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 separate inmate database. This makes the search even more difficult if you are unaware of the state of incarceration.

If you are looking for someone who is currently serving time in prison, then you have come to the right place. Using our website you will be able to save a lot of time of going through various sites to find the inmate information. We provide inmate search facility across 18000 jails and prisons in the USA. All you need to do is enter basic information about the inmate like First name, Last name, Date of Birth, Age and Gender. Based on these data we will be able to locate the whereabouts of the inmate. We also provide instructions on how to contact the inmate, send money/mail and visitation information.

Begin your inmate search. Select the state of incarceration:


How to find someone in jail/prison:


Locating an inmate is not an easy task. Thanks to advancement in technology, most of the inmate records are available online and accessible to the public. But most of the inmate records are scattered and one needs to go through various government and private websites to find it. For example, if the inmate is currently serving their time in a Federal prison(2), then one should lookup information in Federal BOP database. However, if an inmate is incarcerated in a state prison, one needs to search the department of corrections website of that particular state. If the inmate is currently in a police jail, then one needs to check the inmate roster page of that particular police department jail.

The goal of inmate-locator.org is to provide a single platform for inmate search. Whether you are looking information on a federal inmate or state prison inmate, one can directly search the information on our website. But inorder to conduct a successful search, one must provide the following information:

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

Note: Although not mandatory but, 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 you found the inmate information, What next?

The benefit our platform is we not only provide inmate details but also ways to contact them. One can find following information:

  1. Prison/Jail name and Address
  2. Phone number
  3. Mailing Address
  4. Sending money/mail information
  5. Visitation rules
  6. Driving Directions

Based on the above information one can choose the convenient means to reach out to the inmate.

With over 18000 jails/prison in our database, we are one of the largest and most upto date prison information directory. For any queries and questions one can reach out to the support team at support@inmate-locator.org

Reference Links:

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