The Minnesota Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping all records for inmates serving out their sentence in Minnesota state prisons.
You can search the Minnesota Department of Corrections database online. All you need is their MNDOC number or their first and last name. The database is updated regularly. However, it can take several business days for newly sentenced inmates to show up in the public database. The public database includes those currently in prison, on probation, and those who were released from prison.
Unlike the state of Minnesota, Minnesota city and county jails keep their own databases and records separate. If you are looking for an inmate in any of those jails, you will need to contact the proper authorities.
When an offender is housed in 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 Minnesota Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Minnesota Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The MNDOC number will take precedence during all searches. The MNDOC is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their MNDOC number by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their MNDOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the MNDOC 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 MNDOC number or there are no search results for the MNDOC 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 Minnesota 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|
|Anoka County Jail||County Jail||Anoka County|
|Aitkin County Jail||County Jail||Aitkin County|
|Anoka County MI Workhouse||County Jail||Anoka County|
|Anoka County Jail||County Jail||Anoka County|
|East Central Regional Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Anoka County|
|Anoka County MI Sanford and Walker Cottages||County Jail||Anoka County|
|Benton County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Benton County|
|Becker County Jail||County Jail||Becker County|
|Beltrami County Juvenile Center||County Jail||Beltrami County|
|Beltrami County Jail||County Jail||Beltrami County|
|Benton County Jail & Corrections||County Jail||Benton County|
|Blue Earth County Jail||County Jail||Blue Earth County|
|Brown County Jail||County Jail||Brown County|
|Big Stone County Jail||County Jail||Big Stone County|
|Cass County Jail||County Jail||Cass County|
|Carlton County Jail||County Jail||Carlton County|
|Chippewa County Jail||County Jail||Chippewa County|
|Carver County Jail||County Jail||Carver County|
|Chisago County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Chisago County|
|Chisago County Jail||County Jail||Chisago County|
|Clay County Jail||County Jail||Clay County|
|Clay County Jail Annex||County Jail||Clay County|
|Clearwater County Jail||County Jail||Clearwater County|
|Cook County Law Enforcement Center||County Jail||Cook County|
|Cottonwood County Law Enforcement Center||County Jail||Cottonwood County|
|Crow Wing County Jail||County Jail||Crow Wing County|
|Dakota County Juvenile Services Center||County Jail||Dakota County|
|Dakota County Jail||County Jail||Dakota County|
|Douglas County Corrections||State Prison||Douglas County|
|Dodge County Sheriff's Jail||County Jail||Dodge County|
|Douglas County Jail||County Jail||Douglas County|
|Faribault County Jail||County Jail||Faribault County|
|Fillmore County Jail||County Jail||Fillmore County|
|Freeborn County Detention Center||County Jail||Freeborn County|
|Goodhue County Jail||County Jail||Goodhue County|
|Grant County Jail||County Jail||Grant County|
|Hennepin County Adult Detention Center||County Jail||Hennepin County|
|Hennepin County Public Safety Facility||County Jail||Hennepin County|
|Hubbard County Jail||County Jail||Hubbard County|
|Houston County Jail||County Jail||Houston County|
|Isanti County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Isanti County|
|Itasca County Jail Annex||County Jail||Itasca County|
|Isanti County Jail||County Jail||Isanti County|
|Itasca County Jail||County Jail||Itasca County|
|Jackson County Jail||County Jail||Jackson County|
|Kandiyohi County Jail||County Jail||Kandiyohi County|
|Kanabec County Jail||County Jail||Kanabec County|
|Kanabec County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Kanabec County|
|Koochiching County Jail||County Jail||Koochiching County|
|Kittson County Jail||County Jail||Kittson County|