To find an inmate who is incarcerated in the Lackawanna County Jail system in Scranton, Pennsylvania, 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 Lackawanna 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.
- Click on “Search”.
*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
- Custody Status
- Housing Location
- Alternate ID’s
LACKAWANNA COUNTY BOND/BAIL INSTRUCTIONS
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.
LACKAWANNA COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT CASE DOCKET SEARCH
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 Lackawanna)
- 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
- Hearing Outcomes
- Defendant’s Birthdate
- Defendant’s Physical Description
- Case Number
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