him cause his p.r.d. is on a Sunday right before thanksgiving.

        • Rose says:

          Chances are it will be the Friday before. My sons prd is the Sunday after Thanksgiving and then TDCJ is closed on that Friday after Thanksgiving so we are thinking his release date will be Weds before Thanksgiving…no way to know for sure until they get that release certificate. Its all a waiting game and us and our loved ones are the only ones in a hurry. I have a friend who didn’t get her hubbys release date until the day before release…argh!

          • Samantha says:

            Thanks for the information and having someone to talk who understands where I am coming from and how I am feeling. It’s true us and our loved ones are the ones in a hurry for this. I know I’m very anxious for it to happen. So are our kids they ask all the time it is time yet mommy? I know it will get here it is just a matter of having patience. Hopefully you will find out on you son pretty quickly.

        • Rose says:

          Thank you…and I hope you find out and its good news and hes home soon…this is hard on everyone. I hate it for those inside tho because we do have others that understand and then we have friends and family…it just makes me sad and crazy lol. Just gotta keep hangin in there!

      • VEEDY says:


  14. Rose says:

    No release date yet…Im calling daily lol…but Parole did call today to verify address and said no restrictions nothing special…and then he sees re-entry again tomorrow, maybe hell hear the date tomorrow? Hes betting on Nov 25…I had a dream it was the 20th lol…so maybe we will know tomorrow. Im so freakin relieved that this is almost over…Im still praying for yall and your loved ones and the prisons/prisoners in general…if we hadn’t walked this walk I wouldn’t know the things I know now and may not be able to DO much but I know a God who can do all and will def continue to pray.

  15. Natalie says:

    Is there a inmate site for Texas with pictures of our loved ones? Mug shots will be fine. My kids just want to lay eyes on their daddy

    • Rose says:

      Not that Ive been able to find.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      TDC does not release mug shots. Maybe that’s a good thing. Look at the good memories you have and refer to them. I pwrsonally think it’s better. Some TDC units take photos of inmates while they are in custody, sometimes in front of a cheesy, make believe background. The inmate can then pay for a print of the photo.

    • Joanna says:

      I have yet to find one, but some counties jail or court records will have a mug shot attachment. Maybe yours will. Good Luck!!

  16. Rebekah McBurnett says:

    Hello I have another question wat does Project Release Date mean its for 8/25/2017. His Parole Eligibility is on 12/02/2015 does that mean he has a parole meeting witht the board. If so is it possible he might get approved. I know its a long shot but id jus like some ones opinion or thoughts on this. Thank you

    • Rose says:

      Hi there…projected release date is when they expect to release them. He is eligible for parole on 12/2, but that doesn’t mean he will see anyone or hear anything on that date. I am copying the timeline of events with tdcj and my son below and maybe it will give you some idea of how things work, although they can vary. It seems that all cases are different and treated/handled differently. The main thing is to keep the faith, head up, think positively but in the back of your mind hold on to the thought that the soonest he may be out is the 8/25 date. Prayers all goes well, inside for him and outside for you.
      1/15 county
      2/13 Middleton
      2/19 Parole review started
      3/15 he called me
      3/21 first visit
      3/25 moved to Rudd
      4/4 first contact visit and hug in 78 days
      4/6 Parole eligible
      4/28 he saw IPO
      6/17 Parole called me
      6/26 Parole denied
      7/3 Parole review started
      7/14 he saw re-entry
      8/13 he got his line class change and his PRD moved up
      8/26 he saw IPO
      9/11 he finished Changes
      9/18 they did labs on him
      10/12 PAROLE APPROVED!!!!!

      • Kristin says:

        So his parole was denied and the was back up for review that fast and then approved?! That is awesome. I thought they were set off a minimum of a year.

  17. Rose says:

    Hes APPROVED!!!!! Magnum my son is coming HOME!!!!!!!! No date yet just the approval RMS…omg I cant quit crying and saying Thank you Jesus!!!! Hes coming home!!!!!!!!!

    • jennifer says:

      my husband is in parole review right now. yesterday a lady from the parole board called to verify his address…does that mean that he has been approved or is that just a process they go through for everybody

      • Rose says:

        Just a step they take…did she visit with you about him? They called me the first go around too…and he was denied. This time I haven’t heard from anyone but saw online that he was approved…I took everything as a sign of getting close to home!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Rose I am so happy to hear this. I guess you’ll be picking him up? They will release him in any old crappy clothes he remotely fits – so bring him something to change into – and if he had a favorite cap or boots or whatever bring them along too. You might bring along a CD he enjoys. Believe me he will be tripping. Getting out is surreal. You can’t quite Earp your head around it. My advice- be there but sort of leave him to himself for a day or two – he will come around, but let him take it all in. So glad for your good news Roae! Do you have a firm release date yet?

      • Anonymous says:

        Hi! He’s already told me which jeans, shirt, boots and cap. His phone and music lol. His wife is picking him but coming straight here. I called arelease and they told me to check back next week to see if they’ve gotten release certificate with date. Target date is 11/29. I’m so excited. I’m sure I’ll be pacing the floors till he walks thru the door. Thanks for the info, I’ll make sure he has space if he needs to “escape” the holiday crazy.

    • Joanna says:

      I am so glad your loved one is on his way home to you!!

      • Rose says:

        Thank you so much! Got the phone call from his parole officer..gonna have a monitor for sixty days (ugh but at least hell be home lol), so got a land line being installed and just getting ready. His PO said that he will be home pretty quick, that once she receives the info and contacts the family its not much longer. Still waiting to hear that release date tho!

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hey Rose and Samantha, glad to hear that both of you have a homecoming on the horizon. Y’all will have blessed holidays this year. Best of luck and thoughts to you and your loved ones. ~ Magnum

          • Rose says:

            Thank you Magnum. This is def not a fun ride nor one I hope to ever take again lol. Hope all is great with you!!

  18. anna morin says:

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  19. anna morin says:

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  20. Rebekah McBurnett says:

    Hi my names Rebekah im new to this. My fiancé just got transferred today so i know it will take a lil while b4 i can get his tdc# but my question is he signed for 5 yrs and he has to do 1 yr state. He already has 11 months under his belt. How long do you think hell be home if he behaves.

    • Rose says:

      Hi. There is no way to really know for sure. My son signed for two years and was told hed be out in six months…that did not happen. We are now in our second parole review and praying he is released after almost a year inside. I do know that the year state jail is day for day so its good that he already has 11 months behind him. Just pray for the best and keep your fingers crossed.

  21. James says:

    How would I be able to write to someone who’s doing time? Do I need to type or can it be handwritten? And one last thing, what would the approximate time be for them to receive the letter? I.e. 3-5 days, 2 weeks, 1 month etc..

    • Rose says:

      Hi there…there is an ap called jpay that you can download on your phone or use from a computer. Its pretty much sending them email. You buy stamps (10 for less than 5 dollars) and email them. The unit prints these emails and gives them to the inmate within about 48 hours. Depending on size of unit and load in mailroom is what determines how fast their mail goes out and how fast they get your mail. You can write by hand, type, whatever just make sure you fill out the envelope with Inmate name, # then the unit and address. Remember they do scan all mail going in and coming out.

  22. Rose says:

    Okay my turn again lol…I guess Im looking for assurance or reassurance. Im just so mistrustful and cynical. Where we stand right now is IPO says all is good and my son will be released on PRD. Parole votes after the 15th of this month…I do have a count down going on and we are at 49 days till PRD. Labs have been done, picture taken for id/dl…I still catch myself holding my breath and feeling as if I wont breathe easy until he walks out those doors. His prd is a Sunday, from his experience seeing people come and go, they don’t release on Sunday so the Friday before is the day after Thanksgiving…does TDCJ shut down on Black Friday lol? Could my hopes and prayers be legit that he will be home before the holidays? Its getting closer to that date and Im feeling anxious, hopeful and worried all at the same time…got some reassurance for this crazy mother? Hope all is awesome in your life Magnum!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Rose, sorry I have been out of pocket for a while. I will tell you what I always said while I was inside – Hope for the best and expect the worst. I hope your son is released before Thanksgiving, that would be a fantastic gift for all of you. I would say that the timing seems really good that it COULD happen, but keep in mind that TDCJ is not going to take things like holidays or convenience into consideration. The fact that so much is happening for your son that indicates he is on the way out is very positive and I think very soon TDC will be behind him and you. Make sure you let us know how it goes on the 15th and any more news you receive, we will all be glad to her good news. It’s the best part of this blog, when someone who is on here due to a family member or loved one can let us know they are living free again. Peace ~ Magnum

      • Rose says:

        Thanks Magnum! Im just hoping and praying and holding my breath lol. I will be sure to let you know…Ive made some friends on these boards and my heart goes out to so many who have much longer sentences, adopted one of my sons friends at another unit lol…its just heartbreaking, yes I know you get yourselves in there, but whew its a hard lesson/punishment to have to learn. Glad you are doing so good!

      • Rebekah McBurnett says:

        Hi my names Rebekah im new to this. My fiancé just got transferred today so i know it will take a lil while b4 i can get his tdc# but my question is he signed for 5 yrs and he has to do 1 yr state. He already has 11 months under his belt. How long do you think hell be home if he behaves.

