Announcements

There may be some days the museum may be closed due to renovations. Please call (936-295-2155) before traveling.

The Third Annual Texas Prison Museum Director's Cup Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Ravens Nest Golf Course in Huntsville Texas. Please call the museum for details.

The 14th Annual Old Timers Reunion is on October 19, 2019 from 10am-2pm in the conference room. All retired prison employees and their spouses are invited to attend. Come join us for free food, fellowship, and door prizes.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 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.