District of Columbia Inmate Search

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia Department of Corrections “seeks to ensure public safety to citizens by providing an orderly, safe, secure and humane environment for the confinement of pretrial and sentenced inmates, as well as provide meaningful opportunities for community reintegration.”

If you are looking for an inmate in the District of Columbia region of the United States, you have come to the right place. The District of Columbia Department of corrections offers several search options so you can find the inmate you are looking for.

District of Columbia Department of Correction Offender Search

The District of Columbia Department of Corrections is in charge of all the state prisons in the District of Columbia.

To search for a specific inmate in District of Columbia Department of Corrections, click on this DOC inmate lookup. You will need to know the first and last name of the inmate, the DOC inmate number, and his or her date of birth.

General inmate information can be found by contacting the Department’s Records Office at (202) 523-7060.

You can also find general inmate information on this website, such as inmate services, visitation, and the various facilities that the DOC represents.

The administrative headquarters is located at:

2000 14th Street, NW, Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20009.
(202) 673-7316.

Find an Inmate Search Engine

Another search resource you can use for a District of Columbia prison inmate lookup is the Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine. This website contains records from 1982 to present on inmates who are currently incarcerated or have been since 1982. Inmate’s release dates are also posted on this website.

You can either search by the inmate’s name or the inmate’s number (You will need the inmate’s DCDC number, FBI number, INS number, or BOP register number).

For more information about how to find copies of records, visit the National Archives website.

VINELink

A third-party company that allows you to search for inmates in the District of Columbia is VINELink. You can search the website, or you can also contact VINELink by calling toll-free 1-800-247-9763.

An online portal to VINE which is America’s leading victim notification network, VINELink is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. Here you will find the most up to date and credible information about inmate status changes and criminal cases, such as releases, facility transfer, court hearing, escape, or re-incarceration.

Once you find the inmate you are looking for, you will see his or her full name, his or her mugshot, his or her charges or convictions, and the jail where he or she is serving time.

Search Types of Prisons

To find out who’s in jail in the District of Columbia, you can also search for the inmate in the type of prison that he is she is in. Here are three types of prisons in The District of Columbia:

  1. Federal Prisons

Federal prisons are operated under the jurisdiction of a federal government as opposed to a state. Federal prisons are used for convicts who have violated federal law.

  1. Private Facility

A private prison, or for-profit prison, is a prison operated by a third party that is contracted by a government agency.

  1. Federal RRM Prisons

Federal RRM prisons are like halfway houses, to provide assistance to inmates who are nearing release. RRCs provide a safe, structured, supervised environment, as well as employment counseling, job placement, financial management assistance, and other programs and services.

When you are looking at a specific jail or prison, go to the inmate search page on the website and search for the inmate, using their first and last name. You will usually see the inmate’s name, mugshot, birthdate, charges, and other information. You can also browse through the inmate list to find the inmate you are looking for.

Search Specific Jails in District of Columbia

You can also search for inmates by searching the specific jails or prisons in the District of Columbia. Each jail website has a jail roster, so you can find out who’s in jail and where they are serving time.  You can either search the jail roster, or you can search for a specific inmate. Go here to search specific jails in District of Columbia, and from there you can find the inmate you are looking for.

You can find the inmate you are looking for in the state of District of Columbia by using these search databases. If you cannot find the inmate on one search, then search the next one. You will find who you are looking for.

Once you find the inmate you are looking for, you can find out how to contact him or her via mail, telephone, email, or visitation.

Inmate Records Online Search

Criminal Records, Mugshots and Contact Info aggregated from real law enforcement agencies and government court houses.

District of Columbia Department of Corrections Offender Lookup

District of Columbia Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in District of Columbia.
To search for an inmate in District of Columbia Department of Corrections follow the steps given below:
1

Navigate to inmate search page

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Enter all valid data in the required fields.

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Click on ‘Search’ button.

District of Columbia DOC Information

Authority District of Columbia Department of Corrections
Website link
Inmate Search link
Address 2000 14th Street, NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20009
Phone (202) 673-7316
Fax (202) 671-2043

List of Jails and Prisons in District of Columbia