  23. Doug says:

    My family member was recently “accepted” at Plane Unit for 180 days. I have deposited $ in the account and registered for phone callls. How long does it usually take before they can make a phone call?

    • Rose says:

      Im not sure, Im thinking with the 180 days that it must be state jail…I know with Middleton they said it could take anywhere from two weeks to 45 days to get a phone call. My daughter had a friend who went to Sanchez, which is also a state jail, and I think he was able to make calls sooner than that. Im sorry Im not much help…the main thing is the money on their books so they can hit store and write you asap! Hang in there, 180 days seems long but it will go by fast!

  24. Naykee says:

    My husband went before the parole board while in the transfer unit Middleton and he was just transferred to another unit but closer to Dallas does this mean he’s been approved by the parole board or what does this mean.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Naykee, not necessarily. You should be able to look him up on the Inmate locator, then click on Parole Information and see what it says. Maybe by now you have heard that he is approved for parole, hope so. Good luck to you and peace ~ Magnum

  25. Rhiannon says:

    How long after an inmate leave the county jail does it take for them to get to there permanent unit.My husband made it to the Byrd unit on 9-23-15 but is going to safp how long does the transfer take. as I kno his time doesn’t start til the day he gets to the safp unit

  26. Heather says:

    Can my finace call my cell phone from the middleton unit?

    • Jeannette says:

      How long did it take for him to get processed?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Heather, I never had phone privileges in prison so I don’t know all that much about it to be honest. It is expensive compared to stamps and envelopes so I wrote letters. But, here is what TDC has to say about it. Hope this helps. http://www.tdcj.texas.gov/offender_telephone/index.html. I know as far as cell phones the phone has to be billed to your name as it is on your driver’s license and a few other rules. Good luck ~ Magnum

      • Jeannette says:

        Hey magnum any idea how long it takes for someone to show up on the tdcj website after being transferred from county into the safp program

        • Rose says:

          just a few business days and they should show up…the phone calls, you have to register your phone and I know with Securus when my son calls its like 5.20 for 20 minutes.

    • Rose says:

      After they are processed they will get to call. The processing can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 45 days. They can begin getting mail and sending mail immediately, as long as they have money on their books to buy their stuff.

  27. Gissel Valdivieso says:

    Hello all.

    My husband was transferred this past Thursday night. When I research his name on the Harris County inmate search it says he is not in jail. When I search on this website he doesn’t come up either. My question is, how do I locate him and where he was sent to? Thanks!

    • Jeannette says:

      Have you found out anything yet????

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Gissel, it usually takes several days for s person to show up in the TDC inmate locator. Just keep checking and he will show up. As soon as he does you will see his TDC number on his record. You will need to include that on letters to him. You can click on the unit name that shows there as well and that will bring a new window to open that will show the address of that unit. Peace ~ Magnum

  28. Doug says:

    Thanks for being here. Your info made it easy to locate inmate and make account deposit.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Glad to hear it Doug. Peace ~ Magnum

      • Yvette says:

        If my loved one has a 35 year sentence non-aggravated. How much time do they need to serve in order for the parole board to consider the inmate for release?

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hey Yvette, sorry to hear your loved one is facing a long sentence. It’s good it’s non-aggravated. If you look him up in the locator tool, the projected release date is going to be a good indicator, but it’s hard to say with any certainty – it will depend on many factors. Good luck and peace to you and your loved one ~ Magnum

  29. Angelica Martinez says:

    Can anyone please tell when when my sons father should be released his name is Rodrigo Montalvo date of birth 4/23/1990.I also have been getting calls from a church and different orginzations today asking for him so they can help him get on his feet but I tell them that he is still in prison. So with that being said it seems like he is getting out soon but I’m still not 100% sure November will make 1 yr he is in there.

    • Rose says:

      The site says he has to complete a program first before being released and there is no release date set so there is no way to know as of yet. The good thing is that his parole is reviewed. Just keep checking the site.

      • Angelica Martinez says:

        Thanks so much, I honestly don’t understand the site that much. How did u find out that he is in a program and that his parole is being reviewed?

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hey Angelica, when you search and find the inmate’s record, you can scroll down the page a bit to see more details. If you click the yellow button that says Parole Review Information you will see the details Rose told you about.

          • Angelica Martinez says:

            Oh yeah I do see that, thanks so much I really appreciate it. His son misses him so much. I just wish I knew the exact date he is getting out

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hang in there Angelica, time has a way of moving on and before you know it he will be home.

          • Gissel Valdivieso says:

            Thank you. When my husband actually pops up in the system I will try and see the information Rose is able to get. So this is really helpful although I was not the original requestor.

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Glad it helped you and hang in there.

  30. Angelica Martinez says:

    Can anyone please tell when when my sins father should be released his name is Rodrigo Montalvo date of birth 4/23/1990.I also have been getting calls from a church and different orginzations lately asking for him so they can help him get on his feet but I tell them that he is still in prison. So with that being said it seems like he is getting out soon but I’m still not 100% sure November will make 1 yr he is in there.

  31. Rose says:

    Hey Texas Magnum….trying to hold on to myself here, but I think we got some good signs. My son has to see medical today for labs…and he had put in for a different job and the Major told him last night that they weren’t approving it because he wasn’t gonna be there much longer and there was no reason to train in a new position…good signs right? I hope! Praying home time is around the corner! Have a GREAT day and weekend!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Rose, that is great news and it sure does sound promising. By the sounds of it, he’s a short timer now for sure. I hope you get some firm news and a date soon, and let us know when you do. Peace out to you and your son ~ Magnum

      • Anastasia says:

        Hello Magnum. My boyfriend is in Wallace Unit he saw parole like a week ago. I checked the website and it stated that he was not in parole review that he was approved on 9/15/2015. But below that it said FI-2 (7/2016). Can you tell what that means and about how long before he comes home?

        • Anastasia says:

          Oh by the way his tdc number is 01802937 Darrell Donaldson

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hey Anastasia, FI-2 means release on parole on a specified future date, so it would seem in his case that would be July of 2016. Sometimes part of this is they want the inmate to complete some courses like Changes before being released. TDC shows him at Wilderness 3 which I am not familiar with. Makes me think it might be some sort of rehab camp unit? Anyway, less than a year, and he ought to be home. Those dates they give are not guarantees but around that time. Good luck to you and peace ~ Magnum

          • Anastasia says:

            Hello Magnum. Yes the Wilderness 3 is a camp site. So if he happens to finish his classes is it a possible that he will be released before july?

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hey Anastasia, I don’t know, I would think that the July date is the most realistic to count on. I don’t want to get your hopes up so just count on July and if it turns out earlier then you got lucky. Peace ~ Magnum

          • Anastasia says:

            Makes since to me But turns out you were right. His release date is 7/1/2016 he has a 9 month program to finish…. Just glad he’s finally coming home. Thanks for your help! God bless

    • katherine says:

      Hola soy de colombiano y la verdad no hablo ingles y quiero sver sobre mi padre q esta en beeville Texas el se llama Francisco ramos

      • Texas Magnum says:

        Hola Katherine, ay muchos con nombre Francisco Ramos encarcerado in TDC. Que es su fecha de naciamento?

        • Texas Magnum says:

          A pues encontro. El unico en Beeville – si quieres escribir lo puedes manda con ese direcion:

          Francisco Ramos – TDC # 01744950
          Garza West Unit – TDC
          4250 Highway 202
          Beeville, TX 78102-8982

  32. Julie says:

    Hello my niece will be going in front of the parole board on Monday 9/21/2015. I just sent my support letter today 9/14 will the parole members still accept it even though her parole hearing is just right around the corner? Thanks in advance!

  33. Bobby says:

    My Daughter has been trying for days to get information on her Mother in Carol Young Facility. Her TDCj number is 00607836 Lori Beth Adams. It is our understanding she may have had some seizures or strokes and is not expected to make it much longer. The tough part is nobody id cooperating in giving us information on her condition. How can we get a status on her condition? For all we know she could have passed and it has been swept under the rug.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      It is very hard to get the folks at a unit to tell you anything. If you have good reason to believe she is seriously ill, your daughter might try to contact the prison chaplain. They can be a little better about talking to a family member. Lori Beth Adams still shows as at the unit, so she has not been transferred to a hospital, if that was the case she would show as temporarily unavailable. So, hopefully she is not as bad off as you are thinking. I hope your daughter hears something soon, she must be very worried. Keep us posted when you get some word, and peace to y’all ~ Magnum

  34. dolly says:

    my son is serving 180 days in state jail has been in county detention center waiting to be sent to state jail he has been in county detention center for 3 months wish is half his sentence already and barely got sent on tuesday 9/8 how long before i can find out what his release date will be shows nothing in the tdcj website yet.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Dolly, State Jail sentences are meant to be “serve all”, so he is looking at doing the remaining 90 days. You can look forward to him being home in time for Christmas. Good luck to both of you and peace ~ Magnum

  35. Bianca Woods says:

    Is the Johnston Unit in Winnsboro TX on lockdown? Ive been trying to get with tdc#1998001 & cant contact him.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Bianca, as far as I can see Johnston Unit is not on lockdown. When you say “trying to get with”, what do you mean? Contact by letter or visit? He is eligible for visit, are you on his visitors list? Good luck ~ Magnum

  36. Vicky says:

    I have been looking for my brother-in-law for a couple of days and I can’t seem to find him his name is Jose Dario Ramos Mejia and his day of birth is 10/04/1991. I have been looking for him for a couple of days and I can’t find nothing on him. I for a fact know that he is in jail I just don’t know which one.

