Alabama Department of Corrections is the agency in that holds all of the records of inmates serving their sentence in Alabama state prisons. The department of corrections online database only has information on inmates currently sitting in a state prison. The easiest way to search for an inmate is to have their Alabama Institutional Serial, also known as AIS handy.
Unlike the state of Alabama, county and city jails keep their inmate records separate. You will need to go to their databases for further details on how to search for an inmate in a city or county jail.
When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.
The Alabama Department of Corrections database can be found on the official Alabama Department of Corrections website.
You can search the database by using the following pieces of information:
The Alabama Institutional Serial Number or AIS will take precedence during all searches. The AIS is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their AIS by the Alabama Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their AIS number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the AIS field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.
If you don’t know the inmate’s AIS number or there is no search results for the AIS number you plugged in, your next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.
When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in.
You will see the following pieces of information:
You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:
As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the Alabama Inmate Finder are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever.
Looking for who’s in jail in city and county jails will be more difficult than trying to find out who’s in jail in a state or a federal prison. There is typically not much information on these smaller jails. A lot of city jails do not even supply an inmate database to the general public. However, it is not impossible to locate an inmate in one of those facilities, if you know exactly who to seek out with your questions.
As far as county jails, majority of county jails will be managed and operated by that county’s Sheriff’s department. They will be the agency, you should reach out to if you believe the person you are looking for is in a county jail.
As far as city jails, majority of city jails do not have much information about them. They are typically just holding pens for inmates to be transferred out to their “permanent” jail. If you believe the person you are looking for is in a city jail, it is best to contact that cities corrections division. You can typically find all department information on the city’s official website.
In the Alabama Department of Corrections Jail roster, you will notice that each inmate has their mugshot uploaded. These photos are typically taken when an inmate is booked and processed into a state prison.
The Alabama Department of Corrections database is updated regularly during regular business hours.
Keep in mind when looking through the Alabama Department of Corrections offender search database that all information regarding the inmate is typically correct. This information should only be used for informative purposes as the information can change at any time.
Keep in mind that the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Alabama Department of Corrections are two separate entities. It is not the responsibility for the Alabama Department of Corrections to set or schedule an inmate’s parole hearings.
If you are looking for an inmate’s pardon or parole hearing, you will need to head on over to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. You will be able to find their scheduling here.
You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the Alabama inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the ADOC inmate locator this database is available to the general public to use also.
The sex offender database can be found on the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency official website.
You can search this database by the following pieces of information:
Keep in mind that you will be able to search the database by either the Name zip code or the address fields.
This offender search is strictly for offenders that are NOT in a state prison. These offenders are out on their own in the community.
When you do a successful search, you will see the following information:
You can click on the offender name and you will find their own personal profile containing the following information:
The database is updated regularly. If you have any questions about the information in this database or about this offender, you will need to contact the local law enforcement agency of the person in question. They will be able to further help you with any questions that you may have.
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Autauga County Metro Jail||County Jail||Autauga County|
|Barbour County Jail||County Jail||Barbour County|
|Baldwin County Corrections Center||County Jail||Baldwin County|
|Baldwin County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Baldwin County|
|Bibb County Jail||County Jail||Bibb County|
|Blount County Corrections Department||County Jail||Blount County|
|Bullock County Jail||County Jail||Bullock County|
|Chambers County Detention Facility||County Jail||Chambers County|
|Butler County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Butler County|
|Calhoun County Jail||County Jail||Calhoun County|
|Cherokee County Detention Center||County Jail||Cherokee County|
|Chilton County Department of Corrections||County Jail||Chilton County|
|Clarke County Jail||County Jail||Clarke County|
|Choctaw County Jail||County Jail||Choctaw County|
|Clay County Jail||County Jail||Clay County|
|Cleburne County Jail||County Jail||Cleburne County|
|Coffee County Jail||County Jail||Coffee County|
|Coosa County Jail||County Jail||Coosa County|
|Colbert County Jail||County Jail||Colbert County|
|Conecuh County Jail||County Jail||Conecuh County|
|Cullman County Detention Center||County Jail||Cullman County|
|Covington County Jail||County Jail||Covington County|
|Crenshaw County Jail||County Jail||Crenshaw County|
|Cullman County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Cullman County|
|Dale County Jail||County Jail||Dale County|
|Dallas County Jail||County Jail||Dallas County|
|DeKalb County Detention Center||County Jail||DeKalb County|
|Escambia County Jail||County Jail||Escambia County|
|Elmore County Jail||County Jail||Elmore County|
|Etowah County Detention Center||County Jail||Etowah County|
|Fayette County Jail||County Jail||Fayette County|
|Geneva County Jail||County Jail||Geneva County|
|Franklin County Jail||County Jail||Franklin County|
|Hale County Jail||County Jail||Hale County|
|Greene County Jail||County Jail||Greene County|
|Henry County Jail||County Jail||Henry County|
|Houston County Jail||County Jail||Houston County|
|Neaves-Davis Juvenile Center||County Jail||Madison County|
|Jackson County Jail||County Jail||Jackson County|
|Birmingham Jail||City Jail||Jefferson County|
|Jefferson County Jail Bessemer AL||County Jail||Jefferson County|
|Jefferson County Jail Birmingham AL||County Jail||Jefferson County|
|G. Ross Bell Youth Detention Center||County Jail||Jefferson County|
|Lamar County Jail||County Jail||Lamar County|
|Lawrence County Jail||County Jail||Lawrence County|
|Lauderdale County Jail||County Jail||Lauderdale County|
|Lee County Detention Facility||County Jail||Lee County|
|Limestone County Detention Facility||County Jail||Limestone County|
|Lowndes County Jail||County Jail||Lowndes County|
|Macon County Jail||County Jail||Macon County|