Massachusetts Inmate Search

Massachusetts

About Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Department of Corrections.

The VINE is what the state of Massachusetts uses. Victim Information and Notification Every day is what the VINE stands for. The VINE can be searched by the information listed below:   

  • Offender ID
  • First Name
  • Last Name.

You will get notifications sent by email, text messages, or phone calls when there are any changes in an inmate's VINE account.  

The Massachusetts Department of Correction can give you this information as well if you call them at (508) 422-3300.

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 a Massachusetts city and county jails, you will need to seek out the correct authorities.

Basic Information

Department Name Massachusetts Department of Correction
Official Website https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-correction
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/doc/locate-an-offender.html
Location 50 Maple Street, Milford, MA 01757
Phone Number (617) 660-4600
Fax (508) 422-3300, (508) 850-7888

How to Do an Inmate Search in Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts Department of Corrections inmate search database on the VINELink website.
  • The state of Massachusetts will need to be chosen.
  • Whether you are searching for an offender or a defendant will need to be selected.

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

  • Full Name
  • ID Number
  • Case Number

For the most successful search, you will need the offenders full name spelled correctly. There will be a lot more names to go through if their name is not spelled correctly or if you just enter part of their name.

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

  • Inmate's Full Name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Race

The information below will be shown when you select the inmate's name that you are searching:

  • Ethnicity
  • ID Number
  • Custody Status Date
  • Custody Status
  • Custody Detail
  • Reporting Agency

This is where you are can set up to get notified about an inmate's account. You will get notified by email, phone calls, and text messages. You will get when there are any changes in the inmate's account. notified. These details will never be given to an inmate and inmates will never know that someone is subscribed to get these notifications.

Who’s in Jail

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

There are 23 state prisons located in the state of Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Department of Corrections updates their 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.

Mugshots

  • 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.   

VINELink

  • The VINELink can be used to get notified if an inmate’s moving within the system.
  • This is where the state of  Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 official Mass.gov website.

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

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Zip Code
  • City
  • Level
  • County
  • Registration Status

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:  

  • Offender's Full Name
  • Convictions
  • Mugshots
  • Race
  • Year of Birth
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Level
  • Height
  • Aliases
  • Weight
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color

Types of Correctional Facilities in Massachusetts

List of Correctional Facilities in Massachusetts

There are 34 jails and prisons in Massachusetts.

Showing 1 – 34 of 34 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Barnstable County House of Correctional County Jail Barnstable County
Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction County Jail Berkshire County
Berkshire County Juvenile Resource Center County Jail Berkshire County
Bristol County - Ash Street Jail & Regional Lock-Up County Jail Bristol County
Bristol County Jail & House of Corrections County Jail Bristol County
Bristol County Women's Center County Jail Bristol County
Dukes County Corrections Division County Jail Dukes County
Bristol County Juvenile Detention County Jail Bristol County
Essex County Correctional Alternative Center County Jail Essex County
Essex County Juvenile Detention County Jail Essex County
Essex County Correctional Facility County Jail Essex County
Essex County Women in Transition County Jail Essex County
Essex County MA Juvenile Detention County Jail Essex County
Franklin County Jail & House of Correction County Jail Franklin County
Hampden County Medium Security Facility County Jail Hampden County
Western Mass Correctional Alcohol Center County Jail Hampden County
Hampden County Pre-Release Center County Jail Hampden County
Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center County Jail Hampden County
Hampden County Mass Juvenile Detention County Jail Hampden County
Hampshire County Jail & House of Correction County Jail Hampshire County
Middlesex County Jail County Jail Middlesex County
Middlesex County House of Correction County Jail Middlesex County
Nantucket County Jail County Jail Nantucket County
Norfolk County Correctional Center County Jail Norfolk County
Norfolk County Community Correctional Center County Jail Norfolk County
Mass. Juvenile Detention - Plymouth County Jail Plymouth County
Plymouth County Correctional Facility County Jail Plymouth County
Mass Juvenile Detention - Suffolk County Jail Suffolk County
Suffolk County - Nashua Street Jail County Jail Suffolk County
Worcester County MA Juvenile Detention County Jail Worcester County
Worcester County Jail & House of Correction County Jail Worcester County
C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center County Jail Bristol County
Suffolk County - House of Corrections South Bay County Jail Suffolk County
Mass. Juvenile Detention - Barnstable County Jail Barnstable County
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