Are there free inmate look-up services?


Quick Answer

There are numerous free inmate look-up services in USA that operate online. A person may check the name, jail term and other details about an inmate. In fact, a person may subscribe and receive prompt notifications when a specified inmate is released, moves from one prison to another or escapes.

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Are there free inmate look-up services?
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Examples of such free inmate look-up services include Kentucky Offender Online Look-up or KOOL, Inmate Population Information Search of New York State and the California Inmate Locator. KOOL operates the Victim Information and Notification Everyday or VINE, a service that informs relatives, via email or phone of important procedures affecting an inmate.

Most of these free look-up services are updated daily to provide the public with accurate information and data. In fact, KOOL is updated four times in a day as of 2015. Even so, the services do not guarantee 100 percent true information.

The Inmate Population Information Search is operated by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision of New York State. To access details of an inmate, a user has to type the person’s full name, date of birth and identification number. After submitting the search criteria, a reply pops up almost immediately. Other details that one may access include inmate’s photos, guidelines for visiting inmates and their probability for parole. Additionally, there are numerous questions answered under the FAQ pages of the free look-up services.

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