Table of Contents:
- How to Find an Ohio Inmate
- How to Locate an Inmate in Tennessee
- How to Locate Inmates in Michigan
- How to Locate Florida State Prison Inmates
- How to Find a Washington State Prison Inmate
- How to Find a Kentucky Inmate
Go to http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/Ohio.htm and select the "Offender Search" link.
Enter as much specific information in the search blocks as you can. The more information you can provide the greater your chances of finding the correct inmate.
Select the inmate you're looking for from the list and click on the inmate number for incarceration information. If the search returns no results, the individual is either not currently incarcerated, or you did not enter enough specific information into the search engine. Try the "Jail and Inmate Records" search by following the steps in the next section.
Jail and Inmate Records
Go to http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/Ohio.htm and select the "Jail and Inmate Records" link.
Click "Offenders" on the left-hand side of the page. It is not necessary to register for the site.
Enter the offender's ID number or first and last name into the search boxes. If you know the offender's age or date of birth you can enter that information also.
Click on the offender's name for specific information about his or her incarceration.
Click the search button on the Felony Offender Information Lookup website.
Enter the inmate's first or last name. If you do not have this information, you can enter the inmate's Social Security number, Tennessee Offender Management Information System (TOMIS) Identification Number or State ID Number.
Enter the numbers in the shaded box to the box beneath. Click on the "search" button at the bottom of the page to bring up your search results.
Read the information regarding OTIS rules and regulations to affirm that you understand the search criteria, regulations and limitations of the database. Click "I Agree" to be taken to the OTIS search page.
Enter the prisoner's information into the search criteria fields, such as last name, first name, age or distinguishing marks, such as tattoos or scars. Select a database in the "offender status" drop-down menu, which is required to run the search. Click the "search" button to begin.
Select a prisoner's department of corrections number from the list of results to read a detailed report on the prisoner, including a photo, sentence length, offense and distinguishing features. Click on the prisoner's facility on the list of results for a direct link to the correction facility's website, which includes visiting hours, driving directions and prisoner contact info. To learn more about the prisoner's offense, click on the prisoner's Michigan Compiled Law link on the list of results page to bring up information on the prisoner's offense against Michigan law and sentencing information.
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).
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).
Visit the Kentucky Department of Corrections website. Read all disclaimers concerning the Kentucky Offender Online Lookup (KOOL) system.
Select the link leading to the KOOL system search engine.
Enter the inmate's first, middle and last name. If you believe the name you've entered might be an alias or if you are simply unsure, select the alias option to the right. Less information will return more results. Leaving all fields blank will return a list of all inmates housed in the Kentucky Department of Corrections system. For a more precise search, select the "Advanced Search Option" beneath the "Record Sort Order" drop-down menu. Here you have the option of entering the inmate ID, race, age, institution, gender, indictment number, conviction date, conviction county and the institutionalization or incarceration date. Be sure to enter all dates in the appropriate YYYY/MM/DD format.
Select "Record Sort Order" from the drop-down menu. By default, search engine returns will sort by inmate's last and first name in alphabetical order. Other options include returns by inmate's System Person Number (SPN) or inmate ID, inmate's institution and SPN or inmate's institution followed by last and first name.
Search for your inmate in the database returns. If you entered relatively little information, or if the inmate's name is common, you could receive several hundred returns. Therefore, it is best to enter as much information as you know. Search returns will list the inmate's name, current institution, SPN and offenses.
Select the inmate's number, at the left of the search engine returns. From there you will be taken to a detailed screen, which will include the previous information, detailed demographics about the inmate in question, a current offender photo, conviction information and parole status.