    • Rose says:

      Is he in jail or prison? I only know how to search the TDCJ site and he does not show up there. If its jail and you know what county you should be able to call them and find out if hes there.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Vicky, if your brother in law was recently detained then the first step is to find out where. He will not be in prison yet, that takes time and may not even happen, depending on what he is detained for. He can be in a county jail or city jail. If you know what city or town he was at, that is your best bet. Find out the County for that city or town. Some Texas county jails do have inmate search tools, you can find their websites pretty easily searching Google. But, a lot of city and county jails are a LOT more helpful than they are at TDC, and you can just call and ask if he is detained there. Regarding his name, you need to make sure you ask for him the way his license reads or his official ID. Usually in the US the father’s last name is the name used and they drop the mother’s last name. So, I am guessing you would want to ask for Jose Ramos and his birth date. If you tell us what city or town he was in when this happened, I can try to help you find him. Meanwhile, he might contact your family soon. Hang in there and good luck. Peace ~ Magnum

  37. Cruz c Castillo says:

    I wish to no above my son got parole he been for many years in prison’s he have pay half years of the time put I hope have give him his time to come home because I need he to help me I’m a sick ludy I need my son thanks you sir

    • Rose says:

      What is your sons name?

      • Texas Magnum says:

        Hey Rose, thanks as always for keeping an eye on things here. I appreciate you. Any good word from your son lately? Peace ~ Magnum

        • Rose says:

          Hi there! Hope your life is going amazing! Ive become rather “OCD” about checking the sites Ive used thru this time period lol…several times a day. Nothing new yet, but Changes is finished this Friday and we will send in copies of his certificate to the parole board. I know they vote next month. Other than that we are just hanging and waiting and hoping. A guy in his dorm had a SA to PRD and when his Changes class was completed his SA changed to a release date about a month early, so not holding my breath but am hoping lol. Just hangin in there and holding on!

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hey Rose, have you guys sent in a parole packet? TDC says they are not necessary but a lot of folks prepare them and send. Basically it is showing parole that your son has a good support system waiting on the outside, from family and friends, a place to live, possibilities of a job. Might be worth getting one together, can’t hurt, might help. Not sure if you can see this link but here is some info about it: http://prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=594

        • Rose says:

          Yes sir…we have sent in a packet, numerous letters with several jobs available to him. Thank you for thinking of us tho. I did turn around and send in new letters with second review even tho they said he would have all files from first review. My son actually even wrote his own letter this time and didnt last time, so maybe it will help.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Cruz, there are so many factors that effect when someone gets parole. If you give us his name we can see what TDC has to say. It depends on his charges, if they are considered “aggravated” charges then it takes longer to get parole. Also, it depends on how things have gone for your son during his incarceration. If he has done half his time that is great, he is getting much closer to his release. I am sorry to hear you are not well, and hopefully we can find out he will be home soon to help you out. Take care and peace to you ~ Magnum

  38. Lucie Bradford says:

    My brother was transported to the Middleton Transfer Unit 08/31/2015. I have been trying to get an ID number for him using the TDC inmate search but have had no luck. How long does it usually take for them to show up in the system? Would it be best if I called Middleton?

    • Rose says:

      Hi Lucie…I would think he should show up on the tdcj website today or tomorrow…My son was transferred on a Friday morning and I believe it was Tuesday when he was on there and I could write him. Just keep checking the site. You can try calling, I did when my son didnt show up right away, but they couldnt tell me anything. Hang in there, right now all you have is patience.

      • Lucie Bradford says:

        Thank you so much, Rose!

        • Rose says:

          Youre welcome! As soon as you get his number write him and if possible put money on his books. My son said the first trip to store everyone was telling him he couldnt buy but he got there and had money! He said it was like Christmas. Letters and some money help them so much! Hang in there!

  39. Jessica says:

    Ok, so my boyfriend has been gone 9/25/2015 will make 3 yrs, he signed for 7 but for some reason he believes that he will be home a lot sooner than either of us expect. I wanted to ask is that really possible since this is not his first offense? Also he mentioned something about his custody level changing that will allow him to call me more often, not really sure what that means either. I am just lost and need clarification on what’s going on. He is 6 hours away from me and has been for 2yrs now, I am checking tdcj offender search to see if anything has changed and nothing…. Help me please….

    • Rose says:

      Hey…Im sorry there is no set answer. Parole depends on how they behave inside, the nature of their charge, the history…its hard to just guess. My son signed for two years and was told hed be eligible for parole after six months. In our naivety we took that to mean home in six months…rude awakening. He was denied his first parole and is being reviewed again now. The parole officer there at the unit told him that if he had a longer sentence, like five years, he would of done went home, but that short sentences normally stay until their PRD. I dont know your boyfriends situation, but its possible if all goes well he could make it home by his PRD…just depends on all sorts of things. Sorry

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Jessica, what Rose told you is pretty much the case, there is just no way to know, as there are so many variables. I will say having his custody level change for the better IS good. That means he is behaving as they want him to, doing the classes they want him to, etc. and yes, it can result in more privileges. It sounds like your boyfriend is preferring to remain optimistic about his situation and that is a good thing. Write to him often and encourage him to keep on the right path – he will be home soon. Peace to y’all ~ Magnum

  40. Rose says:

    Hey Texas Magnum…thanks!! I will try with an alternate email and see if I can get in. I honestly dont know if it were the phone calls made by me and my daughterinlaw, the fact that the co was caught in a lie, or just an answer to prayer but it all worked out and he was not cut off of contact visits and it all “went away” So Im thankful! Anddddd he saw IPO yesterday and as long as things stay as they are he will be out 11/29, which is a Sunday so they said it would probably be 11/27 and that is the friday after Thanksgiving so she said he could possibly be home before the holidays!! Im so thankful! Thankful for this site, for jpay forum and just in general! God is good and Im praying for yall…and I worried a bit I might be overstepping bounds by answering questions, I dont have a lot of experience, but do know how it feels out here with someone in there and just want to encourage and help others thru as much as possible. Take care!!!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Right on, Rose. Sounds like things are looking up. Your son will soon be what’s called a short-timer – looking at light at the end of the tunnel. Glad to hear it, and any and all input and participation from any one who happens along here is good stuff as far as I am concerned.

  41. Jaye says:

    My fiancé was just transferred to Garza West. How long does it take for an inmate to receive a visit? Also will I be able to have a contact visit as a fiancé.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Having a contact visit depends on if you are on his list that he filled out when he arrived at TDC. I would imagine, as his fiance, you were included. It usually takes several weeks to get cleared for visitation. Meanwhile, keep in touch with letters to him, they will help him keep his spirits up and feel in touch with the outside world. Peace ~ Magnum

  42. NayNay says:

    My husband caught chain this morning from LewLew in Dallas,Tx how long will it be before I can find out where he has been placed.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      NayNay, it usually takes just a couple days before a person shows up in the TDC system. Just keep checking every day and he will show up. When he does, it will show his TDC number, which you have to put on your letters to him, and it will show the Unit he is at. To get the address, click on the Unit name and a list with all the addresses will pop up. Peace ~ Magnum

  43. LaRica says:

    What would make someone not eligible for visits…. and when it says projected release date is that date a guarantee that he would be out on that day

    • Rose says:

      My sons visit status changes from yes to no every weekend when he gets his visit, then on Monday changes back. If they got in trouble their visits could be restricted and I believe if the unit is locked down there arent visits. The projected release date is not a promise…thats just when they CAN let them out if they want to and if they have done their time/classes well with no problems or cases.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      As Rose said, there are a lot of reasons for not being eligible for visits. Everything from a discipline issue he had to the entire unit or just his pod being on lockdown. And, a projected release day is not a guarantee at all. It is just when the system figures is around when they will get out. Then, in actuality, it has to do with many factors, if he has kept out of trouble, completed certain classes, and things like that.

  44. Margarita says:

    My boyfriend was in Ector county Odessa, then been moved to hudspeth county in Sierra Blanca, his release date should be August 10th, but today he still there, not moved back to Odessa yet. I so worry, don’t know what happened. Is that possible they keep him longer in jail?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Margarita, when it comes to County jail I am not sure what might be going on. Sometimes a person is in one county jail and then gets sent to another to face some charges they had pending in that other county. That might be the case with your boyfriend. Have you called the jail he is at for information? At a county jail it is usually a lot easier to actually get someone on the phone who will tell you some information. That would be what I would ry if I was you. But, it’s been awhile since you wrote this so maybe he is home by now, I hope so.

