How Do You Find an Ohio Prison Inmate?

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's website lets you search for a prisoner online using a variety of search criteria. You can use as many or as few search parameters as you like.

The easiest way to track down a specific inmate is by searching by name and whether the inmate is currently incarcerated or just under supervision. In most cases, this provides you with exactly who you're looking for. However, like any search, getting more specific can help narrow down results if the name is common.

They Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction offers other search terms you can use, such as the county the inmate was committed in, the next parole board hearing date, the offender ID number and for inmates on supervision, the county of residence.

If you're a victim of a crime, Ohio offers an opt-in service that alerts you during specific events, such as upcoming parole board meetings, scheduled release dates and when a release happens. Under Roberta's Law, victims of prisoners convicted of murder and related offenses are automatically opted-in to the victim notification system.

The same page that offers this detailed search option also offers the ability to view registered sex offenders throughout the state and to view parole violates currently at large. This invaluable resource allows residents to be informed about those around them, as well as be proactive in recognizing wanted individuals so they can notify authorities.