How Do You Look up an Inmate?


Quick Answer

To look up an inmate online, use the search engine provided by Vinelink 2.0. From the official Vinelink website, click the map to pick the state to search and then click Search & Register. Enter all of the known inmate information into the appropriate boxes and click Search. Click the inmate's name to view the details.

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How Do You Look up an Inmate?
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Full Answer

To broaden the search results, only enter the first letter of the first name of the inmate. For example, if Joe Smith is being searched, enter J. Smith instead. You may also choose to search a partial last name. If a partial last name is being used for the search, click the box that states it.

To limit the search results, enter as many specific details as possible. Use the full first and last name for the inmate search. Enter the birthday or age range of the inmate. If you have the offender ID number, enter that into the appropriate box, too.

The inmate information Vinelink 2.0 provides includes location of incarceration, the inmate's custody status and the scheduled release date. The inmate's age, race and gender are also provided within the posting. To receive alerts, pick the preferred method and follow the prompts.

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