Idaho Inmate Search


About Idaho Department of Correction

Inmate Records Search

Find Arrest & Court records, Mugshots and Contact Info.

The records of inmates that are held in Idaho State Prisons are kept and are updated by the Idaho Department of Corrections. Information on these inmates that are currently going through the department of corrections whether they are in prison, on parole, or on probation can be found in this database. 

You will be able to find information on inmates that completed their sentence in this database, however, you will not be able to see their prior convictions.

This database can be searched by the inmate's information listed below:   

  • IDOC Number
  • First Name 
  • Last Name     

You will need to send a written request to the address listed below if you would like a formal copy of an inmate record: 

Records Bureau 
Idaho Department of Correction
1299 N. Orchard Street, Suite 110
Boise, ID 83706

The county and city jails have their information in different databases so you will need to use the correct site to search their databases for an inmate in any of these facilities. Looking for an inmate out of an Idaho city and county jails, you will need to seek out the correct authorities.

Basic Information

Department Name Idaho Department of Correction
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Location 1299 N. Orchard St., Suite 110Boise, ID 83706
Phone Number (208) 658-2000

How to Do an Inmate Search in Idaho

Department of Corrections Division

  • An inmate belongs to the Department of Corrections Division when an inmate is held in a state jail. The state jail has its database open to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Corrections Division.
  • You will be able to find the Idaho Department of Corrections inmate search database on the​ official Idaho Department of Corrections website.

You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:

  • Last Name
  • IDOC Number
  • First Name

While searching the database the IDOC number will be the fastest way to search for an inmate, which is a 6-digit number. All inmates that are held in a state jail are given their own IDOC number. This is done by the Idaho Department of Corrections.

The inmate's first and last name will not be needed if you are going to enter the inmates IDOC number. Keep in mind if there aren't any inmate's that come up after you enter the IDOC number, you will want to make sure you have entered the correct number since the number will need to be exact for the database to match an inmate.

The inmate's first and last name can be entered in the database if you aren't having any luck using the inmate's IDOC number or if you don’t have the inmate’s IDOC number available.  

There will be a list of inmates that matches the information about the inmate you entered.  

The information about these inmates is listed below:

  • Offender's Full Name
  • IDOC Number
  • Offender Name
  • Age

The information about these inmates in the Noth Carolina database will be listed below:

  • Inmate's Full Name
  • Charges
  • IDOC Number
  • Phone Number
  • Age
  • Supervising District
  • Status
  • Supervising Officer

Who’s in Jail

Prisons operated by the state are the only prisons that can be found in the Idaho database. City and county prisons are kept in a different database.   

There are 18 state prisons located in the state of Idaho. In the roster listed above is where you can see all of these prisons. However only state prisons are in this database, all other prisons will not be shown.

If you are trying to find someone in a state jail, it shouldn't be that difficult since the state jails are a bit bigger and offer more information on their inmates than the smaller jails such as a city or county jails. you will be able to get information in a city or state jail's, you just might have to spend more time getting information and you will need to know where to get the information you are looking for.  

County and city jails

Most of the county's Sheriff's department manages and operates the county jails. You will need to get a hold of the county's Sheriff's department if you are searching for someone that is in a county jail.

There really isn't a whole lot of information on the city jails. The city jails pretty much exist to hold inmates until they will be transported to a more permanent location/jail. The city's corrections division can be contacted if the person you are looking for is being held in a city jail. The city’s official website is where you will be able to find contact information where you can find out the information you are looking for.       


Jail Roster and Mugshots

The Idaho Department of Corrections has updates to their offender search database done often so their information is in real time most of the time. So, keep in mind that this database information changes often, even more so if the inmate is still in the process of being sentenced. The  Department of Corrections updates its database during normal business hours.

You can always call the jail that the inmate is being held in if you would like the most recent information or if you have any questions since the jail will have the most recent information.

The jail in which the inmate is held in will need to be contacted if you see any information on the inmate to be wrong where information can be debated with the inmate.


  • The inmate's mugshots are kept in the database that the general public can access.
  • The inmates have their mugshots taken when they are being processed and booked into a state jail.
  • The only reason an inmate will need to have their mugshots taken again is if they are being taken to a different jail.   


  • The VINELink can be used to get notified if an inmate’s moving within the system.
  • This is where the state of Idaho will need to be selected, then you will choose if you are looking for an offender or a  defendant.
  • You will get notified by email, calls or texts when you choose to get notifications on the inmate's profile.
  • You will get notified immediately when there are any changes in the inmate's Vine account.   

Sex Offender Search

The Idaho prison inmate database does not allow you to search for sex offenders. The database for sex offenders has its own database, that the general public has access to this sex offender database.  

You will be able to find the sex offender database on the Idaho State Police official website.​

You will then need the information listed below to continue your search:

  • Full Name
  • Map
  • Zip Code
  • County
  • City

This database can be searched by using the name and zip code or the address information.

The offenders that are in this database are not behind bars.

You will see the information listed below when you select the offender you are looking for:  

  • Full Name
  • Aliases
  • Registration ID
  • Offenses
  • KNO
  • Primary Address
  • Eye Color
  • Birth Date
  • Hair Color
  • Birth Place
  • Race
  • Gender

Types of Correctional Facilities in Idaho

List of Correctional Facilities in Idaho

There are 53 jails and prisons in Idaho.

Showing 1 – 50 of 53 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Butte County Jail County Jail Butte County
Gem County Jail County Jail Gem County
Ada County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Ada County
Ada County Jail County Jail Ada County
Adams County Jail County Jail Adams County
Bannock County Detention Center County Jail Bannock County
Bannock District VI Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Bannock County
Bear Lake County Jail County Jail Bear Lake County
Benewah County Jail County Jail Benewah County
Bingham County Jail County Jail Bingham County
Blaine County Jail County Jail Blaine County
Boise County Jail County Jail Boise County
Bonneville County Jail County Jail Bonneville County
Bonner County Jail County Jail Bonner County
Boundary County Jail County Jail Boundary County
Camas County Jail County Jail Camas County
Three-B Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Bonneville County
Canyon County Jail County Jail Canyon County
Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Canyon County
Caribou County Jail County Jail Caribou County
Mini-Cassia County Jail County Jail Cassia County
Clark County Jail County Jail Clark County
Clearwater County Jail County Jail Clearwater County
Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Cassia County
Elmore County Jail County Jail Elmore County
Five County Juvenile & Youth Rehabilitation Center County Jail Fremont County
Franklin County Jail County Jail Franklin County
Fremont County Jail County Jail Fremont County
Custer County Jail County Jail Custer County
Gooding County Jail County Jail Gooding County
Gooding County Jail Annex County Jail Gooding County
Jefferson County Jail County Jail Jefferson County
Idaho County Jail County Jail Idaho County
Jerome County Jail County Jail Jerome County
Kootenai County Jail County Jail Kootenai County
Latah County Jail County Jail Latah County
Lemhi County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Lemhi County
Lemhi County Jail County Jail Lemhi County
Lewis County Jail County Jail Lewis County
Lincoln County Jail County Jail Lincoln County
Madison County Jail County Jail Madison County
Nez Perce County Detention Center County Jail Nez Perce County
Nez Perce Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Nez Perce County
Oneida County Jail County Jail Oneida County
Owyhee County Jail County Jail Owyhee County
Payette County Jail County Jail Payette County
Power County Jail County Jail Power County
Teton County Jail County Jail Teton County
Shoshone County Jail County Jail Shoshone County
Twin Falls County Detention Facility County Jail Twin Falls County
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