District of Columbia Inmate Search

Updaten on: February 28, 2019
District of Columbia

About District of Columbia Department of Corrections

The District of Columbia Department of Corrections is responsible for keeping an updated database on all inmates in DC state prisons. Unlike other States, the District of Columbia Department of Corrections does not have their database online for public use.

If you are looking for information on an inmate, you can contact the department of corrections at (202) 523-7060 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You will need the inmates full name, or the court case attached to their name.

However, the city and county jails keep their inmate records separate from the state’s database. If you are looking for an inmate in either of those jail’s you will need to contact the appropriate people.

Basic Information

Department Name District of Columbia Department of Corrections
Official Website http://doc.dc.gov/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://doc.dc.gov/page/locate-inmate
Location 2000 14th Street, NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20009
Phone Number (202) 673-7316
Fax (202) 671-2043

How to Do an Inmate Search in District of Columbia

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 District of Columbia Department of Corrections database can be found on the official VINELink website. You will need to select the state of District of Columbia. You will then want to select that you are searching for an offender or a defendant.

You can search the database by using the following pieces of information:

For an accurate search, it is best to put in the offenders full first and last name. You can do partial if you are not sure of the spelling, but keep in mind that may bring up more offenders that you will need to weed through.

When you do a successful District of Columbia inmate search, you will all offenders that fit your criteria. You will see the following information:

You can click on this information and it will bring up the following information:

Here you will be permitted to set up notifications. These notifications can come through mail, phone calls, and text messages. Whenever an update is made to this chart, you will be notified. The inmate will not know that you are subscribed to these alerts and will NEVER be permitted to have these details either.

If you do not have a computer, or you cannot access the internet; you can contact the District of Columbia Department’s Records office. They will be in the office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening. Their direct line they the Department Records Division is at 202-523-7060.

You will need to have the DC Department of Corrections inmate identification number (DCDC Number), the inmate’s full name, a Metropolitan Police Department identification number (PDID), or the court case number. This will allow the representative to help you locate the inmate in a fast and efficient manner.

Types of Correctional Facilities in District of Columbia

List of Correctional Facilities in District of Columbia

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