Arkansas Inmate Finder Information
The Arkansas Department of Correction’s inmate finder allows you to search for prisoners by corrections number, last name, first name, gender, age, race, county, facility, or offense category. You can choose to search inmates with photographs only or to search all inmates listed within the database. The list of inmate search results will show you the person’s full name, department of correction number, race, gender, data of incarceration, current prison facility, and date of birth. The website will allow you to send money to the prisoner via the internet. However, it is important to be sure that you have located the correct Arkansas inmate before sending money. To begin your Arkansas inmate finder search, enter a name in form above.
You can click on an inmate’s name to find out more information about that offender. If there is a photograph available, you can view the photograph as well as other identifying information about that inmate. You will be able to find out detailed information on the person’s tattoos and scars, and any other aliases the person is known to use. You can view detailed information about the person’s current crime and past criminal history.
Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act of 1967, the website provides all publicly available data online so that people do not have to go through the trouble of writing a formal record request to obtain the public records. As such, Arkansas’ Department of Correction website lists a lot of details about a person’s criminal past. You can find out if the person has ever violated any local or state law, any disciplinary violations he has received while incarcerated, how big of a risk the prison characterizes the person regarding security and safety while incarcerated, and the case numbers for current or previous convictions. You can also find out what programs the person has gone through in prison, such as anger management courses or classes to obtain a GED. If the person ever violated the terms of his probation, you can find that information listed on the website. You can also find out when someone is eligible for parole.
The Arkansas Department of Correction makes detailed information available pursuant to the Public Safety Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015, which means that you can find out inmate information before and after a person has been released from prison. The state makes this information available so that individuals can be aware of who their neighbors are, do background checks on potential employees, and otherwise protect themselves from people who have a history of committing violent and non-violent crimes. While the corrections department website disclaims itself from liability due to potentially inaccurate information, the information found on the website can be confirmed by going to the appropriate courthouse and requesting a physical copy of the inmate’s records.