I have a relative in custody somewhere. I need to find where he is. Is there a way to locate inmates?
If you think this person is in the Federal system, here are links to the US Bureau of Prisons inmate locator (BOP).
The Federal Marshal's Service basically contracts for detention services, and there is no inmate locator for the Federal Marshal's Service detainees.
For people held in local jails, try:
For people held in state DOC's, try:
Department of Corrections Facilities by State
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island (Interested parties must call to locate an offender)
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Other on-line inmate locator resources:
- General inmate locator resource: (This may require a fee for a public record check)