Mississippi Inmate Search


About Mississippi Department of Corrections

The Mississippi Department of Correction is the agency responsible for keeping an updated records database for those inmates serving time in Mississippi state prisons. You can search the public database directly on the department of correction website.

You can search for inmates by their first and last name or their inmate number. If you would like to request an inmate’s official record you can call (601) 933-2889 and speak to the records division. The fee for a record is a minimum $2 per request and $10 an hour.

Unlike the state of Mississippi, Mississippi city and county jails keep their records separate from the state. If you are looking for information on an inmate in one of those jails, you will need to contact the proper authorities.

Basic Information

Department Name Mississippi Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.mdoc.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Currently Incarcerated Inmates https://www.ms.gov/mdoc/inmate
Location 633 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39202
Phone Number (601) 359-5600

How to Do an Inmate Search in Mississippi

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 Mississippi Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever. 

In the state of Mississippi, there is 33 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 Mississippi prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Mississippi Department of Corrections. 

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 Mississippi Department of Corrections offender search database is updated regularly. It is typically updated during normal business hours. You will notice that 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 inmate’s moving throughout the system. You will need to select the state of Mississippi. 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 Mississippi inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the MDOC offender search this database is available to the general public to use also.

The sex offender database can be found on the Mississippi Department of Public Safety 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 a 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 Mississippi

List of Correctional Facilities in Mississippi

There are 151 jails and prisons in Mississippi.
Showing 1 – 50 of 151 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Adams County Detention Center County Jail Adams County
Winston County Jail County Jail Winston County
Alcorn County Community Work Center State Prison Alcorn County
Alcorn County Jail County Jail Alcorn County
Natchez Juvenile Justice Center County Jail Adams County
Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility (ACCF) Regional Facility Alcorn County
Amite County Jail County Jail Amite County
Alcorn County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Alcorn County
Attala County Jail County Jail Attala County
Calhoun County Jail County Jail Calhoun County
Bolivar County Community Work Center State Prison Bolivar County
Carroll-Montgomery County Regional Correctional Facility (CMRCF) Regional Facility Carroll Montgomery County
Benton County Jail County Jail Benton County
Carroll County Jail County Jail Carroll County
Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility Regional Facility Chickasaw County
Clarke County Jail County Jail Clarke County
Choctaw County Jail County Jail Choctaw County
Claiborne County Jail County Jail Claiborne County
Clay County Jail County Jail Clay County
Coahoma County Jail County Jail Coahoma County
Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center State Prison Forrest County
Copiah County Jail County Jail Copiah County
Covington County Jail County Jail Covington County
Greene County Sheriff's Office County Jail Greene County
George County Regional Correctional Facility County Jail George County
Franklin County Jail County Jail Franklin County
DeSoto County Jail County Jail DeSoto County
Forrest County Jail County Jail Forrest County
Grenada County Jail County Jail Grenada County
Hinds County Restitution Center County Jail Hinds County
Hancock County Jail County Jail Hancock County
Harrison County Detention Center County Jail Harrison County
Hinds County - Jackson Detention Center County Jail Hinds County
Harrison County Detention Work Center County Jail Harrison County
Hinds County Penal Farm County Jail Hinds County
Hinds County Juvenile Justice Center County Jail Hinds County
Holmes County Jail County Jail Holmes County
Hinds County - Raymond Detention Center County Jail Hinds County
Humphreys County Jail County Jail Humphreys County
Itawamba County Jail County Jail Itawamba County
Issaquena County Sheriff's Jail County Jail Issaquena County
Jackson County Detention Center County Jail Jackson County
Jones County Detention Center County Jail Jones County
Jefferson Davis County Jail County Jail Jefferson Davis County
Jasper County Jail County Jail Jasper County
Jefferson County Correctional Facility County Jail Jefferson County
Kemper County Jail County Jail Kemper County
Lamar County Jail County Jail Lamar County
Lafayette County Jail County Jail Lafayette County
Lauderdale County Jail County Jail Lauderdale County
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