How Can You Find an Inmate by Name?


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An inmate can be found by name using an online inmate locator. To use these locators, you must first know the jail or prison system in which the inmate is incarcerated. Jails and correctional facilities operate on every governmental level: local, county, state and federal.

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The City of Houston has an online jail inmate locator, which can be used to find an inmate by name. After navigating to Houston’s Jail Public Information Inquiry page, type in the inmate’s last and first names. If you do not know the of the inmate’s last name, you can enter the first letter of the last name only. You can also search for an inmate by date of birth or arrest number, as of April 2015.

The Macomb County, Michigan Sherriff also has a Jail Inmate Locator you can use to search for an inmate by name. You can also use the same locator to search for an inmate by number. The state of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections also has an online inmate locator you can use to filter an inmate name search by sex, committing county, prison location and age.

Theinmatelocator.com has and links to every state that has an online inmate locator. The Federal Bureau of Prisons locator and the Immigration inmate locator also have links on theinmatelocator.com.

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