Washington Inmate Search

Washington

About Washington State Department of Corrections

Inmate Records Search

Find Arrest & Court records, Mugshots and Contact Info.

The records of inmates that are held in Washington State Prisons are kept and are updated by the Washington Department of Corrections. The state jail has its database open to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Corrections Division

  • Inmates that are held in a Washington state prison are the only inmates that have their records in this database.
  • You are able to search for inmates by their DOC number.
  • Those who are currently under the supervision of the department of corrections are not in this database. 
  • 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 Washington city and county jails, you will need to seek out the correct authorities. 

Basic Information

Department Name Washington State Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.doc.wa.gov
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://www.doc.wa.gov/information/inmate-search/default.aspx
Location PO Box 41100, Olympia, WA 98504-1100
Phone Number (360) 725-8213

How to Do an Inmate Search in Washington

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 Washington Department of Corrections inmate search database on the official Washington State Department of Corrections website.

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

  • Last Name
  • DOC Number

DOC Number

While searching the database the DOC 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 DOC number. This is done by the Washington Department of Corrections.

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

  • Location
  • SAVIN Notification
  • Offender Name
  • DOC Number

Who’s in Jail

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

There are 45 state prisons located in the state of Washington. 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

Offender search database

The Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

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

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • County
  • City
  • Zip Code

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:  

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

Types of Correctional Facilities in Washington

List of Correctional Facilities in Washington

There are 68 jails and prisons in Washington.

Showing 1 – 50 of 68 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Asotin County Jail County Jail Asotin County
Adams County Jail County Jail Adams County
Benton County Jail County Jail Benton County
Kennewick Jail County Jail Benton County
Benton-Franklin County Juvenile Detention County Jail Benton County
Chelan County Regional Jail County Jail Chelan County
Chelan County Jail Annex County Jail Chelan County
Chelan County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Chelan County
Clallam County Jail County Jail Clallam County
Clark County Mail Jail County Jail Clark County
Clallam County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Clallam County
Clark County Jail Work Center County Jail Clark County
Clark County Work Release Center County Jail Clark County
Clark County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Clark|skamania County
Columbia County Jail County Jail Columbia County
Cowlitz County Jail County Jail Cowlitz County
Walla Walla County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Columbia County
Ferry County Jail County Jail Ferry County
Franklin County Jail County Jail Franklin County
Garfield County Jail County Jail Garfield County
Grant County Jail County Jail Grant County
Grant County Work Release Center County Jail Grant County
Grant County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Grant County
Grays Harbor County Jail County Jail Grays Harbor County
Jefferson County Jail County Jail Jefferson County
Island County Jail County Jail Island County
King County Jail (Seattle Division) County Jail King County
King County & Kent Regional Justice Center County Jail King County
Redmond Booking Facility County Jail King County
King County Youth Service Center County Jail King County
Kitsap County Jail County Jail Kitsap County
Klickitat County Jail County Jail Klickitat County
Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Kitsapjefferson County
Kittitas County Jail County Jail Kittitas County
Lewis County Juvenile Facility County Jail Lewis County
Lewis County Jail County Jail Lewis County
Lincoln County Jail County Jail Lincoln County
Mason County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Mason County
Okanogan County Jail County Jail Okanogan County
Okanogan County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Okanogan County
Pacific County Jail County Jail Pacific County
Pend Oreille County Jail County Jail Pend Oreille County
Pierce County Jail County Jail Pierce County
Pierce County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Pierce County
San Juan County Jail County Jail San Juan County
Skagit County Jail County Jail Skagit County
Skamania County Jail County Jail Skamania County
Snohomish County Work Release County Jail Snohomish County
Denney Juvenile Justice Center County Jail Snohomish County
Snohomish County Jail County Jail Snohomish County
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