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County jails or inmate searches

We strive to keep complete directories listing county jails and inmate search for finding prisoners online. We make this claim because we have systematically searched, by county, every possible location for a law enforcement website or sheriff's office containing public searches for arrest records or booking logs. Most pages show missing counties and a way to submit new ones to the directory or update addresses.

Do you need the county jail or just inmate search?

Make a choice between looking up the county jail itself or just the online inmate search directory. If anyone was recently arrested we suggest "County Jail" for information to call due to possible delays between the intake process and database updates.

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County
Local authority within state boundaries that governs smaller communities.
Jail
Detention facility with criminal detainees awaiting trial or serving shorter sentences.
Inmate
Person in the custody of law enforcement for alleged illegal activity. Prisoner or convict.

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Regional designations for the nouns "county" or "state" include "parish" and "commonwealth", confusing for non-residents. Localized terminology is indicated using headings to match users, not operators, like a phone book. Regional designations for the nouns "county" or "state" include "parish" and "commonwealth", confusing for non-residents. Localized terminology is indicated using headings to match users, not operators, like a phone book.

Keeping you up to speed

Terminology can get confusing, especially if the location has a different vocabulary when talking about confinement. After looking at every possible agency website, we note the most common expressions used locally with synonyms. New features are being designed and tested improving search ability to your experience easier.