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How can I find someone who is incarcerated?

Question: 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


Other on-line inmate locator resources: