To find out if someone is in the Dauphin County Jail system in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, you have two choices.
To simply search for an inmate name, go to the Dauphin County Prison List.
- Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
- The list is updated once every 24 hours.
NOTE: Weekends, holidays and periods of heavy booking activity can cause recently released inmates to still appear and recently booked inmates to not appear on the list until the next business day’s update.
For additional inmate information you can go to VineLINK.
Click on the blue “Offender” tab on the upper left side of the page.
Select “Choose Agency” and use the dropdown menu to highlight and click on Dauphin County Jail.
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.
*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
- Date of Birth
- Custody Status
- Booking Number#
- Other Jail Numbers#
DAUPHIN COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT CASE SEARCH
If you are interested in learning more about this criminal case, start at the Criminal Common Pleas Docket Sheets.
Use the “Search Type” dropdown menu to select “Participant’s Name”.
Enter the defendant’s last name.
Enter the defendant’s first name.
TIP: You can search by entering partial names, however, your search results will be much larger. If you enter the entire name and do not get results, you can clear the search fields and try a partial name search.
Use the “County” dropdown menu to select “Dauphin”.
Use the “Docket Type” dropdown menu to select “Criminal”.
TIP: If you have the defendant’s exact date of birth, you can enter it to narrow the search results.
Once the cases that contain the information you entered are listed, select the correct case and click the link to the left of the name, the click “Docket Sheet” to view:
- Defendant’s Name
- Docket Number
- Court Case
- CP Filed Date
- Sequence Number
- Document Date
- Filed By
- Order - Sentence/Penalty Imposed
- Defendant pleads
- Defendant’s Attorney
- Penalty Assessed
- District Attorney
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 Dauphin County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Dauphin County Woodside Family Center in the city of Harrisburg, Dauphin County in the state of Pennsylvania.
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