TDCJ Resources and Information
General Information Guide for Families of Offenders Explains the intake process and provides a brief description of the offender program areas within TDCJ. Intended to assist the families of offenders in understanding how TDCJ operates. July 2008 *
TDCJ Offender Orientation Handbook Handbook designed to provide the TDCJ offender population with general information and a standard of acceptable conduct. November 2004 *
TDCJ Banned Books Provided by Texas Civil Rights Project: links for (1) Full Report * and (2) List of Books
TDCJ Ombudsman Program The TDCJ Ombudsman Program provides a single point of contact for elected officials and members of the general public who have inquiries regarding the agency, offenders or staff. When necessary, investigations shall be coordinated through appropriate TDCJ officials. The TDCJ Ombudsman Offices strive to provide timely responses to the public.
TDCJ School System (Windham) The Windham School District (WSD) was established by the Texas Legislature as an entity separate and distinct from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), with the Texas Board of Criminal Justice (TBCJ) serving as the Board of Trustees for the WSD. It is the policy of the Board that the WSD shall provide academic, as well as career and technology education, to eligible offenders incarcerated within the TDCJ.
TDCJ GO KIDS! Programs and Services in the Community for Probationers, Parolees, Their Families and for the Families of Incarcerated Offenders
Programas y Servicios en la Comunidad para las Personas en Probacion, Parole, sus Familiares, y las Familias de los Ofensores que se Encuentran Encarcelados
TDCJ definitions and acronyms Understanding some of the words your loved one will be using to describe life on the inside
Inmate and Unit Statistics Texas Tribune database
TDCJ Reentry and Integration Division
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has established a new Division. The Reentry and Integration Division combines the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI), and an expanded reentry initiative, to better focus state resources to reduce recidivism and address the needs of juvenile and adult offenders. As a new Division, we are in the process of building our web site to provide a comprehensive source of information for offenders, their families, and the public. Please refer to this site often for more updates.
*(You will have to download these documents in PDF form. If you have any problems, call the TIFA office 512-922-9417)