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Lancaster County Prison Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Lancaster County Pennsylvania

If you want to find out if someone you know is in the Lancaster County Jail system, go to the Lancaster County “Who’s In Jail” page.

You have two choices in how to search:

  • Search by Name
  • Search by PIN # (Personal Identification Number assigned by the jail).

Search by Name

  • Enter the inmate’s last name.
  • Enter the inmate’s first name.

TIP – If you have the inmate’s date of birth you can enter it to narrow your search. It must be exact or the search results will be wrong. If you are not sure of the date, it is better to skip this step. 

Tip – If unsure of the spelling of the name, enter at least the first letter of the last name. All inmates whose last name begins with that letter will be listed.

Click in “Submit”.

Search by PIN#

Click on the small circle to the left of your inmate’s name and click on “Get Details” to view.

  • Inmate’s Full Name
  • Inmate’s PIN #
  • Inmate’s Age at Booking
  • Housing Location
  • Date of Booking
  • Committing Authority
  • Release Date (If Applicable)

Call (717) 299-7800 to request bond information and amounts.

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

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


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Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Lancaster County Prison

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

If the Lancaster County Prison inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call (717) 299-7800 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Lancaster 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.

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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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster County Jail, either look them up here or call (717) 299-7800 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Lancaster 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 Lancaster County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Lancaster 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.

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