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Mississippi Inmate Search

Updated on: March 1, 2024

Use this website for informational purposes only.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections’ mission is to “seek to enhance public safety by providing secure facilities and effective post-release supervision for offenders.” They also seek to create a safe and professional work environment to their employees, while bringing accountability and innovation to Mississippi citizens.

When looking for an inmate in Mississippi,  The Mississippi Department of Corrections is the first step you should take. The MDOC gives several options for finding inmates in their system.

Mississippi Department of Correction Offender Lookup

The Mississippi Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in the Mississippi, so they are the most credible, up to date resource to find inmates.

Here you can do an MDOC offender search using the inmate’s first and/or last name or their ID number. Once you find who you are looking for, you will see the following information:

  • Their MDOC ID number
  • Their height/weight/build
  • Their entry date
  • Their sex
  • Their eye/hair color
  • Their location
  • Total length of sentence


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

VINELink provides the most current and reliable information about inmate custody status changes and criminal case information. In addition, new user-friendly are available for users of the website.

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.

With VINELink, you can search for an inmate with their first or last name or their ID or case number.

Find an Inmate Search Engine

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine is another resource you can use for a Mississippi 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 will need the inmate’s DCDC number, FBI number, INS number, or BOP register number, and his or her first and last name.

This search displays results for inmates who have violated federal laws and have been sent to federal prisons.

Inmate Records Online Search

BeenVerified, established in 2007, is another resource you can use to find an inmate in the United States.

According to their website, BeenVerified “wants 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, and if the inmate is in the system, you will find him or her.

Search Specific Jails in Mississippi

You can also find an inmate you are looking for by searching specific jails in Mississippi.

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

Go here to search specific jails in Mississippi and then search for 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 the Mississippi by completing an inmate search for the type of prison or jail where the inmate is serving time.

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.

 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.

Federal Prison

Federal prison is operated by the federal government, and these prisons are used for convicts who violated federal law.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that through the Mississippi Department of Corrections, you have many ways to search for the inmate you are looking for. If you cannot find who you are looking for with one search, try another one. If the inmate is serving time in a jail or prison in Mississippi, you will find him or her through these resources.

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Mississippi Department of Corrections Offender Lookup

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

Mississippi Inmate Search DOC Information

Authority Mississippi Department of Corrections
Website link
Inmate Search link
Visitor Application link
Send Mail/Packages link
Send Money link
Phone Calls link
Address 301 North Lamar Street, Jackson, MS 39201
Phone (601) 359-5600

List of Jails and Prisons in Mississippi