Missouri Inmate Search


About Missouri Department of Corrections

The Missouri Department of Corrections is responsible for keeping an updated database of all offenders currently serving their time in Missouri state prisons. 

The Missouri Department of Corrections has a public database that can be searched online. You can search the database by their first and last name, their aliases, or their inmate number. The database only shows active inmates. Those who are currently either serving time in Missouri state prison, on probation, or on parole.

 The public database does not include those who have already served their time and not under the supervision of the Missouri Department of Corrections. 

Basic Information

Department Name Missouri Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.doc.mo.gov/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates https://web.mo.gov/doc/offSearchWeb/searchOffender.do
Location P.O. Box 236, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone Number 573-526-6516

How to Do an Inmate Search in Missouri

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 Missouri Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Missouri Department of Corrections website.

You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:

The DOC number will take precedence during all searches. The DOC number is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their DOC number by the Missouri Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.

If you decide to enter their DOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the DOC 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 DOC number or there is no search results for the DOC 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 Missouri 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 Missouri inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever. 

In the state of Missouri, there is 34 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 Missouri prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Missouri 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, 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, 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 Missouri 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 Missouri. 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 Missouri inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database.

Unlike the Missouri Department of Corrections offender search, this database is not available to the general public to use. If you need to find information on a sex offender, you will need to contact the Missouri Department of Corrections at 573-526-6516.

Types of Correctional Facilities in Missouri

List of Correctional Facilities in Missouri

There are 179 jails and prisons in Missouri.
Showing 1 – 50 of 179 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Holt County Jail County Jail Holt County
Atchison County Jail County Jail Atchison County
Andrew County Jail County Jail Andrew County
Adair County Sheriff Jail County Jail Adair County
Audrain County Jail County Jail Audrain County
Bates County Jail & Law Enforcement Center County Jail Bates County
Barry County Jail County Jail Barry County
Barton County Jail County Jail Barton County
Bollinger County Jail County Jail Bollinger County
Benton County Jail County Jail Benton County
Boone County Jail County Jail Boone County
Caldwell County Jail County Jail Caldwell County
Buchanan County Jail County Jail Buchanan County
Butler County Jail County Jail Butler County
Callaway County Jail County Jail Callaway County
Camden County Jail County Jail Camden County
Camden County Juvenile Detention County Jail Camden County
Cape Girardeau County Jail County Jail Cape Girardeau County
Cape Girardeau Juvenile Detention County Jail Cape Girardeau County
Carter County Jail County Jail Carter County
Cass County Jail County Jail Cass County
Cedar County Jail County Jail Cedar County
Chariton County Jail County Jail Chariton County
Kansas Jail - Cass City Jail Cass County
Christian County Jail County Jail Christian County
Clark County Jail County Jail Clark County
Clay County Jail & Detention Center County Jail Clay County
Clay County Juvenile Justice County Jail Clay County
Kansas Jail - Clay City Jail Clay County
Clinton County Jail County Jail Clinton County
Cole County Jail County Jail Cole County
Cooper County Jail County Jail Cooper County
Crawford County Jail County Jail Crawford County
Dade County Jail County Jail Dade County
Dallas County Jail County Jail Dallas County
Daviess County Jail & Detention County Jail Daviess County
Daviess/Dekalb County Regional Jail County Jail Daviess | DeKalb County
DeKalb County Jail County Jail Dekalb County
Dent County Jail County Jail Dent County
Douglas County Jail County Jail Douglas County
Dunklin County Jail County Jail Dunklin County
Franklin County Jail County Jail Franklin County
Gentry County Jail County Jail Gentry County
Franklin County Juvenile Detention County Jail Franklin County
Greene County Youth Academy County Jail Greene County
Greene County Jail County Jail Greene County
Grundy County Jail County Jail Grundy County
Harrison County Jail County Jail Harrison County
Henry County Jail County Jail Henry County
Hickory County Jail County Jail Hickory County
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