Iowa Inmate Search
Iowa Inmate Search

Iowa Inmate Search | DOC Inmate Lookup | IA Inmate Locator

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Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC) provides a centralized inmate search database of those incarcerated in Iowa (IA) state prisons, while the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) maintain records about offenders in federal prisons.

However, there are 3 more correction facilities which are decentralized and keep convict records individually. For instance, the local county sheriff office is responsible for county jails and while respectively city police departments taking care of city jails and police jails record. A simple guide on how to find an incarcerated inmate can be found here.

How To Locate An Inmate in State Prison?

In order to lookup for a specific inmate you need to know at least these three details:

First/Last Name of the Inmate
Date of birth
Inmate Number (ID)

Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC) manage all the records of state prisons in Iowa (IA). You can easily find an inmate through official (DOC) website. Their online database have records about every inmate in the state prisons across entire Iowa (IA). This saves you a lot of time, since you don’t need to go through the numerous documents and files or physically visit (DOC) itself.

Note: To look for an inmate in other correction facilities please refer directly to Federal Prisons or City, Police and County Jails.

Total Inmates in Iowa (IA) By Year

We Found a Total Of 283 Incarceration Facilities in The State Of Iowa (IA):

Total Incarcerated Individuals
13,008 Total Individuals in Prisons & Jails
8,998 Inmates in Prisons
4,010 Inmates in Jails
286 Incarceration Rate in Prisons (per 100,000)
170 Incarceration Rate in Jails (per 100,000)
29,819 Inmates on Probation
5,901 Inmates on Parole
713 (8.6) Life Sentenced (% of Inmates)
670 (8.1) Life Without Parole (% of Inmates)
1 Juvenile Life Sentenced Without Parole
0 Individuals in Private Prisons
Incarceration by Gender
8,181 Men Imprisoned
817 Women Imprisoned
Incarceration by Rate & Ethnicity
211 White Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
2,349 Black Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
361 Hispanic Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
Current Juveniles in Custody
675 Total
486 Committed
177 Detained
12 Diverted
207 Custody Rate for Juveniles (per 100,000)
141 Custody Rate for White (per 100,000)
1,030 Custody Rate for Black (per 100,000)
215 Custody Rate for Latino (per 100,000)
877 Custody Rate for American Indians (per 100,000)
70 Custody Rate for Asians (per 100,000)
Incarceration Racial & Ethnic Ratios
11.1 Black to White Ratio
1.7 Hispanic to White Ratio
Felony Disenfranchisement
52,012 (2.17%) Disenfranchised Individuals (% of Individuals)
6,879 (9.84%) Disenfranchised African Americans (% of Individuals)
Total Incarceration Facility Expenses
448 In Millions