To find an inmate who is in the Suffolk County Jail system in New York, go to VINELink.
Click on the blue “Offender” tab on the left side of the page.
Near the top left of the next page you will see:
- All Agencies
- Department of Corrections
- Choose Agency
Follow these steps:
- Click on the “Choose Agency” option.
- From the dropdown menu to the right of “Choose Agency”, highlight “Suffolk County Jail” and click once. This narrows the search to the Suffolk County Jail system.
- Enter either the inmate’s “Offender ID” (Booking Number) or the inmate’s last and first name.
- Click “Search”.
*TIPS* - If unsure of the exact spelling of the last name,
click on the “partial last name” box. Then input the first letter or
first couple of letters of the last name.
The partial search option will pull up all inmates in the Suffolk
County Jail system whose names begin with the few letters you typed in.
From this list, you can scroll down until you find your inmate.
*NOTE* If you know the inmate’s birthdate, input this in the appropriate box using this format: mm/dd/yyyy Example: 04/16/1986
If you are not sure of the inmate’s birthday, skip this step, otherwise the results will be incorrect.
The inmate names will appear as blue links. Each listing includes a
birthdate to help choose between inmates with the same names.
- Click on the inmate’s name.
You will then be shown the inmate’s information including his or her
“offender number” which is the number you put on money orders and
envelopes. You can also double check to be sure which facility is
holding the inmate.
*Reminder* If you get “No offenders matching your criteria
were found”,“ clear the name fields, click on “partial name search” and
only type in the first letter or two of the first and last names and
click submit. It is possible that you or the facility are slightly
misspelling the inmate’s legal name. This method will pull everyone
whose name begins with the one or two letters you typed in. From that
list you can locate the inmate.
Additional information available on the page about the inmate:
- Custody Status
- Scheduled date of release (If there is one at this time)
- Any aliases used by the inmate
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 Suffolk County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Suffolk County Juvenile Detention Center in Griffing in the city of Riverhead, Suffolk County in the state of New York.
With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can: