A prison record search can help you:

  • Perform a thorough background check
  • Locate an inmate
  • Check someone's criminal history
  • Look up current and prior incarcerations
  • Locate an inmate identification number
  • Look up someone's convictions

Search for prison records from federal, state, and local government agencies such as

  • Jails & Prisons

    Jails and Prisons house convicted criminals as well as people awaiting trial. They operate at the federal, state, and local level. Jails and Prisons maintain detailed records for their inmates, which are known as prison records. Prison records contain an inmate's criminal history, including personal information, arrests or convictions for misdemeanors and felonies, court sentences, and all current and prior incarcerations. The personal information in prison records can include aliases, mug shots, and known associates. These records are an important part of conducting a thorough background check, and they can also be used to locate an inmate. Jails and Prisons often provide a searchable online database for accessing prison records.

  • Police Departments

    A Police Department is responsible for stopping crimes and conducting investigations in order to maintain public safety. As part of their job, Police Departments also maintain records on current and former inmates. These prison records include information such as the individual's name, date of birth, mug shots, the length of all prison sentences, and the offenses which led to jail time. Prison records give a picture of the individual's criminal history by providing information on all current and prior incarcerations as well as all arrests and convictions for misdemeanors or felonies. These records can play an important role in conducting a thorough background check. Police Departments may provide online access to prison records.

  • Sheriff Departments

    A Sheriff's Department helps maintain safety and order by stopping crimes and conducting investigations. As part of their responsibilities, Sheriff's Departments maintain records on current and former inmates. These prison records include information like the individual's name, date of birth, mug shots, the length of all prison sentences, and the offenses which led to jail time. Prison records are a central part of a person's criminal history, and they provide information on all current and prior incarcerations as well as all arrests and convictions for misdemeanors or felonies. Checking prison records is an important part of conducting a thorough background check. Sheriff's Departments may provide online access to prison records.