Jail and Inmate Search in Missouri
Missouri has a current jail population of around 11,000 and a state prison population of about 32,000. They also have 1000 youths in detention centers around the state. 56% of Missouri inmates are Black, 12% are White, and the remainder is split 50/50 amongst Hispanic and Native American descent. Missouri is responsible for 47,000 inmates currently on probation and another 18,000 on parole. The Missouri Department of Corrections believes in health and wellbeing for its citizens and prisoners. To promote safety, they offer inmates a variety of educational programs and job training. They even provide substance abuse help if needed.
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What are Missouri Jail Records?
Jail records are the forms and documentation that are filled out and filed pertaining to an inmate in the Missouri prison system. Starting with the RAP sheet and every event that occurs afterward, the Missouri Department of Corrections documents every action they take with a new prisoner. When someone is moved from jail to prison or receives visitors, it is noted in the file. Everything else that happens during their entire stay is also updated in their jail record. Jail records are kept up daily.
How to Search for Inmates in Missouri
Missouri’s Department of Corrections website has an excellent offender search tool where you can find someone incarcerated in the state. You can enter either their DOC number or their first and last names. You will see a list of search results and can click on each one to look at the details. The details show current mug shot, their location, address, the officer assigned to them, their sentences and offenses, any aliases they use, name, race, gender, date of birth, and a physical description including weight and height. You may also use an online portal to search for someone incarcerated in Missouri.
Creating Public Jail Records
The state of Missouri creates jail records for each inmate incarcerated in their prison system. Starting with the arrest record, every event that takes place in the inmate’s life is documented and placed in the file. These jail records are maintained in an online database so they can be shared across all law enforcement agencies within the state. Each facility that takes responsibility for the inmate takes over updating these files. The purpose of Missouri jail records is to keep all the information in one place to make it easily accessible when supervising the offender while in their care.
Criminal Justice Quick Facts
Missouri Prisoner Statistics by Gender
The number of Missouri prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 32,461, that saw a 0.4% increase compared to the previous year. Females made up 10.3% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 29,124 in 2016.
The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years
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The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016
The prison population of Missouri is 32,461 inmates, that is 8.7% higher than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Missouri was in 2016, when the number of prisoners was 32,461 inmates.
Missouri Parole Population
Missouri parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 17,657 people, 377 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 135 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 0.8%.
Paroles per 100.000 population
Parole Total Population in Missouri
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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The state of Missouri has 104 jails around their 115 counties. Housed in those jails are 11,430 inmates. Missouri also has another 21 prisons with 32,330 people detained there. Missouri’s community corrections system oversees 47,000 people on probation and 18,000 inmates out on parole. The state operates on a budget of $710 million. Each inmate costs $22,350 a year to house and feed. Based on a hundred thousand residents, Missouri has a property crime rate of 2,854, an incarceration rate of 530 and a violent crime rate of 497.