Inmate Locator

Please note that this is not the section to access the inmate profiles. To find a pen-pal, please click here. You can also look for an inmate through our advanced search engine.

This section is to help our visitors to locate inmates incarcerated in the United States. For example, if you have been writing someone in prison and you suspect this person may have been transferred, you can try to locate them. More countries will be added in the future.

Keep in mind that some US inmates are assigned to the Federal System and can only be found through the Federal BOP (Bureau of Prisons) search engine. The Federal System has a very specific format for correctional ID numbers: 00000-000 (five numbers, dash, three numbers). If you happen to know the correctional ID number of the inmate and it is similar to this format, you might want to start your research with the BOP Inmate Locator.

Also note that some inmates might be difficult to locate. For example, some online search engines are not comprehensive, or not updated with newly incarcerated people. It is also possible that some inmates may be booked under a name other than their legal name or that an inmate transferred out-of-state got lost in the system and became untraceable. The reasons are numerous, but in most cases, if someone is currently in custody in a prison in the United States, you should be able to find them, either online or by directly contacting the Federal Bureau of Prisons or the State’s Department of Corrections by phone. Please note that the more information you have about the inmate (last name, first name, correctional ID number, date of birth…) and the greater your chances to find their facility.

The search engines you will find below are only for federal and state prison inmates. Some inmates might be booked in county jails, like inmates awaiting for their hearing/trial, or sometimes inmates with short sentences (especially in case of prison overcrowding). Most of the time, these jails have their own search engines online. You can find them on Google by entering the county, the state, and the keywords: “jail inmate search” (example: “Cook County Illinois Jail Inmate Search”).

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 320 First Street, NW • Washington, DC 20534 • USA

Phone Number: (202) 307-3198

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Alabama Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 301 S. Ripley Street • P.O. Box 301501 • Montgomery, AL 36130-1501 • USA

Phone Number: (334) 353-3883

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Alaska Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Juneau Central Office:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 112000 • Juneau, Alaska 99811-2000 • USA
Phone Number: (907) 465-4652

Anchorage Central Office:
Mailing Address: 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1800 • Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3570 • USA
Phone Number: (907) 334-2381

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Arizona Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: Central Office • 1601 W. Jefferson • Phoenix, AZ 85007 • USA

Phone Number: (602) 542-5497

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Arkansas Department of Correction
Contact Information

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8707 • Pine Bluff, AR 71611-8707 • USA

Phone Number: (870) 267-6999

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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1515 S Street • Sacramento, CA 95811 • USA

Phone Number: (916) 324-7308

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Colorado Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: Constituent Services Office • 1250 Academy Park Loop • Colorado Springs, CO 80910 • USA

Phone Number: (719) 226-4569

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Connecticut Department of Correction
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 24 Wolcott Hill Road • Wethersfield CT, 06109 • USA

Phone Number: (860) 692-7480

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Delaware Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 245 McKee Road • Dover, DE 19904 • USA

Phone Number: (302) 739-5601

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District of Columbia Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2000 14th Street, NW, Seventh Floor • Washington, DC 20009 • USA

Phone Number: (202) 698-4932

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Florida Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 501 South Calhoun Street • Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500 • USA

Phone Number: (850) 488-5021

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Georgia Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 300 Patrol Road • Forsyth, GA 31029 • USA

Phone Number: (404) 656-4661

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Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Contact Information

Mailing Address: Corrections Division • 919 Ala Moana Boulevard #110 • Honolulu, HI 96814 • USA

Phone Number: (808) 586-2211

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Idaho Department of Correction
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1299 N. Orchard Street, Suite 110 • Boise, ID 83706 • USA

Phone Number: (208) 658-2000

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Illinois Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1301 Concordia Court • P.O. Box 19277 • Springfield, IL 62794-9277 • USA

Phone Number: (217) 558-2200 x 2008

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Indiana Department of Correction
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 302 W. Washington Street, Room E-334 • Indianapolis, IN 46204 • USA

Phone Number: (317) 232-5711

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Iowa Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 510 East 12th Street • Des Moines, IA 50319 • USA

Phone Number: (515) 725-5701

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Kansas Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 714 SW Jackson, Suite 300 • Topeka, KS 66603 • USA

Phone Number: (785) 296-3317

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Kentucky Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 275 E Main Street • Frankfort, KY 40601 • USA

