Ohio Inmate Search


About Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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. 

Basic Information

Department Name Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Official Website http://www.drc.ohio.gov/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates https://appgateway.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch
Location 770 West Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43222
Phone Number 614-387-0588

How to Do an Inmate Search in Ohio

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:

Who’s in Jail

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.

Jail Roster and Mugshots

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.

Sex Offender Search

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:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Ohio

List of Correctional Facilities in Ohio

There are 284 jails and prisons in Ohio.
Showing 1 – 50 of 284 results
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
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