An incarceration search can help you:

  • Locate incarceration records
  • Learn about prior incarcerations
  • Check someone's criminal history
  • Perform a background check
  • Look up an inmate number
  • Locate an inmate

Search for incarceration information from government offices such as

  • Courts

    Courts resolve legal disputes at the federal, state, or local level, including misdemeanors and felonies. Courts maintain records on all of their cases, which list an individual's criminal history and their incarceration records. These records show the convict's name, date of birth, aliases, mug shots, and all criminal arrests and trials. They also list prior and current incarcerations, the jail or prison where the person was incarcerated, and the charges that led to jail time. An incarceration record search through a Court provides detailed information on individuals who have been convicted of crimes, making it an important step in conducting a background check. Incarceration records may be available online through the Court website.

  • District Attorney Offices

    District Attorney Offices prosecute cases on behalf of the public, including misdemeanors and felonies, and they maintain records on their cases as well as the individuals they prosecute. These can include incarceration records, which list the defendant's name, date of birth, any aliases, and all criminal arrests and trials. They also show all prior and current incarcerations, the jail or prison, and the charges that led to jail time. An incarceration search through the District Attorney Office provides information on people who have been convicted of crimes, making it an important part of a background check. The District Attorney Office may provide online access to some of their incarceration records.

  • Jails & Prisons

    Jails and Prisons incarcerate convicted criminals at the federal, state, and local level, and they also detain people awaiting trial or after an arrest. Jails and Prisons maintain detailed records about the people they incarcerate, which includes arrest records, convictions and court sentences, and prior incarcerations. These records contain personal information about convicts, such as their name, date of birth, mug shots, and aliases. Jail and Prison records also list people on the sex offender registry and all felony and misdemeanor incarcerations. These records are an important source of information for a background check. Jail and Prison incarceration records may be available to the public through an online search database.

  • Police Departments

    Police Departments act as law enforcement agencies, and they stop and investigate crimes. As part of this job, the Police maintain records on current and former inmates, including incarceration records. These records include information such as the individual's name, date of birth, mug shots, and the length of all prison sentences. They also list the offenses, both felonies and misdemeanors, which led to jail time. Incarceration records list someone's criminal history, such as arrests, warrants, and convictions. These records play an important role in conducting a thorough background check. Police Departments may provide online access to their incarceration information.

  • Public Defender Offices

    Public Defender Offices provide legal representation to suspected criminals who cannot afford an attorney, including individuals accused of committing both misdemeanors and felonies. Public Defender Offices maintain records on their clients and their criminal history, including incarceration records. These documents list the individual's name, date of birth, aliases, and the outcome of all trials, including convictions, sentences, and incarcerations. They also show all prior and current incarcerations and the charges that led to jail time. Performing an incarceration search provides information on an individual's criminal record, making it an important part of conducting a thorough background check. The Public Defender Office may provide access to some incarceration records on their website.

  • Sheriff Departments

    Sheriff Departments maintain public safety and order by stopping crimes and conducting investigations. As part of their responsibilities, Sheriff Departments maintain records on current and former inmates. These incarceration records list information such as the individual's name, date of birth, mug shots, and the length of their prison sentences. They also show the offenses which led to jail time, including felonies and misdemeanors. Incarceration records provide a view of the individual's criminal history, with information about all current and prior incarcerations as well as all arrests and convictions. Checking incarceration records is an important part of conducting a thorough background check. Many Sheriff Departments provide online access to incarceration records.

  • US Marshals Service Offices

    US Marshals Service Offices house and transport federal prisoners, and they also deliver convicts to Bureau of Prisons facilities. The US Marshals maintain records for the individuals in their custody, including incarceration records. These records list the inmate's name, inmate number, and mug shots, as well as the prisons where they were incarcerated. They also provide information on the charges which led to incarceration and the individual's trial and sentence. US Marshals incarceration records list the individual's criminal history, including arrests for felonies and misdemeanors. Incarceration records provide crucial information for conducting a background check. The US Marshals Service Office may provide online access to their incarceration records.