Q:

How do you find an Ohio prison inmate?

A:

Quick Answer

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's website lets you search for a prisoner online using a variety of search criteria. You can use as many or as few search parameters as you like.

  Know More
How do you find an Ohio prison inmate?
Credit: Matias Nieto Cover Getty Images

Full Answer

The easiest way to track down a specific inmate is by searching by name and whether the inmate is currently incarcerated or just under supervision. In most cases, this provides you with exactly who you're looking for. However, like any search, getting more specific can help narrow down results if the name is common.

They Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction offers other search terms you can use, such as the county the inmate was committed in, the next parole board hearing date, the offender ID number and for inmates on supervision, the county of residence.

If you're a victim of a crime, Ohio offers an opt-in service that alerts you during specific events, such as upcoming parole board meetings, scheduled release dates and when a release happens. Under Roberta's Law, victims of prisoners convicted of murder and related offenses are automatically opted-in to the victim notification system.

The same page that offers this detailed search option also offers the ability to view registered sex offenders throughout the state and to view parole violates currently at large. This invaluable resource allows residents to be informed about those around them, as well as be proactive in recognizing wanted individuals so they can notify authorities.

Learn more about Public Records
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you locate a jail or prison inmate?

    A:

    Individuals seeking to locate inmates residing in a state prison can visit a state Department of Corrections website that provides a searchable database. To locate an inmate in the federal corrections system, visit the prisoner search page at the U.S. Department of Justice website, justice.gov.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where can you look up an inmate in federal prison?

    A:

    Inmates currently incarcerated within a federal prison can be located using the search tool at the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. This tool can be used to find records pertaining to all federal inmates since 1982. To find inmate details from prior to 1982, data requests can be submitted to the National Archives via its website.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you contact a federal prison inmate?

    A:

    It is possible to contact federal prison inmates by calling them, writing to them or sending them an email. All of these communications pass through the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which means they are sometimes subject to monitoring.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Does Draper Prison have an inmate search option?

    A:

    The Draper Prison in Utah provides an inmate search option on the official website of the Utah Department of Corrections. Aside from an inmate search tool, the site also has a sex offender registry search tool that allows online users to search for offenders within a specific vicinity.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore