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Idaho Inmate Search

Updated on: January 13, 2024

The Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC)’s “mission to protect the public, staff and those within custody and supervision through safety, accountability, partnerships and through providing opportunities for offender change.” (

If you are looking for an inmate in Idaho, the Department of Corrections is the first place to search. The IDOC offers several resources you can use so that you will find the inmate you are looking for.

Idaho Department of Correction Offender Search

The Idaho Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Idaho. On the IDOC inmate lookup, you can search for an inmate by first and last name, birthdate, or offender number. The Idaho Department of Correction offender search database provides information about offenders currently under IDOC jurisdiction: those incarcerated, on probation or on parole.

It is important to note that names of individuals who have served their sentences will appear, but their convictions will not.

Find an Inmate Search Engine

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine is a resource to search for Idaho inmates. Originating in 1982, this website contains records of all inmates who have been incarcerated from that date to present day. You can also do a release search for inmates who have already been released, and their records will be provided.

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, it is important to note that 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.

Inmate Records Online Search

Through this search, you can find inmates, mugshots, records, and contact information for inmates through law enforcement agencies and courthouses.

To use this resource, you need to search the inmate’s first and last name, and click on “Idaho.” Once the search is complete, you will need to set up a free account to view the full report on the inmate you searched for.


America’s leading victim notification network, VINELink is the online portal to VINE. This website allows you to search for inmates in Idaho. 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. This website has recently added new user-friendly features that will benefit the community of the loved ones of inmates and anyone else wishing to use this service.

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

Search Specific Jails in Idaho

Another way you can search for an inmate in Idaho is to search specific Idaho prisons and jails.

Each jail has a website, and each 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 Idaho, and search for the jail roster. Then, you can search for the specific inmate.

Search Prisons by Types

You can also find out who’s in jail in Idaho by doing an inmate search for the type of prison or jail that he is she serving time in. There are three general types:

  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.

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

As you can see, the Idaho Department of Corrections provides several useful ways to search for inmates in Idaho. 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 the inmate you are looking for.

Idaho Department of Correction Offender Lookup

Idaho Department of Correction manages and operates all the state prison in Idaho.
To search for an inmate in Idaho Department of Correction follow the steps given below:

Navigate to inmate search page


Enter all valid data in the required fields.


Click on ‘Search’ button.

Idaho Inmate Search DOC Information

Authority Idaho Department of Correction
Website link
Inmate Search link
Visitor Application link
Video Visitation link
Send Mail/Packages link
Send Money link
Phone Calls link
Address 1299 N. Orchard St., Suite 110Boise, ID 83706
Phone (208) 658-2000

List of Jails and Prisons in Idaho