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Updated on: December 18, 2022

How to Find Someone Incarcerated In Oklahoma

Oklahoma has numerous law enforcement agencies that maintain law and order within their jurisdictions. The agencies regularly arrest and detain persons suspected of violating local and state laws. The detainee may end up in a police lockup, jail, detention center, or prison. Family and friends locate their loved ones incarcerated in Oklahoma to assist in posting bond, following up on the ongoing criminal case, or staying in touch as the offender serves their time. Then, do you know how to find someone incarcerated in Oklahoma? Here are three ways:

1.     Statewide Inmate Lookup

First, use the statewide inmate lookup provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (OK DOC). Through it, you can confirm where an offender is in any state prison. Below are the steps: -

  1. Go to https://okoffender.doc.ok.gov/
  2. Provide the inmate’s DOC number, name, or date of birth in the search query form
  3. Tick the boxes for aliases and similar-sounding names when not sure about the name of the inmate
  4. Verify that you are not a robot
  5. Click Search
  6. The search will generate the following inmate details: -

Next, are you a victim of crime searching for the latest case details and custody status of the perpetrator incarcerated in an Oklahoma state prison? If so, use the VINELink provided at the bottom of the search query form to register for text or email notifications.

2.     Jail Roster Listings

Next, if your statewide search is unsuccessful and you believe the offender could be in a county or city jail, go to the official website of the arresting law enforcement agency and click on their online jail roster. The jail roster provides information on current, new, and recently released inmates by the city or county jail. Most jails update their jail rosters on an hourly or daily basis.

3.     In-Person Search

Finally, visit the jail or prison during business hours and scrutinize their inmate listings in person. This last option is best when searching for persons incarcerated during public holidays or weekends or inmates still undergoing the booking process at a jail or orientation process at a prison.

Oklahoma Jails Roster

There are 93 jails in the 77 counties in Oklahoma. Statistics from the US Department of Justice indicate that the y the end of 2019, the jail population in Oklahoma was at 10,670. And the daily bookings had surpassed 10.3 million. The jails held the inmates for an average of 46 days as they awaited court arraignment, sentencing, transfer to state prisons, or release.

To keep tabs on the growing jail population, jails in Oklahoma maintain elaborate jail rosters. The jail rosters have personal details, arrest and booking details, and the custody status of all detainees. It is accessible to the public at the arresting law enforcement agency’s official website or the jail's physical address.

Oklahoma Prison System

The Oklahoma prison system comprises all correctional facilities geared toward providing the necessary care and amenities to keep inmates safe and healthy as they undergo their incarceration. It includes state and federal prisons, jails, juvenile justice facilities, and immigration detention centers. The prison system is the final step in the Oklahoma criminal justice process.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections oversees all state prisons in Oklahoma. And the Sheriff’s Office and police departments are in charge of the county and city jails, respectively. Below are additional statistics about the Oklahoma prison system:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Prisons and Jails