The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping an updated database on all inmates serving time in Rhode Island state prisons.
The public database is located on the Rhode Island Department of Corrections official website. The database is consisted of inmates currently sitting in state prisons. The database is updated daily. You can search the database by their inmate identification number, first and last name, gender, race, and other identifying information.
Unlike the state of Rhode Island, Rhode Island county and city jails keep their databases separate. You will need to contact the proper authorities, if you are looking for an inmate residing in any county or city jail.
When an offender is housed in 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 Rhode Island Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Rhode Island 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 is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their DOC number by the Rhode Island 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 are 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever.
In the state of Rhode Island, there are 14 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 Rhode Island prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Rhode Island 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.
The Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island 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 State of Rhode Island Parole Board & Sex Offender Community Notification Unit.
You can search this database by the following pieces of information:
When you do a successful search, you will see the following information:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center||State Prison||Bristol County|
|Gloria McDonald Women's Medium||State Prison||Bristol County|
|High Security Center||State Prison||Providence County|
|Maximum Security||State Prison||Providence County|
|John J. Moran Medium Security Facility||State Prison||Bristol County|
|Minimum Security||State Prison||Providence County|
|Bernadette Building Women's Facility||State Prison||Bristol County|
|Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation (CFDFC)||Private Facility||Providence County|
|Cranston - Juvenile Correctional Services||State Prison||Bristol County|
|Kent County Juvenile Correctional Services||County Jail||Providence County|
|Safe Streets Providence||State Prison||Providence County|
|Pawtucket Unit - Juvenile Correctional Services||State Prison||Providence County|
|Newport Unit - Juvenile Correctional Services||State Prison||Newport County|
|Woonsocket Unit - Juvenile Correctional Services||State Prison||Providence County|
|East Bay/Warren - Juvenile Correctional Services||State Prison||Bristol County|
|South County Unit - Regional Juvenile Facility||State Prison||Washington County|
|Newport County Sheriff's Jail||County Jail||Newport County|