You can search for offenders (inmates in prison or a community based program) or people on parole in different online systems.


Gather Information to Search for An Offender

For a search of persons in prison or on probation, parole and work release, you may search using: 

  • The Offender’s first, middle and last name.
  • Date of Birth, or an approximate range (before and after dates)
  • Sex
  • Offender Number
  • Location 
  • County of Commitment

For the person on parole search you will need to know these things:

  • The person’s first, middle and last name
  • Offender Number

Related Agency - Department of Corrections

Address:  Jessie Parker Building, 510 E. 12th St., Des Moines, IA  50319

General Phone: (515) 725-5701

Victim Services: (515) 725-5742

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