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How to Find Someone in Jail in Missouri?

Jail is where someone who commits an offense would end up in. If the offense is not so serious and the duration of imprisonment is one year, then the offender is sent to the county jail. For serious offenses, where the duration of imprisonment is a year or more, the offender is sent to state prison. While county jails are maintained by the Sheriff or the police chief, the state prisons are maintained by the Department of Corrections in the state.

It is possible to find someone who is in prison. If you know anyone convicted, then you may want to find out where the person is lodged. If a relative is in prison, you will want to know when he will be released. Victims may also want to keep track of when an offender is released. This is the reason why there is a provision to search for prisoners in state prisons.

Searching for Missouri State Prison Inmates

The Missouri Department of Corrections manages all prisons in the state. The department has an offender search utility at

This webpage can be used to search for inmates who are lodged in prisons in the state.

This offender search utility is available to anyone to access to use. There are two ways of searching for prison inmates. One is by using the Doc ID of the prisoner. This is the unique ID of the prisoner and using this ensures a perfect match for the record. In case you don’t know this ID, then you can use the other way of searching which is by typing the first and last name of the prisoner. The complete first and last name needs to be typed before clicking on the search button.

The list of all names matching your search query is displayed. You can go through them to find the name you were looking for. Click on the ID to see the full profile of the prisoner. The profile has all the details of the prisoner with his/her photo. You can see the offenses committed, present location, and the contact number of the assigned officer, who can be contacted if there any queries.

Using Third-Party Sites

Apart from the official website, you can even find prisoner data on third party sites. These are websites maintained by private organizations that offer prison inmate records, as well as other vital records for the public. One such useful website is The website has records of inmates of prisons sourced from various places. You can search and view the records using the name as search criteria. If you want to access the full record, you need to pay a fee.

There are other websites like and that have a lot of useful information on finding prisoners in county jails and state prisons. Guidelines to help you find prisoners are available. Links to official websites and links to county jails can also be found using these websites. These third-party websites are very useful to find information when you don’t want to use the official website for any reason.

How to Find out if Someone is in Jail by Phone or Fax

It is not possible to carry out a Missouri state prison inmate search by phone/fax. However, clarification can be obtained through email. The email ID is

Only general clarification on policies will be replied to through the email. If any specific query about an inmate is there, it can be addressed to the caseworker or the probation officer.

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