Jails and prisons are secure facilities that confine people who have been convicted of crimes. Details about the offenders incarcerated are often available, including offenders' personal data, booking dates, visitation schedules, bond amounts and mugshot photos. County jails and state prisons usually make inmate records available online.
To find information about offenders and the locations where they are confined, you can perform inmate searches. State corrections departments usually maintain inmate records online. Government agencies operate most jails and prisons, but an increasing number are operated by private corporations.