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Indiana Inmate Search

Updated on: May 28, 2024

Use this website for informational purposes only.

The Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) “seeks to promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry. Their vision is to model the best corrections practices, striving to return productive citizens to Indiana’s communities and to inspire a culture of accountability, integrity, and professionalism.” (The Indiana Department of Corrections)

The IDOC is the first place to look when searching for an inmate in Indiana. This website has plenty of information regarding searching for inmates, visiting inmates, communicating with inmates, and more.

Indiana Department of Correction Offender Search

The Indiana Department of Corrections oversees all of the jails and prisons in Indiana. On the Indiana DOC inmate lookup, you can perform an inmate search by first name, last name, or offender number.

The Indiana Department of Correction offender search database provides information about offenders currently under IDOC jurisdiction: those incarcerated, on probation, or on parole.


VINELink, America’s leading victim notification network, is the online portal to VINE. VINE allows you to search for inmates in Indiana, but you will need to create a free account in order to use VINELink’s services. 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. VINELink has also recently added new user-friendly features that make the inmate searches easier and more efficient.

Another perk of the VINE service is that they are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, and they offer information by phone, email, and text message,

Find an Inmate Search Engine

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine is another resource you can use to search for Indiana inmates. Originating in 1982, this website contains records of all inmates who have been incarcerated from 1982 to present. If you do a release search for inmates who have already been released, their records will be provided.

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

However, it is important to note that this search gives results for inmates who have been sent to federal prisons only. Inmates sent to federal prisons are those who have violated federal laws.

Inmate Records Online Search

Through the Inmate Records Online Search, you can find inmates, mugshots, records, and contact information for inmates. This information comes through law enforcement agencies and courthouses.

To use this search, you need to search the inmate’s first and last name, and click on “Indiana.” 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.

Search Specific Jails in Indiana

Another way you can search for an inmate in Indiana is to search an Indiana Jail inmate locator.

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 Indiana, 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 Indiana by searching for the specific type of prison or jail that the inmate is serving time in.

  1. City Jail

A city jail is for inmates who are serving short sentences. They are either awaiting trial or have been convicted of a crime that requires their sentence to be a year or less.

  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 who have been convicted of major crimes. Most inmates who are sentenced to prisons are sentenced for a year or more.

When searching for an inmate, go to the inmate search page and search 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 Indiana Department of Corrections provides many ways to search for inmates in Indiana. By using these resources, you will soon find the inmate you are looking for.

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

Indiana Department of Corrections Offender Lookup

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

Indiana Inmate Search DOC Information

Authority Indiana Department of Corrections
Website link
Inmate Search link
Visitor Application link
Video Visitation link
Send Mail/Packages link
Send Money link
Phone Calls link
Address 302 W. Washington Street, Room E-334, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone (317) 232-5711

List of Jails and Prisons in Indiana