Use the South Carolina Department of Corrections Inmate Locator
This tool, offered by the state, can be very helpful in finding information on those currently in prison. The more details about the prisoner you know, the better. If push comes to shove, though, all you need are the names and surname.
The system will check the current list of inmates for a name that matches. It will then bring up every match and give you details about where the inmate is, their age, and when they were incarcerated.
The tool is very useful and mostly accurate. There are some downsides, though. These are:
- Only those incarcerated currently will come up. So, if your inmate has finished serving their sentence, you're out of luck.
- It does not cover those in county facilities, those on parole, those under community supervision or those on probation.
- Fugitives are not included in the search results.
- The information provided is very basic.
- The information is all gleaned from one database.
Inmate locator is free to use, but there are limitations to how useful it is. At CheckPeople, we have a far more extensive search process. We bring together records from several different sources to give you a comprehensive overview of the inmate.
Use the Federal Inmate Search
Again, this database is administered by the government. This issue here is that you're searching for vast swathes of data. To make things more complicated, records go back almost one hundred and thirty years.
This is not an issue if you know the exact names of the inmate. What happens when you just have the initials and surname? What if it's a common name like John Smith? You're going to get a slew of results.
If you know more about the inmate, like their age, race, sex or ID number, you can narrow the search.
The downside of using this system is that it searches the records of all the states. You could end up with pages of results to go through, with very few of these being relevant to your state.
Try the South Carolina Inmate Finder
The advantage of this method over the previous two is that it is easier to use. It links through to the South Carolina Department of Corrections search but allows you to enter more criteria.
What we like here is that you can also use the license plate or phone number to run your search. The site does also draw on a few other sources, so you'll get more information than with the other two options.
Use CheckPeople for the Best Results
If you want to cut through all the nonsense and make your search as easy as possible, CheckPeople is your best option. We specialize in this kind of search and draw from a range of different databases to give you the best results as fast as possible.
Why choose us over the other search tools we've mentioned? Let's go through that quickly.
For starters, our values set us apart. We want you to get usable results, not just the first few items that we could string together. We have tweaked our search parameters to include the most up to date, useful information.
We aim to make it as easy as possible for you. All you need to know is the first name and last name. We'll take it from there. To help ensure that you get the right results, we will ask a few short questions.
A search doesn't take long, and we'll have narrowed down the potential options nicely with the questions. If you don't know the answers to the questions, that's not a problem—you just might get a few more matches.
Our patented search technology is one of the things that set us apart. The quality and quantity of information provided for each search is another thing that makes us unique.
Many services will offer you a range of extra information but expect you to pay extra for it. Our service includes:
- Criminal records
- Financial information
- Civil records
- Arrest records
- Traffic reports
- Phonebook information
We are proud to say that we offer the most comprehensive report you'll get out there. You'll also be happy to know that, unlike other services, we don't charge you per report. We charge a low monthly subscription fee that entitles you to unlimited searches.