The records of inmates that are held in Michigan State Prisons are kept and are updated by the Michigan Department of Corrections.
OTIS is a database with information provided by the department of corrections, the courts, and state police, which is what the department of corrections uses
The OTIS only holds offenders records that have been in jail or under Michigan Department of Corrections supervision in the past 3 years. Inmate's records will not be in this database for those who have was incarcerated or under Michigan Department of Corrections supervision more than 3 years ago.
We ask that you please contact the Michigan Department of Corrections at 517-373-6391 if you see information that you believe to be incorrect.
Department of Corrections Division
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
While searching the database the MDOC 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 MDOC number. This is done by the Michigan Department of Corrections.
The inmate's first and last name will not be needed if you are going to enter the inmates MDOC number. Keep in mind if there aren't any inmate's that come up after you enter the MDOC 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 MDOC number or if you don’t have the inmate’s MDOC 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:
The information below will be shown when you select the inmate's name that you are searching:
Prisons operated by the state are the only prisons that can be found in the Michigan database. City and county prisons are kept in a different database.
There are 60 state prisons located in the state of Michigan. 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.
The Michigan 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 Michigan 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.
The Michigan 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 Michigan State Police website.
You will then need the information listed below to continue your search:
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:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Alcona County Jail||County Jail||Alcona County|
|Allegan County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Allegan County|
|Alger County Jail||County Jail||Alger County|
|Allegan County Jail||County Jail||Allegan County|
|Alpena County Jail||County Jail||Alpena County|
|Antrim County Jail||County Jail||Antrim County|
|Arenac County Jail||County Jail||Arenac County|
|Baraga County Jail||County Jail||Baraga County|
|Barry County Jail||County Jail||Barry County|
|Bay County Jail||County Jail||Bay County|
|Benzie County Jail||County Jail||Benzie County|
|Bay County Juvenile Home||County Jail||Bay County|
|Berrien County Jail||County Jail||Berrien County|
|Branch County Jail||County Jail||Branch County|
|Cass County Jail||County Jail||Cass County|
|Calhoun County Juvenile Home||County Jail||Calhoun County|
|Berrien County Juvenile Center||County Jail||Berrien County|
|Charlevoix County Jail||County Jail||Charlevoix County|
|Cheboygan County Jail||County Jail||Cheboygan County|
|Chippewa County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Chippewa County|
|Clare County Jail||County Jail||Clare County|
|Clinton County Jail||County Jail||Clinton County|
|Crawford County Jail||County Jail||Crawford County|
|Delta County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Delta County|
|Eaton County Youth Facility||County Jail||Eaton County|
|Dickinson County Jail||County Jail||Dickinson County|
|Eaton County Jail||County Jail||Eaton County|
|Emmet County Jail & Correctional Facility||County Jail||Emmet County|
|Gladwin County Jail||County Jail||Gladwin County|
|Genesee County Jail||County Jail||Genesee County|
|Genesee Valley Regional Center MI||County Jail||Genesee County|
|Gogebic County Jail||County Jail||Gogebic County|
|Houghton County Jail||County Jail||Houghton County|
|Hillsdale County Jail||County Jail||Hillsdale County|
|Gratiot County Jail||County Jail||Gratiot County|
|Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Grand Traverse County|
|Huron County Jail||County Jail||Huron County|
|Ingham County Jail||County Jail||Ingham County|
|Ingham County Youth Center||County Jail||Ingham County|
|Ionia County Jail||County Jail||Ionia County|
|Iosco County Jail||County Jail||Iosco County|
|Iron County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Iron County|
|Jackson County Jail MI||County Jail||Jackson County|
|Jackson County Youth Center||County Jail||Jackson County|
|Jackson County Jail||County Jail||Jackson County|
|Isabella County Jail||County Jail||Isabella County|
|Kalamazoo County Jail||County Jail||Kalamazoo County|
|Kalkaska County Jail||County Jail||Kalkaska County|
|Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home||County Jail||Kalamazoo County|
|Kent County Honor Camp||County Jail||Kent County|