Florida Inmate Search

Florida

About Florida Department of Corrections

The Florida Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for maintaining inmates serving their sentence in Florida state prisons. A single search in their database can find the following: 

•    Inmate Escapes
•    Inmate Population
•    Supervised Population
•    Inmate Releases
•    Absconder/Fugitive. 

In order to search the department's database, you will need the inmates DC number, or their first and last name. Florida Department of Corrections prides themselves on keeping their information up to date, but at times these records may not show the current status of an inmate, if proceedings are happening all at once. 

Unlike the state of Florida, the city and county jails keep their own records, so if you are looking for an inmate in one of those jails. You will need to locate the appropriate site for further details. 

Basic Information

Department Name Florida Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.dc.state.fl.us
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://www.dc.state.fl.us/OffenderSearch/InmateInfoMenu.aspx
Location 501 South Calhoun Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
Phone Number (850) 488-5021

How to Do an Inmate Search in Florida

When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are the 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 Florida Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Florida Department of Corrections website.

You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:

The DC number will take precedence during all searches. The DC is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their DC number by the Florida Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.

If you decide to enter their DC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the DC 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 DC number or there is no search results for the DC number you plugged in, the 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. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.

You will see the following pieces of information in the Florida jails inmate search:

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:

Who’s in Jail

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

In the state of Florida, there are 171 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 in the Florida prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Florida Department of Corrections. 

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.

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The Florida 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 Florida. You will then want to select that you are searching for an offender or a defendant.

Sex Offender Search

You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the Florida inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the DOC inmate locator, this database is available to the general public to use also.

The sex offender database can be found on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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 offender's name 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:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Florida

List of Correctional Facilities in Florida

There are 521 jails and prisons in Florida.
Showing 1 – 50 of 521 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Alachua County Jail County Jail Alachua County
Baker County Detention Center County Jail Baker County
Bay County Jail County Jail Bay County
Bradford County Jail County Jail Bradford County
Brevard County Jail Complex County Jail Brevard County
Broward County Central Intake Booking County Jail Broward County
Broward County Joseph V. Conte Facility County Jail Broward County
Broward County Main Jail County Jail Broward County
North Broward County Detention Center County Jail Broward County
Charlotte County Jail County Jail Charlotte County
Broward County - Paul Rein Detention Facility City Jail Broward County
Calhoun County Jail County Jail Calhoun County
Columbia County Detention Facility County Jail Columbia County
Collier County Immokalee Center County Jail Collier County
Miami-Dade Jail City Jail Dade County
Miami-Dade County Women's Detention Center County Jail Dade County
Clay County Jail County Jail Clay County
Miami-Dade Metro West Detention Center City Jail Dade County
Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center County Jail Dade County
Miami-Dade Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center County Jail Dade County
DeSoto County Jail County Jail DeSoto County
Miami-Dade Training & Treatment Center County Jail Dade County
Duval County Pre-Trial Detention Center County Jail Duval County
James I. Montgomery Correctional Center County Jail Duval County
Dixie County Jail County Jail Dixie County
Duval County Community Transition Center County Jail Duval County
Escambia County Jail FL County Jail Escambia County
Franklin County Jail County Jail Franklin County
Flagler County Jail County Jail Flagler County
Gadsden County Corrections County Jail Gadsden County
Glades County Juvenile Detention County Jail Glades County
Gilchrist County Jail County Jail Gilchrist County
Hamilton County Jail County Jail Hamilton County
Gulf County Jail County Jail Gulf County
Hernando County Juvenile Detention County Jail Hernando County
Hardee County Jail County Jail Hardee County
Hendry County Jail County Jail Hendry County
Hernando County Detention Center County Jail Hernando County
Hardee County Juvenile Detention County Jail Hardee County
Highlands County Jail County Jail Highlands County
Hillsborough County Jail (Division II) County Jail Hillsborough County
Highlands County Juvenile Detention County Jail Highlands County
Hillsborough County Jail (Work Release) County Jail Hillsborough County
Hillsborough County Jail Division I County Jail Hillsborough County
Hillsborough County Juvenile Assistance Center County Jail Hillsborough County
Jefferson County Jail County Jail Jefferson County
Indian River County Jail County Jail Indian River County
Holmes County Jail and Work Camp County Jail Holmes County
Lafayette County Jail County Jail Lafayette County
Jackson County Corrections Facility County Jail Jackson County
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