Michigan Inmate Search
Michigan Inmate Search

Michigan Inmate Search | MDOC Inmate Lookup | MI Inmate Locator

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Michigan Department of Correction (MDOC) maintains a centralized database about each and every inmate held in Michigan (MI) 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 Michigan 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 Michigan Department of Correction (MDOC) 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 (Michigan) they are serving their time. In the process of searching through the state (Michigan) 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 (Michigan) databases. This article will guide you on how to search the jail databases through the Michigan Department of Correction (MDOC) 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 Michigan Department of Correction (MDOC) 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.

Michigan Department of Correction (MDOC) is the link you need to all the inmate databases in Michigan. They are well organized by state name (Michigan), 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 Michigan (MI) By Year

We Found a Total Of 632 Incarceration Facilities in The State Of Michigan (MI):

Total Incarcerated Individuals
57,472 Total Individuals in Prisons & Jails
41,122 Inmates in Prisons
16,350 Inmates in Jails
414 Incarceration Rate in Prisons (per 100,000)
210 Incarceration Rate in Jails (per 100,000)
175,189 Inmates on Probation
.. Inmates on Parole
5,121 (12.1) Life Sentenced (% of Inmates)
3,804 (9.0) Life Without Parole (% of Inmates)
357 Juvenile Life Sentenced Without Parole
0 Individuals in Private Prisons
Incarceration by Gender
38,880 Men Imprisoned
2,242 Women Imprisoned
Incarceration by Rate & Ethnicity
253 White Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
1,682 Black Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
93 Hispanic Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
Current Juveniles in Custody
1,554 Total
1,110 Committed
441 Detained
3 Diverted
172 Custody Rate for Juveniles (per 100,000)
96 Custody Rate for White (per 100,000)
479 Custody Rate for Black (per 100,000)
134 Custody Rate for Latino (per 100,000)
163 Custody Rate for American Indians (per 100,000)
9 Custody Rate for Asians (per 100,000)
Incarceration Racial & Ethnic Ratios
6.6 Black to White Ratio
0.4 Hispanic to White Ratio
Felony Disenfranchisement
44,221 (0.57%) Disenfranchised Individuals (% of Individuals)
23,679 (2.24%) Disenfranchised African Americans (% of Individuals)
Total Incarceration Facility Expenses
2,168 In Millions