Louisville Metro Dept of Corrections Inmates

Louisville Metro Dept of Corrections Inmate Search

To locate an inmate within the Louisville Court Jail system, go to the Louisville County Corrections site and follow these steps.

  1. Click on “Search Our Current Inmates”.
  2. Click on either the agreement button or non-agreement button. You will not be allowed to search for an inmate without clicking the agreement button.

This page provides three tabs at the top of the search area.

  • Booking Search
  • Booked Today
  • Released Today

Booking Search – Lists currently incarcerated inmates (There are several ways to use this feature)

  • Choice 1 - You can type in the inmate’s first and last name and click “Search” – the system will list all currently incarcerated inmates who have that first and last name.
  • Choice 2 - You can type in the inmate’s booking number and click “Search” – each booking number is assigned to one inmate. If you have the exact number, the only inmate that appears will be the one assigned to that number.
  • Choice 3 - You can type in one or two letters of the first and last name and click “Search” – the system will list all current inmates who have first or last names beginning with your chosen letters.
  • Choice 4 - You can click “Search” without typing any letters into the boxes and click “Search” – the system will list all currently incarcerated inmates in alphabetical order.
  • Choice 5 - You can click on one letter of the alphabet from the showing alphabet links and click “Search” – the system will list all current inmates who have last names starting with that letter.  

Booked Today – Lists all inmates booked today.

  • Click on the “Booked Today” tab at the top of the page.

Released Today – Lists all inmates released today.

  • Click on the “Released Today” tab at the top of the page.

Available information about the inmate.

On the page that lists the inmates you can view:

  • Inmate’s first and last name.
  • Inmate number and booking number.
  • Booking date/time
  • Inmate Race/Gender/Height/Weight

Additional information.

Click on the inmate’s name and it will open and offer the following additional information.

  • Birthdate
  • Birthplace
  • Age
  • Charges
  • Mugshot

Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Louisville Metro Dept of Corrections

If you are certain your inmate is in Louisville Metro Dept of Corrections, or at the very least in Jefferson County County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Louisville Metro Dept of Corrections inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call jail: 502-574-8477 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Louisville Metro Dept of Corrections 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 Kentucky 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County County Jail, either look them up here or call jail: 502-574-8477 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Jefferson County County Jail until transport to a Kentucky 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 Jefferson County County Jail system.

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

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 Kentucky. 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.