The graphs on this page are from our 50 State Incarceration Profiles.
Change over time
Also see these Texas graphs:
See also our detailed graphs about Whites
in Texas prisons and jails.
The big picture
Other research and materials on Texas
- Travis County, Texas: A Case Study on Video Visitation by Emily Wildra, April 18, 2016
- In-person visits return to jails in Travis County, Texas! by Alison Walsh, April 19, 2016
- In-person family visits will return to Austin, Texas by Bernadette Rabuy, September 30, 2015
- Explaining Texas’ overnight prison boom, by Rachel Gandy, Prison Policy Initiative blog, August 7, 2015
- Texas lawmakers approve in-person visits for jail inmates, KTXS and The Associated Press, May 25, 2015
- Texas House Passes County Jail Visitation Bill by Grassroots Leadership, May 11, 2015
- Dallas County Jail Telephones Cost Extra if You Pay With a Credit Card, by Amy Silverstein, Dallas Observer, December 5, 2014
- Dallas County approves video visitation contract, by Peter Wagner, November 11, 2014
- Dallas County rejects Securus video visitation contract!, by Peter Wagner, September 9, 2014
- Texas counties favor fairness and common sense over prison gerrymandering, by Aleks Kajstura, December 9, 2013
- Avoiding prison gerrymandering is often a matter of common sense: Texas and Louisiana research update, by Peter Wagner, Prisoners of the Census Blog, December 6, 2013
- Prisoners lack vote, yet they shape vote, by Jonathan Tilove, Austin American-Statesman, November 30, 2013 (behind a paywall)
- Rural counties treat prisoners as political footballs when drawing electoral districts, Grits for Breakfast, December 3, 2013
- Tom HoweWhere should inmates be counted for redistricting?, Texas House Research Office, Interim News, August 12, 2010
- Importing Constituents: Prisoners and Political Clout in Texas, by Peter Wagner and Rose Heyer, November 8, 2004
- How does the Texas incarceration rate measure up in the global context?
- Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse reports about Texas