How to Find the Release Date for a Prisoner

By eHow Legal Editor

You can discover the release date for any prisoner with minimal research. Follow these steps.

Find the Release Date of Someone in State Prison

Visit the Correction Connections Web site (see Resources below) to find links to state correction agencies .

Roll your mouse over the "Resources" link and click on the "Links" selection from the drop-down menu.

Click the "Correctional Facilities" link and choose the relevant department of corrections or facility from the list.

Look for a link to prisoner information on the correctional facility's Web site. If no such link exists, call to request the prisoner's release date from a corrections representative.

Check the inmate's release date periodically to stay abreast of changes.

Find a Release Date for Someone in Federal Prison

Go to the Federal Bureau of Prisons Web site (see Resources below).

Click on the "Inmate Locator" link.

Enter the inmate's first and last name in the appropriate form fields.

If possible, enter the race, age and sex of the prisoner using the drop-down menus.

Click on the "Start Name Search" link.

Review the list of inmates to find release dates and other information about federal prisoners.

Discover the Release Date for Someone in County Jail

Go to the Correction Connections Web site (see Resources below) to find links to county prisons.

Roll your mouse over the "Resources" link and select "Links" from the drop-down menu.

Choose "County Links" from the available choices.

Click the link for the sheriff's office, correctional facility or department of corrections in the appropriate county.

Search by name for the prisoner's release date on the department or facility's Web site. If a release date is not posted, call the facility.