The New York City Department of Corrections is responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database on inmates serving out their time on New York City state prisons.
The database only has inmates under the New York City Department of Corrections supervision. You can search the database by their case number, NYSID, book number, or their first and last name. Unlike the state of New York, New York city and county prisons along with their federal prisons keep databases separate from the states.
If you are looking for an inmate in a city or county jail, you will need to contact the proper authorities. If you are looking for an inmate in federal prison, you will need to go to the FBOP website.
|Department Name||New York City Department of Corrections|
|Currently Incarcerated Inmates||http://nysdoccslookup.doccs.ny.gov/GCA00P00/WIQ1/WINQ000|
|Location||75-20 Astoria Blvd. East Elmhurst, NY 11370|
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 New York Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official New York Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The NYSID number will take precedence during all searches. The NYSID is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their NYSID number by the New York Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their NYSID number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the NYSID 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 NYSID number or there are no search results for the NYSID 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 New York 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|
|Richmond County Jail||County Jail||Richmond County|
|Albany Jail||City Jail||Albany County|
|Albany County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Albany County|
|Allegany County Jail||County Jail||Allegany County|
|NYC DOC - Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward (BHPW)||City Jail||New York County|
|Albany County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Albany County|
|Bronx House of Detention for Men||City Jail||Bronx County|
|New York Department of Correction||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Brooklyn Detention Complex (BKDC)||City Jail||Kings County|
|NYC DOC - Elmhurst Hospital Prison Ward (EHPW)||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Manhattan Detention Complex (MDC)||City Jail||New York County|
|Queens County Jail||City Jail||Queens County|
|Goldwater Memorial Hospital Unit||City Jail||New York County|
|Kings County Hospital Prison Ward||County Jail||Kings County|
|Kings County Jail||County Jail||Kings County|
|NYC DOC - Queens Detention Complex (QDC)||City Jail||Queens County|
|Queens House of Detention for Men||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Rikers Island - George R. Vierno Center (GRVC)||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Rikers Island - Anna M. Kross Center (AMKC)||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Rikers Island - Eric M. Taylor Center (EMFC)||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Rikers Island - Otis Bantum Correctional Center (OBDC)||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Rikers Island - North Infirmary Command (NIC)||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Rikers Island - Robert N. Davoren Complex (RNDC)||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Rikers Island - George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC)||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Rikers Island - James A. Thomas Center (JATC)||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center (RMSC)||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Rikers Island - West Facility (WF)||City Jail||Queens County|
|NYC DOC - Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center||City Jail||Bronx County|
|Crossroads Juvenile Center||City Jail||Kings County|
|Horizon Juvenile Center||City Jail||Bronx County|
|SEEDS - Non-Secure Detention||City Jail||New York County|
|Bridges Juvenile Center||City Jail||Bronx County|
|Binghamton Jail||City Jail||Broome County|
|Broome County Sheriff's Corrections Division||County Jail||Broome County|
|Cattaraugus County Jail||County Jail||Cattaraugus County|
|Cayuga County Jail||County Jail||Cayuga County|
|Chautauqua County Jail||County Jail||Chautauqua County|
|Poughkeepsie Juvenile Secure Holdover||City Jail||Dutchess County|
|Chenango County Jail||County Jail||Chenango County|
|Cheektowaga Jail||City Jail||Erie County|
|Buffalo Jail||City Jail||Erie County|
|Erie County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Erie County|
|West Seneca Jail||City Jail||Erie County|
|Franklin County Jail||County Jail||Franklin County|
|Erie County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Erie County|
|Fulton County Correctional||County Jail||Fulton County|
|Essex County Jail||County Jail||Essex County|
|Genesee County Jail||County Jail||Genesee County|
|Greene County Jail||County Jail||Greene County|
|Hamilton County Jail||County Jail||Hamilton County|