Idaho Inmate Search


About Idaho Department of Correction

The Idaho Department of Correction is responsible for maintaining and keeping records of all inmates serving time in Idaho state prisons. The database provides information on inmates that are currently going through the department of corrections whether they are in prison, on parole, or on probation. 

However, inmates that completed their sentence, will still pop up in the database, but their prior convictions will not. You can search the database by their IDOC number and first and last name. If you would like a formal copy of an inmate record, you must send in a written request to:

Records Bureau 
Idaho Department of Correction
1299 N. Orchard Street, Suite 110
Boise, ID 83706

The county and city jails in Idaho currently keep their own records separate from the states. If you are looking for information on an inmate in a city or county jail, you will need to contact the proper authorities. 

Basic Information

Department Name Idaho Department of Correction
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Location 1299 N. Orchard St., Suite 110Boise, ID 83706
Phone Number (208) 658-2000

How to Do an Inmate Search in Idaho

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

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

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

If you decide to enter their IDOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the IDOC 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 IDOC number or there are no search results for the IDOC 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 Idaho 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 Idaho inmate search are state operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever. 

In the state of Idaho there is 18 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 Idaho prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Idaho 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 Idaho 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 Idaho. 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 Idaho inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the IDOC inmate lookup this database is available to the general public to use also.

The sex offender database can be found on the Idaho State Police official website.

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 Idaho

List of Correctional Facilities in Idaho

There are 128 jails and prisons in Idaho.
Showing 1 – 50 of 128 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Butte County Jail County Jail Butte County
Gem County Jail County Jail Gem County
Ada County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Ada County
Ada County Jail County Jail Ada County
Adams County Jail County Jail Adams County
Bannock County Detention Center County Jail Bannock County
Bannock District VI Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Bannock County
Bear Lake County Jail County Jail Bear Lake County
Benewah County Jail County Jail Benewah County
Bingham County Jail County Jail Bingham County
Blaine County Jail County Jail Blaine County
Boise County Jail County Jail Boise County
Bonneville County Jail County Jail Bonneville County
Bonner County Jail County Jail Bonner County
Boundary County Jail County Jail Boundary County
Camas County Jail County Jail Camas County
Three-B Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Bonneville County
Canyon County Jail County Jail Canyon County
Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Canyon County
Caribou County Jail County Jail Caribou County
Mini-Cassia County Jail County Jail Cassia County
Clark County Jail County Jail Clark County
Clearwater County Jail County Jail Clearwater County
Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Cassia County
Elmore County Jail County Jail Elmore County
Five County Juvenile & Youth Rehabilitation Center County Jail Fremont County
Franklin County Jail County Jail Franklin County
Fremont County Jail County Jail Fremont County
Custer County Jail County Jail Custer County
Gooding County Jail County Jail Gooding County
Gooding County Jail Annex County Jail Gooding County
Jefferson County Jail County Jail Jefferson County
Idaho County Jail County Jail Idaho County
Jerome County Jail County Jail Jerome County
Kootenai County Jail County Jail Kootenai County
Latah County Jail County Jail Latah County
Lemhi County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Lemhi County
Lemhi County Jail County Jail Lemhi County
Lewis County Jail County Jail Lewis County
Lincoln County Jail County Jail Lincoln County
Madison County Jail County Jail Madison County
Lewiston Juvenile Corrections Center City Jail Nez Perce County
Nez Perce County Detention Center County Jail Nez Perce County
Nez Perce Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Nez Perce County
Oneida County Jail County Jail Oneida County
Owyhee County Jail County Jail Owyhee County
Payette County Jail County Jail Payette County
Power County Jail County Jail Power County
Teton County Jail County Jail Teton County
Shoshone County Jail County Jail Shoshone County
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