  45. Rose says:

    I tried prisontalk again, thru Mozilla and IE. I log in and get a thank you for logging in then a box pops up that I cant access the site either I am not approved/activated or have been deactivated, same thing that has happened since first creating a log in there.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Rose, first off thank you for being here on the blog and helping out with people’s questions. I have been real busy and not able to be on here much at all. I notice you are really helpful though and I appreciate you helping folks getting some answers. As you know it’s a confusing time for people when their loved ones and family members are sent to prison. Now for prisontalk.com, I just don’t know what could be happening. Can you click on FORUM and at least read the threads or you can’t access the forum at all? I wonder if you just made yourself a new email address, like a gmail account or yahoo account, and try again starting fresh. I know, from how much you have participated on this blog, that the forum would be good for you, it’s very active all the time and there is lots of folks who really know all the ins and outs of getting through this. I guess there is only so much hassle a person wants to go through to get on a forum. Wish you weren’t having those problems. Hang in there Rose and peace to you and your son ~ Magnum

  46. Rose says:

    Here I am again. Is there ANYthing you can do about a co lying and writing a minor case (with major consequences)? I called to speak with the Warden, instead got the Liaison…We are very upset about the unfairness of the situation and how my son is being treated…all he has done is just try to do is time and get home. It almost feels like its all a mind game and they WANT to tear you down and cause you to act like an idiot and be all the things they think you are. Its very hard to maintain a good attitude and mood when you see the bs and now are subject to the bs unfairly. Should I continue to call the Wardens office and try to speak to him? Should I go the ombudsman route? I really need some direction here. My son has already filed his grievance/appeal…other COs even told him to do this that they have never seen him or his wife be inappropriate as accused…the CO that wrote him up did not see anything, and during the discussion after visitation stated that he did not see anything and my son should be glad or he would write him up, but then turned around and wrote it up as if he had witnessed it and terminated the visit ten minutes early. The terminated visit is bs and the Liaison even said that was bs they do not have the authority to do that and cant do that so he dont know why the CO said that. I said well if he said that and its not true then how do you know the other part is true? No answers, just oh well its just 60 days no contact visits, 30 days no rec or commissary…oh thats easy for them, it dont effect them. Im sooooo aggravated with this mess. Can you call someone, Huntsville, someone and request a transfer to a new unit due to singled out by a co and treated unfairly?

    • Rose says:

      Never mind…God is good and things are okay…nothing needed more than prayer and believe me prayer works!

    • Been there says:

      I have been in situations in prison before. And the truth of the matter is, they are not going to do anything. It’s his word against the co. And like one co told me. One co lying, will carry more weight than twenty prisoners telling the truth. No one will ever know, cause those walls hide everything from the outside world. Sorry. Sad but true. And the warden will only pass it down to rank. Which is friends with the co. So you are in a no win situation..

      • Rose says:

        yea…some how tho this last weekend he still got a contact visit…hoping maybe its all resolved, hoping, guess we shall see when I go this weekend. Just be glad when this crap is over

    • Tdcco says:

      Best advice is tell your son to read his inmate handbook. My experience is that inmates who cannot or will not follow the rules such as shaving, keeping shirts tucked in and pants up, engage in disobedience to orders, late for work or classes, cursing at staff are the ones that wind up calling mommy for help to call the warden.
      These are supposed to be grown up men. The vast majority of inmates do thier time after adjusting to the rules of prison life without getting cases.
      They know the rules better than the gaurds. It they that control how hard thier time is. This is the first time for many that they have been told that NO means NO.
      You were not there when they did thier crime and you can’t be there to do thier time. All he is doing is stressing you out and using you.
      Yeah there are some officers that are more strict and c/s than others, but basics of following the rules, the yessir and no sir, yes mam and no mam.
      Go along ways.

      • Rose says:

        Thanks for the advice. My son has read the handbook and has had no cases and been in no trouble…this situation was a stupid one that wasnt even true and has been fixed. I have yet to have him call crying to me about anything, he may call pissed off and vent, because he holds his tongue in there and minds his own business and is just trying to get this behind him. He had his on straight before choosing this sentence and has only gotten stronger in his determination for a new life since. And yes he chose this, against my better judgment and input…but its okay because its almost over, finally.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Rose I have to say, even though its really shitty that your son is getting the run around, there probably isn’t much you can do about it. My best advise on this is that he is going to have to tough it out. I don’t think you contacting anyone there at the prison will help much. What Tdcco and Been There replied to you was maybe worded a little harsh but basically that is the way it is. The guards have the power in there. Some of them are ok guys just doing a job and others are on ego trips or just jerks. It’s like you said, sometimes they are trying hard to push you into getting angry and screwing up. Hopefully your son just lays low for a bit and things settle down for him. I tried not to tell my mother about stuff going on because I knew she would just spend all her time dwelling on it and worrying about it and I also knew there wasn’t much to do except just get through it. I hope that is what your son chooses to do. Just remember, each day passing is one more day closer to the end of this. Keep the faith.

  47. dulce says:

    I don’t know if u can help me out with information of my boyfriend I believe they just moved him from hidalgo county jail don’t know to where he just told me TDC if u can plz help me his name is Jonathan Lucero I believe they also use his mothers maiden name Cazares his date of birth is 4/4/81

    • Rose says:

      SID Number:
      TDCJ Number:
      Maximum Sentence Date:
      Current Facility:
      Projected Release Date:
      Parole Eligibility Date:
      Offender Visitation Eligible:

      • Rose says:

        Unit Full Name: Garza West Transfer Facility
        Unit Address and Phone Number: 4250 Highway 202, Beeville, TX 78102
        (361) 358-9890 (**095)

    • Christy says:

      How long does it take to get my husband in the system once he’s been moved to Lindsey STATE jail from county?

      • Rose says:

        I believe it will take a couple of business days

        • marlenen says:

          Hi, I belive you’ve been helping everyone here. So I ask you My babies father got caught with a cellphone about 1year ago they moved him to high security and just recently heard from court , they are trying to give him 9yrs is that right? Or should I just get a lawyer for him??! Thank you

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hey Marlenen, I answered your other question already, but yes I think you should get a lawyer if it’s possible. Having a cellphone inside is a serious offense. Good luck ~ Magnum

      • Texas Magnum says:

        Hey Christy, I was away from here for awhile. I am pretty sure by now you’ve found him but yeah, it takes a couple days for a person to show in the system. Hope you have been able to hear from him by now and that things are going OK. Peace ~ Magnum

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Dulce, sorry for the delay. I am sure by now you have found out Jonathan is at Garza West. That is a transfer unit so you can expect him to move again at some point but if you write to him with his TDC number and he is transferred they will send his letter to where he is. Same with money on his books. Good luck to you and him. Peace ~ Magnum

  48. Stephen says:

    My sons sentence to state jail after probation revokation was for 180 days but his release date shows only 90 days(which ends today). Since state jail doesnt have “good time” or early release how can that be and will he likely be relased on that day? The site still says not sheduled for release,same as it always has so we’re kind of confused.
    Also he is at the Hutchins Tx. unit, when he does get released, where will they do that? Just send him out the front gate or transfer him to someplace likea jail beforehand?

  49. Hello I’m in need of help or advise on what to do . My dad is in prison is being released 8/7/2015 , he is a resident here in the US but the problem he got into could cause him to lose he’s green card an get deported , anyways ive called ICE an I CAN’T seem to get a hold of anyone , what should I do ????

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Daniella, ICE is real hard to get a hold of. I think if ICE wants to deport him right away, he would already have an ICE hold on him. If he is being released and you don’t know of any ICE hold on him, then he is probably OK for the moment and can get out and then deal with this himself. If anything try to find out if he currently has an ICE hold. He ought to know if he does. Good luck to you and your dad. ~ Magnum

  50. Chris says:

    What does temp release mean?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Chris, a temp release can be for a couple of things. Sometimes it is to be transferred to a county jail to face other pending charges. Sometimes it can be for medical attention that is above what can be provided at the prison infirmary. Very rarely an inmate is released for a funeral of a close family member, but this isn’t too common. Hope you get word soon as to where they are. Peace ~ Magnum

  51. LaRica says:

    I am looking at my boyfriends record and it says hes not eligible for visits… does that also include letters… can i write him and how?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey LaRica, You should be able to write to your boyfriend even if he cannot have visits at this time. Peace ~ Magnum

  52. VGarcia says:

    It shows my brother should be released on 7-29-15, but still hasn’t been transferred to the release center(Huntsville). Is the date an estimate or for sure he will get out that day. How do I check? Btw it’s only 2 days away

    • april says:

      That is only a projected release date. If you are not 100% sure call the prison he is located in. As long as you are immediate family, they will release the information to you. They sometimes will not ever transfer to a release center if it is a short term prison sentence.

    • Crys says:

      You can always write to him .. I believe

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Sorry I missed this question VGarcia, hope you got it figured out and that your brother is now home enjoying his freedom. Peace ~ Magnum

  53. musbheaven says:

    it shows that my daughter is being release from Plane jail on 7/23/2015 and I was wondering what do I have to do to pick her up? do i have to call a telephone number or do I just show up

    • Texas Magnum says:

      As far as I know you should not have to call. You show up, and you might have to wait for an hour or a couple hours in your car so bring a book or magazine. Does she know you are coming to pick her up? You can bring her a change of clothes, because she will be released in whatever odds and ends they can find for her, it is usually something she would not prefer to wear and doesn’t fit right. You can try calling 936-295-6371 or 800-535-0283 which are information lines but it can be real hard to get through. If you call there you need her TDC number. Good luck to you and your daughter ~ Magnum

  54. Diane says:

    Hello , please can you help me, I’ve been trying to find my brother in law Refugio Delgado , DOB August 22, 1981 Please can you help me find him. Thank you

    • liz lichtenberger says:

      Hi my boyfriend Abel aguliar was picked up on the 8th from Polk county jail in crookston mn. And he still hasn’t made it to a county can anyone please tell me what’s going on how long will it take him to be in county or is he okay. D.o.b 02 12 1995

      • liz lichtenberger says:

        Please someone help me I’m really worried about my boyfriend Abel aguliar.. thanks

        • Rose says:

          I have not found any way to track them when they are going from a county jail to a county jail. Do you know what county he is being transferred to? If so you could try calling that jail. Im sorry Im not much help.

