Ohio Inmate Search

Ohio

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 201 – 250 of 284 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
River City Correctional Center State Prison Hamilton County
Richland Correctional Institution State Prison Richland County
Ross Correction Institution State Prison Ross County
SEPTA Correctional Facility State Prison Athens County
Southeastern Correctional Complex State Prison Fairfield County
ODCR Halfway House - Serenity Hall State Prison Butler County
Southern Ohio Correctional Facility State Prison Scioto County
Summit County Community Based Correctional Facility State Prison Summit County
Spencer House State Prison Licking County
STAR Community Justice Center State Prison Scioto County
Stark Regional Community Correction Center State Prison Stark County
Summit County - Cliff Skeen CBCF for Women State Prison Summit County
Talbert House State Prison Hamilton County
Crosswaeh Community Based Correctional Female Facility State Prison Seneca County
Toledo Correctional Institution State Prison Lucas County
Trumbull Correctional Camp State Prison Trumbull County
Trumbull Correctional Institution State Prison Trumbull County
Warren Correctional Institution State Prison Warren County
West Central Community Correctional Facility State Prison Union County
Halfway House - Toledo Volunteers of America State Prison Lucas County
Western Ohio Regional Treatment & Habilitation Center State Prison Allen County
Ashland County Juvenile Detention Center State Prison Ashland County
Allen County Juvenile Treatment Center State Prison Allen County
Ashtabula County Youth Detention Center State Prison Ashtabula County
Canton Group Home State Prison Stark County
OH DYS - Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility State Prison Pickaway County
Central Ohio Youth Center State Prison Union County
Clermont County Juvenile Detention Center State Prison Clermont County
OH DYS - Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility State Prison Cuyahoga County
Dennis J. Boll Group & Shelter Home State Prison Lawrence County
Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center State Prison Franklin County
Dora Tate Youth Center State Prison Montgomery County
Edward J. Ruzzo Juvenile Justice Center State Prison Marion County
Greene County Residential Treatment (Girls) State Prison Greene County
Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center State Prison Hamilton County
Hillcrest Training School State Prison Hamilton County
OH DYS - Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility State Prison Stark County
Jefferson County Juvenile Detention Center State Prison Jefferson County
Lighthouse Youth Center Paint Creek State Prison Geauga County
Lake County Youth Detention Center State Prison Lake County
Linda Martin Juvenile Attention Center State Prison Wayne County
Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio State Prison Wood County
Lorain County Juvenile Detention Center State Prison Logan County
Logan County Juvenile Detention Center State Prison Logan County
Louis Tobin Attention Center State Prison Columbiana County
Martin P. Joyce Detention Center State Prison Mahoning County
Mary Haven Rehabilitation Center State Prison Warren County
Medina County Juvenile Detention State Prison Medina County
Miami Valley Juvenile Rehabilitation Center State Prison Greene County
Mohican Juvenile Correctional Facility State Prison Ashland County
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