North Dakota Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: August 18, 2021
North Dakota
Department Name
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
3100 Railroad Avenue Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone Number

Types of Correctional Facilities in North Dakota

Those who are serving their sentence in a North Dakota state prison are overseen by the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR). The DOCR has a centralized inmate database that makes it easy for you to search for an inmate.

However, those who are in a county jail, police jail, or county jail will not be found on the North Dakota DOCR website. You will need to visit their respective sites to find proper information.

Below you will find information for inmate lookup across all prisons.

North Dakota DOCR Mission

All prisons throughout the state have a mission that they actively follow. The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation seeks to enhance public safety, and to reduce the risk of future criminal behavior by holding adults and juveniles accountable and providing them opportunities for change.

How to Search for an Inmate

Searching for an inmate makes it easier for you to obtain information about the inmate to send mail, visit, or talk to an inmate.

From the North Dakota DOCR homepage, you will click on the tab family and friends and then click resident lookup. You will begin your search by entering the residents last name. From there, you can click on the correct resident to obtain their information.

Be sure to write down the ID number, facility, and address the offender is in as you will need this information for other things.

If you know the offender’s facility, you can look up the addresses, here as well.

How to Stay in Contact

There are various ways for a friend or family member to stay in contact with an offender. However, to keep everyone safe, you will be required to meet certain criteria.

Talk on the Phone

If you wish for an inmate to call you, you will need to fill out the telephone application and mail it into the facility. It is only accepted through mail. Once you are on the approved list, the offender will be given access to call you.

If you wish to pay for these calls or have a cell phone, you can set up a prepaid account through Securus Technologies.


Because inmates are not allowed to receive incoming phone calls, sending an email is a great way to let them know something before they can call, again. To send an electronic message to an inmate, you will need to sign up for Jpay.


If you wish to visit an inmate, you will need to fill out the visitor application and mail it into the facility. You will have to be approved before you will be allowed to visit.

How to Send Money to an Inmate

In order for an inmate to call you, they will either need you to have a prepaid account, or money in their account. If you wish to send money to an inmate, you can easily send money in five different ways:

Jpay mobile app: Download the app to send money anytime, anywhere.

Jpay: Send money from your computer with Jpay.

Phone: Using a Mastercard or Visa, you can put money on their account by calling 1-800-574-5729.

MoneyGram: Send cash using the code: 1304.

Money Orders: Use the money order deposit form. Send money orders payable to Jpay, PO Box 822700, Pembroke Pines, FL 33082

It is important to follow all procedures and rules regarding the inmate. Keep in mind these measures are put into place to keep visitors, inmates, and workers safe.

Correctional Facilities in North Dakota

There are 52 jails and prisons in state North Dakota

Stutsman County Correctional Center

205 6th Street SE, Jamestown, ND, 58401


Williams County Jail

223 East Broadway, Suite 302, Williston, ND, 58801


Burleigh County Detention Center

514 East Thayer Avenue, Bismarck, ND, 58501


Eddy County Jail

524 Central Ave.New Rockford, ND 58356


Belfield City Jail

107 2nd Avenue Northeast, Belfield, ND, 58622


Missouri River Correctional Center

1800 48th Avenue Southwest PO Box 5521, Bismarck, ND, 58506


North Dakota State Penitentiary

3100 Railroad Avenue PO Box 5521, Bismarck, ND, 58506-5521


Towner County Jail

315 2nd Street PO Box 366, Cando, ND, 58324-0603


NW Youth Assessment Center

512 4th Avenue East PO Box 2047, Williston, ND, 58801


Traill County Jail

114 West Caledonia, Hillsboro, ND, 58045


Walsh County Jail

638 Cooper Avenue, Grafton, ND, 58237


Ransom County Jail

204 5th Avenue West PO Box 627, Lisbob, ND, 58054


Rolette County Jail

102 NE 2nd Street PO Box 447, Rolla, ND, 58367


Sargent County Jail

355 Main Street #6, Forman, ND, 58032


Foster County Jail

1000 5th Street North Box 45, Carrington, ND, 58421


LaMoure County Jail

202 4th Avenue NE, LaMoure, ND, 58458


Kidder County Jail

120 East Broadway PO Box 318, Steele, ND, 58482


Mountrail County Jail

101 North Main Street, Stanley, ND, 58784


Oliver County Jail

115 West Main PO Box 362, Center, ND, 58530


Pembina County Jail

308 Courthouse Drive, Cavalier, ND, 58220