Bridgeport City Jail Inmate Search

To find an inmate who is in the Fairfield County Jail system go to the Connecticut Department of Correction Offender Information Search.

Enter the first few letters of the inmate’s last name.

Click on “Search”.

TIP: You can narrow your search by entering the entire last name and the first name.

You can also search by entering only the CT DOC Inmate Number and clicking on “Search”.


  • Inmate Number
  • Inmate Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Latest Admission Date
  • Current Location
  • Status
  • Bond Amount
  • Controlling Offense (Most serious charge)
  • Date of Sentence
  • Maximum Sentence
  • Maximum Release Date
  • Estimated Release Date
  • Special Parole End Date
  • Detainer


In addition to the inmate’s jail information, you might want to know more about the inmate’s Fairfield County criminal case.

You can do this by gong to the “Fairfield County Criminal Case Search” page and following these steps.

Select how you want to search:

Convictions:  Search by Defendant or by Docket Number

By Defendant’s Name

Enter the first few letters of the inmate’s last name.

NOTE – By name only requires a last name but you can narrow your search by including the first name and/or birthdate if you have it.

Use dropdown menu to choose Fairfield Judicial District

Use the next dropdown menu to select Criminal Category

Click on “Search”.

By Docket:

Enter the exact docket number. Use the dropdown menu to choose “CR” for type.

Click on “Search”.

Search by Daily Docket: Search by Court or by Defendant

Use the dropdown menu to select Fairfield Judicial District

Click on “Search”.

Pending Case: Search by Defendant or by Docket Number

Enter the first few letters of the inmate’s last name.

NOTE – By name only requires a last name but you can narrow your search by including the first name and/or birthdate if you have it.

Use dropdown menu to choose “Fairfield Judicial District”.

Use the next dropdown menu to select “Criminal Category”.

Click on “Search”.


To find out more information about the inmate/defendant’s case click on the blue-link “Docket Number” to the right of the name to view:

  • Defendant Name
  • Attorney Name
  • Date of Birth
  • How Many Docket Entries
  • Docket Number
  • Arresting Agency
  • Court
  • Bond Amount
  • Bond Type
  • Activity
  • Current Charges
  • Class
  • Type
  • Offense Date
  • Plea
  • Verdict                                

Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Bridgeport City Jail

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

If the Bridgeport City Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 203-581-5100 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Bridgeport City 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 Connecticut 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 Fairfield County 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 Fairfield County County Jail, either look them up here or call 203-581-5100 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Fairfield County County Jail until transport to a Connecticut 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 Fairfield County County Jail system.

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

State Inmates

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 Connecticut. 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 Inmates

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.