How Much Information Should a Jail Provide? - Rating Jails by their Transparency

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The JAILEX Rating System – Identifying and Rating the Best and Worst Jails in America

JAIL Exchange is the only FREE Inmate Search that provides the viewer with every bit of available information on every Inmate Search, and every jail and prison in the United States. While conducting our in-depth research over an 18-month period, we w... Read more

Top 50 Jails in America – JAILEX Ratings for the TOP 50 Jails, Adult and Juvenile in the United States

Over 15 million men, women and children are arrested and jailed every year in the United States.  That equates to over 5% of the population, or one in twenty citizens. Whether they realize it or not, everyone knows somebody who is, or has been in jai... Read more

Jail and Prison Inmate Visitation – General Rules and Guidelines for Visiting an Inmate in a County Jail

Every County Jail, and each State and Federal Prison has its own specific policies regarding Inmate Visits. You should check with that facility’s rules and regulations and especially their Visitation Schedules. These are a few general guidelines whic... Read more

VINELink Inmate Searches – The largest Free Integrated Inmate Search in the United States

Other than the complete Directory of every free Inmate Search on, the best kept secret for free, nationwide, Inmate Searches is This Article will explain what VINELink is and it will instruct you on how to use it. ... Read more

Inmate Searches – How to conduct an Inmate Lookup for any State or Federal Prison in America

The bad news is that there is no single integrated Inmate Search for all prisoners in the United States. The good news is that one website has a directory of every free Inmate Search in America for your use. Using a paid search will NOT help you fin... Read more

Inmate Lookup for any offender in any City or County Jail

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Inmate Searches – What is a Jail? A State Prison? A Federal Prison?

[caption id="attachment_43" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Justin Walker, an Oklahoma Inmate that is serving life in Prison poses for a picture with a smuggled Blackberry."][/caption] ... Read more