It is possible to look up mugshots of inmates by using a prison identification number or name. If searching by name, it is also helpful to have additional information available such as race, date of birth, gender and state.Continue Reading
Mugshot databases are usually cleared on a regular basis. Therefore, if an inmate was incarcerated prior to a certain time, his or her mugshot may not be available. That said, a person may be able to do a search on the Internet to find an old mugshot. If that fails, contact the prison directly to see if there might be a mugshot archive available.
The Bertillion System was invented by a Parisian clerk in the Prefecture of Police Office. It was a predecessor to current-day mugshots, a side-by-side front and side view of the accused's face. Introduced at the 1893 World's Fair, the system quickly caught on in the United States. Many people viewed the mugshot as a step forward in scientific law enforcement. Some police departments superimposed one mugshot on top of another, thus giving an image of a "typical" pickpocket or burglar. When browsing mugshots online, it is important to remember that many are posted regardless of whether or not the person in question has been convicted of a crime.Learn more about Public Records
Jail codes, also known as inmate codes, include avoiding collaboration with prison authorities, not stealing from other inmates and not gambling. Jail codes are the informal rule, values and cultural norms that govern relationships among the imprisoned.Full Answer >
Find information on Georgia prison inmates through Dcor.state.ga.us, which is the Georgia Department of Corrections website. Prisoner information is also available through public websites such as JailGuide.com as of 2015.Full Answer >
Canadian Inmates Connect, Prison Fellowship Canada and PrisonPenPals are some prison pen pal services specifically targeting inmates in Canada. The pen pal options include sharing romance, vocation, education and spirituality.Full Answer >
To find prison inmates at the Huntsville jail in Texas, navigate to the Offender Search page of the Online Services section of TDCJ.texas.gov, and submit the completed form. Alternately, call the General Information Line at (936) 295-6371 or (800) 535-0283 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email the TDCJ at email@example.com as of 2015.Full Answer >