Massachusetts Jail Records Search

Perform a free Massachusetts public jail records search, including lookups, bookings, lists, rosters, dockets, registries, and logs.


Andover Police Department Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records, Arrest Records, Police Records View Andover Police Department booking log, listed by arrestee name, location, date and charge description. Search Records


Barnstable County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Barnstable County Sheriff's Office home page including jail information, community relations, career opportunities, press releases and contact information. Search Records

Berkshire County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Berkshire County Sheriff's Office home page including news, jail information, employment opportunities, programs, units and contact information. Search Records

Bristol County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Bristol County Sheriff's Office home page including jail information, news, divisions, programs, staff and contact information. Search Records

Dukes County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Dukes County Sheriff's Office webpage, including contact information and services. Search Records

Essex County Sheriff's Department Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Essex County Sheriff's Department home page including employee directory, community services, career opportunities and contact information. Search Records

Franklin County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Franklin County Sheriff's Office home page including community programs, news, events, staff directory and contact information. Search Records

Hampden County Sheriff's Department Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Hampden County Sheriff's Department general information page, including latest news and correction facility information. Search Records

Hampshire County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Hampshire County Sheriff's Office website for general information including mission statement, FAQs and links to services offered. Search Records

Massachusetts State Government Parole Records Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records Search Massachusetts State Government public and personal parole records, client records and life sentence decisions. Search Records

Massachusetts VINELink Inmate Search Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records Search Massachusetts VINELink inmate list by first or last name or by offender number. Search Records

Middlesex Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search, Criminal Records View Middlesex Sheriff's Office Jail & House of Correction facility information, including links and contact information. Search Records

Norfolk County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Norfolk County Sheriff's Office website for general information including contact information and links to other services. Search Records

Plymouth County Sheriff's Department Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Plymouth County Sheriff's Department website for general information including contact information, upcoming events and links to other services. Search Records

Suffolk County Sheriff's Department Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Suffolk County Sheriff's Department home page, including news, mission and duties, contact information, and links to services. Search Records

Worcester County Sheriff's Office Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records, Jail Records, Inmate Search View Worcester County Sheriff's Office website link to jail/house of correction, civil process or reserve deputy sheriff association. Search Records

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What are Jail Records?

Jail Records are documents created by state and local law enforcement authorities whenever a person is arrested and taken into custody. Jail Records include important information about an individual's criminal history, including arrest logs, booking reports, and detentions in jail. These records are part of the individual's criminal record.

Jail Records are produced by local law enforcement agencies to track a person's criminal history. The police produce, maintain, and utilize Jail Records to protect the community. The record typically includes all arrests and prior criminal records, as well as mug shots and, in some cases, other court documents such as prior convictions. The information in a Jail Record may overlap with arrest records and police records.

There are a number of reasons to search for an individual's Jail Records. Looking for Jail Records can be an important part of performing a background check, which can provide employers and the public with information on the criminal history of potential employees or neighbors. Jail Records list the prior arrests and detentions for offenders. For example, a Jail Record can show if someone is a convicted sex offender or committed other serious felonies.

Police and the courts also rely on Jail Records to do their jobs. Police may search for a suspect's Jail Record to determine whether the person's prior criminal history relates to any current suspected offenses. Police may also use Jail Records to identify, locate, and capture repeat offenders. Courts may also rely on Jail Records when sentencing a convict, in order to take the individual's prior criminal history into account.

Jail Records are maintained by the local law enforcement agencies that produce the documents. If an individual is arrested multiple times, each of those arrests will be detailed in the Jail Record. Local police departments, sheriff's departments, and county jails follow their own procedures when producing Jail Records, so they may include different information. County jails, for example, may keep jail booking records, while police departments might focus on daily arrest logs.