Jail and Inmate Search in Indiana
Indiana’s Department of Corrections is the largest state agency overseeing more than 42,000 inmates in jail and prison across the state. With an extensive network of 92 jails and 18 prisons, Indiana’s staff of 6,584 employees, manage and operate the entire system on a budget of $500 million. A small percentage of inmates take part in work-release programs designed to help integrate them back into society after parole. Along with those in prison, Indiana oversees another 108,302 people on probation and 8,385 on parole. Indiana has approximately 450 juveniles in detention centers as well.
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What are Jail Records?
For each inmate serving time in Indiana, there is a jail record with his or her name on it. Jail records are the documents, files and forms kept on every prisoner within the system. They can include everything from visitor logs, court appearances, new charges and sentencing to health checkups and even movement to new facilities. Indiana jail records are kept and maintained by different law enforcement agencies and facilities as the prisoner moves through the system. Each new event that takes place is logged and the file updated.
How to Search for Inmates in Indiana
Indian’s state Department of Corrections does have an inmate search feature on their website however it is a bit fussy, and you have to have exact first and last names for it to work. You can then see limited details about the inmate, where they are held and their sentencing. Another option for searching for someone in the Indiana penal system is using an online search portal that offers more complete records like full criminal history, sex offender registry and other details including mug shots and physical description information. You can also see court data, charges, arrests and additional information when using a third-party option.
Creating Public Jail Records
The state of Indiana begins keeping jail records for someone the minute they are arrested. It starts with local law enforcement writing up a RAP sheet and then passing those records along to every other agency that takes possession of the prisoner. With every new event that takes place during his or her journey through the prison system, new files are created, new forms filled out, and the jail record is expanded with further information. Indiana jail records are updated daily or whenever something changes. They are shared among all branches of the justice system.
Criminal Justice Quick Facts
Indiana Prisoner Statistics by Gender
The number of Indiana prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 25,546, that saw a 6.6% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 8.6% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 23,341 in 2016.
The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years
|Number of Male Prisoners||Number of Female Prisoners|
|Change in Number of Male Prisoners||Change in Number of Female Prisoners|
The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016
The prison population of Indiana is 25,546 inmates, that is 5.8% lower than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Indiana was in 2013, when the number of prisoners was 29,913 inmates.
Indiana Parole Population
Indiana parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 9,420 people, 165 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 1 people less compared to the previous year, which has decreased by -11%.
Paroles per 100.000 population
Parole Total Population in Indiana
Parole Entries & Exits
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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|Unknown or not reported:||0|
Currently, 16,894 inmates are serving time in Indiana prisons, and another 2,538 are housed in county jails. Indiana’s Department of Corrections operates and manages 18 adult facilities and five juvenile detention centers along with ten parole districts. Per hundred thousand residents, Indiana’s incarceration rate is 384, their property crime rate is 2,589, and their violent crime rate is 405. The Indiana community corrections system supervises 108,302 inmates on probation and another 8,385 on parole. Operating a budget of $500 million and a staff of 6,584, Indiana manages to keep the cost per inmate to only $14,823.
|Prison Name||Prison Type|
|Chain O’ Lakes Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Edinburgh Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility||State Prison|
|Madison Correctional Facility (Women)||State Prison|
|South Bend Community Re-Entry Center||State Prison|
|Branchville Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Correctional Industrial Facility||State Prison|
|Plainfield Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Putnamville Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Westville Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Miami Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Wabash Valley Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Indiana State Prison||State Prison|
|Indiana Women's Prison||State Prison|
|Pendleton Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility Treatment Unit||State Prison|
|Camp Summit Boot Camp||State Prison|
|Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility Intake Unit||State Prison|