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Kansas Inmate Search

Updated on: April 24, 2024

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The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) has a mission “to contribute to public safety and support victims of crime by exercising safe and effective containment and supervision of inmates, by managing offenders in the community and by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens.” (

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

A disclaimer is given on the website that while the information is believed to be true, the Kansas DOC does not assume legal responsibility for the information given on the database.

Kansas Department of Correction Offender Search

The Kansas Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Kansas. With the KDOC inmate lookup, you can search for an inmate by first, middle, and last name, or the KDOC number.

You can also choose to show mugshots of the inmates you are looking for, which should aid you in a faster search time.

Find an Inmate Search Engine

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine serves as a resource to find inmates serving time in Kansas. This website contains records of all inmates who have been incarcerated from 1982 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).

It is important to note that this search gives results for inmates sent to federal prisons only. Inmates convicted of violating Federal laws are sent to Federal prisons.

Inmate Records Online Search

Through this Kansas inmate lookup, 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 “Kansas.” Once the search is complete, you will be asked 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 Kansas. 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.

Providing the most current and reliable information regarding inmate custody status changes and criminal case information, VINELink is one of the most credible ways to look up inmates. 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 Kansas

Another way you can search for inmates is to do a Kansas prison inmate locator which searches specific jails and prisons in Kansas.

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 Kansas, and search for the jail roster for the inmate you are looking for.

Search Prisons by Types

You can also find out who’s in jail in Kansas 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

The Kansas Department of Corrections provides several useful ways to search for inmates in Kansas. If you cannot find the inmate you are looking for on with one resource, then search another one. Using these search databases, you will surely find the inmate you are looking for.

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Kansas Department of Corrections Offender Lookup

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

Kansas Inmate Search DOC Information

Authority Kansas Department of Corrections
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Address 714 SW Jackson, Suite 300 Topeka, KS 66603
Phone (785) 296-3317

List of Jails and Prisons in Kansas