NYC DOC Find Inmate
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate is the information in Inmate Lookup?
    Information contained in this system is presumed accurate at the time it is extracted from the NYC's jail management system. However, the New York City Department of Correction makes no warranties or guaranties, expressed or implied, as to the actual accuracy of the information supplied via the New York City Inmate Lookup Service.

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How timely is the information?
    While most information, including the inmate's release, is updated within 15 minutes of entry, it may take up to 4 hours for other information to be displayed.

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How far back in time does ILS inmate data cover?
    The Inmate Lookup Service includes inmate data going back to September 2005. Inmate information for incarcerations that occurred prior to that time is not available on ILS. Due to this limitation (and others) ILS data should not be relied upon for any type of legal action. Contact NYC Department of Correction Legal Division for additional details. (See Usage Policy.)

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Is there another method to get inmate information?

Your use of this Inmate Lookup Service constitutes express consent to the terms and conditions described in the Usage Policy.


The information contained in this web site should not be relied upon for any type of legal action. Contact NYC Department of Correction Legal Division for additional details.

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