How to use the Inmate Search for Oklahoma County Detention Center in Oklahoma
We are happy to help you find the inmate you are looking for. It can be tough when you are dealing with anything new and this is no exception. Whether you already know their inmate number or just their name, we'll help you find the person you are searching for. It's easy to get frustrated during emotional situations such as an arrest. We hope to help ease your burden in some ways by making it easier for you to find you friend or loved one.
The easiest way is to start here: http://www.jailexchange.com/CountyJails/Oklahoma_County_Detention_Center.aspx
. Click on this link and it will take you right there.
You can think of this as your "go-to" page. It is a front page view of the most important information you will need when it comes to locating your inmate. There is much more information available here as well. Don't let it overwhelm you though. Sit tight and we'll help walk you through.
The major subsections of this front page are:
- Inmate Search
- Jail Contact information
- Inmate Services
Here we will go over the INMATE SEARCH that you see in the top left corner of the page in RED. It includes several sections including the following:
- Oklahoma County Jail Inmate list
- Oklahoma County Jail Inmate search
- VINELINK – Jail Inmate Search
- Oklahoma County Recent Arrests
- Oklahoma Prisoner Locator
- Federal Prison Inmate Search
First we'll cover the Oklahoma County Jail search options since this probably what you are most interested in. After we go over that, we'll give you a brief idea of how the other searches that are available (VINELINK, Oklahoma Prison, and Federal Prison) work.
The Inmate list and Inmate search will both take you to a page where you are required to enter a first and last name of the inmate you are searching for. These pages also only search for patients who are current patients. When you enter your inmates first and last name, then click on the button that says Inmate Query (that just means search).
If you can't find them, one of three things has likely occurred.
- They have not been arrested.
- They have not completed processing yet.
- They have been released.
If you do find the inmate you are searching for, then just continue filling in any information requested and you will get to you inmate's information.
If you are searching for someone who has been recently arrested, it may be easier to search the Oklahoma County Recent Arrests link. This will automatically take you to the City of Oklahoma Police Crime Information page. On here you can find a daily listing of everyone who is booked by Oklahoma City police officers into the Oklahoma County Jail. They actually keep this updated every day except weekends and holidays.
Once you click on the day you believe your loved ones was arrested, it will take you to page where it lists the person booked on that day. You can see their names, race, date of birth, address, booking ID number, and what they were booked for. If you find them here, but not in the Inmate Search or Inmate List, it may be that processing is not fully complete.
Oklahoma prisoner locator is pretty user friendly. This searches for records of offenders who have been on probation or incarcerated. It will search based on names or alias. For instance, if they go by Bill but name is William, you would still be able to search for them that way. Also, you don't have to have a specific prisoner number to perform a search.
If you are trying to search for Federal Prison inmates, it gets a little tougher. Here you have to have the inmate ID number or the true first and last name to begin your search. However, if you have that information, you can fill it in and get going. Always remember, the more information you can fill in the smaller your search list will be.
If for any reason, you cannot find an inmate you are searching for and require assistance. Please do call the phone numbers on the front page (they are in blue). Just click the link at the top and you'll go right to the page again.
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