To search for an inmate, input as much known information as possible into the appropriate state's Department of Corrections website. Although the required fields and search options vary according to state, most states require at least the last name and first initial or an identification number to fi
The Idaho Department of Correction website features an Offender Search, which allows the user to search for offenders currently under IDOC jurisdiction. The search includes those incarcerated, on parole or on probation, as well as a listing of felonies of each offender.
The South Carolina Department of Corrections offers a free inmate search that is accessed from the department's home page by clicking on Inmate Search. The Inmate Search page opens and explains what information is available and which offenders are not included in the search.
People may contact inmates in the Georgia Department of Corrections either through in-person visitation or via mailed correspondence. Find the relevant facility's visitation schedule at Dcor.state.ga.us. Click on the Find a Facility link at the top of the Web page and locate the facility in the drop
Inmates in federal prisons may be located for free on the Federal Bureau of Prison's website. As of 2015, users can visit Bop.gov and search under the Inmates heading. State prisons often have similar inmate locator websites, depending on the state, and are also free.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Department of Corrections and many county sheriff's offices provide online inmate locators that online users can access for free. The search tool is often accessible on the official website of the respective agencies.
To search for an inmate in a particular state, use that particular state's inmate search service, unless the inmate in question is in federal prison. For example, the state of New York lets the public search for an inmate by name, Department Identification Number or New York State Identification Num
Information about inmates in Texas state prisons is available on the website of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the agency responsible for managing inmates in state jails, state prisons and private correctional facilities. TDJC also oversees the supervision of offenders released from priso
There are several reasons why an inmate's name does not appear on the state's inmate search site. The inmate may be on parole or probation, was released earlier or is no longer in custody, or is incarcerated in another state. The inmate may also be in a federal prison.
As of 2015, the Georgia Department of Corrections includes a Find an Offender tool at DCOR.State.GA.US. To use this tool, agree to the terms of service, and search for an inmate by a Georgia Department of Corrections ID or case number.