Public Records Online Search

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

Florida Inmate Search

Updated on: February 15, 2024

Use this website for informational purposes only.

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC)’s mission is to “provide a range of services to meet the needs of those entrusted to their care, creating a safe and professional environment with the outcome of reducing victimization, safer communities and an emphasis on the premium of life.”

The Florida Department of Corrections is the third largest state prison system in the United States.

If you are looking for an inmate in Florida, the Department of Corrections is the first place to search. The FDOC offers several inmate search options for you to investigate and find the inmate you are looking for.

Find an Inmate Search Engine

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine is a resource you can use for a Florida prison inmate lookup. This website started in 1982, and it contains records of all inmates who have been incarcerated from that date to present. You can also do a release search for inmates who have already been released.

To find an inmate, 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 in order to find him or her).

However, this search gives results for inmates sent to federal prisons only. Inmates convicted of violating Federal laws (laws of the United States) are sent to Federal prisons.

Florida Department of Correction Offender Search

The Florida Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Florida, and as said previously, is the third largest state prison system in the country.

On this page, you can search for inmates using different categories. You can:

Search All Correction Offender Databases

Inmate Population Information Search

Inmate Release Information Search

Inmate Escape Information Search

Supervised Population Information Search

Absconder/Fugitive Information Search

The “Search All Correction Offender Databases” search is the most comprehensive, and it includes all the rest of the categories. However, if you know the inmate you are looking for falls in to a certain category, you can search one of the specific categories.

The contact information for the FDOC is as follows:

Florida Department of Correction
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500

(850) 488-5021


VINELink is the online portal to VINE which is America’s leading victim notification network. This company allows you to search for inmates in Florida, but you will need to create a free account in order to use VINELink’s services. In addition to the website, you can also contact VINELink by calling toll-free 1-800-247-9763.

VINELink provides the most current and reliable information regarding inmate custody status changes and criminal case information, and has recently added new user-friendly features that will benefit the community of the loved ones of inmates and concerned citizens.

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, The VINE service offers information by phone, email, and text message where available.

Search Specific Jails in Florida

Another way you can search for an inmate in Florida is to search specific jails or prisons in Florida.

Each jail website has a jail roster, so you can find out who’s in jail by searching the jail roster.. Go here to search specific jails in Florida, and from there you can find the inmate you are looking for.

Search Prisons by Types

You can also find out who’s in jail in Florida by performing an inmate search for the type of prison or jail that he is she serving time in:  Here are three types of jails in Florida:

  1. City Jail

A city jail is for inmates who are serving short sentences after conviction of a misdemeanor.

  1. County Jail

A county jail serves inmates who are awaiting trial or those convicted of minor crimes —These inmates usually stay in a county jail for a year or less.

  1. State prison

A state prison is a prison operated and maintained by a state and used to confine and rehabilitate criminals. Most inmates who are sentenced to prisons are sentenced for a year or more.

  1. Federal Prison

Federal prison is operated by the federal government. provincial body. Federal prisons are used for convicts who violated federal law.

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 his or her first and last name. You will usually see the inmate’s name, mugshot, birthdate, charges, and other information.

Bottom Line

The Florida Department of Corrections provides several valuable ways to search for inmates in Florida. If you cannot find the inmate you are looking for on one search, then search another one. Using these search databases, you will soon find exactly who you are looking for.

This site is not owned or operated by any state government agency, read more.

Florida Department of Corrections Offender Lookup

Florida Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Florida.
To search for an inmate in Florida 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.

Florida Inmate Search DOC Information

Authority Florida Department of Corrections
Website link
Inmate Search link
Visitor Application link
Send Mail/Packages link
Send Email link
Send Money link
Phone Calls link
Address 501 South Calhoun Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
Phone (850) 488-5021

List of Jails and Prisons in Florida