          • Rose says:

            I did find MN Dept of Corrections and he is not listed there. But wouldnt be if not in prison. I tried the Polk County Jail and there isnt a list of inmates available on line. Sorry I couldnt find anything to help you. Praying all is well and you hear something soon.

          • liz lichtenberger says:

            Thanks so much he is being transferred to Harris county jail and I have called everywhere and everyone and nothing I just want to know if he is ok or where he is . I hope to hear from him soon I go back home to MN. On Monday and I’m 7 months pregnant I just want to hear something before I leave.

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hey Liz, glad Rose could help you look. You mentioned Harris County Jail but he does not show on the roster there. What makes you feel he was taken there? Aguliar, like you spelled it, is not a common name. You didn’t mean Aguilar? I don’t find either name with first name Abel but just to make sure you are searching the right name.

          • liz lichtenberger says:

            Yes well the way u really spell it is aguilar but aguliar is how they spell it in the system he has a warrant in Houston tx and he will be sent to the Harris county jail I have a lawyer for him already I just haven’t heard anything from him its going on 9 days and still nothing I just want to know where he is or how long will it take for him to be in Harris county from Minnesota

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hey Liz, yes I would have expected him to show up in Harris County by now too. I don’t know much about the Harris County system but I suspect he is already there, and it’s such a big county facility that they just haven’t gotten their records updated yet, or maybe have him in lockdown for a couple days so he can’t call or write. I;m hoping you hear he is there at Harris County in the next day or so. Keep us posted. ~ Magnum

        • Anonymous says:

          If he has been to prison before then no he doesn’t have to go down and actually touch prison ground that cuz he already has a TV CJ’s number so he can be released right from the county jail
          If he has never been to prison you might want to get on the horn you might have other cases still pending if that is the case he’s waiting for a blue warrant

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Diane, Refugio Delgado does not show up in the TDC system at this time. Are you sure he is there? If he just got transferred from county jail it can take a couple days for him to show up in the TDC system. Peace ~ Magnum

    • anita says:

      Is ur brother in law in tdc or federal

  55. Sharn says:

    Hello , please can you help me, I’ve been trying to find Angela Kaye Valka , d.o.b – 28th November 1983 . Please can you find her . Thank you

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Sharn, Angela Valka is not showing in the system. Did she just go to TDC? If she just was transferred from county it can take a couple days to show up. Are you sure she is there? This will only show TDC inmates, not those in county jail lockups or in Federal. Peace ~ Magnum

  56. Amy Maldonado says:

    My husband is in ISF in harris county but is not showing in the.tdcj offender search. Also i need to set up a phone acct. through ISF. I need the number to call. I know its a different acct through ISF than tdcj. Can I please get help!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Amy, the phone number for ISF in Harris County is (713) 223-0601. But that is the number to the unit, I do not know what number you need to set up phone service or if it is different than for the other TDC units. I never had phone service. In my opinion phone service is a rip off and your better off writing letters. But that is just me. Maybe if you call the unit they can help you out with some info. Peace ~ Magnum

  57. pearla sanchez says:

    Can you help me locate my husband who caught chain a few days ago from Tom green county jail located in San angelo, tx with TDC his name is christopher nathan sanchez age 23 d.o.b 05/30/1992? Thank you!!

    • pearla sanchez says:

      Can anyone help me out with answers to finding out which TDCJ unit my husband has been taken to please??…

      • Texas Magnum says:

        Hey Pearla. If he just caught chain it takes a couple days to show up in the system. Once he does, the unit he is at will be listed in the inmate locator on this page. If you click on the unit name, it takes you to a page showing all the units and the address for each one. If you try jpay.com sometimes people show up faster there for some reason. If you’re having trouble with it, send me his name and date of birth and I will try to help you. Peace ~ Magnum

        • pearla sanchez says:

          You’re a true lifesaver for those of us who don’t have none else to turn to with these questions and for help locating family you don’t get thanked enough!! So here’s my husband’s info…Christopher Nathan Sanchez age:23 DOB: 05/30/1992…if you could check into locating him I’d really appreciate it! Thanks a bunch

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hey Pearla, well Christopher has shown up in the TDC system now. He is at Middleton. His TDC number is #02005338. Put this next to his name when you write him. You can write him at
            Middleton Unit
            13055 FM 3522
            Abilene, TX 79601
            By the way, I checked JPay.com and they changed their site. Now you cannot find someone on their site without knowing either their Unit or TDC number so I was telling you wrong. Glad he has shown up. Peace ~ Magnum

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Pearla, your husband isn’t showing up yet, it takes a couple days when they catch chain to appear in the system. I have found that sometimes Jpay.com, the site for sending money, finds them quicker than the TDC locator does, you might check that out. Meanwhile, don’t worry, in another day or so he will show up. Peace ~ Magnum

  58. Rose says:

    When my son first got to Rudd he saw Re-entry…then as you know parole was denied to prd 12/14 and he is in parole review again right now…he got a letter today telling him he has an appointment with Re-entry Monday…of course the stories flow and I know there isnt set rules you can follow because everyone is different and you hear different things. But a guy that got a serve all to prd with his prd being in Nov saw Re-entry and they told him he had an F51 and he is going home next month…Im trying to find out all options about what this means and NOT get my hopes up…anyone know anything?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Rose, what you said – don’t get your hopes up – that’s a good way to play it — but I’m pretty sure you are getting your hopes up right about now. I tried to use the attitude “hope for the best, expect the worst.” You plain don’t know with TDC. I don’t think there is a formula you can use to figure out the odds. I’d put money on your son coming home soon, but not all I had. You ought to try again to get onto prisontalk.com, it has a lot of info. The jpay.com forum is small compared to it. Try using a different browser or something? I’m hoping you and your son get some good news from this, keep me posted. Peace ~ Magnum

      • Rose says:

        this time at re-entry they took his picture, they didnt the first time…I just dont know. Im tired, emotionally and mentally as is he. This latest bout with the unfairness and bs that goes on in there has us worn. Just praying he is home soon and we can get past this mess.

  59. tina says:

    Can you help find where aaron rosales is he, left county on the 30th but i cant find where he was transfered his dob is 06/19/1996
    Contact me at ldbr30@gmail.com

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Tina, Aaron Rosales is in Middleton Unit. You can write to him at:
      Middleton Unit
      13055 FM 3522
      Abilene, TX 79601
      Include his TDC number next to his name. It is #02003264. Middleton is a transfer unit so after awhile he will likely be moved elsewhere. Peace ~ Magnunm

  60. Megan says:

    Hello, my husband is being transferred from county today to a tdc loacation. how long before i know where he is and be able to look him up in the system??

    • Rose says:

      Hi there. My son was transferred to Middleton from county on 2/13 (Friday) and I believe he was in the system by Tuesday. As soon as he I saw his name and number I added him in jpay and put money on his books and sent an email. He said that first week when they went to store everyone told him he wouldnt be able to get anything, it was too soon. So when he got there and had money he felt like it was Christmas…so if you are able to put some money on his books as soon as you see your hubbys name by all means do it…money for commissary and letters keep them encouraged and not quite as alone feeling. Hang in there!

  61. Rose says:

    Hi I am just wondering if there is someone that I can write to in support of my son seeking a line class change? He has been in TDCJ for six months now. Changes is not required for him to parole out but he is in the class anyway. Hes not sure who to ask about this so I told him I would see what I could find out.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Rose, I am not sure who would be the right person or office to contact about that, but line class is based on behavior while in prison. So I am not sure if writing to anyone would help. An inmate goes in as L1 and needs to stay out of trouble. If an inmate has disciplinary trouble their line class goes down. Sometimes this is tough because your whole pod might get in trouble about something that wasn’t really your doing. But of course the best bet is to stay out of trouble and do as much positive like taking classes, which it sounds like your son is. Here is a good thread that explains line class. By the way, if you are not familiar with http://www.prisontalk.com you might want to check it out, it’s a good resource for the family and friends of those incarcerated. Click on Forum and from there you will find a lot of information, there is a section for Texas and a section for parents of inmates.

  62. Brittany says:

    I am just wondering something. My husband was in Bexar County jail finishing out his sentence from years ago and then they just transferred him today to TDC. How long will he be in there since he’s already finished his full sentence?

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Brittany, that sure doesn’t sound right. So, you are saying he had a parole violation or something and was being held in Bexar County and finished the sentence there? I do not have an answer for this situation. Has he shown up in the inmate locator yet? The only thing I can think of is it’s going to be a quick trip and he will be released shortly, but I really don’t know. Hope it works out quickly for y’all. Peace ~ Magnum

  63. Mina Aguilar says:

    I’m looking for my friend Mathew Bogle 08/19/1966 I believe…… Any help would be appreciated

  64. Anonymous says:

    Can someone please help me find aaron rosales i dont know where hes serving his time now please email me at: ldbr30@gmail.com thank you!

