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Georgia Inmate Search

Updated on: May 1, 2024

Use this website for informational purposes only.

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC) “seeks to protect the public by operating secure and safe facilities while reducing recidivism through effective programming, education, and healthcare.”

If you are looking for an inmate in Georgia, the Department of Corrections is the first place to search. The GDOC 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 Georgia prison inmate lookup. The mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons is to “protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.” (

To find an inmate, you can either search by the inmate’s name or number (You will need the inmate’s DCDC number, FBI number, INS number, or BOP register number in order to find him or her).

It is important to note that this search shows results for inmates sent to federal prisons only. Inmates convicted of violating Federal laws (laws of the United States) are sent to Federal prisons.

Georgia Department of Correction Offender Search

The Georgia Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Georgia.

You can search for an inmate with their first or last name or their ID or case number.

According to their website, the information that they post may or may not be entirely accurate. They want the user to understand this, and that it is the user’s responsibility to verify any information you may obtain herein through personal written correspondence with:

Inmate Records and Information
PO Box 1529
Forsyth, GA 31029

Inmate Records Online Search

This search engine, which is called BeenVerified and was established in 2007, can be used to find an inmate in the United States.

According to this company, they “want to provide you with access to public information that was formerly only available to big companies and people with deep pockets in a way that is easy, affordable, and fast.”  (

All you do is search for the inmate using his or her first and last name. If he or she is in the system, you will see the information on him or her.


VINELink, the online portal to VINE which is America’s leading victim notification network, allows you to search for inmates in Georgia. You will need to create a free account in order to use VINELink’s services, and you can contact VINELink by calling toll-free 1-800-247-9763.

Fortunately, VINELink provides the most current and reliable information regarding inmate custody status changes and criminal case information. New user-friendly features have been added that aid the loved ones of inmates, along with concerned citizens.

The VINE service offers information by phone, email, and text messages, and they are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

Search Specific Jails in Georgia

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

Each jail website has its own jail roster, so you can find out who’s in jail by searching the Georgia county jail inmate lookup.

Go here to search specific jails in Georgia, and from there you can find the inmate you are looking for. When you click on an inmate you will see his or her mugshot, date of booking, charges, and some additional information like height/weight and hair/eye color.

Search Prisons by Types

You can also find out who’s in jail in Georgia by performing an inmate search for the type of prison or jail where the inmate is serving time.

  1. City Jail

A city jail is for inmates who are serving shorter sentences (usually a year or less). These inmates are rather awaiting trial or have been convicted 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 where inmates are housed who have already been convicted of a crime. 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, and these prisons are used for convicts who violated federal law.

Bottom Line

As you can see, the Georgia Department of Corrections provides many ways you can locate the inmate you are looking for. If you cannot find who you are looking for with one search, try another one. You will surely find your inmate soon.

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Georgia Department of Corrections Offender Lookup

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

Georgia Inmate Search DOC Information

Authority Georgia 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 7 M L K Jr Drive, Suite 543, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone 404-656-4661

List of Jails and Prisons in Georgia