How to Find a Washington State Prison Inmate

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The name, location and identification number for all inmates in the state of Washington prison system is made available to the public in the interest of public safety, according to the Washington State Department of Corrections. Perhaps you have a relative or friend who has been incarcerated, or maybe you want to confirm a certain person's imprisonment for your own peace of mind. To locate a Washington prison inmate, you either need to know the offender's last name, or his DOC identification number in order to search for his location.

Click on the tab at the top of the home page of the Washington State Department of Corrections that is labeled "Offender Info." You will be directed to a search page.

Enter the inmate's last name or his DOC number in the search bar labeled "Enter a DOC number or Last Name" and click "Submit."

View the results, if any, that are displayed in response to the information you submitted, looking for the first and last name of the inmate you are seeking. Some inmate names may include middle initials. Click on the location link to obtain driving directions to the prison as well as visitor information.

Call 360-725-8213 to locate offenders who are from the state of Washington or call 360-725-8900 for those inmates that are not residents of the state if you are unable to go online to search the department of corrections website. Information on inmates is available by phone Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Pacific time).


  • If the inmate you are seeking is a sex offender, you can look for information on the national sex offender registry website.



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Based in Texas, Cynthia Measom has been writing various parenting, business and finance and education articles since 2011. Her articles have appeared on websites such as The Bump and Motley Fool. Measom received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

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