Tennessee Inmate Search
Tennessee Inmate Search

Tennessee Inmate Search | TDOC Inmate Lookup | TN Inmate Locator

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  • 2nd Floor, Rachel Jackson Building Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465

Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) provides a centralized inmate search database of those incarcerated in Tennessee (TN) 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)

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

We Found a Total Of 386 Incarceration Facilities in The State Of Tennessee (TN):

Total Incarcerated Individuals
54,833 Total Individuals in Prisons & Jails
28,203 Inmates in Prisons
26,630 Inmates in Jails
422 Incarceration Rate in Prisons (per 100,000)
530 Incarceration Rate in Jails (per 100,000)
62,829 Inmates on Probation
13,063 Inmates on Parole
2,246 (11.2) Life Sentenced (% of Inmates)
336 (1.7) Life Without Parole (% of Inmates)
13 Juvenile Life Sentenced Without Parole
7,433 Individuals in Private Prisons
Incarceration by Gender
25,481 Men Imprisoned
2,722 Women Imprisoned
Incarceration by Rate & Ethnicity
316 White Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
1,166 Black Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
180 Hispanic Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
Current Juveniles in Custody
660 Total
360 Committed
276 Detained
24 Diverted
97 Custody Rate for Juveniles (per 100,000)
65 Custody Rate for White (per 100,000)
195 Custody Rate for Black (per 100,000)
122 Custody Rate for Latino (per 100,000)
180 Custody Rate for American Indians (per 100,000)
21 Custody Rate for Asians (per 100,000)
Incarceration Racial & Ethnic Ratios
3.7 Black to White Ratio
0.6 Hispanic to White Ratio
Felony Disenfranchisement
421,227 (8.26%) Disenfranchised Individuals (% of Individuals)
173,895 (21.27%) Disenfranchised African Americans (% of Individuals)
Total Incarceration Facility Expenses
912 In Millions