Ohio Inmate Search


About Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Inmate Records Search

Find Arrest & Court records, Mugshots and Contact Info.


  • Keeping and maintaining an up to date database on inmates that are behind bars in Ohio state prisons is a big responsibility.  That is what the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections does.
  • This database can be found on the official Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction website and is available to the general public. 
  • You are able to search the department of corrections and rehabilitation database for inmates who are currently held in prison, those who have passed away while being held in prison, those who have been released from prison, those that are on parole, those who are on probation, and anyone that is under supervision from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
  • This database can be searched by the offenders last and first name, their status, their inmate number, and other personal identifying information. 
  • Inmates that are held in Ohio’s city or county jails are not in this database. 


Basic Information

Department Name Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Official Website http://www.drc.ohio.gov/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates https://appgateway.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch
Location 770 West Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43222
Phone Number 614-387-0588

How to Do an Inmate Search in Ohio

Department of Corrections Division

  • Inmates belong to the Department of Corrections Division when they are held in a state jail.
  • The state jail has its database available to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Corrections Division.
  • You will be able to find the Ohio Department of Corrections offender search database on the official Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction website.

The inmate database can be searched by the information listed below:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Next Parole Board Hearing Date
  • County of Commitment
  • Number
  • Residential County
  • Status
  • Zip Code

When doing a successful inmate search you will be able to see the information about the inmate listed below:   

  • Full Name
  • Mugshots
  • Offenses
  • Number
  • Status
  • Date of Birth

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

  • Date of Birth
  • Status
  • Number
  • Parole Hearing Information
  • Gender
  • Sentence Information
  • Race
  • Offense Information
  • Admission Date
  • Notes
  • Institution

Who’s in Jail

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

There are 144 state prisons located in the state of Ohio. 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.

Who's in the state or county jail?

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 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

Offender search database

  • The Ohio Department of Corrections has updates to their offender search database done often so their information is current most of the time.

  • Keep in mind that this database information changes often, even more so if the inmate is still in the process of being sentenced.

  • The Ohio Department of Corrections has its database updated 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 Ohio 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 notifies immediately when there are any changes in the inmate's Vine account.   

Sex Offender Search

The Ohio 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 Crimewatch site.

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

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • County
  • Zip Code
  • 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 in this database are not behind bars.

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

  • Address
  • Offender Name
  • Mugshots
  • Level
  • Scars, Marks, and Tattoos
  • Registration Number
  • Offenses
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Sex
  • Height
  • Race
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color

Types of Correctional Facilities in Ohio

List of Correctional Facilities in Ohio

There are 114 jails and prisons in Ohio.

Showing 1 – 50 of 114 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Adams County Jail County Jail Adams County
Allen County Jail County Jail Allen County
Ashland County Jail County Jail Ashland County
Ashtabula County Jail County Jail Ashtabula County
Auglaize County Corrections Center Jail County Jail Auglaize County
Athens County Jail County Jail Athens County
Belmont County Jail County Jail Belmont County
Brown County Adult Detention Center County Jail Brown County
Butler County Resolutions County Jail Butler County
Carroll County Jail County Jail Carroll County
Carroll County Linda Martin Attention Center County Jail Carroll County
Tri-County Regional Jail OH County Jail Champaign County
Champaign County Jail County Jail Champaign County
Clark County Jail County Jail Clark County
Clermont County Jail County Jail Clermont County
Clinton County Jail County Jail Clinton County
Columbiana County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Columbiana County
Columbiana County Jail County Jail Columbiana County
Coshocton County Justice Center County Jail Coshocton County
Crawford County Jail County Jail Crawford County
Cuyahoga County Corrections Center County Jail Cuyahoga County
Darke County Jail County Jail Darke County
Defiance County Jail County Jail Defiance County
Delaware County Jail County Jail Delaware County
Erie County Jail County Jail Erie County
Fairfield County Jail County Jail Fairfield County
Fairfield County Juvenile County Jail Fairfield County
Fayette County Jail County Jail Fayette County
Franklin County Jail I County Jail Franklin County
Franklin County Jail II County Jail Franklin County
Fulton County Jail County Jail Fulton County
Gallia County Jail County Jail Gallia County
Greene County Adult Detention Center County Jail Greene County
Geauga County Jail County Jail Geauga County
Greene County Jail County Jail Greene County
Guernsey County Jail County Jail Guernsey County
Hamilton County Hillcrest Training School County Jail Hamilton County
Queensgate Correctional Facility County Jail Hamilton County
Talbert House County Jail Hamilton County
Hamilton County Justice Center County Jail Hamilton County
Hamilton County Turning Point County Jail Hamilton County
Hancock County Jail County Jail Hancock County
Hardin County Jail County Jail Hardin County
Harrison County Jail County Jail Harrison County
Henry County Jail County Jail Henry County
Highland County Jail County Jail Highland County
Holmes County Jail County Jail Holmes County
Hocking County Jail County Jail Hocking County
Holmes Regional Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Holmes County
Marion County Jail County Jail Marion County
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