St. Louis City Justice Center Inmates

St. Louis City Justice Center Inmate Search

To locate an inmate in the St Louis City Jail system, go to VineLINK and follow these steps:

  1. Click on the blue “Offender” tab in the upper left side of the page.
  2. Select “Choose Agency” and use the dropdown menu to highlight and click on St. Louis City Justice Center.

The site provides two search methods:

  • Search by Offender Number
  • Search by Name

Search by Offender Number

  • Enter the offender number into the search box.
  • Click on “Search”.

*NOTE*- The number must be accurate or your search results will be wrong.

Search by Name

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

*TIP* - If you are unsure of the inmate’s full name or the spelling of the name, click on the “Partial Last Name Search” box before clicking on “Search”.

Enter the first three letters of the last name and the first letter of the first name.

The system will list all inmates whose names begin with those letters. If you have the exact birthdate of the inmate, you can narrow your search by entering it in the appropriate box.

Inmate Information Available for Viewing

Click on the inmate’s name to view:

  • Full First and Last Name
  • Offender ID
  • Gender
  • Custody Status
  • Housing Location
  • Alternate ID’s
  • Mugshot (Click on the blue photo link to open it)


If you want more information about this St. Louis County inmate’s criminal case, click on the Missouri Courts “Name Search” page and follow these steps:

Use the “Search for Cases In” dropdown menu to select “22nd Judicial District, St. Louis City”.

  • Enter the defendant/Inmate’s last name.
  • Enter the defendant/Inmate’s first name.  

Note: You can search using only the last name, but if it is a common name the system will require you to further narrow the search before proceeding.

Use drop down menu next to “Case Type” to select “Criminal”.

Enter date for “Case was Filed”: Example- 2010   (You can search without this step but it will display cases from years ago as well as current cases)

Choose “Case Status” from:

  • All
  • Pending
  • Disposed            

Click on “Find”.

Select the case from the listed cases.

Click on the blue-linked case number.

The new page provides:

  • Filing Date
  • County Location
  • Disposition
  • Name of Judge

For additional information, select from the following tabs across the top of the page:

  • Parties and Attorneys
  • Docket Entries
  • Charges, Judgments, Sentences
  • Service Information
  • Filings Due
  • Scheduled Hearings and Trials
  • Civil Judgments

Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in St. Louis City Justice Center

If you are certain your inmate is in St. Louis City Justice Center, or at the very least in St. Louis city County, go to this page to search for them.

If the St. Louis City Justice Center inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 314-621-5848 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The St. Louis City Justice Center 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 Missouri 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 St. Louis city 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 St. Louis city County Jail, either look them up here or call 314-621-5848 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at St. Louis city County Jail until transport to a Missouri 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 St. Louis city County Jail system.

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

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 Missouri. 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.