It is possible to look up mugshots of inmates by using a prison identification number or name. If searching by name, it is also helpful to have additional information available such as race, date of birth, gender and state.Know More
Mugshot databases are usually cleared on a regular basis. Therefore, if an inmate was incarcerated prior to a certain time, his or her mugshot may not be available. That said, a person may be able to do a search on the Internet to find an old mugshot. If that fails, contact the prison directly to see if there might be a mugshot archive available.
The Bertillion System was invented by a Parisian clerk in the Prefecture of Police Office. It was a predecessor to current-day mugshots, a side-by-side front and side view of the accused's face. Introduced at the 1893 World's Fair, the system quickly caught on in the United States. Many people viewed the mugshot as a step forward in scientific law enforcement. Some police departments superimposed one mugshot on top of another, thus giving an image of a "typical" pickpocket or burglar. When browsing mugshots online, it is important to remember that many are posted regardless of whether or not the person in question has been convicted of a crime.Learn more about Public Records
Norfolk City Jail inmates can be looked up by calling the Inmate Locator Desk of the Virginia Department of Corrections. This service offers limited inmate information to the public, such as confinement locations and release dates. The Department of Corrections also offers online inmate searches.Full Answer >
To search for an inmate, input as much known information as possible into the appropriate state's Department of Corrections website. Although the required fields and search options vary according to state, most states require at least the last name and first initial or an identification number to find an inmate.Full Answer >
It is possible to look up toll-free 800 numbers at Inter800.com, among other sites. This database features a range of toll-free numbers in addition to 800, including 888, 877 and 866.Full Answer >
It is not possible to look up living people using a Social Security number. The Social Security numbers of deceased individuals are publicly available on sites that use the government's Social Security Death Index. The cost for this service varies between sites and is free in some instances.Full Answer >