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Ohio Correctional Facilities

Updated on: March 27, 2023
Department Name
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
4545 Fisher Road, Suite D, Columbus, OH 43228
Phone Number
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates

How to Find Someone Incarcerated In Ohio

Are you searching for the whereabouts of someone arrested and detained in an Ohio correctional facility? If so, there are at least three ways to conduct an inmate search. Check them out below: -

·       Ohio Statewide Inmate Lookup

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections maintains an elaborate inmate database on its official website. Use it to locate an offender in an Ohio state prison or community supervision as follows:

  1. Go to
  2. Provide the offender's name or DOC number in the search query form
  3. Tick the boxes to generate search results for all offenders, incarcerated offenders, offenders under APA supervision, or escapees and absconders /violators at large
  4. Click Search
  5. The search results will provide the following offender details: -

Go to and repeat the steps above to view a list of offenders on probation or parole in Ohio.

·       Inmate Roster Lookup

Next, if the person you are searching for was arrested in the last two months, they could still be in jail. Hence, contact the arresting law enforcement agency and scrutinize their jail roster online or in person. Besides, most law enforcement agencies in Ohio provide user-friendly inmate lookups at their official website.

·       ICE Detainee Locator System

Third, if you are looking for someone incarcerated for violating immigration laws, they could be in an ICE detention facility. For this, use the ICE detainee lookup as follows: -

The ICE detainee lookup will only show details of its current detainees and those released from its detention facilities in the last 60 days. Also, you must know the full names, country of origin, or exact alien registration number to conduct an online ICE detainee lookup.

Once you confirm online that the inmate is in a state prison, immigration detention center, or jail, call the respective facility and countercheck since the online database can change.

Ohio Jails Roster

Each of the 88 counties in Ohio has one or more law enforcement agency operating within its jurisdiction. The agencies enforce local and state laws, and run jail divisions detaining anyone violating such laws. In turn, they maintain elaborate jail rosters and make them accessible to the public on request. A typical Ohio jail roster includes personal details of the detainee, their criminal history, and current custody status. Plus, it provides vital contacts for families and friends to settle bonds, contact the inmate, or send money to the inmate. Most jail rosters are updated on an hourly or daily basis.

Ohio Prison System

The Ohio prison system comprises 27 state prisons, two federal prisons, four private prisons, 108 county jails, 12 juvenile detention centers, and alternative incarceration for persons under community supervision. Below are some quick facts about the Ohio prison system: -

Types of Correctional Facilities in Ohio

Ohio Prisons and Jails