Madison County IL Inmate Search

Perform a free Madison County IL public inmate records search, including inmate rosters, lists, locators, lookups, inquiries, and active jail inmates.


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Find Madison County Inmate Records

A Madison County Inmate Search provides detailed information about a current or former inmate in Madison County, Illinois. Federal, Illinois State, and local Madison County prison systems are required to document all prisoners and public inmate records on every incarcerated person. An Offender search can locate an inmate, provide visitation and contact information, and it may include the inmate's offenses and sentence.

Learn about Inmate Searches, including:

  • How to locate an inmate in Madison County, IL
  • Find out who is in jail
  • Where to get arrest mugshots online
  • How to call, visit, and send money to inmates in Madison County jail or prison
  • When someone will get out of jail or prison
Find Madison County Inmate Records

Madison County inmate records contain personal information about incarcerated individuals, including the inmate's full name and any aliases, their age, race, and sex, and information relating to their incarceration. This includes the Illinois inmate's prison registration number, location, any prior incarcerations, release date, and in some cases, details relating to the inmate's convictions.

Madison County, Illinois Background Checks

There are a number of reasons to perform an Inmate Search. Screening Madison County inmate records can be an important part of a background check. Employers, law enforcement agencies, and individuals in IL may perform an Inmate Search to learn if a potential employee, suspect, or neighbor has been incarcerated. This information can be useful to assess a former inmate's threat to public safety. Madison County background checks must be done in accordance with IL laws regulating permitted use.

Contacting & Visiting Inmates

Inmate finders can also help families stay in touch with detainees in Madison County detention centers. The search results include contact information for the Madison County correctional facility that is currently holding the inmate. Inmates may be transferred or receive a new release date, and inmate locators can ensure that family members have up-to-date contact information. Inmate Searches can also help family members learn how to make phone calls, visit, or send money to individuals incarcerated in Madison County, IL jails and prisons.

Public Inmate Records

Inmate records are an important tool for prisons and jails. They are used to track prisoners, monitor their sentences, and collect demographic information for Madison County lockups. Madison County prisons, sociologists, and criminal researchers can use inmate records to understand trends in criminal behavior and aid law enforcement. Inmate lookups are an important way to collect inmate records.

In the United States, there are separate federal and state prison systems. When performing a prison records search, it is important to use the correct inmate locator database. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), for example, provides an online inmate locator that only includes federal inmates. Illinois State and local Madison County Department of Corrections (DOC), and the Madison County Sheriff's prisoner records may each yield different results. If an inmate has been transferred between Illinois State and Federal prisons, it may be necessary to perform more than one Inmate Search.