In Florida, you need only the most basic prisoner information to locate anyone serving time in the prison system. If you have the prisoner's last name, you can start a basic search at the Inmate Population Information Search on the Florida Department of Corrections' website. For a more advanced search; you can narrow down the criteria by prison facility; Florida arresting county; the prisoner's exact offense; and even the race, sex, height, body weight and eye color of the prisoner.
Start at the homepage of the Florida Department of Corrections. Click "Offender Search" on the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the page. On the next page, click "Inmate Population Information Search." Enter all applicable prisoner information. Only one item of information is needed to start the search. Click "Submit Request."
Click on any prisoner's number or name on the search results page to see detailed information on the prisoner. The detailed results page shows the prisoner's current facility and personal information only, while the detailed page has all offense information, the prisoner's arrest photo, sentence history, aliases and physical characteristics.
Verify the prisoner's location by calling the Department of Corrections, Bureau of Classification and Central Records, Policy and Systems Development Section, at 850-488-9859 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Prisoner records are updated weekly on the Florida Department of Corrections website (see the Resources).