Jail and Inmate Search in Missouri

MO 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 MO inmates are Black, 12% are White, and the remainder is split 50/50 amongst Hispanic and Native American descent. The state is responsible for 47,000 inmates currently on probation and another 18,000 on parole. The state 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.

What are Missouri Jail Records?

Missouri Jail inmate search records are the forms and documentation that are filled out and filed pertaining to an inmate in the state prison system. Starting with the RAP sheet and every event that occurs afterward, the state 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 Missouri inmate search record. Jail records are kept up daily.

How to Perform Missouri Inmate Lookup

The state’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 Missouri prison inmate search online to search for someone incarcerated in MS.

Creating Public Jail Records

The state 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 jail records is to keep all the information in one place to make it easily accessible when supervising the offender while in their care. You can find all the info via Missouri inmate records search tool.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Missouri Imprisonment Rate
Missouri Imprisonment Rate: 526
Prison Population
Prison Population: 32,461
Probation Population
Probation Population: 44,762
Parole Population
Parole Population: 17,657
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black: White Ratio - 4.1:1 Hispanic: White Ratio - 0.6:1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 173
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 89,665 (1.91%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 30,374 (5.78%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 677

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.

5 States with More Female Prisoners than Missouri

State Number of Female prisoners

5 States with More Male Prisoners than Missouri

State Number of Male prisoners
New York48,442

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 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

Increased by

Adults entering parole, by type of entry

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 837
Discretionary: 10,142
Reinstatement: 1,248
Term of supervised release: 0
Other: 1,028
Unknown or not reported: 0

Missouri Prisons

The state has 104 jails around their 115 counties. Housed in those jails are 11,430 inmates. MS also has another 21 prisons with 32,330 people detained there. The state’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, MS has a property crime rate of 2,854, an incarceration rate of 530 and a violent crime rate of 497.

Federal Prisons located in Missouri

Prison Name Prison Type
Springfield MCFP Federal Prison
St Louis RRM Federal Prison

Missouri Inmate Records by Counties