Maryland Inmate Search

Maryland

About Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is the agency responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database for those serving out their sentences in Maryland state prisons.

Currently, the database allows the public to search those inmates currently serving time. It currently does not provide information on everyone in the custody of the state of Maryland. You may find that some inmates with short sentences are not currently in the public database. Along with those who were once in custody, but not anymore; whether they escaped or got released. 

Unlike the state of Maryland, Maryland’s city and county jails keep their records separate. If you need information on an inmate sitting in a city or county jail, you will need to get in touch with the proper authorities.

Basic Information

Department Name Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Official Website http://www.dpscs.state.md.us
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/sorSearch/
Location 300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1000 Towson, Maryland 21286
Phone Number (410) 339-5000

How to Do an Inmate Search in Maryland

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 Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services offender search database can be found on the official Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services website.

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

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

In the state of Maryland, there is 49 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 Maryland prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

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, the 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, the 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 Maryland 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 Maryland. 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 Maryland inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the DOC inmate locator, this database is available to the general public to use also.

The sex offender database can be found on the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 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 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 Maryland

List of Correctional Facilities in Maryland

There are 101 jails and prisons in Maryland.
Showing 1 – 50 of 101 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Alfred D. Noyes Center State Prison Montgomery County
Backbone Mountain Youth Centers State Prison Garrett County
Allegany County Detention Center County Jail Allegany County
Anne Arundel County - Jennifer Road Detention Center County Jail Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County - Ordnance Road Correctional Center County Jail Anne Arundel County
Baltimore Pre-Release Unit for Women - CLOSED County Jail Baltimore County
Baltimore County Department of Corrections County Jail Baltimore County
Caroline County Department of Corrections County Jail Caroline County
Carroll County Detention Center County Jail Carroll County
Calvert County Detention Center County Jail Calvert County
Cecil County Correctional Facility County Jail Cecil County
Charles County Detention Center County Jail Charles County
Charles County Detention Center Annex County Jail Charles County
Dorchester County Department of Corrections County Jail Dorchester County
Frederick County Detention Center County Jail Frederick County
Harford County Detention Center County Jail Harford County
Howard County Detention Center County Jail Howard County
Garrett County Detention Center County Jail Garrett County
Kent County Jail & Detention Center County Jail Kent County
Montgomery County Correctional Facility County Jail Montgomery County
Montgomery County Detention Center County Jail Montgomery County
Prince George's County Correctional Center County Jail Prince George's County
Queen Anne County Detention Center County Jail Queen Anne's County
Somerset County Detention Center County Jail Somerset County
Talbot County Detention Center State Prison Talbot County
St. Mary's County Detention Center County Jail St. Mary's County
Wicomico County Department of Corrections County Jail Wicomico County
Washington County Detention Center County Jail Washington County
Baltimore City Detention Center State Prison Baltimore County
Baltimore City Correctional Center State Prison Baltimore County
Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center State Prison Baltimore County
Baltimore Pre-Release Unit State Prison Baltimore County
Brockbridge Correctional Facility State Prison Howard County
Central Maryland Correctional Facility State Prison Carroll County
Central Home Detention Unit State Prison Baltimore County
Eastern Correctional Institution State Prison Somerset County
Dismas House West - CLOSED State Prison Baltimore County
Division of Pretrial Detention and Services State Prison Baltimore County
Eastern Correctional Institution State Prison Somerset County
Patuxent Institution - Correctional Mental Health Center Jessup State Prison Howard County
Dismas House East - CLOSED State Prison Baltimore County
Chesapeake Detention Facility State Prison Baltimore County
Eastern Pre-Release Unit State Prison Queen Anne's County
Jessup Correctional Institution State Prison Howard County
Jessup Pre-Release Unit - CLOSED State Prison Howard County
Maryland Correctional Institution Jessup State Prison Howard County
Maryland Correctional Institution Hagerstown State Prison Washington County
Maryland Correctional Institution for Women State Prison Howard County
Baltimore Juvenile Justice Center State Prison Baltimore County
Maryland Correctional Training Center State Prison Washington County
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