Georgia Inmate Search


About Georgia Department of Corrections

The Georgia Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping and maintaining a database for all inmates serving their sentence out in the Georgia state prisons. The department of corrections can be searched for first and last name, gender, race, and age. You can also search for the inmates GDC ID or their case number.

Georgia Department of Corrections tries to keep the database updated, but if you are looking to make sure the information is correct; you can write to the Georgia Department of Corrections Inmate Records and Information located at P.O. Box 1529, Forsyth, GA 31029. 

Unlike the state of Georgia, 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 Georgia Department of Corrections
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Location 7 M L K Jr Drive, Suite 543, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone Number 404-656-4661

How to Do an Inmate Search in Georgia

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 Georgia Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Georgia Department of Corrections website.

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

You will see the following pieces of information in the Georgia 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 Georgia inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever. 

In the state of Georgia, there is 111 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 Georgia county jail inmate lookup database brought to you by the Georgia 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 Georgia Department of Corrections offender search database is updated regularly. It is typically updated during normal business hours. You will notice that the 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 the inmate’s moving throughout the system. You will need to select the state of Georgia. 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.

Sex Offender Search

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

The sex offender database can be found on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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 Georgia

List of Correctional Facilities in Georgia

There are 479 jails and prisons in Georgia.
Showing 1 – 50 of 479 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Broxton Jail City Jail Coffee County
Appling County Detention Center County Jail Appling County
Atkinson County Jail County Jail Atkinson County
Banks County Jail County Jail Banks County
Baker County Jail County Jail Baker County
Baldwin County Jail County Jail Baldwin County
Bacon County Jail County Jail Bacon County
Barrow County Detention Center County Jail Barrow County
Bartow County Jail County Jail Bartow County
Ben Hill County Jail County Jail Ben Hill County
Berrien County Jail County Jail Berrien County
Bibb County Jail County Jail Bibb County
Bleckley County Jail County Jail Bleckley County
Bryan County Jail County Jail Bryan County
Bulloch County Correctional Institution County Jail Bulloch County
Brooks County Jail County Jail Brooks County
Brantley County Jail County Jail Brantley County
Burke County Jail County Jail Burke County
Butts County Jail County Jail Butts County
Camden County Detention Facility County Jail Camden County
Calhoun County Jail County Jail Calhoun County
Candler County Jail County Jail Candler County
Carroll County Jail - Jack T. Bell Detention Center County Jail Carroll County
Catoosa County Jail County Jail Catoosa County
Chatham County Detention Center County Jail Chatham County
Chattooga County Jail & Detention Facility County Jail Chattooga County
Chattahoochee County Jail County Jail Chattahoochee County
Charlton County Jail County Jail Charlton County
Cherokee County Adult Detention Center County Jail Cherokee County
Clarke County Jail County Jail Clarke County
Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institute State Prison Clarke County
Clayton County Jail County Jail Clayton County
Clay County Jail County Jail Clay County
Clinch County Jail County Jail Clinch County
Cobb County Jail Complex County Jail Cobb County
Coffee County Jail County Jail Coffee County
Cobb County Work Release County Jail Cobb County
Cook County Jail County Jail Cook County
Coweta County Sheriff's Detention County Jail Coweta County
Crawford County Detention Center County Jail Crawford County
Columbia County Detention Center County Jail Columbia County
Dade County Jail County Jail Dade County
Crisp County Jail County Jail Crisp County
Dawson County Detention Center County Jail Dawson County
Decatur County Jail County Jail Decatur County
Dekalb County Jail Decatur County Jail Dekalb County
Dodge County Jail County Jail Dodge County
Dooly County Jail County Jail Dooly County
Dougherty County Jail County Jail Dougherty County
Albany Transitional Center State Prison Dougherty County
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