Find an Inmate at a Correctional Facility

Search for real-time information concerning current and certain former inmates to the public.
Average Time of Transaction Less than 5 Minutes
TOP Find an Inmate at a Correctional Facility

What is Inmate Lookup?

Tường thuật trực tiếp xổ số miền bắcInmate 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.

Can the Information Listed be Discriminatory? 
Correction Law 752 and Executive Law 296(15) prohibit discrimination in hiring or for the issuance of any license by reason of prior criminal conviction unless is a direct relationship between the previous criminal offense (s) and the specific license or employment sought; or the issuance of the license or the granting of the employment would involve an unreasonable risk to the property or to the safety or welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

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. 
    • All youthful offender records and papers are confidential and may not be made available to any person or public or private agency due to Criminal Procedure Law 720.35.
How To
How To

Refer to this step by step process to complete an inmate search online.

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

Ready? Have with you:

Tường thuật trực tiếp xổ số miền bắcTo find an inmate, have one or more of the following identifying information:

  • Department Identification Number (DIN)
    • A DIN is an Internal number assigned to an inmate upon reception into a correctional facility and used throughout an inmate’s term of commitment no matter which facility he or she may be housed in: . 
    • You can obtain the number from the inmate or use the name search capability. For more assistance you may call (518)-457-5000. Standard phone rates/fees apply.  
  • New York State Identification Number (NYSID)
    • A NYSID is a unique identifier assigned to an individual by the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). If you know a person’s NYSID, you will not be prevented from accessing his or her records online, however a NYSID will not be provided when searching by another search criteria.
  • Last Name, First Name
  • Birth Year (only to be used with Last and First Names) 


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. 


Tường thuật trực tiếp xổ số miền bắcCall us Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM

Tường thuật trực tiếp xổ số miền bắcOr contact us via the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website:

(518) 457-8126

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