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello, Aaron Rosales is not showing in the TDC system or in the Federal prison system. He could be in county jail, or in a city jail. If you are positive that he is incarcerated that would be a good start. If you know he was in TDC at one time, could it be possible he has been released now? Peace ~ Magnum

      • Anonymous says:

        I have a question my brother just got sentenced to 12 years and i know he will be sent to TDC we don’t know which location yet, and i know it might be a stupid question but how bad is TDC? I’m just worried because he is diabetic and i know it’s not going to be a five star hotel or anything but just to get an idea. If you can tell me anything, that would be greatly appreciated.

        • Duff says:

          TDCJ medical staff put there diabetics ahead of a lot of other offenders. He will recieve an small piece of paper called a (lay-in) that will tell him when he is scheduled to go to the infirmary for his treatment. But… If he dosent go to his medical lay-in then he could suffer disciplinary action. That and the nurses get pretty upset when they don’t show.
          As for how TDCJ is… IT SUCKS! No A/C, hard beds, food is gross, it stinks, the guards are under paid and under appreciated so they suck, everything is unfair, ect… It’s Prison.

      • Anonymous says:

        It says he was released from el paso annex but he was sentenced to tdc and state jail his dob is 06/19/1996

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Anonymous, is this your diabetic brother you are asking about? If so, if he just caught chain to TDC it’s going to take a couple days for him to show up in the system. Just keep trying and he will show up. First you will probably see him in Garza West, but usually that is a temporary step and he will move on to another unit. As far as diabetic, Duff gave a good answer. Yeah TDC conditions suck overall. Just like Duff said, though, they will give him some treatment at the infirmary for his diabetes. For a diabetic, the poor quality of food can be a challenge. If your family can add money to his commissary so he can buy food like tuna packets for protein, that can help him, because they will load him up on a lot of carbs and high fat food. Also with enough funds he can buy a fan. If he gets motivated TDC is a good place to get fit, and that can be a good thing for a diabetic. A lot of it will depend on him and his attitude, I’m hoping he will be motivated to make the most of his time inside. Peace ~ Magnum

  65. Greta says:

    I need the address to J Middleton please

  66. Teresa says:

    Good evening Texas Magnum. I posted a couple of weeks ago about my friend that we hadn’t heard from in a while. We received a letter & he’s ok. He’s been going through a bit of depression. His family abandoned him & his baby mama/wife hooked up with one of his former friends. With the exception of my family nobody writes or sends him money. He had to borrow a paper & pencil from his bunkmate because he didn’t have any money to purchase those things. I don’t know how anyone could dismiss a family member/husband like that. He made a mistake but he’s still a human being with feelings. Anyone reading this, please keep in touch with loved ones. Our correspondence gives them hope, encouragement and let’s them know they’re loved. Texas Magnum thanks for your help & all you do. Keep it up! Peace & blessings.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Teresa, I am glad you got word from your friend. Sounds like he can really use your friendship right about now. You are right about the importance of keeping in touch with those that are incarcerated. It might seem a small thing and there are a lot of reasons folks put off writing letters. They think they don’t have much news worth writing about, or they want the letter to be written perfectly or on nice paper or something like that. Believe me, just getting a letter with no news or written on old, lined notebook paper is awesome when you are incarcerated. I was happy to hear what my sister cooked for dinner or what my mom was watching on television, it just made me feel not so alone and like I still had some sort of family caring about me, and I would imagine the smells of that meal or think about just the pleasure of sitting on a couch and watching a show without 100 yelling, loud men all around me and somehow things were better for a minute. (The noise is a crappy part of prison that a lot of people don’t ever think about.) Anyway, I appreciate you updating us, glad to hear your friend got in touch. Hope to hear from you again as you go through this journey with your friend. I can guarantee you and your family are helping him a lot with your correspondence. Peace ~ Magnum

      • Anonymous says:

        Can some please help me, someone very special to me is in the womens mointain view prison, i have not heard from her in almost 2 weeks not like her at all nit to write me can someone tell me if they are in lockdown i did google search and no info at all. U would be helping a hurting soul with an answer. I dont know if i will fund this page again so please email me the answer to. Maleego16@yahoo.com thank you all very much. Be Safe, Stay Strong!!! Deezo…?

        • Texas Magnum says:

          I will reply by email but also here on the site in case anyone else is curious about the answer. I do not see that Mountain View is on lockdown, but there are other reasons you might not hear from someone for awhile, including that they are out of postage or something simple like that. If you are dealing with someone in prison I suggest you visit the site http://www.prisontalk.com. It’s a great resource. Here is a link for a thread on that site that is specifically for lockdown status in Texas Prisons >> http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=590. Good luck to you and hope you hear from your friend soon. Peace ~ Magnum

          • Sharn says:

            Hi can someone help me find my friend please , I don’t know which jail she’s in

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hi Sharn, I would need to know his information to help. If he was recently detained, you can start by contacting the local city or county jails where he was detained at. If you reply with some more details like his name and date of birth and where he was when arrested I will try to help you. ~ Magnum

  67. sarah says:

    Can someone please tell me how I can write someone. What all do I need to write him a letter??

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Sarah, you need to have your friend’s full name, and it is helpful to have their date of birth. Put their last name and first name in the TDC Inmate Locator found on the top of this page and if you get multiple results, then look to the right at the date of birth to narrow it down to the person you are looking for. Hope this info helps you. Peace ~ Magnum

  68. Ebony Taylor says:

    My name is Ebony Taylor the father of my children is Darwin Gerod Grant It says he can’t have visits and I am wondering why.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Ebony, an inmate is usually denied visitation for disciplinary reasons. This can range from the entire unit or pod going on lockdown to something like being caught with something against the rules, like prison-made tattoo equipment for example. If there is trouble in the pod they usually put the entire pod on lock down. That means no rec time, sack lunches in the cell instead of going to the cafeteria, and no visits or any other priveleges. Chances are it’s something like this and soon he will be allowed visitors again. Peace ~ Magnum

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi, my brother’s name is Jason Keith. tdc number is 1942975..he’s at the Byrd unit I’m Huntsville. He just got transfered there from gurney unit. Before they transfered him he wrote me a letter saying parole board put him in cognitive intervention class but then a few days later transfered him to Byrd unit. He had a year set off for parole last October so he will be eligible against this October to make parole. Why was he transfered and what does that class he is taking mean?

      • Texas Magnum says:

        Hi there, the class your brother got put into is probably what’s called “Changes” class. It’s purpose is to teach life skills to help your brother learn how to better handle situations, anger and other challenges, and a lot of times completing this class is a prerequisite for parole. So, it’s a good sign as it indicates he could get parole at the next time he is up for it but it doesn’t guarantee it. It just means he is moving in the right direction as far as completing the requirements for parole. As far as being transferred, TDC moves folks around sometimes for no apparent reason. It happened to me. Also sometimes a person is in a class like Changes and they get moved and then they will end up in another class or program. Transfers like this make family and friends on the outside stress out a little and want answers, but remember in TDC there isn’t necessarily a good reason for the things that happen. Peace ~ Magnum

  69. Steven Blevins says:

    Hello I was told that my father had passed away in TDCJ. I did an offender search to find him listed at the Neal unit. Is there anyway he would still be listed if he is deceased? His name and TDCJ# are 01593271. BLEVINS,JAMES CLAYTHAN.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Steven, well this is a new one for me. I do not want to steer you wrong on such a thing, but it seems unlikely to me that a person would still show in the TDC system if they had in fact deceased. I suppose if it was just a matter of a few days it could happen, but it seems that pretty quickly the TDC system would be updated. I am not sure who told you that they were deceased, but I think you need to get more information about this. Good luck to you, and peace ~ Magnum

  70. diego flores rodriguez says:

    quisiera saber si diego flores rodriguez se encuentgra en que carcel y cuando sale???

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hola Diego, no encuentro nadien con nombre Diego Flores Rodriguez in el TDC. Puedes ser que esta en una jaula de county. En donde vivia?

  71. Bianca Woods says:

    Hi my husband was transferred from dallas county to tdc Johnston unit. I just need his info pls help. His name is Roderick Scruggs 6-24-1993

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Bianca, there is not a Roderick Scruggs in the TDC system at this time. There is a Randall Scruggs. Could this be the person you are looking for? Their birthdate is 1987-06-02. They are currently at the Beto Unit.

    • rharnishfeger says:

      that should be easy to find out where he is at if you have a computer all you need is his first name and last name it should tell where he is incarcerated and for what period of time Bianca

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey Bianca, I imagine by now you have located your husband, but in case you haven’t, you are right he is at the Johnston unit. You will want to include his TDC number on the envelope next to his name. His TDC number is 01998001 You can write to him at:
      TDC Johnston Unit
      703 Airport Rd.
      Winnsboro, TX 75494

  72. Sully says:

    Hello i was trying to Find my best friend “Marcos Nahum Robledo Jimenez”

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Sully, I did not find your friend, but that is a whole lot of names he has. I tried all the names you listed. Are you sure he is in TDC?

