Michigan Inmate Search


About Michigan Department of Correction

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.

Basic Information

Department Name Michigan Department of Correction
Official Website http://www.michigan.gov/corrections/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://mdocweb.state.mi.us/OTIS2/otis2.aspx
Location 206 East Michigan Avenue Grandview Plaza PO Box 30003 Lansing MI 48909
Phone Number (517) 335-1426

How to Do an Inmate Search in Michigan

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:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Michigan

List of Correctional Facilities in Michigan

There are 229 jails and prisons in Michigan.
Showing 1 – 50 of 229 results
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
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