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|
|Belleville Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Wayne County|
|Van Buren County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Van Buren County|
|Mackinac County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Mackinac County|
|Decatur Police Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Van Buren County|
|Clinton Township City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Macomb County|
|Northville City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Oakland County|
|Delta County Correctional Facility, Michigan||County Jail||Delta County|
|Sterling Heights Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Macomb County|
|Dearborn Heights Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Wayne County|
|Branch County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Branch County|
|Bay County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Bay County|
|Midland County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Midland County|
|Saginaw Correctional Facility, Michigan||State Prison||Saginaw County|
|Oakland County Boot Camp, Michigan||County Jail||Oakland County|
|Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility, Michigan||County Jail||Wayne County|
|Eaton County Youth Facility, Michigan||County Jail||Eaton County|
|Saginaw Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Saginaw County|
|Kent County Correctional Facility, Michigan||County Jail||Kent County|
|Huron Valley Complex, Michigan||State Prison||Washtenaw County|
|Detroit City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Wayne County|
|Clinton County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Clinton County|
|Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility, Michigan||County Jail||Grand Traverse County|
|Redford City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Wayne County|
|Ionia County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Ionia County|
|Coloma City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Berrien County|
|Wayne County Jail III (William Dickerson Detention Facility), Michigan||County Jail||Wayne County|
|Detroit Reentry Center, Michigan||State Prison||Wayne County|
|Mound Correctional Facility – CLOSED, Michigan||State Prison||Wayne County|
|Brighton City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Livingston County|
|Brownstown City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Wayne County|
|Fowlerville City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Livingston County|
|Ottawa County Juvenile Detention, Michigan||County Jail||Ottawa County|
|Sanilac County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Sanilac County|
|Wayne County Jail I (The Andrew C. Baird Detention Facility), Michigan||County Jail||Wayne County|
|Grand Haven City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Ottawa County|
|Charlevoix County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Charlevoix County|
|Alger Correctional Facility, Michigan||State Prison||Alger County|
|Presque Isle County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Presque Isle County|
|Grant City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Newaygo County|
|Wyandotte City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Wayne County|
|Monroe County Main Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Monroe County|
|Manistee County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Manistee County|
|Alger County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Alger County|
|Jackson County Jail MI, Michigan||County Jail||Jackson County|
|Cheboygan County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Cheboygan County|
|South Haven Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Van Buren County|
|Ypsilanti Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Washtenaw County|
|Cheboygan City Jail, Michigan||City Jail||Cheboygan County|
|Barry County Jail, Michigan||County Jail||Barry County|
|West Shoreline Correctional Facility, Michigan||State Prison||County|