Announcements

Donate to the TPM Building Expansion Fund

The 13th Annual Old Timers Reunion is on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10am-2pm in the conference room. All retired prison employees and their spouses are invited to attend. Sandra Rogers will be on site to sign her recently published book, Electrocutions in Texas 1924-1964. Come join us for free food, fellowship, and door prizes.

Winners of the Prison Museum Raffle:

  • Marshall Herklotz, 2017 Ford F-150 XLT Super Crew cab pickup
  • Matt Gross, 2018 EZ-Go S4 Golf Cart
  • William Huebner, $1500 gun

Thanks to everyone who participated in this fund raiser.

Special information for school tours.

Research Tools

Inmate Information Prior to 1960

If you need information about a specific inmate incarcerated before 1960, please use the Convict Information Request Form (pdf, 38K) For a $10 fee the Curator of Collections will research convict entry ledgers, convict conduct ledgers and museum files. Download and complete the form, and mail with the fee. (If you are a member of Ancestry.com, this information may be obtained from that site as part of your membership.)

Inmate Information After 1960

If you are seeking information about an inmate incarcerated after 1960, please contact the Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate records office at (936) 437-6583.

Archives

The Texas Prison Museum archives is available for use by approved historical researchers working on dissertations, books. magazine articles, documentaries, etc. Please use the Archival Research Information (pdf, 42K) form for more information.