Conduct Nationwide Inmate Records Search

Find Arrest & Court Records, Mugshots and Contact Info.

With over 2,220,300(1) inmates currently incarcerated in the US, searching for one particular inmate is a tough task. On top of that, each state maintains its own separate inmate database - sometimes down to the specific prison - which makes the search even more difficult if you're not sure where to begin.

If you are looking for someone who is currently serving time in prison, you've come to the right place! Using Inmate Locator, you'll be able to save a lot of time you might be otherwise spending going through dozens of sites to find inmate information. We provide inmate search facility across 18,000 jails and prisons across the United States. All you need to start is basic information about the inmate, such as First and Last Name (though a Date of Birth/Age will sometimes help to narrow results down). Based on the information provided, we can assist you in locating the whereabouts of the inmate. We also provide instructions on how to contact the inmate, send money/mail and visitation information.

How to find someone in jail/prison:


Locating an inmate is not always easy, but thanks to advancements in technology, many inmate records are available online and accessible to the public. If you're not sure exactly where to start, it can be like searching for a needle in a haystack trying to find one specific set of inmate records. Between government and private websites, there are hundreds if not thousands of potential locations. For example, if the inmate is currently serving their time in a Federal Prison(2), then you should start by checking information in the Federal BOP database. However, if an inmate is incarcerated in a State Prison, you should begin by searching the department of corrections website of that particular state (which Inmate Locator provides). If the inmate is currently in a local jail, then the inmate roster page of that particular police department jail is where you should begin.

The goal of inmate-locator.org is to provide a single platform for inmate searches. Whether you are looking information on a federal inmate or state prison inmate, we provide direct search instructions and links on our platform. For best results, the following information is typically needed:

  1. Full Name
  2. Gender
  3. Date of Birth (Optional)
  4. Race (Optional)
  5. Inmate ID (Optional)
  6. State of Arrest (Optional)

Note: Although some searches can be conducted using even just a first name, the more information you provide, the more accurate results will be.

We currently provide information of inmates held in:
Federal Prison, State Prison, County Jail, City Jail, Police Jail, Regional/Private Facility, and Military Prisons

So, now that you've found the inmate information you were looking for, what's next?

The benefit of our platform is that we not only provide inmate details, but also ways to contact them. The following information is readily available:

  1. Prison/Jail Name and Address
  2. Prison Phone Number
  3. Mailing Address
  4. Sending Money/Mail Information
  5. Visitation Rules
  6. Driving Directions

Based on this information, we make it easy to locate an inmate and reach out to them, should you desire to.

With over 18,000 jails/prison in our database, we are one of the largest and most up to date prison information directories. For any queries and questions, please reach out to the support team at support@inmate-locator.org.

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Reference Links:

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_United_States
(2) https://www.bop.gov/