How to Find Texas Parole Status Information

One of the most common questions is "Where can I find information on the parole status of a Texas prisoner"?

Because this is an issue that directly concerns families and other loved ones, we have put links on our website to allow you to easily find the parole status of a TDCJ inmate. 

Parole Status Search

The TDCJ Offender Information search provides projected release dates and housing location for inmates in all TDCJ facility. Be aware the information on this site changes frequently. 

As you might expect, the state's TDCJ website is slow, but be patient and you should find the information on the inmate's current parole status, projected release date, and housing unit. It is fairly up to date, usually within a few days.

Inmate Locators

At the top of this page is a tab titled Offender Information and Inmate Locator.  Click on that tab to reveal links to TDCJ Offender search, Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate locator and various county and city jails within Texas.  

Each link will take you to the specified website which is maintained by their respective municipality.

Texas Parole Packet

People ask us "When is the time to start preparing a Texas parole packet?" Most of you know that a parole packet or a parole presentation package is a collection of documents and pictures sent to the voting members of the Texas parole board to help them get to know the potential parolee a little better. This is particularly important in Texas since there is not an interview nor does the offender ever meet with an actual members of the parole board who will be voting.

Our answer as to when to start is always the same. 


There are many reasons for this, but the main thing to remember is it is better to have the information and not need it, than to need it and not have it. Many times it takes much longer to get the information together than you would think and people are forced to submit packets without all of the materials. When you are trying for parole in Texas you need every bit of help you can get.

We discuss the various parts of the packet in our eBook, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, available as a download which can then be used to prepare the packet or as a download and printed copy. As a bookstore, we can mail the printed copy to a prisoner at his or her unit or directly to you. By all means, if you can afford a parole attorney, hire one, but if you can't, our low priced eBook will help you to do the best job possible.

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