When Your Online Search Doesn’t Find Your Inmate

Many jails have online databases listing those who have been arrested. In some cases, the database is updated every few minutes. If you do a search but nothing comes up, it doesn’t necessarily mean your loved one is not incarcerated. There are several reasons an inmate can be in jail but not showing up in the database.

You’re Entering the Wrong Name

Even if you have known your… Read more

VINELink Inmate Searches – The largest Free Integrated Inmate Search in the United States

Other than the complete Directory of every free Inmate Search on JAILexchange.com, the best kept secret for free, nationwide, Inmate Searches is VINELink.com. This Article will explain what VINELink is and it will instruct you on how to use it. Read more

Inmates in America – Inmates Incarcerated in City and County Jails During 2010

For the second year in a row, in the one year period ending June 30, 2010, the number of inmates in custody has declined. The purpose of this article is to present you the most relevant numbers as presented by the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Read more

Top 6 Juvenile Detention Centers in America – What Makes a Juvenile Jail the Best?

There are 1,315 County Juvenile Detention Centers in America serving 3,210 counties.  On any given day they are holding for trial or incarceration for a year or less at least 15,000 children and young adults 17 years of age or younger. Do they actually help our troubled children?

We want to stress that there is no ideal way to judge how… Read more

The JAILEX Rating System – Identifying and Rating the Best and Worst Jails in America

JAIL Exchange is the only Inmate Search that provides the viewer with every bit of available information on every Inmate Search, and every jail and prison in the United States. While conducting our in-depth research over an 18-month period, we were able to identify and rate those City and County Jails that went above and beyond all the others in providing complete and helpful information to their jurisdiction and listing it on their website in a simple, clear, easy to understand format. All Jail Exchange and JAILEX content is free. Read more

Top 50 Jails in America – JAILEX Ratings for the TOP 50 Jails, Adult and Juvenile in the United States

Over 15 million men, women and children are arrested and jailed every year in the United States. That equates to over 5% of the population, or one in twenty citizens. Whether they realize it or not, everyone knows somebody who is, or has been in jail.Even though some of those arrested are eventually found innocent of any crime and are released, many are held in conditions that are so beneath the dignity of this great country that they need to be exposed for treating American citizens no better than dogs in a pound. However, that is for another article.

This Article will focus on the Top 50 Jails in America and why they were chosen. With 5,955 City and County Jails in the United States, to make the Top 50 is no small feat. Read more

Inmate Searches – How to conduct an Inmate Lookup for any State or Federal Prison in America

The bad news is that there is no single integrated Inmate Search for all prisoners in the United States. The good news is that one website has a directory of every free Inmate Search in America for your use.

Using a paid search will NOT help you find your inmate as paid searches are NOT in ‘real

Ever Been Arrested? – The Fear and Confusion of an Inmate When He Finds Himself in Jail – Part 1

For those of you who have never been arrested and booked into a jail, it is nearly impossible to fully understand the trauma that an inmate has to deal with. This Article will attempt to provide you with a clear picture of the horror and stress an inmate deals with as their drama unfolds. Read more