See the below resources for ways to obtain information about incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.
- Department of Corrections Inmates
- Federal Prisoners & Detainees
- Registered Sex Offenders
- Criminal History
- Custody Status Notification
Tips & Leads
Please do not attempt to contact any wanted person as they may be armed and/or dangerous. If you have information about an individual who is eluding supervision by failing to report to their Community Corrections Officer, or an inmate who has escaped from a prison or Reentry Center, please call 911.
You may contact the department by calling (866) 359-1939 or submitting a tip using the DOC Tips and Leads form.
Department of Corrections
The Department of Corrections (DOC) provides the Inmate Search service to promote public safety while providing access to selected information about incarcerated person(s) such as a) inmate name, b) inmate DOC number, and c) facility where the inmate is currently incarcerated.
Contact us for more information about Department of Corrections current and former inmates and supervisees. The following information can be provided:
- County jail credit time
- Date of birth
- Date of commitment/release
- Supervision conditions
- Date of conditional discharge from supervision
- Date of execution
- DOC number
- Facility assignment/movement
- Fines imposed (legal financial obligation)
- Good time
- Mandatory release date
- Parole date
Federal Prisoners & Detainees
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Go to the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement website to locate a detainee who is currently in ICE custody, or who was released from ICE custody for any reason within the last 60 days.
Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP)
Go to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website to locate the whereabouts of federal inmates incarcerated from 1982 to the present.
Registered Sex Offenders
Go to the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) to search for information about registered sex offenders, such as where they currently reside, work, and attend school.
The Department of Corrections does not provide criminal history information.
The Washington State Patrol's Washington Access To Criminal History (WATCH) service is the official Internet source for criminal history conviction records for the state of Washington only.
Custody Status Notification
Washington Victim Notification Network (WA VINE)
Use the Washington statewide automated Victim Notification Network (WA VINE) service, also known as VINE, to register to be notified of custody status changes, as well as protective order status changes.
If you are a victim or witness of an eligible crime you are entitled to notification by the Department of Corrections. See the Victims Notification Request webpage for more information.