  73. Cynthia says:

    Hi Iam looking for Jose Benavente Ramirez since 2 months ago and we can’t find him anywhere in the system please help .

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Cynthia, I do not find him in the TDC system. If you can tell me more, we can look in county jails from the area he was living. Where was he last?

  74. dulce says:

    Im trying to look for Jonathan Lucero DOB 4/4/81

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Dulce, I do not find Jonathan Lucero in the TDC system. Are you sure he is in TDC and not in county jail?

    • Garza says:

      My son just signed for 15 yrs on an F1 aggrivated robbery charge. He has been in Montgomry County Jail for about 10 months of this past year. March of 2015, he was convicted and charged. My sons name is Trevor Jerome Garza, Im his father Rudy Jerome Garza.

      • Texas Magnum says:

        Hi Garza, Sorry to hear about your son, on an aggravated charge he has awhile inside. I want to suggest you check out the http://www.prisontalk.com forum. Just go to the site, click on forum, then find the section on Parents of Children in Prison. I know it helped my family a lot, my mom told me there were some cool folks, and as a matter of fact, a couple reached out to me personally and wrote to me while I was inside. They even sent me cards and really reached out. It’s a great place to get all the information you need, and to just share your experience and your son’s. The thing I can tell you is to stay in touch with him and to keep in touch with letters and visits, if possible. I will be hoping to hear back from you as your son and your family go through this time. Meanwhile – take care and peace ~ Magnum

  75. Lorena says:

    Im looking for Rogelio Elizondo Estrada

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Lorena, Rogelio is not showing up under Rogelio Elizondo or Rogelio Estrada. Did he just get transferred to TDC? Maybe he is in county jail? When someone is just transferred from county to TDC it takes a couple days to show up. Try again in a day or so.

  76. mariana says:

    I am trying to find my husband juan antonio jimenez he was transfer to Holladay prison.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Mariana, I do not find your husband in the system. If he was just transferred from county, it can take a couple days to show up. You might try again in a day or so. Peace ~ Magnum

  77. mayra rameriz says:

    hello im trying too look for my sister lisa ANETTE huerta

    • B Brown says:

      if you have the tdcj number it will locate her, this is not the sim number, it is the number that they give them when the go to the Fedral system.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Mayra, your sister is in the Crain Unit. When you write to her you need to include the TDC number. Her TDC number is 01076599. You can write to her at
      TDC Crain Unit
      1401 State School Road
      Gatesville, TX 76599-2999
      Good luck to you and your sister. Peace ~ Magnum

  78. mayra rameriz says:

    hello im trying too look for my sister lisa huerta

  79. Teresa says:

    Hello! I came across your site while looking for info regarding a family friend. I have to say while I don’t know you, I have a sincere & deep respect for you, your journey & all the encouragement you provide. My father was incarcerated for a good portion of my life & the entire family “did time” with him. It’s hard on everyone involved not to mention all the social stigma that comes with the words “felon” or “convict”. Your page & all your words/actions bring people help & hope. Thank you for that. I did have a question in regards to finding out info on a family friend. We have been corresponding regularly then about a month ago nothing. We continue to write & send funds for commissary but we haven’t heard anything from him & we’re extremely worried. We called the current facility & got told “he aiight”. Is there any way we could find out if he’s in lockdown or the infirmary? We just want to know that he’s ok. Thanks for any help.

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Teresa, thanks for the kind words, I appreciate that. I know what you mean about the whole family doing time with you. For your friend, did you locate him on the TDC inmate locator? If he is in agg seg usually it will show he is not eligible for visitation. If he is sick or hurt to the degree he is at a hospital somewhere it will also give a message that he is temporarily at another site. Unfortunately, as you probably already know, the prison is not usually too helpful with information in these cases. If time keeps going by and you don’t hear anything, you could try reaching the chaplain at the unit he is at. They are tough to reach too, but if you get them on the line they can be a bit more helpful. I hope you get word from him soon, I know that is hard not hearing. Do you happen to know his bunkmate’s name and TDC number? You can try writing to them if he is friendly with them, to set your mind at ease.
      Good luck to you, write back and let us know when you get in touch with your friend. Peace ~ Magnum

  80. JD Watts says:

    Hello, I am attempting to locate James Peyton Busbee Jr, who was transferred out of the Victoria County Jail and into the Federal system. He does not appear in the Inmate Search, and while I am getting his SID number I do not have it at the moment and would appreciate any assistance you could offer. Thanks, JDW

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hey JD, there is not a James Peyton Busbee currently listed in the Federal system. When someone is transferred, it takes a couple days for them to show up in the new system. I think if you wait a few days they may show up. I wanted to mention, there is a James Merrill Busbee mentioned, who is not currently in federal custody but at one time was. They are listed as a white male, 52 years old. Not sure if this is possibly the person you are looking for and you had the middle name mixed up? Anyway, you can check Federal Inmates at this link >> http://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/. Keep an eye on it and your friend ought to show up if he was recently transferred.

      • analisa says:

        My husband Sergio I. Sierra is in gurney unit. His prohected sentence is 9/29/2017 is he gonna have to do two years then? Before he was transferred, and before going to mcclennan county jail he went to court 4/2/2015and was told he was only going to do 3 or 5months, and would be out on parole so I dont understand why he is going to do two years. Can you please help me understan what’s going on

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hey Analisa, in general I have found the projected release date to be a good indicator. When I went in, my lawyer told me I would be out in a couple months… which was not true. My experience has told me that lawyers will tell you almost anything and also do not necessarily understand what going to prison is all about. All I can tell you is settle in for awhile, keep in touch with Sergio with letters and visits if it’s possible for you. I would bet he makes parole well before his 2 years is up if he keeps things cool inside. So just try to be patient, and the time will go by. Peace ~ Magnum

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Analisa I took a look at your husband’s sentence and I see his sentence is for 7 years total, so it is probably pretty realistic he will be there for about 2 years. I am sorry, I hadn’t looked at the details last night and thought that his entire sentence was 2 years. The good news is he is already eligible for parole and you never know, he might be out much sooner than expected.

    • B Brown says:

      do you have his tdcj number this is not the sid number, it is the number that thay give them when theyput them in the Federal system. if you have that number put it where it says tdcj number, it should locate him.

  81. Briana says:

    Hi, my husband signed for 3 years tdc.. He just got transferred but, I can’t find him any where in the system.. Also how much of the 3 years would he have to complete? And does the 4 1/2 months from county go with him to tdc? His name is Freddy Rasalio Umanzor.. If u can help find him that would be great..

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hi Briana, your husband is at Holliday Unit. That is a transfer unit so in awhile he will be relocated to another unit, where he will likely stay for the duration of his sentence. His TDC number is 01995924 and this number must be included next to his name on envelopes when you write him. If you plan to use regular mail the address at Holliday is:
      TDC Holliday Unit
      295 I.H. 45 North
      Huntsville, TX 77320-8443
      Also, you might check into jpay.com. There you can sign up and send him funds that way, and also send him letters via email. He cannot answer you by email, but they will print out your mail and deliver it to him.
      In answer to your questions, yes, the 4 1/2 months he spent in county will count towards his sentence. He shows as already eligible for parole, but his projected release date is showing as May of 2016. In my experience this will be about right, give or take a month or so.
      Hope this information helps. Peace ~ Magnum

      • Carolyn Dillon says:

        Can you please help me locate my husband. He left Dallas County, Lew Sterret yesterday and I can’t find him anywhere. His name is Dewayne H. Dillon. Thanking you in advance.

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hi Carolyn, when someone is transferred from county to TDC, it takes a day or two for them to show up in TDC’s system. Sometimes a person will show up on the JPay.com site before they even show up on TDC’s search. Not sure if you have heard of JPay.com, it is a site where you can send an inmate money, you might want to check it out. At any rate, give it another day or so and your husband will show up in the TDC Inmate Locator too. Peace ~ Magnum

  82. Kamile Ramos says:

    Can you help me fiqure out when my uncle will be able to get out for parole, his name is Raul Ramos and hes 40 years old and hes in for murder

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Kamile, there are several Raul Ramos in the TDC system, but the one that appears to be your uncle based on what you wrote is at Ferguson Unit. The address at Ferguson is:
      TDC Ferguson Unit
      12120 Savage Drive
      Midway, TX 75852-3654
      His TDC Number is 00712537, if you write to him be sure to include it on the envelope.
      Looks like he will become eligible to go before the parole board in 2025, but his sentence is for much longer than that. It’s very hard to say when he will actually be released on parole because that is based on many factors including how he comports himself while he is incarcerated. He has served 20 years already, so I am pretty sure he has already made his choices about things like what group he has affiliated himself with inside, etc. Hopefully he is making good choices and does his best to stay out of trouble and continue to work on himself as a person so when he gets out he will be ready to face the world. The best thing to do at this point is to just hang tight and write to him when you can, it means a lot to an inmate to hear from family. Peace to you and your family ~ Magnum

      • Sway says:

        Hi, my name’s Sway and I came across your website today while attempting to find a friend who is in custody. I think your work on here is incredible. The situation is extremely complex and I do not want to put my friend’s business out there like that. I would like everything to be said in confidentiality. I really, really, REALLY need help finding him. Is there any other way I can contact you, preferably via email, besides on here? It would mean a lot if you could help me with this.

