The Michigan Department of Correction is responsible on keeping records of those who are serving time in Michigan state prisons. The department of corrections uses OTIS. OTIS is a database with information given from the department of corrections, the courts, and state police.
Only offenders that have either in jail or under Michigan Department of Corrections supervision in the past 3 years will appear in OTIS. Those who have was incarcerated or under Michigan Department of Corrections supervision more than 3 years ago, will not be available for the public or in OTIS.
If you see incorrect information, you can contact the Michigan Department of Corrections at 517-373-6391.
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 Michigan Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Michigan Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The MDOC number will take precedence during all searches. The MDOC is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their MDOC number by the Michigan Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their MDOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the MDOC 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 MDOC number or there are no search results for the MDOC 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 Michigan 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:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Alcona County Jail||County Jail||Alcona County|
|Allegan County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Allegan County|
|Alger County Jail||County Jail||Alger County|
|Allegan County Jail||County Jail||Allegan County|
|Alpena County Jail||County Jail||Alpena County|
|Antrim County Jail||County Jail||Antrim County|
|Arenac County Jail||County Jail||Arenac County|
|Baraga County Jail||County Jail||Baraga County|
|Bay Pines Center - Baraga||State Prison||Baraga County|
|Barry County Jail||County Jail||Barry County|
|Bay County Jail||County Jail||Bay County|
|Benzie County Jail||County Jail||Benzie County|
|Bay County Juvenile Home||County Jail||Bay County|
|Berrien County Jail||County Jail||Berrien County|
|Branch County Jail||County Jail||Branch County|
|Cass County Jail||County Jail||Cass County|
|Calhoun County Juvenile Home||County Jail||Calhoun County|
|Berrien County Juvenile Center||County Jail||Berrien County|
|Charlevoix County Jail||County Jail||Charlevoix County|
|Cheboygan County Jail||County Jail||Cheboygan County|
|Chippewa County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Chippewa County|
|Bay Pines Center - Chippewa||State Prison||Chippewa County|
|Clare County Jail||County Jail||Clare County|
|Clinton County Jail||County Jail||Clinton County|
|Crawford County Jail||County Jail||Crawford County|
|Shawono Juvenile Center||State Prison||Crawford County|
|Delta County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Delta County|
|Bay Pines Center - Delta||State Prison||Delta County|
|Eaton County Youth Facility||County Jail||Eaton County|
|Dickinson County Jail||County Jail||Dickinson County|
|Eaton County Jail||County Jail||Eaton County|
|Bay Pines Center - Dickinson||State Prison||Dickinson County|
|Emmet County Jail & Correctional Facility||County Jail||Emmet County|
|Gladwin County Jail||County Jail||Gladwin County|
|Genesee County Jail||County Jail||Genesee County|
|Genesee Valley Regional Center MI||County Jail||Genesee County|
|Gogebic County Jail||County Jail||Gogebic County|
|Bay Pines Center - Gogebic||State Prison||Gogebic County|
|Houghton County Jail||County Jail||Houghton County|
|Hillsdale County Jail||County Jail||Hillsdale County|
|Gratiot County Jail||County Jail||Gratiot County|
|Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Grand Traverse County|
|Bay Pines Center - Houghton||State Prison||Houghton County|
|Huron County Jail||County Jail||Huron County|
|Lansing Jail||City Jail||Ingham County|
|Ingham County Jail||County Jail||Ingham County|
|Ingham County Youth Center||County Jail||Ingham County|
|Ionia County Jail||County Jail||Ionia County|
|Iosco County Jail||County Jail||Iosco County|
|Bay Pines Center - Iron||State Prison||Iron County|