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Minnesota Department of Corrections

Court Records

State office

Minnesota Department of Corrections

Records Management Unit

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200 St. Paul, MN 55108

Records Available:

Inmate records are available as public record from MDOC and are useful for friends and family of inmates, as well as victims. Minnesota inmate lookup includes biographical and physical information, a photo, sentence description, conviction information, status, location of facility, tentative release date and the county of conviction.

Minnesota  Court Record Availability

The main fax number for the DOC is 651-642-0223.

Access to Minnesota Court Records

Retrieving Records

The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) has several online databases that can be accessed by the public. These databases include a Level 3 Predatory Offender Search, an Offender Locator, a database of Active DOC Fugitives, and a Law Enforcement Viewer for law enforcement professionals. The Offender Locator may be used to collect public incarceration records for adult offenders who are under the DOC’s jurisdiction. Database users may search for inmates by name, date of birth, or Offender ID number.


There is no charge to view public information about offenders who are in the custody of the Minnesota Department of Corrections. These records are provided at no charge on the DOC’s

Years Available

The DOC’s Offender Locator database includes incarceration records for offenders who are currently under the DOC’s jurisdiction. This includes offenders who are still incarcerated or who have been released and are still under supervision.