TDCJ Policy and Procedure
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)
General Information Guide for Families of Offenders
This guide explains the intake process and briefly describes the offender program areas within TDCJ. Intended to assist the families of offenders in understanding how TDCJ operates. September 2022 *
TDCJ Offender Orientation Handbook
The handbook is designed to provide the TDCJ offender population with general information and a standard of acceptable conduct. February 2017 *
TDCJ Banned Books
Banned books information is 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
This list will help you to understand some of the words your loved one will be using to describe life on the inside
Inmate and Unit Statistics
Texas Board of Criminal Justice
Nine member Texas Board of Criminal Justice is appointed by the governor to oversee the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
The Board of Pardons and Paroles decides which eligible inmates to release on parole.
*(You will have to download these documents in PDF form. If you have any problems, call the TIFA office 512-371-0900)