  83. Kamile Ramos says:

    Im looking for my cousin Refugio Martinez and his nickname is “Cuco” some says its his middle name but i dont know . I dont know his birthday but hes probably around his mid or late 30’s . I really need to find him asap. I havnt spoken to him in a year and his son who is also my cousin would really love to here from him . please help if possible .

    • Texas Magnum says:

      Hello Kamile, your cousin is at Hodges Unit. Looks like his full name is Refugio Coronel Martinez and his birthdate is 12-23-1979. Does that seem right? That would make him 35. You can write to him there, you need to include his TDC number next to his name on the envelope. Refugio’s TDC Number is 01902888. Here is the address at Hodge Unit:
      TDC Hodge Unit
      P.O. Box 999
      Rusk, TX 75785
      Looks like his projected release date is set as Oct 2016, and that is usually a pretty good guideline. Best of luck to you, your cousin and his son. Peace ~ Magnum

  84. 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

  85. 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

  86. M says:

    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

  87. 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

  88. 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

  89. 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

  90. 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

  91. Mandy says:

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

  92. 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

  93. 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.

  94. 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

        • Megan says:

          My child’s worthless sperm donor is in prison and I found him but can’t find where he is I need to know how close he is to my daughter and I and I’m confused on what all of this means I need someone to help me. It’s for her safety and mine. Please help. His tdcj # is 01973733 his sid# is 05305929 anything else you need please ask but I need to know as soon as possible. Thank you.

          • Megan says:

            I’d also like to add his name is Scott M. Wessel birthday is 01-25-1968. I’m not really sure what else to give you. Sorry. What is a projected release date? Is that when he’ll get out? I just need to know how much time I have to get my daughter somewhere he can’t find her. He’s already tried to kill both of us once.

          • Megan says:

            I’d also like to add his tdcj #: 01973733 name: scott m. Wessel bday is 01-25-1968. I’m not sure what else to give. Is projected release date the day he’ll get out? I just need to know so I can keep my daughter safe. He’s already tried to kill her once and me twice. Please help.

          • Texas Magnum says:

            Hey Megan, so what you are seeing on his record is “temporary release”. This can be for a couple reasons. One – he was going to be released from prison soon but faced some outstanding charges somewhere, in which case they send him to that county to face those charges. Depending on the outcome, he could receive an addition to his sentence from that. Another reason for temporary release is he needed medical attention beyond what the prison medical staff can give him. That is for pretty serious injuries or illness or maybe broken bones because they don’t send you to the hospital for small stuff. The last and least likely reason is to be released temporarily for a funeral of a close family member. This is rare, and usually only granted if someone has a great record in prison, and isn’t a troublemaker of any sort, no gang affiliation, and stuff like that. Like I said, it’s a possibility, but it’s RARE that this happens.

            His projected release date shows December of this year. That is a “good guess” of when they would probably release him and not a sure thing at all. I will tell you, as a victim, you are entitled to write to the parole board and let them know anything you want about your concerns about him getting parole. You can let them know if you think he is not reformed, or is a danger, or anything like that. Here is a link to a page on the TDC website that explains what you can do to submit a protest of him getting parole >> http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/vs/victim_parole.html. Also, as a victim, you can register with the Victim’s Services Division of TDC. When you register they will let you know when he is due to be released or other information like that. You can learn about that at this link >> http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/vs/index.html#notification.

            Bottom line, you and your daughter do have rights to protect yourselves but I also believe you shouldn’t leave it all up to the state because there are just too many people coming and going in the criminal justice system for you to count on them focusing on your situation. So that means even if you go through all the right steps you still need to ultimately rely on yourself to find a safe environment for you and your daughter. I hope you can find some folks to help you get that part all figured out, whether it’s your family and friends or even check into some women’s shelters for advise. They might be able to give you some good advice. Take care, and keep in touch so we know how you’re doing. Peace to you and your daughter ~ Magnum

  95. 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.

      • Megan says:

        Thanks for your help on that and the links you sent me! I can’t thank you enough and of course i’ll keep you posted. Now that my souls a little more calm I can focus on everything else I’ve already got her somewhere but I know when he gets out he’ll find us. He’s already having somebody stalk my Facebook page amongst other things. So I just gotta keep on keeping on I suppose until everything gets settled. He’s also got time to serve in illinois for stealing some guns up there and bringing them here to Texas to try and get after me and my girl. Hopefully that’s a good long time there too.

  96. 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.

  97. 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?

  98. 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.

  99. I have a question about my husband Michael John

  100. Nicole says:

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

  101. 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

  102. 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.

  103. 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

  104. 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.

  105. 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.

  106. 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

  107. 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.

  108. Scott golden says:

    Come home brother

  109. 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.

  110. 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.

  111. 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

  112. 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

  113. 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.

  114. Tyranny says:

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

  115. 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.

      • Jessica says:

        Hello..okay so I’m confused, my brother got arrested on June 09 2015 he was on a city jail and was told he was getting tranfer to a county jail..he called last night saying he was already getting transferred and that he was told that maybe he would be out by today but i haven’t known anything about him since then and he doesn’t appear on the city jail system nor the county system…what can i do? thanks!(:

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hi Jessica, Sometimes it takes a day or so for the records to update in the new place. It can be really frustrating to track someone down in these circumstances. Usually you can call the county jail and ask if he is being held there. It might be the most direct. They can tell you if he is there, and possibly if he was released already. Depends on how they keep their records. Good luck to you. I imagine you will be hearing from him soon. ~ Magnum

  116. Charmane says:

    Free My BabyDaddy Deontay Hampton

  117. 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

  118. 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?

  119. 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.

  120. 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. :'(

  121. 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

  122. 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

  123. 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.

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. 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.

  127. 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:


    • 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.

  128. 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.

  129. 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?????

  130. 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…

  131. chris says:

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

  132. 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?

  133. AntWilt says:

    Help find out where he is at!!!!!!!
    Inmate’s Name… KRAMER, GREG ALLEN
    SO………….. 107757
    Address……… 133 DETROIT
    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.

  134. 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!

  135. 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.

  136. 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.

  137. 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??

  138. 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.

  139. 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!

  140. 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.

  141. 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?

  142. 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.

  143. 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.

  144. 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.

  145. 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)

  146. 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.

  147. 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.

  148. 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.

  149. 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

  150. 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.

  151. 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.
    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.

  152. 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.

  153. 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.

  154. 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.

  155. 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.

  156. 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?

  157. 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.

  158. 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.

  159. 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.

    • Kyle says:

      Hi Clio,

      I’m a reporter in Los Angeles currently working on a story about a death row inmate at TDCJ; James Richard was a close friend of the person I’m writing about, and on the off chance that you check this forum, I was hoping you’d consider contacting me. Email me any time jaegerkyle@gmail.com.

      Thank you,

      Kyle J.

      • Texas Magnum says:

        Kyle I saw your message and I have forwarded it on to the email that Clio used in her original post. ~ Magnum

  160. 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.

  161. 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.

  162. tiffany says:

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

  163. 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.

  164. 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.

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. 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.

  168. 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.


    • 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.

  169. Hannah Hernandez says:

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

    • 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 ~

  170. 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.

  171. 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.

  172. 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.

  173. 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.

  174. 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!

  175. 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 !


    • 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!


    • 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?

  177. BIANCA says:

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

  178. 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!

  179. 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.

  180. 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.

  181. ESMERALDA says:


  182. ANNA says:


  183. 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?

  184. 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


  185. 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

  186. donshae hillary says:

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

  187. 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.

  188. 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

  189. 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

  190. 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

  191. 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

  192. 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.

  193. 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

  194. 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

  195. ROBERT HUDLIN says:


    • 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!

  196. Sharon Loves Dwayne says:

    Been 2yrs….Sorry

  197. 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

  198. antranette says:

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

  199. steven ochoa says:

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

  200. 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!


  201. 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.

  202. 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 ~~

  203. wendy garcia says:

    LOOKING FOR A GOOD FRIEND keenan KABELL i cant find him

  204. 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.

  205. 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!

  206. 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.

  207. 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.

  208. 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.

  209. 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

  210. 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

  211. JOHN LENNON says:


  212. 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 ?

  213. 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.

  214. 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????

  215. cruvenna perkins says:

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

    • Editor says:

      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.

  216. 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

  217. 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.

  218. 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……

  219. 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

  220. 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.

  221. 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

  222. 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.

  223. 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!

  224. 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?

  225. 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

  226. 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..

  227. 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.

  228. 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.

  229. tay says:

    i like to know when thomas berry getting out

  230. 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.

  231. manuel hernandez jr says:

    i would like to no his out date

    • stevie says:


      • joe says:

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



          • 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:


      • I just want to kno if he is ok..Its been a while since He been locked up im trying to find out ..When he was in Dallas was it time surved..
        And last his three kids missing him..

        • Texas Magnum says:

          Hey Texannia, he will get time served for the time spent in county. It’s a hard time for everyone, keeping in touch with letters will help you and your kids and mean a lot to him. Hearing from home means a lot to inmates. Good luck and peace to you ~ Magnum

    • 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