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Texas Jail Inmate Records

March 27th, 2015 · Texas

One of the many public records links that we provide on our “Free Public Records Search Directory” is jail and inmate record links. Since many states, counties and cities provide online access to inmate records, we provide links to jails and detention centers throughout the United States 

Since there are many reasons for researching inmate records, our website can assist with your search and provide valuable information whether you are a spouse, relative, witness or victim.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice offers an offender information search by name and also a variety of reports regarding death row inmates.

We are providing this article to assist our users with step by step instructions to research Texas jail and inmate records.

1.  “Free Public Records Search Directory” Page. On the main page, click on the link “Jail and Inmate Records” under the “Search Public Records by Type of Record” heading.

2.  “Jail and Inmate Records Resources” Page. On the main “Jail and Inmate Records Resources” page, choose any one of the states listed. In this case, choose “Texas.”

3.  “Texas Jail and Inmate Records Directory” Page. On the main “Texas Jail and Inmate Records Directory” page, select the Texas Department of Criminal Justice “Inmate Search” link. The website can be searched by name, race, TDCJ number or SID (state identification) number. The offender information results include:
• Complete Name
• TDCJ Number
• Race and Gender
• Date of Birth
• Projected Release Date
• Current Facility
• Offense History including Date, Offense and Sentence

4. Death Row Information. You can return to the main “Texas Jail and Inmate Records” page by clicking on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the page. On this page, choose the “Death Row Information” link provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On this website, there are a variety of death row reports including:
• Offenders on Death Row
• Gender and Racial Statistics
• Scheduled Executions
• Executions by Year
• Women on Death Row
• Similar reports by County

5. Conduct County Inmate Searches. You can return to the county searches page by clicking on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the current page. Here you can access county links such as: Brazos County “Inmate Search” website, which can be searched by defendant name, date confined range and birth date range including confined and released inmates. Search results provide jail id, name, charges, confined date and released date.

6. Return to County Pages. Click on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the page to access other county inmate links. Lubuck County Sheriff’s Office has an “Active Jail Roster” website which includes inmates booked today, inmates booked yesterday, inmates released today and inmates released yesterday.

7. Return to Home Page. Upon completing your inmate search, you can return to the main “Free Public Records Search Directory” website, by choosing “Home” or “Free Searches” located in the upper left corner of the page.

As you can see, there are a variety of links available to research jail inmate records including links to “VINElink,” a service that provides online inmate information for most states and counties.

If you want to search other types of criminal records including court records, crime statistics, or warrants, you can access the links on our main “Free Public Records Search Directory” website. You can also search other types of public records through our website and future articles will cover how to access those records as quickly and easily as possible.

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Virginia Assessor Records

February 28th, 2015 · Virginia

If you are interested in researching the assessed value of a property in Virginia, this article will provide the necessary steps to conduct your search.

Available information. There are many reasons for researching property values, depending on the Virginia county or city, assessor records generally provide the following information:

• Owner Name and Taxpayer Name (if different).
• Address and Zoning
• Physical Description of Improvements
• Sales History and Ownership Document Numbers
• Legal Description and GIS Maps
• Assessed Value of Improvements and Land

How to get started. On our “Free Public Records Search Directory” main page, click on the “Virginia” link to navigate to “Virginia Free Public Records Directory,” click on “Choose a Public Record Category” and select “Assessor and Property Tax Records.”

Search by county. On the “Virginia Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory” page, you can choose any county or city link to research. For instance, by clicking on Accomack County “Property Search” you can access a yearly land book sorted by owner name which shows the current owner of each property, assessed value and amount of property taxes. Campbell County “Property Search” link searches assessor records by parcel id, owner name, tax id, street address and property description. The search results include the square footage of the improvements, year built, number of rooms and land acreage. Also included are the land value, improvement value and total value of each property. Certain counties such as Augusta County, Caroline County, City of Covington and others also offer parcel searches through GIS maps.  Rockingham County’s “Property Search and GIS Maps” is a good example of map layers and map views available through GIS maps.

County links. To conduct additional searches by county, click on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the page to return to the main “Virginia Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory” page.  By scrolling down the page, you can click on any one of the available county and city assessor records links.

Main page links. Upon completing your search of assessor records, you can return to the “Free Public Records Search Directory” main page by choosing “Home” or “Free Searches” located in the upper left corner of the page. On the main page, you can conduct a variety of public record searches by state or type of record. A complete list of record types are located on the right side of the main page.

This article explains how to easily search assessor records for Virginia. Our December 2014 blog article entitled “Assessor and Property Tax Records Research” explains in greater detail assessor records searches by state and county. Future blog articles will provide information about other types of public records available through our “Free Public Records Search Directory.” Thank you for using our website for your research needs.

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Arizona Inmate Records

January 26th, 2015 · Arizona

If you need to research information about current or former inmates in Arizona, you can access those records using our “Arizona Jail and Inmate Records Directory” website.  Whether you are searching for someone from your past, a missing relative or confirming the status of an inmate, this site can assist you with your search.

The State of Arizona maintains a database containing over 112,000 inmate records relating to those who have been in the custody of the Department of Corrections in 1985 or at any time thereafter.  There are approximately 26,000 active records.  The records can be searched by inmate number or inmate name.  The search can be narrowed by those currently in custody, those that have been released, those on supervised parole and those who have absconded from parole.

How to access jail and inmate records.  Using the following steps you can easily access Arizona jail and inmate records.

1.      Main “Public Records” page.  On our “Free Public Records Search Directory” main page, click on the “Arizona” link to navigate to the “Arizona Free Public Records Directory.

2.      Choose a public record category.  On the “Arizona Free Public Records” page, click on “Choose a Public Record Category” and select “Jail and Inmate Records.”

3.      Choose state link.  On the “Arizona Jail and Inmate Records Directory” website, select the Arizona statewide “Inmate Records” link.  On Arizona’s inmate records website, you can search inmate records by Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) inmate number or last name and first initial.  The search can be narrowed by gender or current status (active, inactive, parolee or absconder).  The search results will include inmate information such as:

  • Basic inmate data (photo, birthdate, physical description)
  • Commitment Information
  • Sentence Information
  • Infractions
  • Parole Action/Placement
  • Warrant Information

4.      Return to county links.  If you’d like to return to the main “Arizona Jail and Inmate Recordspage after concluding your search, you can click on “Return to Results” in the upper right hand corner of the page.

5.      County links.  Some of the Arizona counties provide links to county jail inmate records.  One of the available links is Maricopa County’s “Jail Bookings,” which provides a searchable link by inmate name.  The search results provide a mugshot of the inmate, date of booking and charges.  The website also provides mugshots which can be viewed by type of crime.  Some of the crime categories include the following:

  • Deadbeat parents
  • Drug offenses
  • Probation violation
  • Theft / Criminal trespass and burglary
  • Other types of crimes

6.      Return to home page.  When you have completed your search, you can return to the main “Free Public Records Search Directory” website by choosing “Home” or “Free Searches” located in the upper left corner of the page.

The “Free Public Records Search Directory” website provides links to a variety of public records by state and category.  A list of the types of records available are shown on the right side of the main page and include such records as land records, crime data, voter information, warrants, and more.  Watch for future blog articles regarding our website and ways to simplify your public record searches.

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