The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database on those individuals who are serving out their time in Ohio state prisons. The database is open to the public and can be found on the official Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction website.
The database consists of those who are currently sitting in prison, those who died while being in prison, those who were released from prison, those on parole, those who are on probation, and anyone that is under supervision from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. You can search the database by the offenders first and last name, their status, their inmate number, and other identifying information.
The database does not include the offenders serving time in Ohio’s city or county jails.
When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are 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 Ohio Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
You will see the following pieces of information in the Ohio 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:
As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the Ohio inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever.
In the state of Ohio, there are 144 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 Ohio prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
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.
The Ohio 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 Ohio. 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.
You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the Ohio inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the DOC inmate locator, this database is available to the general public to use also.
The sex offender database can be found on the official Crimewatch site.
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 state prison. These offenders are out on their own in the community.
When you do a successful search, you will see the following information:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Canton Jail||City Jail||Stark County|
|Adams County Jail||County Jail||Adams County|
|Allen County Jail||County Jail||Allen County|
|Ashland County Jail||County Jail||Ashland County|
|Ashtabula County Jail||County Jail||Ashtabula County|
|Auglaize County Corrections Center Jail||County Jail||Auglaize County|
|Athens County Jail||County Jail||Athens County|
|Bedford Heights Correctional Facility (ICE)||City Jail||Cuyahoga County|
|Belmont County Jail||County Jail||Belmont County|
|Belmont Harrison District Sargus Juvenile Center||State Prison||Harrison|belmont County|
|Brown County Adult Detention Center||County Jail||Brown County|
|Middletown City Jail||City Jail||Butler County|
|Butler County Resolutions||County Jail||Butler County|
|Carroll County Jail||County Jail||Carroll County|
|Carroll County Linda Martin Attention Center||County Jail||Carroll County|
|Tri-County Regional Jail OH||County Jail||Champaign County|
|Champaign County Jail||County Jail||Champaign County|
|Clark County Jail||County Jail||Clark County|
|Clermont County Jail||County Jail||Clermont County|
|Clinton County Jail||County Jail||Clinton County|
|Columbiana County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Columbiana County|
|Columbiana County Jail||County Jail||Columbiana County|
|Coshocton County Justice Center||County Jail||Coshocton County|
|Crawford County Jail||County Jail||Crawford County|
|Cleveland Jail||City Jail||Cuyahoga County|
|Cleveland House of Corrections||City Jail||Cuyahoga County|
|Cuyahoga County Corrections Center||County Jail||Cuyahoga County|
|East Cleveland Jail||City Jail||Cuyahoga County|
|Euclid Jail||City Jail||Cuyahoga County|
|Parma Detention Center||City Jail||Cuyahoga County|
|Darke County Jail||County Jail||Darke County|
|Defiance County Jail||County Jail||Defiance County|
|Delaware County Jail||County Jail||Delaware County|
|Erie County Jail||County Jail||Erie County|
|Fairfield County Jail||County Jail||Fairfield County|
|Fairfield County Juvenile||County Jail||Fairfield County|
|Fayette County Jail||County Jail||Fayette County|
|Franklin County Jail I||County Jail||Franklin County|
|Franklin County Jail II||County Jail||Franklin County|
|Fulton County Jail||County Jail||Fulton County|
|Gallia County Jail||County Jail||Gallia County|
|Greene County Adult Detention Center||County Jail||Greene County|
|Geauga County Jail||County Jail||Geauga County|
|Greene County Jail||County Jail||Greene County|
|Kettering Jail||City Jail||Montgomery County|
|Guernsey County Jail||County Jail||Guernsey County|
|Cincinnati Jail||City Jail||Hamilton County|
|Hamilton County Hillcrest Training School||County Jail||Hamilton County|
|David L. Brown Youth Center||State Prison||Miami County|
|Allen Oakwood Correctional Facility||State Prison||Allen County|