Cleveland County Jail Inmate Search Hack

Some jails are no longer publicizing a list of their incarcerated inmates, but there's a way to find an inmate in Cleveland County Jail if their official inmate roster is not available.

Here's how you find them: 

Cleveland County Jail uses a service called NCIC for ‘inmate phone calls’ (and other communication services) which allows you to look up an inmate on their website if this jail’s Inmate Search feature is not available.

The steps to look up an inmate in Cleveland County Jail on NCIC is simple:
•    Start Here
•    Select Oklahoma.
•    Choose Cleveland County Jail.
•    Select ‘Deposit Online’.
•    Select the letter of the inmate’s last name.
•    Select your inmate.

If your inmate is in this jail, you will find their name on the list.

Cleveland County Jail Inmate Search

To find an inmate within the Cleveland County Jail system in Norman, Oklahoma, go to the Cleveland County Inmate Search.

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

TIP: You can also search using only the first two letters of each name and clicking on Search.

  • All inmates matching the entered letters will be listed.
  • Click on the “blue-linked inmate name from the list.


  • Cleveland County Mugshot
  • Inmate’s Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color
  • Arrest date
  • Booking Date
  • Charges
  • Case Number
  • Bond Information
  • Bond Amount
  • Disposition


If you want to know more about this criminal court case, go to the Oklahoma Court Case Search.

  • Use the “select Database” dropdown menu to choose “Cleveland County”.
  • You can search by case number. It must be the complete number.
  • You can search by party by entering the defendant’s: Last Name
  • First Name

TIP: If you have additional information such as birth year, enter the information in the appropriate fields.

Use the “Party Type” to choose “Defendant”.

Use the “Case Type” dropdown menu to choose “Felony” or “Misdemeanor”.

Use the “District Court Case Type” to choose “Criminal Felony” or “Criminal Misdemeanor”.

Click on “Go” to the right bottom of the section.

Click the link on the correct listed case to view:

  • Defendant’s Name
  • File Date
  • Judge’s Name
  • Attorney Names
  • Charges
  • Hearing History
  • Disposition


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

If the Cleveland County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 405-701-7700 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Cleveland County 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.


Free and Simple ‘Inmate Search’ Hack

Cleveland County Jail either:

  • Does NOT have their own Inmate Search App.
  • They have an App, but it is not functioning, or
  • This is just an additional Inmate Search App 

Because Cleveland County Jail contracts with Tiger Commissary Online Services, you can use Tiger’s App to look up an Inmate in this jail.

Using this App is FREE and does not commit you to Sending Money or Purchasing Commissary.

All it will do is help you confirm that the inmate you are searching for is in the jail. There are no mugshots, criminal charges or any other information.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1 - Clicking here will take you to a page where you choose the State. Click on the State where the jail is located.
Step 2 - Next Click on the County.
Step 3 - Next Click on either ‘Web Deposits’ or ‘Order Commissary’.
Step 4 - Next, In the box provided, type in the first letter of the inmate’s last name. (Example: If the Inmate’s last name is Jones, enter the letter ‘J’ and then click ‘Search’).
Step 5 - Next, Review Cleveland County Jail Inmate's Names that are listed.


Searching for an Inmate when all else fails

At a 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 Oklahoma 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 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 Cleveland County Jail, either look them up here or call 405-701-7700 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Cleveland County Jail until transport to a Oklahoma 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 Cleveland County County Jail system.

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

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 Oklahoma. 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.

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