Connecticut Inmate Finder
You can use the state-sponsored Connecticut Department of Correction website to locate convicted criminals and alleged criminals who are awaiting trial in the state of Connecticut. If you need to locate an inmate through this website, you will have to know the person’s name. You can also find the inmate through his inmate number, which is assigned by the department of correction, or the person’s date of birth.
If you do not know the inmate’s DOC number or birth date, you can simply search by name. However, the website might display more than one inmate if there is more than one convict with the name in the Connecticut prison system. The more information you know, the better your chance will be to locate the correct inmate within the Connecticut Department of Correction’s website. The website might also display similar results to what you searched. For example, there might be a Roberta Smith instead of a Robert Smith. Be sure to verify that you have located the correct person.
If you can’t find the person you are looking for through the online Connecticut inmate finder, do not assume that this person is not currently incarcerated. The Connecticut Department of Correction database is updated regularly but might not have all of the current information available. The online system does not list minors or people who are being held for immigration violations. Because information is entered into the system manually based on the information available when a person is arrested, there is always a chance of human error or mistaken identity. A typo in the person’s date of birth, name, or inmate number could cause the person not to appear into the system correctly. If someone was only recently arrested, the information might not appear on the website.
Do not assume that a person is guilty of a crime based on the fact that the person’s name appears in the Connecticut inmate finder’s search results. The Connecticut Department of Correction website states that anyone who is processed through the system may appear in the results, including people who are still awaiting trial and have yet to be found guilty.
If you can’t locate an inmate through the online system, you can call the state corrections department at 860-692-7780.