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Butler County Maximum Security Jail Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Butler County Ohio

To find a person who is in the Butler County Jail system in Hamilton, Ohio, go to the “Persons Currently In Custody” page.

There are two search options:

  • Search by Alphabet
  • Search by Inmate Name


Click on the first letter of the inmate’s last name.

(The letters appear along the top of the search area).

Enter the security code text in the box.

All inmates whose last name begins with the letter you clicked will be listed.

There will also be a “Search by Name” option above those listed names.


Enter the inmate’s last name.

Enter the inmate’s first name.
Click on “Search”.

TIP: You can also search using only the first letter of the inmate’s last name, or the first letter of the last name and the first or more letters of the first name. All inmates with names that start with those letters will be listed.


Once you conduct your search and locate the inmate, click on the inmate’s name to view:

  • Inmate’s Butler County Mugshot
  • Complete Name
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Custody Status
  • Booking Date
  • Booking Number
  • Arrest Date
  • Arresting Agency
  • Location being Held
  • Charges
  • Bail Information and Amount
  • Hold Information


To find out more about the criminal court case click on the Butler County Court Search page.

  • Click the “Agree” button. If you do not click “Agree” your search will be denied.

Choose a search option from those listed along the top of the page with silver tabs. They include:

  • Name (Typically the easiest if you have the inmate’s name)
  • Case Number (The most exact search as long as you have the exact case number)
  • Case Type (Use the drop down menu to choose “Criminal” and all “Criminal” cases will be listed.
  • Attorney (You must have the attorney’s exact name to use this search and all of the attorneys cases will appear)

Enter as much information as you have.

  • The required information will be marked with an *.
  • Use the right side drop down box to highlight “Criminal” case type.
  • If searching by name, you can enter a partial first and last name and click “Search”.
  • Choose a “Case Status”. The most common choices are “Open” or “Closed” or “Appeal”.
  • For the “Party Types” leave it as “All Parties”. (Otherwise you might narrow the search to a point your results are incorrect).
  • Click on “Search”.

The cases matching your criteria will be listed.

  • Click on the case number. (The far left side of the page).

A new page will open and display:

  • Defendant’s Name
  • Disposition
  • Disposition Date
  • Defendant’s Address
  • Alias
  • Original Charges
  • Indicted Charges (If Applicable)
  • Amended Charge (If Applicable)
  • Offense Date
  • Docket History

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Butler County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Butler County Maximum Security Jail in the city of Hamilton, Butler County in the state of Ohio.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Butler County Maximum Security Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in Butler County Maximum Security Jail, or at the very least in Butler County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Butler County Maximum Security Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 513-785-1100 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Butler County Maximum Security Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Ohio or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Butler County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Butler County Jail, either look them up here or call 513-785-1100 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Butler County Jail until transport to a Ohio State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Butler County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Butler County Maximum Security Jail and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Ohio

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Ohio. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.

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