Alabama Inmate Search
If you know someone who is serving jail time in Alabama, but are not sure how to locate him or her, here are some steps you can take.
The Alabama Department of Corrections offers several Alabama inmate search options for to find the inmate you are looking for.
Alabama DOC’s Inmate Locator
The Alabama Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Alabama.
To search for an inmate in the Alabama Department of Corrections, click on this link.
From here, you will go to the inmate search page, enter in the inmate’s first and last name, and search.
You will see an inmate list, and you can choose the inmate you are looking for.
VINELink is a third-party website used to search for inmates in Alabama. In addition, you can access VINELink by calling toll-free 1-800-247-9763.
VINELink is the online portal to VINE, America’s leading victim notification network. Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, VINELink provides the most reliable information regarding custody status changes and criminal case information.
On the website, searchers can create an account or conduct an inmate lookup as a guest. The inmate’s ID number or full name must be provided to find him or her.
Once you find the inmate you are looking for, you will see his or her full name, his or her charges or convictions, and the jail where he or she is serving time.
Find an Inmate Search Engine
Another resource you can use for an Alabama inmate search is the Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine. This website contains records on inmates that are currently incarcerated or were released from 1982 to present.
You can either search by the inmate’s name or the inmate’s number (DCDC number, FBI number, INS number, or BOP register number).
Just like VINELink, you will be able to find out where the inmate is serving time and his or her charges or convictions.
Search Prisons by Types
When searching for an inmate, you can also search for the inmate in the type of prison that he is she is in. Here are four types of jails in Alabama:
City jails are jails in a larger city where inmates serve time awaiting a court date or for shorter sentences (usually less than a year)
County jails are jails in a larger city where inmates serve time awaiting a court date or for shorter sentences (usually less than a year)
State prisons are prisons where inmates go after they have been convicted of a crime. Inmates spend longer than a year (usually) in state prisons.
Federal prisons are operated under the jurisdiction of a federal government as opposed to a state or provincial body. Federal prisons are used for convicts who violated federal law.
A private prison, or for-profit prison, is a prison where individuals are incarcerated by a third party that is contracted by a government agency.
When you are looking at a specific jail or prison, go to the inmate search page and search for the inmate, using the first and last name. You will usually see the inmate’s name, mugshot, birthdate, charges, and other information.
Search Specific Jails in Alabama
You can also search for inmates by searching the specific jails in Alabama. Each jail website has an inmate search link so you can find out who’s in jail. You can either search the jail roster, or you can search for a specific person. Go here to search specific jails in Alabama.
Once you find the jail where the inmate is serving time, search for him or her on the inmate search roster. When you find who you are looking for and click on his or name you will see his or her mugshot, charges, and the date of booking.
This website, InstantCheckMate, also helps you find inmates in any state.
Simply search for the jail or prison where the inmate is serving time, and search for his or her name. If the inmate is in custody in the specific jail that you searched, his or her name, mugshot, and charges will appear.
If you are looking for an inmate in Alabama, you have plenty of options to find him or her. If you cannot find the inmate on one search, try another one. You will soon find who you are looking for.
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Alabama Department of Corrections Offender Lookup
Alabama Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Alabama.
To search for an inmate in Alabama Department of Corrections follow the steps given below:
Navigate to inmate search page
Enter all valid data in the required fields.
Click on ‘Search’ button.