Miami Dade Jail Inmates Search

Miami Dade Jail Inmates Search

Miami-Dade County has one of the biggest correctional facilities in the country. This facility is known as Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department (MDCR) and it is the 7th largest county correctional facility in the country. MDCR has almost 3,500 in-facility inmates and it has around 1,500 outside-facility inmates. There are around 4,500 male (92%) inmates and 500 female (8%) inmates in MDCR.1

MDCR functions as the county jail for all of the 30 municipal police departments, the MDPD (Miami Dade Police Department), and all the state law enforcement agencies.

How to Perform a Miami Dade Jail Inmates Search

The inmate records are classified as public records in the State of Florida. Similar to other correctional facilities and prison facilities around the state, the criminal record of Dade County Jail / Prison / Correctional Facilities are freely accessible by the general public in Miami Dade County.

All inmate records are maintained by MDCR and anyone can request these records using their inmate locator service. The inmate roster search or inmate locator web application service is available on its (Dade County) website.

The search is performed based on the first and the last name of an inmate. The following inmate details can be obtained using the inmate search web application maintained by the Dade County

  1. Mugshot of the inmate.
  2. Booking date and Booking time of the inmate.
  3. Name of the inmate in custody.
  4. Date of Birth of the inmate.
  5. Gender of the inmate.
  6. Location of the inmate.
  7. Race of the inmate.
  8. Jail Number.
  9. Bail bond amount.
  10. Charges imposed.2

How Many Jails, Prison, and Correctional Facilities are there in Miami Dade County

The following jails facilities are there in the Miami Dade County 3

  1. Miami-Dade Metro West Detention Center is located at 13850 Northwest 41st Street, Miami, FL, 33178. One can contact this Dade County Jail facility on 786-263-5110. It is a small facility and operates as a holding pen for new arrestees. It is managed by the Miami Police Department.
  2. Miami-Dade County Pre-Trial Detention Bureau is located at 1321 NW 13th Street, Miami, Florida 33125. One can contact the Dade County Jail facility on 786-263-4100. The Dade County Sheriff’s Department manages the jail roster or inmate records of this correctional facility. It is difficult to get updated information about the inmates and one needs to contact the sheriff’s office for correct information. Also, some inmate search websites keep updated inmate records for public access and use.
  3. Miami-Dade County Training and Treatment Center is situated at 6950 NW 41 Street Miami, FL 33166. It is classified as a medium to a maximum correctional facility. The facility primarily houses those individuals who are either undergoing trial or have been imprisoned for one year or less than one year.
  4. Miami-Dade County Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center is situated at 7000 NW 41st Street, Miami, Florida 33166. It is a medium-size correctional facility maintained by the Dade County Sheriff’s office. This facility houses inmates who are undergoing trial or who are awaiting sentencing. It also houses those inmates who carry up to 2-years prison term.
  5. Miami-Dade County Women’s Detention Center is situated at 1401 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136. It medium-security facility. It is maintained by Dade County Sheriff’s Office. It is a special facility for women. This facility can house up to 375 inmates at a time.

There are 5 state prison facilities in Miami-Dade County. They are

  1. Dade Correctional Institution
  2. Everglades Correctional Institution
  3. Homestead Correctional Institution
  4. South Florida Reception Center
  5. South Florida Reception Center South Unit

In addition to this, there are two federal prison facilities in Miami Dade County. They are as follows

  1. Miami Federal Correctional Institution
  2. Miami Federal Detention Center

How to Search an Arrest Record in Miami Dade County

In the State of Florida, arrest records are classified as a kind of public record. Any member of the public can access the arrest records of the inmate by requesting the Clerk of the Courts for Miami-Dade County, either through mail or in person. If a person wishes to request information from the authorities in person, then they can visit the Miami-Dade County – Criminal Division and use the online jail roster search facility through the public access computers installed there.

If someone wants to request information using mail, they can send a mail with details such as case number, year, name, and date of birth. The mail must carry the name and address of the person making such a request.

In Dade County, any member of the public needs to pay a very minimal processing fee for such information. These fees are payable on some occasions such as for certified copies or when one does not know the case number etc.

How to Search a Criminal Record in Miami Dade County

Criminal records can be accessed by a member of the public by performing an online search using the MDCR Inmate Search web application.  One has to provide the first name and last name of the inmate whose criminal records are needed to be accessed. Criminal Records contains the following details

  1. Name of Inmate
  2. Race
  3. Gender
  4. Age
  5. Mugshot
  6. Crime or Charges
  7. Bond Amount
  8. Expected Date of Release etc.

The law enforcement agencies maintain a database of sex offenders residing in the county. This web application is maintained by The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). This application can be accessed at (?) A similar web application is maintained by Miami Dade County and contains details about the sex-offenders residing in the county. This web application can be accessed at (?)

How to Search a Court Record in Miami Dade County

One can visit the website of Miami-Dade County Clerk and perform a case search on its web application. The search is categorized as follows

  1. Case Number Wise – Where a search is made on the basis of the nature of crime such as felony or misdemeanor, year, and case number.
  2. State Case Number Wise.
  3. Citation / Police Number Wise.
  4. Defendant – Where a search is made on the basis of first name, middle name, and last name along with race, sex, date of birth, and business/organization name.Jail Number Wise.

Apart from this, the Office of County Clerk offers a Criminal Justice Online System that allows you a calendar search facility that lists all the cases that are to be heard by a particular judge at a particular date.

References and Citation

  1. Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, Inmate Handbook, Miami-Dade County