Nevada Inmate Search


About Nevada Department of Corrections

Inmate Records Search

Find Arrest & Court records, Mugshots and Contact Info.

Keeping an up to date database on inmates that are held in the Nevada state prisons. That is what the Nevada Department of Corrections does.

Parolees, current inmates, probationers and inmates that got released can be searched in the roster. Inmates can be searched by the information listed below:

  • Offender number
  • First Name 
  • Last Name

Please call (775) 887-3393 if you are a victim looking for more information or have questions concerning an offender and you can call 775) 887-3367 if you have any question concerning an offender. 

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.


Basic Information

Department Name Nevada Department of Corrections
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Location 5500 Snyder Avenue, Bldg. 17,Carson City, Nevada 89701
Phone Number (775) 887-3285
Fax (775) 687-6715

How to Do an Inmate Search in Nevada

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 Nevada Department of Corrections offender search roster on the official Nevada Department of Corrections website.

By using the inmate's NDOC Number, first and last name you will be able to search the jail roster.

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

The inmate's first and last name will not be needed if you are going to enter the inmate's NDOC number. Keep in mind if there aren't any inmate's that come up after you enter the NDOC 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 NDOC number or if you don’t have the inmate’s NDOC 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:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Middle Name
  • NDOC Number
  • Institution
  • Gender

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

  • Full Name
  • Prior Felonies
  • NDOC Number
  • Aliases
  • Gender
  • Custody Level
  • Institution
  • Race
  • Complexion
  • Age
  • Eye Color
  • Height
  • Hair Color
  • Build
  • Weight

Who’s in Jail

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

There are 22 state prisons located in the state of Nevada. 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.  

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 Nevada 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 Nevada 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 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 Nevada will need to be selected, then you will choose if you are looking for an offender or a  defendant.

With the VINELink you can get your notifications to be sent by text messages, email or even phone calls. The notifications option will need to be selected. You will get notifications when there is a status change in the system. You will need to choose the state of Delaware and if you are searching for an offender or a defendant. 

Sex Offender Search

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

You will be able to find the sex offender database on the Nevada Sex Offender Registry official website.

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

  • First & Last Name

  • Zip Code

  • City

  • State

  • County


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

The offenders that are in this database 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
  • Mugshots
  • Aliases
  • Offenses
  • Tier Level
  • Eye Color
  • Gender
  • Hair Color
  • Race
  • Weight
  • Date of Birth
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Primary Address

Types of Correctional Facilities in Nevada

List of Correctional Facilities in Nevada

There are 25 jails and prisons in Nevada.

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