Inmate Search | Free Nationwide Inmate Lookup Service

Find inmates incarcerated in State Prisons, Federals Prisons, County Jails, Department of Corrections, and Local Sheriff Departments using InmateSearchinfo.com. We have listed step by step instructions on how to look for any inmate across any state in the US. In addition, we’ve also listed every address, phone number, and fax number of each detention facility to help you make contact quickly and easily.

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How To Find Out If Someone Is In Jail

If you’re trying to locate someone and think they might be in jail, you first want to start with a call to the local sheriff’s office.  You can determine if someone has been recently arrested or is potentially awaiting trial.  If they can’t assist you, directly, they should be able to tell you how to find someone in jail for their jurisdiction. 

A person may be kept in a local jail before transferring to a county jail, state prison, or federal prison.  Some states also offer arrest records online so you can check for people that were recently put in jail.

How to Look up Someone in Jail Online

If you believe someone is in jail, the Department of Corrections for most states offer a free inmate search by name.  You simply need to put the first and last name in the inmate search in the correct for the state and you’ll get results.  The DOC inmate search for each state is usually updated every couple of days.  We provide direct links for all state DOC inmate locator services in the US with detailed instructions on how to use them.

A federal inmate search can be done through a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) database search.  You will need a full name and can narrow down the search by age, race, and sex.

Results from looking up people in jail or prison will include the facility where they’re located and may include the crimes committed, sentencing information, inmate pictures, physical descriptions, and more.

Free Inmate Search by Name

With just a name, you can find inmates located in:

1) State Prisons
2) Federal Prisons
3) County Jails
4) Department of Corrections
5) Local Sheriff’s Office/Jail Roster

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InmateSearchInfo Scholarship

As of 2017, the InmateSearchInfo Scholarship is no longer available.

InmateSearchInfo was started with the goal of helping families and friends connect with their loved ones serving time in Jail or Prison. Carrying forward the legacy, InmateSearchInfo.com has been pleased to offer an annual scholarship to new college students.

The scholarship was last awarded in 2016 and has now been discontinued.

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