Massachusetts Inmate Search
Massachusetts Inmate Search

Massachusetts Inmate Search | MADOC Inmate Lookup | MA Inmate Locator

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Massachusetts Department of Correction (MADOC) maintains a centralized database about each and every inmate held in Massachusetts (MA) state prisons.

There are couple more correctional facilities which are decentralized and keep their data separately.

County sheriff’s office is taking care of county jails while city police departments look after city jails and police jails inmate details.

How To Locate An Inmate in Massachusetts State Prison?

If you know how to go about it, searching for an inmate is one of the simplest things you could ever come across. Some databases are freely available at the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MADOC) online. For a successful inmate search, you will have to know a few amounts of information. For beginners, it will be necessary to know where the inmate is incarcerated, or at least the State (Massachusetts) they are serving their time. In the process of searching through the state (Massachusetts) database and is not possible to find the inmate, it is more likely that the inmate is either in a Federal facility or they could be in a jail that is not included in the state (Massachusetts) databases. This article will guide you on how to search the jail databases through the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MADOC) website for free.

One of the most crucial information you will have to know:

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

Most of the databases provided on the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MADOC) website grants you access to search using an alias or partial name, however, for the most part, a full first and last name will be required when searching don't be surprised if you search for a common name and get many results. If this occurs, you will have to filter out your inmate using the date of birth that they have listed with some of the information, and sometimes they will give you actual pictures of the inmate.

Massachusetts Department of Correction (MADOC) is the link you need to all the inmate databases in Massachusetts. They are well organized by state name (Massachusetts), with Federal and Immigration search on the topmost side. When you search and find it difficult to find who you are looking for try searching with more specific information. For instance, if you are searching for Drake Wilson Mike and get no results, you can redo your search using less input. For example, it will be better to just search by the first and last name, then first last with the middle because the inmate information may not be listed with their middle name. If possible you can't still find the inmate, it will be advisable to try your search considering an alias or with just a last name, or last name and first name initial.

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 Massachusetts (MA) By Year

We Found a Total Of 443 Incarceration Facilities in The State Of Massachusetts (MA):

Total Incarcerated Individuals
18,844 Total Individuals in Prisons & Jails
8,494 Inmates in Prisons
10,350 Inmates in Jails
156 Incarceration Rate in Prisons (per 100,000)
190 Incarceration Rate in Jails (per 100,000)
64,934 Inmates on Probation
1,995 Inmates on Parole
1,977 (22.5) Life Sentenced (% of Inmates)
1,018 (11.6) Life Without Parole (% of Inmates)
0b Juvenile Life Sentenced Without Parole
0 Individuals in Private Prisons
Incarceration by Gender
8,140 Men Imprisoned
354 Women Imprisoned
Incarceration by Rate & Ethnicity
81 White Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
605 Black Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
351 Hispanic Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
Current Juveniles in Custody
426 Total
216 Committed
207 Detained
3 Diverted
66 Custody Rate for Juveniles (per 100,000)
22 Custody Rate for White (per 100,000)
222 Custody Rate for Black (per 100,000)
172 Custody Rate for Latino (per 100,000)
0 Custody Rate for American Indians (per 100,000)
7 Custody Rate for Asians (per 100,000)
Incarceration Racial & Ethnic Ratios
7.5 Black to White Ratio
4.3 Hispanic to White Ratio
Felony Disenfranchisement
11,176 (0.21%) Disenfranchised Individuals (% of Individuals)
2,966 (0.83%) Disenfranchised African Americans (% of Individuals)
Total Incarceration Facility Expenses
1,399 In Millions