Tennessee Inmate Search

Tennessee

About Tennessee Department of Corrections

The Tennessee Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database of all offenders doing time in Tennessee state prisons.

The database is open to the public and can be found on the Tennessee Department of Corrections website. The database consists of inmates who are currently sitting in jail, on parole, and on probation. 

The database is also on a smartphone app called Tennessee Felony Offender Search Mobile App. You can search the database by the offenders first and last name, Their TOMIS ID, or their state ID. 

Unlike the state of Tennessee, Tennessee county and city jails keep their own databases separate. If you are looking for an inmate sitting in a county or city jail, you will need to reach out to the proper authorities. 

Basic Information

Department Name Tennessee Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.tn.gov/correction
Currently Incarcerated Inmates https://apps.tn.gov/foil-app/search.jsp
Location 320 Sixth Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465
Phone Number (615) 741-1000

How to Do an Inmate Search in Tennessee

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 Tennessee Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Tennessee Department of Corrections website.

You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:

•    First Name
•    Last Name
•    Race
•    TOMIS ID
•    SID

The TOMIS ID number will take precedence during all searches. The TOMIS ID is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their TOMIS ID number by the Tennessee Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate. 

If you decide to enter their TOMIS ID number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the TOMIS ID 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 TOMIS ID number or there are no search results for the TOMIS ID 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 Tennessee jails inmate search:

•    Inmate Name
•    Aliases
•    TOMIS ID
•    Birth Date
•    Race
•    Sex
•    Supervision Status
•    Location
•    Sentence Begin
•    Sentence End
•    Parole Eligibility
•    Parole Hearing
•    Hearing Result
 

Who’s in Jail

As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the Tennessee inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever. 

In the state of Tennessee, there are 29 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 Tennessee prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Tennessee 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.
 

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The Tennessee 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 Tennessee. 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 Tennessee inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the Tennessee prisons inmate lookup this database is available to the general public to use also.

The sex offender database can be found on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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 offenders name or the address fields.

This offender search is strictly for offenders that are NOT in a 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 Tennessee

List of Correctional Facilities in Tennessee

There are 178 jails and prisons in Tennessee.
Showing 1 – 50 of 178 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Fentress County Jail County Jail Fentress County
Bedford County Jail County Jail Bedford County
Anderson County Jail TN County Jail Anderson County
Marion County Jail County Jail Marion County
Bedford County Workhouse County Jail Bedford County
Bedford County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Bedford County
Benton County Jail County Jail Benton County
Bledsoe County Jail County Jail Bledsoe County
Blount County Detention Facility County Jail Blount County
Bradley County Justice Complex County Jail Bradley County
Bradley County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Bradley County
Blount County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Blount County
Campbell County Jail County Jail Campbell County
Carroll County Jail County Jail Carroll County
Cannon County Jail County Jail Cannon County
Carter County Detention Center County Jail Carter County
Cheatham County Jail County Jail Cheatham County
Chester County Jail County Jail Chester County
Clay County Jail County Jail Clay County
Claiborne County Jail County Jail Claiborne County
Claiborne County Juvenile Detention County Jail Claiborne County
Cocke County Jail County Jail Cocke County
Crockett County Jail County Jail Crockett County
Coffee County Jail County Jail Coffee County
Cumberland County Jail County Jail Cumberland County
Davidson County Correctional Development Center County Jail Davidson County
Davidson County Correctional Center County Jail Davidson County
Cumberland County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Cumberland County
Davidson County Hill Detention Center County Jail Davidson County
Davidson County Criminal Justice Center County Jail Davidson County
Davidson County Offender Re-entry Center County Jail Davidson County
Davidson County Woodland Hills County Jail Davidson County
Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Davidson County
DeKalb County Jail County Jail Dekalb County
Decatur County Jail County Jail Decatur County
Davidson County Youth Development State Prison Davidson County
Dickson County Jail County Jail Dickson County
Dyer County Jail County Jail Dyer County
Fayette County Jail County Jail Fayette County
McDowell Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Dyer County
Gibson County Jail County Jail Gibson County
Franklin County Jail County Jail Franklin County
Greene County Detention Center County Jail Greene County
Giles County Juvenile Detention County Jail Giles County
Giles County Jail County Jail Giles County
Grainger County Detention Center County Jail Grainger County
Greene County Workhouse County Jail Greene County
Grundy County Jail County Jail Grundy County
Hamblen County Jail County Jail Hamblen County
Hamblen County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Hamblen County
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