The query tool provided by this screen is intended to assist you in locating information on a specific offender. It is not designed to produce a complete list of every offender that meets the criteria provided, or to be used as a tool for statistical analysis. To improve performance, the maximum number of records returned on a given query may be limited to a pre-determined number of records, and therefore may or may not be inclusive of the entire segment of the population that matches your criteria. For instance, querying on every offender with the last name SMITH alone is very unlikely to return all of the records that match.
If your initial query produces a large number of records, we suggest that you provide additional information to narrow your search.
Conversely, if your query doesn't return any hits, try using the first few letters of the subject's first name along with the last name, and instruct the query to return records for ALL offenders, not just the active or inactive ones. In most cases, changes to offender records will be visible on the web site within 24 hours of the point that the change was made on our internal systems.
Please note that there are certain offender records that we currently do not publish. For example,
offenders who have deceased, offenders that were convicted and completed their sentence under Georgia's First Offender act.
For further information you may contact Inmate Records and Information by clicking here and submit your request by selecting "Information about a specific offender..." from Contact Category drop down or send a written request to PO Box 1529, Forsyth, GA 31029.
YOU CANNOT USE THIS TOOL TO RETURN EVERY RECORD FOR A GIVEN INSTITUTION.
In the case of UNDER DEATH SENTENCE, RELEASED IN LAST 15 DAYS, or MAXIMUM PRISON TERM ENDING IN THE NEXT 15 DAYS, the limits are set high enough to ensure that a complete set is always returned.
It is important to understand that all of the filters are accumulative. For a record to be returned, it must match ALL of the criteria you input.
Using Numeric Offender Identifiers:
The Georgia Department of Corrections Identification Number is a unique number assigned to individual offenders that have been placed in the custody of The Georgia Department of Corrections.
The old "Offender ID" or "EF Number" is now called "Case Number". While every offender will have only one GDC ID, they may have many case numbers, each corresponding to a specific sentencing document. Case numbers on the web are not padded on the left with zeros, and prefixes like 'EF' or 'D' are not used. So, rather than D001111, the user should enter only 1111.
The GDC ID is now displayed on each offender's detail page.
Offender names may be queried using the first letters of the last, first and/or middle name. The effect is accumulative. That is to say that the list is narrowed down by using first, middle and/or last name in conjunction with one another.
The query returns any matching names that BEGIN with the characters provided. For instance, entering SMITH in the last name field will find SMITHSTONE, SMITHERS, etc., as well as SMITH.
When searching for a particular offender by a known alias, format the alias as LASTNAME,FIRSTNAME. Do not place spaces around the comma separating the last and first name.
If you provide the first few letters of the last name, the query will match all aliases having last names that BEGIN with the letters you type. Please note that alias searches MUST contain at least the first two letters of the alias LASTNAME.
Generally, searching by an alias alone will take longer than most other queries. We recommend that additional criteria be provided whenever possible.
You can restrict your search to return only offenders of a specific gender.
You can restrict your search to return only offenders of a specific race. The list of races includes only the classifications that are in use at GDC. Note: "INDIAN", as used here, denotes Native American ancestry.
You can restrict your search to return only offenders that are within a specific age range as of the current date. Juvenile offenders that are tried and convicted as adults are typically presented with the label "JUVENILE" on their photographs.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Age range does not account for offenders that are deceased. That is to say, if a given offender was released from prison in 1972 and passed away in 1980 and a valid death certificate is not on file with GDC, your search will return the offender's record just as if he/she is alive today.
You can restrict your results to offenders falling within a specific height range by entering a range in inches.
You can restrict your results to offenders falling within a specific weight range by entering a range in pounds (lbs).
You can restrict your results to offenders having a specific eye color by specifying an eye color from the list provided in the form.
You can restrict your results to offenders having a specific hair color by specifying hair color from the list provided in the form.
You can restrict your results to offenders having specific identifying marks such as scars or tattoos by entering arbitrary matching text into the field provided. Scars, marks and tattoos are stored as arbitrary descriptive text, so your results may vary.
A "Major Offense" is the most significant offense for which a given offender is serving (or has served in the case of inactive offenders).
The list of offenses as presented is limited to crimes that at least one person was incarcerated for in Georgia. It is not a comprehensive list of every statute in Georgia.
Any offense that appears in UPPER case is a felony. Lower case offenses are misdemeanors.
You can restrict your query to only return records of offenders having a specific sentence status.
UNDER DEATH SENTENCE means exactly what it says. LIFE means offenders that are sentenced to life, but may at some point be considered for parole.
LIFE, NO PAROLE means a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
MAXIMUM PRISON TERM ENDING IN 15 DAYS means any currentoffender to be released within 15 days because he/she has served the maximum sentence imposed under the law. THIS DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT OFFENDERS THAT ARE RELEASED UNDER OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES, SUCH AS BEING GRANTED PAROLE.
RELEASED IN THE PAST 15 DAYS will return ANY record of an offender released from prison in the last 15 days, REGARDLESS of the reason for release.
You can restrict your search to return only offenders of record at a specific institution. MOST RECENT INSTITUTION means the most recent State Facility or County Facility in which an offender in the custody of GDC is serving or has served. Many times, a given offender may be held at a county facility until such time as GDC receives the offender at one of the five diagnostic intake centers. During this time period, an offender's information (sentences, incarceration history, etc) may appear to be incomplete.
PLEASE NOTE: Some of the GDC institution names will appear to be duplicated. This happens when a given facility maintains separate housing for male and female offenders, and is therefore represented as two distinct entities. Unfortunately, the institution name may not indicate which gender is housed.