Are you looking for an inmate in the Florida Department of Corrections (FL DOC)? If you are looking for an inmate there, you are able to access the Florida Department of Corrections website. How to search an inmate on that website? You are able to read the steps for finding it here.
Searching an Inmate in FL DOC Website
If you are looking for an inmate in the Florida Department of Corrections (FL DOC), the first thing that you have to do is to access the website at http://www.dc.state.fl.us/offendersearch/. On that page, you can read that it is an offender information search where below it, there is a form that you have to fill. You can fill one or more fields of the form. The fields include Last Name, First Name and DC Number. So, on these fields, you can fill in the last name of an inmate only or first name only or DC number only. However, if you know the inmate information about these three fields, then you can enter it.
Under the form, there is “Search Aliases?” , “Do not show photos on the Offender List pages” and “Show only offenders that have photos”. You are able to give a check mark on the box besides these options or not depending on what you want.
There is also an option how many limit matches to show on the page where it says “Limit matches to no more than per page”. You can click on the drop down menu to choose how many matches that will show on the page of your screen.
After that, you have to click on the Submit Request button where it is located on the top right of the page or under the form. You can hit any Submit Request button that you want.
Let’s take an example. Let’s say that you are looking for an inmate whose last name is George. So, you can enter ‘George’ in the Last Name field and then hit the Submit Request button. Then, there will be some options including:
- Inmate Population Search Results
- Inmate Release Search Results
- Supervised Population Search Results
- Absconder/ Fugitive Search Results
Let’s say that you choose “Inmate Population Search Results”, then you will be taken to a page where there is an Inmate Population Information List. In the list, there is some information about the inmates including Name, DC Number, Race, Sex, Release Date, Currenct Facility and Birth Date. If you want to know more about a certain inmate, you can click on the name of the inmate and then you will be taken to a page of the inmate’s information.
On the inmate information page, you can see more information about the inmate including his or her DC Number, Name, Race, Sex, Birth Date, Initial Receipt Date, Current Facility, Current Custody, and Current Release Date. There is also the photo of the inmate. There are his or her aliases and under the information of aliases, there is information about current prison sentence history, detainers, and incarceration history. In the Current Prison Sentence History, you can see the information of the inmate’s offense date, offense, sentence date, county, case number and prison sentence length.
If you want to search another inmate, just click on the New Search button on that inmate page. Then, you will be taken again to the previous page namely Corrections Offender Network (Inmate Population Information Search) page.
The Difference Among Inmate Release Search Results, Supervised Population Search Results, Inmate Population Search Results, and Absconder/ Fugitive Search Results
In the explanation above, to search an inmate, you have to choose what kind of inmate results that you want to be given whether Inmate Population Search Results, Inmate Released Search Results, Supervised Population Search Results or Absconder/ Fugitive Search Results. What are the differences among them? Let’s see the explanation below.
- Inmate Population Information Search
In these search results, you can see the information of the inmates who are incarcerated. The information in this result is completely refreshed weekly where there is the exception of release dates and location changes which are nightly. If you need more information, you are able to contact the Department of Corrections, Bureau of Classification and Central Records, Policy and Systems Development Section at (850) 488-9859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In this search result, you can see the information of inmates who have been released or are scheduled to be released. The information about it is updated every night and if you need more information, you can contact the Department of Corrections, Bureau of Admission and Release at (850) 488-9167 or email@example.com.
- Supervised Population Information Search
In these search results, you can see the information of the offenders who are under supervision. The information about it is also updated weekly and there is an exception of termination dates and location changes which are updated nightly. To get more information about it, you are able to contact the Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole Field Services at (850) 717-3444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Absconder / Fugitive Information Search
In these search results, you are able to find the information of offenders who have ceased to make themselves available for supervision. This information is also refreshed completely weekly but the update of dates and location changes are done every night. If you need more information about it, you are able to contact the Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole Field Services at (850) 717-3444 or email@example.com.
Actually, there are also the other options namely Search All Corrections Offender Databases and Inmate Escape Information Search. Search All Corrections Offender Databases will show a comprehensive search of all databases including inmate escapes, absconder/ fugitive, inmate population, inmate release and supervised population. However, because there are differences between database information, it only provides search options for criteria common to all databases. Let’s take an example. The search criteria “Warrant as of Date ” applies only to the Absconder/ Fugitive Information Search and there are no other databases. So, it is not able to be included as a criteria for searching all databases.
In the Inmate Escape Information Search, you will be given the information about inmates who have escaped from the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections and have an outstanding arrest warrant.