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:
|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|