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What is Texas Department of Criminal Justice?
Persons sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in Harris County are processed through the Harris County Sheriff’s Office “TDCJ” Section.

Sentenced persons are transferred upon notification by the TDCJ. The HCSO’s “TDCJ” Section also tracks persons in custody of the Harris County Sheriff's Office for parole violations.

  • The TDCJ Main Information line is (936) 437-8035
  • The TDCJ Release Information line is 1-800-535-0283.
  • TDCJ's Parole Division – Houston Office – (713) 685-7100.


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