Hi! I’m Jacob Karter, co-founder of PrisonDir ®
We provide information about major prisons and jails operating in the country and are adding more as we speak.
3 years ago, my brother was jailed for a white-collar crime. While he was in prison, I had a tough time finding information about visiting hours of the jail he was sentenced in. Also, there was no information on how I could send him mails or even money. The county website was not updated for eternity and the nobody picked up the call when I used to call the jail. My only option was driving to the jail and inquire about the exact information.
My brother (who is a changed man now) and I are not alone in this. This problem is faced by millions of Americans whose friends/family members are currently incarcerated.
So this was the motivation for starting PrisonDir, along with my brother.
For each of the prison/jail listed in our directory, we have the following information available:
- Overview/history of each prison
- Prison/Jail physical address and phone number
- Inmate search instructions
- Visiting hours and instructions
- Mailing address and instructions
- Phone call timing and provider info
Prison Directory – Select the state to Start the Search
Did you Know?
- USA accounts for over 4.5% of the worlds prison population
- It has one highest incarceration rate in the world.
- Over 16,000 prisons and jails operating in the country
- As per 2016 census, 2,162,400 inmates were incarcerated in prisons and jails.
Last Updated on 21/09/2018