Kansas Inmate Search


About Kansas Department of Corrections

The Kansas Department of Corrections is responsible for keeping records on all inmates serving their sentences out in Kansas state prisons.

You can search the Kansas Department of Corrections database by the inmates KDOC number or their first and last name. You also have the option to have photos showing, and searching by race, gender, birth date, social security number, and age range. You can even search by their alias, if you are unsure of their “real” legal name. 

Unlike the state of Kansas, Kansas city and county jails keep their records separate from other entities. You will need to contact the proper authorities for information on those inmates.

Basic Information

Department Name Kansas Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.doc.ks.gov
Currently Incarcerated Inmates https://kdocrepository.doc.ks.gov/kasper/
Location 714 SW Jackson, Suite 300 Topeka, KS 66603
Phone Number (785) 296-3317

How to Do an Inmate Search in Kansas

When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are 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 Kansas Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Kansas 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 KDOC is a seven-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their KDOC number by the Kansas Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.

If you decide to enter their KDOC 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 KDOC number or there are no search results for the KDOC number you plugged in, your 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 Kansas 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 Kansas inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever. 

In the state of Kansas there is 19 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 Kansas prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Kansas 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 Kansas 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 Kansas. 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 Kansas inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the KDOC inmate locator this database is available to the general public to use also.

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

List of Correctional Facilities in Kansas

There are 214 jails and prisons in Kansas.
Showing 1 – 50 of 214 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Allen County Jail County Jail Allen County
Clark County Jail County Jail Clark County
Anderson County Jail KS County Jail Anderson County
Barber County Jail County Jail Barber County
Brown County Jail County Jail Brown County
Barton County Jail County Jail Barton County
Chautauqua County Jail County Jail Chautauqua County
Bourbon County Jail County Jail Bourbon County
Chase County Jail County Jail Chase County
Butler County Jail (Adult Detention Facility) County Jail Butler County
Cherokee County Jail County Jail Cherokee County
Cheyenne County Jail County Jail Cheyenne County
Clay County Jail County Jail Clay County
Cloud County Jail County Jail Cloud County
Coffey County Jail County Jail Coffey County
Comanche County Jail County Jail Comanche County
Douglas County Correctional Facility County Jail Douglas County
Doniphan County Jail County Jail Doniphan County
Dickinson County Jail County Jail Dickinson County
Decatur County Jail County Jail Decatur County
Crawford County Jail County Jail Crawford County
Cowley County Jail County Jail Cowley County
Douglas County Youth Services County Jail Douglas County
Edwards County Jail County Jail Edwards County
Elk County Jail County Jail Elk County
Ellis County Detention Center County Jail Ellis County
Ellsworth County Jail County Jail Ellsworth County
Ford County Jail County Jail Ford County
Finney County Jail County Jail Finney County
Franklin County Jail County Jail Franklin County
Gove County Jail County Jail Gove County
Graham County Jail County Jail Graham County
Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Franklin County
Geary County Detention Center County Jail Geary County
Grant County Jail County Jail Grant County
Gray County Jail County Jail Gray County
Greeley County Jail County Jail Greeley County
Greenwood County Jail County Jail Greenwood County
Haskell County Detention Center County Jail Haskell County
Harper County Jail County Jail Harper County
Harvey County Detention Center County Jail Harvey County
Hamilton County Jail County Jail Hamilton County
Jackson County Jail County Jail Jackson County
Jefferson County Jail KS County Jail Jefferson County
Hodgeman County Jail County Jail Hodgeman County
Jewell County Jail County Jail Jewell County
Johnson County New Century Detention Center County Jail Johnson County
Johnson County Olathe Detention Center County Jail Johnson County
Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Johnson County
Kearny County Jail County Jail Kearny County
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