Frequently Asked Questions Regarding How to Locate an Inmate
What is the fastest and easiest way to find an inmate in the Florida prison system?
Make sure the inmate is in the state of Florida prison system and not on probation or parole in Florida; in a Florida county jail; in a Federal prison; in prison or jail in another state; or already released from the Florida prison system. (See Question 4 below for more information.)
Enter the inmate's name, DC# or any other identifying information you have in the appropriate box. You do not need all of the information--any of the identifiers will bring a result. (Note: Specifying too much information on the search page may exclude the intended inmate record. For instance, if you specify Calhoun as the "Current Location" and the inmate has been transferred, then the inmate's records will not be found.)
Scroll down until you see the "Submit Request" button and click on it.
The result you will see is titled "Inmate Population Information List."
This list is a table (rows & columns) showing all inmates that matched your identifying data.
Click the number in the first column to open the "Inmate Population Information Details" page where you will see a photo of the inmate and accompanying information.
In a county jail
If the inmate is in a county jail within Florida, please go to www.floridasmart.com or officer.com to locate the county jail website. Since the county sheriff usually runs these facilities, by going to the county sheriff's website you may find the information you need about a particular jail. However, at this time, not every county sheriff's office has online records. It may be necessary for you to contact that particular facility by telephone.
In a Federal Bureau of Prisons institution Information on Inmates in federal prison is found at the Federal Bureau of Prison's website (www.bop.gov).
In our system, but you are entering the wrong identifying information or you may be entering too many identifiers.
You can simply type the inmate's last name and click the submit button.
If too many records are found using only the last name, then also use the first letter of the inmate's first name. For instance, if you are searching for "John Smith" you would enter "Smith" as the last name and "J" for the first name. This will find inmates named Jon Smith and John Smith.