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Cumberland County Prison Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Cumberland County Pennsylvania

To locate an inmate in the Cumberland County Jail system, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, click here.

Select “Inmate Listing” from the left side of the page and click the link.

Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name.

Scroll down to locate your inmate.

If you do not find him/her, it could be for the following reasons:

  • This person was booked into another jail.
  • The inmate was booked and released, or bonded out.
  • The inmate’s legal name is different than one you use.
  • The inmate is still being processed and has not appeared yet on the roster.


Sometimes, it helps to match the face with the name to know that you have located the correct person in the jail.

The FayoObserver.com provides mugshots of recently arrested inmates.

  • You can view the mugshots by clicking here.
  • Scroll through the mugshots.

When you find one you want to research click on the photo to open a new page and view:

  • A Larger Photo
  • Inmate’s Name
  • Inmate’s Age
  • Charges


If your inmate is not listed in recent mugshots, but you find his/her name on the inmate listing, you can call 717-245-8787 24/7 and press 3.

A prison staff member will answer the call.

  • Give the inmate’s first and last name.
  • If you have the birthdate or birth year it will help locate the correct inmate.
  • The staff member will be able to provide:
  • The Charges
  • The Bond/Bail Amount and Type

Ask whether there is a hold on the inmate. A hold means even if you pay the bond/bail the inmate will not be released.


There are two ways to get the inmate out of jail to await court hearings. (If the judge has set a bond/bail amount)


You can pay the entire cash bail amount to the appropriate courthouse during normal business s hours. Once the inmate appears at all hearings and the case is adjudicated, you may make a written request to the court to have your money returned, minus any applicable fees. If the inmate does not appear at all court ordered hearings, your money will be kept by the court.


If you cannot afford the entire cash amount, you can contact a local bail bond company. This company will ask you to pay a percentage of the total cash amount (usually 10 percent but can be more if the charges are severe) and a small fee for processing. The company then promises the court that if your inmate is released to await court he/she will appear as ordered. If the inmate fails to appear, the bond company will pay the entire amount to the court. You do not get the 10 percent or the fee back after the case is over. This is how the company makes its money.

NOTE: If this happens, the bond company will have the right to sue you for that amount if you signed for the bond.


To find out more about this criminal court case, click here.

  • Use the dropdown menu to choose “Participant Name”.
  • Enter the defendant’s last name.
  • Enter defendant’s first name.
  • Choose and enter at least one of the following:
  • County (Select Luzerne)
  • Docket Type (Select Criminal)    
  • Case Category  
  • Case Status        
  • Date Filed
  • Click on “Search”

Hold your cursor over the folder to the left of the defendant’s name on the displayed list to choose:

  • Court Summary
  • Docket Sheet

Each of these will provide:

  • Past Hearing Dates and Outcomes
  • Arrest Date
  • Trial Date
  • Charges
  • Hearing Outcomes
  • Defendant’s Birthdate
  • Defendant’s Physical Description
  • Case Number

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 Cumberland County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Cumberland County Prison in the city of Carlisle, Cumberland County in the state of Pennsylvania.

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 Cumberland County Prison

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

If the Cumberland County Prison inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 717-245-8787 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Cumberland County Prison 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 Pennsylvania 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 Cumberland 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 Cumberland County Jail, either look them up here or call 717-245-8787 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Cumberland County Jail until transport to a Pennsylvania 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 Cumberland County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Cumberland County Prison 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 Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania. 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.