Texas Catholic Correctional Ministers
The Catholic Dioceses of Texas
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"For I was in prison and you visited me." (Matthew 25)

Correctional Units

Texas Department of Criminal Justice:

The Correctional Institutions Division (CID) – Prison & Jail Operations of TDCJ has the responsibility of managing institutional prisons and state jails in six (6) regional districts throughout the State of Texas.

Unit Map and Schedule of Units by Region
 of all TDCJ Units can be found at the CID’s website.

Unit Directory is also available which provides links to pages that contain comprehensive data on the classification, location, staffing, and other pertinent information of each unit.

For a directory of all TDCJ units listed by diocese, click here

To determine in which diocese a TDCJ unit is located, click here.

A schedule of all TDCJ units along with the Staff Directory of the Chaplaincy and Volunteer Services Departments can be found here.


Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD)

Pursuant to Senate Bill 653 passed by the 82nd Texas Legislature and signed by the Governor, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) was created on December 1, 2011 and the existing Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC) and Texas Youth Commission (TYC) were abolished. On December 1, 2011, operations of both TJPC and TYC were transferred to the new TJJD and all references to TJPC and TYC were changed to the new name. A schedule of TJJD facilities can be found at TJJD's web site.


U.S. Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) 
map of federal prison facilities located in the South Central region of the U.S. can be found at the BOP’s web site. By clicking on the map, you will access web pages for each of the facilities operated by the Bureau of Prisons within that region that contains information specific to a facility. Each facility’s web page includes the facility's security level, the facility's visiting guidelines, judicial districts, the facility's contact information, and more


County Jails:

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) is the regulatory agency for all county jails and privately operated municipal jails in the state. According to the TCJS Abbreviated Population Report for 1/01/2012, the total population of inmates incarcerated in local jails and holding institutions was 61,540 as of the effective date of the report. Ministers and lay people interested in volunteering within a county jail or correctional complex should contact the chaplaincy program of that facility. Contact information can be obtained at each county’s web site.


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