Find an Inmate at a Correctional Facility

Search for real-time information concerning current and certain former inmates to the public.
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What is Inmate Lookup?

Inmate lookup is intended to provide interested constituents with information on the status and location of inmates incarcerated in all 54 NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Correctional Facilities. Information is taken directly from the Department’s main inmate information database at the moment a request is made.

Who is listed?

  • Current inmates
  • Certain former inmates incarcerated since the early 1970’s

Who is not listed?

  •  Youthful offenders and those who have had their convictions set aside by the court. 
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Refer to this step by step process to complete an inmate search online.

  1. Gather accepted identifying information (See below)
  2. Open the form
  3. Complete the form
  4. Refer to Results section for more information
  5. Print it or write information down

Ready? Have with you:

To find an inmate, have one or more of the following identifying information:

  • Department Identification Number (DIN)
  • New York State Identification Number (NYSID)
  • Last Name, First Name
  • Birth Year (only to be used with Last and First Names) 
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 START YOUR SEARCH

You can access the lookup tool at specific times:

12:00am to 11:45pm, Monday to Friday
12:30am to 11:30pm, Weekends

For more assistance, contact us by phone

8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday
(518) 457-5000 for NYS and out of state residents
Standard phone rates and fees apply. 

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Call us Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM

Or contact us via the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website: http://www.doccs.ny.gov/DOCCSwebcontactform.aspx

(518) 457-8126

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision 1220 Washington Ave, Building 2 Albany, New York 12226-2050