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State Prisons Index

Each of the states listed below has a directory of it's own, listing individual units, work farms and other types of facilities. Most states make inmate records available to the public to some degree, links to those are also listed. We recommend using the button on the right. Click start, choose the type of facility you need to check, state or local, then decide if you want the main jail or just the available inmate search.

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CaptiveAngels.comsend mail to inmates offers photo ads of female inmates throughout the United States and provides a place for people to find female inmate pen pals.

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Data and record collections

Not all facilities have the ability or legal right to provide sensitive information like population databases across the internet. Fortunately, most will suggest limited manual means of verifying if a person is in custody. One of the more popular requests concerns jail archives. Jails and prisons kept registers so everyone "booked" into the grey bar hotel was recorded, creating unparalleled historical and genealogical sources for researchers and family members alike. Interactive databases are available from many modern courthouses.

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