What Information Do You Need to Complete an Inmate Offender Search?


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Required information for an inmate offender search differs among correctional facilities, with each facility or jurisdiction having its own information requirements for accessing inmate status. Inmate offender searches are typically performed online.

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What Information Do You Need to Complete an Inmate Offender Search?
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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction offers an online search for inmate information. The only required information is the inmate’s last name, although to ensure you are getting information on the correct inmate, the first name, county of commitment and/or residence, zip code or prison number may also be entered.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has an online Offender Information Search. The minimum information required for this search is the offender’s last name and first initial, or the TDCJ identification number or the state identification number.

The Virginia Department of Corrections allows you to search online for an inmate offender by either the offender identification number, or the last and first name of the offender. You can perform a partial name search by using only the first two letters of the offender’s first name to receive more search results.

To find an inmate who is incarcerated in the federal prison system, you can use the Federal Bureau of Prisons online inmate locator. You can search for an inmate by number (FBOP Register Number, DCDC Number, FBI or INS number) or by name. First and last name is required to perform a FBOP name search.

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