TDCJ Resources and Information

TDCJ Policy and Procedure

Administrative Segregation and Death Row Plan

Disciplinary Rules and Procedures for Offenders

Summer Heat Guidelines 

TDCJ-Heat-Directive(3) AD-10.64-1

Ad Seg

Administrative Segregation & Death Row Plan-1

Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)

TDCJ Website

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 *


Ordering Glasses Through a Free

Know Your Medical, Mental and Dental Rights – ACLU

How to Request Medical Care in TDCJ

Medical Release form

Resolving Medical issues

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.


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 Tribune database

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)