Indiana Inmate Search


About Indiana Department of Corrections

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.

Basic Information

Department Name Indiana Department of Corrections
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Location 302 W. Washington Street, Room E-334, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number (317) 232-5711

How to Do an Inmate Search in Indiana

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:

Who’s in Jail

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.

Jail Roster and Mugshots

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.

Sex Offender Search

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:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Indiana

List of Correctional Facilities in Indiana

There are 274 jails and prisons in Indiana.
Showing 1 – 50 of 274 results
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
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