District of Columbia Inmate Search

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.

Who’s in Jail

As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the District of Columbia inmate search are state operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever.

In the state of District of Columbia there is 1 state prisons. These prisons are available in the above database. All other prisons that are not listed below will NOT come up in the roster. Keep this in mind when searching for an inmate.

The following prisons will be in the District of Columbia prison inmate lookup database:

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The District of Columbia Department of Corrections offender search database is updated regularly. It is typically updated during normal business hours. You will notice that inmate’s information can change quite frequently. Especially, if they have court proceedings and such.

If you have any questions or want to have the updated information, you will be required to contact the facility that the inmate is in. They will have the utmost updated information available on the inmate.

If you believe the information on an inmate is incorrect, you will want to contact the facility in which the inmate is held to dispute the information.

In the jail roster, you will also find the inmate’s mugshot. This mugshot is taken when an inmate is being booked and processed into a state prison. The mugshots typically do not change unless an inmate is getting transferred into another state prison facility.

You can also use the VINELink (VINE) to get notifications on inmate’s moving throughout the system. 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 will need to click the notification section of the inmate’s profile to get notified through text, calls, or email. When they make any changes to their VINE account, you’ll get notified in real-time.

The VINE database is updated regularly. To get up to date information, it is highly recommended to turn on notifications. If you have issues with the database or cannot find a certain inmate or cannot get notifications, you will want to contact their help number at (877) 329-7894. They will be able to help you get any and all issues and concerns cleared.

Keep in mind that VINE is no way associated with the District of Columbia Department of Corrections agency. All information is strictly just supplied from the agency. They do NOT work together. If you have any questions pertaining to case information, you will need to contact the District of Columbia Department of Corrections at (202) 523-7060.

Sex Offender Search

You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the DOC inmate lookup. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Unlike the District of Columbia department of corrections offender search this database is not available to the general public to use.

If you need to find information on a sex offender, you will need to contact the District of Columbia Department of Corrections at (202) 523-7060.

Types of Correctional Facilities in District of Columbia

List of Correctional Facilities in District of Columbia

There are 9 jails and prisons in District of Columbia.
Showing 1 – 9 of 9 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
DC Correctional Treatment Facility Private Facility County
DC Central Detention Facility City Jail County
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Military Prisons Washington County
Central Office Federal RRM
FCI Fort Dix Federal Prison Burlington
MDC Guaynabo Federal Prison Guaynabo
RRM New York Federal RRM Kings
FCI Petersburg Medium Federal Prison Hopewell city
FCI Victorville Medium I Federal Prison San bernardino
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