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Inmate Search in Tennessee
Online searches of criminal
offenders and inmates are made
possible by the Department of
Corrections in thirty-three
different states. The websites are
provided to help ensure the safety
of the general public. It is a free
service that is provided by the
government in each state that
participates in the program.
Each participating state maintains
its own website for offender or
inmate searches. Therefore,
variations exist including
differences in the design of the
website, the criterion required for
the search, and the amount of
information provided on the inmates.
State laws mandate which information
is available for public viewing.
Most of the sites use some variation
of the following details for the
searches: inmate’s name, Id number,
race, birth date, or age.
Some databases will contain
information only on inmates who are
currently incarcerated, paroled, or
on probation within that state.
Other sites also include inmates who
are deceased, escaped, or no longer
resident in the correctional system.
To access the Web page for the State
of Tennessee Department of
Corrections Felony Offender
Information Lookup page use the
following link: http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/foil/search.jsp.
This will direct you to the
beginning page for the Offender
Information Lookup page for
Tennessee. Several lines of text at
the top of the page explain that the
State of Tennessee Department of
Corrections Felony Offender
Information site is intended for
informational purposes and the
accuracy of the information is not
guaranteed. It states that the
website is designed to help provide
safety for the general public.
Three options are available for
performing a search on offenders in
the Tennessee Correctional system.
The first option requires that the
offender’s last name, first name,
and race be entered into the search
boxes. This option allows a single
race to be selected for the search.
The second option requires the TOMIS
ID number to be entered. This number
is an eight digit number that is
assigned to the offender by the
Department of Correction that
identifies the inmate in the
Tennessee Offender Management
Information System (TOMIS).
The third option requires the State
Id number (SID) to be entered into
the search box. The state ID number
is a unique number that is generated
by the state at the time when the
offender’s fingerprints are
Once you have entered the data,
select the search button underneath
the search boxes. In a few seconds,
the results will appear. The results
for each offender are presented in
individual grid like charts.
Directly above the charts, the name
and race that you searched for are
listed. Additionally, it will state
how many results are being displayed
along with the total number of
results that have been found.
At the top of the charts, the name
of the offender and any known
aliases will be listed. If the
inmate does not have any aliases,
the space is left blank. The
following data is included: TOMIS
ID, birth date, race, sex,
supervision status, location,
sentence beginning, parole
eligibility, parole hearing, hearing
result, and sentence end. Each of
the category labels is a live link
that will provide definitions for
the words if they are clicked.
For any offender for whom some of
the data does not pertain, the
category box in the grid will remain
empty. The supervision status will
list one of different terms
including: absconded (failure to
report), community corrections
(alternative community based
service), dead, escaped, furlough
(temporary pass), inactive,
incarcerated, out on bond, parole,
pending, or probation.
No offender photographs are
available on this website. At the
bottom of the displayed grids, a
button labeled “search again” and
one labeled “more” are available.
You may decide to continue your
search or to begin a new one.
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