How to search for inmate?
This website provides comprehensive information about federal and state prisons, county and city jails with contact details. If you need to find information about current persons in custodyThe condition of being in the care of the police, Corrective Services or Juvenile Justice as opposed being at liberty in the community. in a particular prison or jail, you will probably need to search for inmates using official inmate rosters or inmate locators provided by corresponding facilities. Some inmate rosters are simple and show only basic information such as name, gender and arrest or booking time, other inmate locators are comprehensive and you will be given details about current and previous charges, bail(may be granted by the Police or the Court) An agreement to attend court to answer a criminal charge. Everyone has the right to be free until conviction. Conditions on one's freedom may be imposed however. If bail is denied or the conditions cannot be met there is a right of review. Bail conditions can be altered on application. or bond amount, photo, address and much more about each inmate. Inmate search is available not for each US jail and prison, but we constantly update official inmate locator services.
Here are detailed instructions how you can search for inmates on this website.
US federal, state, county prisons and jails
Federal prisons or state prisons are intended to incarcerate for felonyA type of crime of supposed greater seriousness than a misdemeanour. offenses. In genetal, the term “prison” refers to special facilities which are holding those offenders whose sentence is at least one year. There are different levels of security in the U.S. prisons, ranging from minimum securityMinimum security correctional centres hold inmates who can be trusted in open conditions where there are fewer physical barriers to escape. prisons for non-violent prisoners to super-maximum securityMaximum security correctional centres hold inmates whose escape would be highly dangerous to members of the public or the security of the state. They have secure perimeter walls that have towers or electronic surveillance equipment. All remand centres are maximum security. (supermax) for incarceration of the most dangerous prisoners.
Offenders convicted for less serious misdemeanorUsually a petty offense - a less serious crime than a felonyA type of crime of supposed greater seriousness than a misdemeanour. - that is generally punishable by less than a year of confinement. offenses (crimes which carry a sentence of less than one year) may serve a short-term sentence in a local city jail or in a county jail. Jails are usually referred to facilities for persons awaiting trial, or those being held pending citations for non-custodial offenses, as well as individuals convicted of misdemeanors. These persons may be also subject to any of alternative sanctions, such as house arrest or community corrections (halfway houseA highly supervised residential environment designed to help individuals returning to the community from prison, or to provide housing for individuals awaiting trial. Less than one-half of one percent of all inmates released in 1999 were reportedly served by halfway houses.).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2,266,800 adults were incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons, and county jails at year-end 2010 – about 0.7% of adults in the U.S. resident population.
Jails and prisons by state
In order to search for an inmate, please choose a state and/or county below and select prison or jail. You will also have each facility information, address, map and contact details.