US Prisons and Jails Locator

Do you need to confirm the whereabouts of a friend or loved one arrested by a U. S. law enforcement agency?

If so, the person could be in a U.S. prison or jail. For this, use our U.S. Prisons and Jails offender locator to locate the detainee in the U.S. correctional system as follows:

  • Specify the state where the offender was arrested
  • Select a county jail or city jail operated by the arresting law agency or,
  • Opt for a state prison if the offender is already serving sentences of more than 12 months,
  • Click on the relevant jail or prison,
  • Scroll down to view the inmate search guidelines for the specified jail or prison.

Select a State