The website of the county sheriff's office usually provides a listing of inmates currently detained inside a county jail. Some county sheriff's offices, such as in Jones County, list an inmate roster publicly, while others, such as in Cook County, offer an inmate locator to find a specific inmate.
The county sheriff's office manages county jails throughout a county. To find inmate listings for a jail, visit the county sheriff's office website and locate the inmate roster or an inmate locator. Most inmate search tools require online users to provide the inmate's last name, booking number or state ID and provide inmate information, such as charges, maximum sentence and tentative release date.