TDCJ - Travis County State Jail (TI)

State Prison

Last Updated: April 10, 2024
8101 FM 969, Austin, TX 78724

Travis State Jail is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Travis State Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 512-926-4482.

Located at 8101 FM 969 in Austin, TX, Travis State Jail carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Travis State Jail offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on TDCJ - Travis County State Jail (TI) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

The Jail has a capacity of 1,161 male inmates in a range of custody levels, including J1, J2, J4, G1, G2, Transient, and Youthful Offenders. Nestled on approximately 95 acres, the facility manages a unit garden for agricultural operations and focuses on unit maintenance for its facility operations, lacking manufacturing and logistics operations.

In terms of medical care, the jail provides ambulatory medical, dental, and mental health services, with telemedicine and Digital Medical Services (DMS) available. These services are easily accessible on a single level and are efficiently managed by UTMB, ensuring comprehensive healthcare for all inmates.

Special treatment programs offered include the State Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SJSATP), Champions Youth Program (CYP), and a dedicated Veterans Dormitory, catering to the specific needs of these populations. Educational opportunities abound with programs like literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Title I, CHANGES/Pre-Release, and Cognitive Intervention, along with career and technology programs such as Business Image Management and Multimedia and Landscape Design, Construction, and Maintenance.

Additional programs and services enhance the rehabilitative environment, including a faith-based dormitory, the Prison Deterrence Education Program, life decisions programming, peer education, crime prevention initiatives, chaplaincy services, community tours, Crime Stoppers, and the GO KIDS Initiative, promoting positive engagement and development.

Community involvement is a cornerstone of the jail's operations, with inmates contributing through various work projects that provide services to city and county agencies. Additionally, volunteer initiatives play a crucial role in the rehabilitation process, offering literacy and education support, employment and job skills training, substance abuse education, life skills development, parenting and marriage training, support groups, religious or faith-based studies and activities, family reintegration programs, and the Storybook Project, fostering connections and personal growth among inmates.

TDCJ - Travis County State Jail - Family Information Guide
TDCJ - Travis County State Jail - Inmate Handbook

Inmate Locator

Travis State Jail maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

Inmate Visitation

Visitation plays an important role in maintaining the association between inmates and their friends and family as well as strengthening family ties. Visitation Procedure Update (effective December 28, 2023)

Preparing for your visit:

Before you travel to a unit:

  • Confirm the inmate is assigned to the unit you are planning to visit and has visitation privileges.
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  • Confirm the unit visitation schedule and verify that visitation has not been canceled. An eligible inmate cannot receive visitors if visitation has been canceled.

  • Do not bring cash (except coins, not more than $35).

  • No cell phones inside the secure perimeter.

  • Spiritual visits must be coordinated through the warden’s office.

Each inmate is only allowed one visit per weekend. To the extent possible, individuals on an inmate’s Visitors List should coordinate with one another and with the inmate to prevent subsequent visitors from being declined when they arrive at the unit.

General Information Guide for Families of Inmates (English/Español) - PDF
Inmate Rules and Regulations for Visitation (English/Español) - PDF

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.