Indiana Department of Corrections is responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database for all inmates serving their time in Indiana state prisons.
You can search for inmates by their first and last name or by their offender number. The database is updated with current information daily.
Unlike the state of Indiana, county jails along with city jails keep their records and databases separate. Needing information on an inmate in one of those jails, you will need to get in contact with the proper authorities. Those inmates being held in a federal prison in Indiana will need to be searched on the BOP website.
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 Indiana Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Indiana Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The offender number will take precedence during all searches. The offender number is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their offender number by the Indiana Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their offender number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the offender 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 offender number or there is no search results for the offender 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 Indiana 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:
As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the Indiana DOC inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever.
In the state of Indiana, there is 25 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 Indiana prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Indiana 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.
The Indiana 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 Indiana. 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.
You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the Indiana inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the Indiana jail inmate locator, this database is available to the general public to use also.
The sex offender database can be found on the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry.
You can search this database by the clicking on the county you want to look in. Then you will be able to search using 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:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Adams County Jail||County Jail||Adams County|
|Allen County Youth Center||County Jail||Allen County|
|Allen County Confinement Center||County Jail||Allen County|
|Allen County Work Release Center||County Jail||Allen County|
|Benton County Jail||County Jail||Benton County|
|Bartholomew County Youth Center||County Jail||Bartholomew County|
|Bartholomew County Jail||County Jail||Bartholomew County|
|Blackford County Jail||County Jail||Blackford County|
|Brown County Jail||County Jail||Brown County|
|Carroll County Jail||County Jail||Carroll County|
|Boone County Jail||County Jail||Boone County|
|Cass County Jail||County Jail||Cass County|
|Clark County - Michael Belcher Adult Correctional Complex||County Jail||Clark County|
|Clark County Juvenile||County Jail||Clark County|
|Clinton County Jail||County Jail||Clinton County|
|Clay County Jail||County Jail||Clay County|
|Crawford County Jail||County Jail||Crawford County|
|Daviess County Jail||County Jail||Daviess County|
|DeKalb County Jail||County Jail||De Kalb County|
|Dearborn County Juvenile||County Jail||Dearborn County|
|Dearborn County Jail||County Jail||Dearborn County|
|Decatur County Jail||County Jail||Decatur County|
|Delaware County Jail||County Jail||Delaware County|
|Delaware County Juvenile||County Jail||Delaware County|
|Dubois County Jail||County Jail||Dubois County|
|Fayette County Jail||County Jail||Fayette County|
|Elkhart County Juvenile||County Jail||Elkhart County|
|Elkhart County Corrections Center||County Jail||Elkhart County|
|Fountain County Jail||County Jail||Fountain County|
|Franklin County Jail||County Jail||Franklin County|
|Floyd County Jail||County Jail||Floyd County|
|Fulton County Jail||County Jail||Fulton County|
|Gibson County Jail||County Jail||Gibson County|
|Grant County Youth||County Jail||Grant County|
|Greene County Jail||County Jail||Greene County|
|Hamilton County Juvenile||County Jail||Hamilton County|
|Grant County Jail||County Jail||Grant County|
|Hamilton County Jail||County Jail||Hamilton County|
|Hancock County Sheriff||County Jail||Hancock County|
|Harrison County Jail||County Jail||Harrison County|
|Hendricks County Jail||County Jail||Hendricks County|
|Henry County Jail||County Jail||Henry County|
|Henry County Jail Annex||County Jail||Henry County|
|Henry County Youth Center||County Jail||Henry County|
|Jackson County Juvenile||County Jail||Jackson County|
|Huntington County Jail||County Jail||Huntington County|
|Howard County Jail||County Jail||Howard County|
|Howard County Youth||County Jail||Howard County|
|Jackson County Jail||County Jail||Jackson County|
|Jasper County Jail||County Jail||Jasper County|