District of Columbia Jail and Inmate Records Directory

About Jail and Inmate Records in District of Columbia

The District of Columbia Department of Corrections manages inmate information and records. Requests for records and information must be made directly to the DOC in person, by phone, or by mail.

The Metropolitan Police Department Arrest and Criminal History Section can provide police reports and police clearance records in person or via mail. The Metropolitan Police Department also maintains a sex offender registry where searches for registered sex offenders can be made online.

While there is no dedicated online database for inmate records, the DOC offers victim notification services through the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINELINK) system. Through VINELINK, victims and other interested parties can check the status of an offender.
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