Phone Number: (502) 564-4360

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Louisiana Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94304 • Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304 • USA

Phone Number: (225) 342-6740

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Maine Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: Central Office • 25 Tyson Drive, 3rd Floor • State House Station 111 • Augusta, ME 04333-0111 • USA

Phone Number: (207) 287-2711

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Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1000 • Towson, MD 21286 • USA

Phone Number: (410) 339-5000

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Massachusetts Department of Correction
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 50 Maple Street • Milford, MA 01757 • USA

Phone Number: (508) 422-3300

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Michigan Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: Grandview Plaza • 206 E. Michigan Avenue • P.O. Box 30003 • Lansing, MI 48909 • USA

Phone Number: (517) 335-1426

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Minnesota Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200 • Saint Paul, MN 55108 • USA

Phone Number: (651) 361-7200

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Mississippi Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 633 North State Street • Jackson, MS 39202 • USA

Phone Number: (601) 359-5600

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Missouri Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2729 Plaza Drive • P.O. Box 236 • Jefferson City, MO 65102 • USA

Phone Number: (573) 751-2389

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Montana Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 5 S. Last Chance Gulch • P.O. Box 201301 • Helena, MT 59620-1301 • USA

Phone Number: (406) 444-3930

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Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
Contact Information

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94661 • Lincoln, NE 68509-4661 • USA

Phone Number: (402) 471-2654

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Nevada Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 5500 Snyder Avenue, Building 17 • P.O. Box 7011 • Carson City, NV 89702 • USA

Phone Number: (775) 887-3285

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New Hampshire Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 105 Pleasant Street • P.O. Box 1806 • Concord, NH 03302-1806 • USA

Phone Number: (603) 271-5600

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New Jersey Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: Whittlesey Road • P.O. Box 863 • Trenton, NJ 08625 • USA

Phone Number: (609) 292-4036

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New Mexico Corrections Department
Contact Information

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 27116 • Santa Fe, NM 87502-0116 • USA

Phone Number: (505) 827-8645

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New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1220 Washington Avenue • Albany, NY 12226 • USA

Phone Number: (518) 457-8126

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North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 512 North Salisbury Street • Raleigh, NC 27604 • USA

Phone Number: (919) 733-2126

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North Dakota Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 3100 Railroad Avenue • P.O. Box 1898 • Bismarck, ND 58502-1898 • USA

Phone Number: (701) 328-6390

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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 770 West Broad Street • Columbus, OH 43222 • USA

Phone Number: (614) 752-1159

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Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11400 • Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0400 • USA

Phone Number: (405) 425-2500

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Oregon Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2575 Center Street NE • Salem, OR 97301-4667 • USA

Phone Number: (503) 570-6900

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1920 Technology Parkway • Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 • USA

Phone Number: (717) 728-2

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Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 40 Howard Avenue • Cranston, RI 02920 • USA

Phone Number: (401) 462-1000

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South Carolina Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 4444 Broad River Road • P.O. Box 21787 • Columbia, SC 29221 • USA

Phone Number: (803) 896-8500

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South Dakota Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 3200 East Highway 34, C/O 500 East Capitol Avenue • Pierre, SD 57501 • USA

Phone Number: (605) 773-3478

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Tennessee Department of Correction
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 320 Sixth Avenue North • Nashville, TN 37243-0465 • USA

Phone Number: (615) 741-1000

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Contact Information

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13084 – Capitol Station • Austin, TX 78711-3084 • USA

Phone Number: (512) 463-9988

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Utah Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 14717 S. Minuteman Drive • Draper, UT 84020 • USA

Phone Number: (801) 545-5500

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Vermont Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 426 Industrial Avenue • Williston, VT 05495 • USA

Phone Number: (802) 951-5003

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Virginia Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 26963 • Richmond, VA 23261-6963 • USA

Phone Number: (804) 674-3000

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Washington Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 41100 • Olympia, WA 98504-1100 • USA

Phone Number: (360) 725-8213

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West Virginia Division of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1409 Greenbrier Street Charleston • WV 25311 • USA

Phone Number: (304) 558-2036

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Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 3099 E. Washington Avenue • Madison, WI 53704 • USA

Phone Number: (608) 240-5000

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Wyoming Department of Corrections
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1934 Wyott Drive, Suite 100 • Cheyenne, WY 82002 • USA

Phone Number: (307) 777-7208

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