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Manatee County Jail Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Manatee County Florida

If you want to know if someone is in the Manatee County Jail system in Bradenton, Florida, go the Manatee County Arrest Inquiry.

  • Enter the last name
  • Enter first name

TIP: You can click “Search” without entering any information to list all inmates by alphabetical order with last names.

TIP: If unsure of the name spelling, the system will accept the first couple of letters and list all inmates whose names begin with those letters.

Click the “Show Only in Custody Inmates” if you don’t wish to see those who were released. If your inmate does not appear during the search, uncheck the box and search again. (Your inmate may have been arrested recently).

Click on “Search”.


Click on the inmate’s booking number to view the following:

  • Inmate’s Manatee County Mugshot
  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Arrest Date
  • Booking Date
  • Charges
  • Release Date (If Applicable)
  • Bond Amount


You might wish to know more about the criminal court case. If so, go to the Manatee County Clerk Search page.

Enter the inmate’s last name. (At least the first three letters).

To narrow the search enter the first name in the proper field.

Click on “Search”.

Use the “Case Type” dropdown menu to select:

  • Felony
  • Misdemeanor
  • Misdemeanor Misc.

If you are not sure, you can search each one individually.

Click “Search”.

Click on the blue-linked case number.

(If more than one inmate is listed with the same name, use the birthdate displayed to choose your inmate).
You can view:

  • Case Number
  • Defendant’s Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Mailing Address
  • File Date
  • Case Type
  • Case Status
  • Defendant’s Attorney
  • Judge’s Name
  • Party Type
  • Charges
  • Hearing Dates, Purpose and Outcomes

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Manatee County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Manatee County Jail in the city of Palmetto, Manatee County in the state of Florida.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Manatee County Jail

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

If the Manatee County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 941-747-3011 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Manatee 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.

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 Florida 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 Manatee 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 Manatee County Jail, either look them up here or call 941-747-3011 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Manatee County Jail until transport to a Florida 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 Manatee County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Manatee County Jail and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

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

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 Florida. 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.