"Maybe I am slightly off topic with this question but here goes: There is a link that Journal Star providers can access to show current inmates lodged in that fine facility. I refuse to pay the price to LJS to subscribe to their service for various reasons. Is there a website the general Public can use to get this information for free? The reason I ask is recently a lady friend wanted me to check to see if her boyfriend was in jail. The LJS website would not let me access that information without a subscription."Yes, Gun Nut, there certainly is. VINE stands for Victim Information and Notification Everyday. It is a data service that mines the online records system of participating state and local prisons and jails. The website, vinelink.com, allows you to search for inmates by name access 46 participating states. Moreover, you can subscribe to an inmate, so you are notified by email or phone when he or she is released, or when the custody status changes.
VINELink is an excellent service, and I use it myself. I am presently subscribed to a serial burglar in the care of the Nebraska Department of Corrections, so that I can prepare for the uptick in burglaries when he is released--again. VINE has been around for more than a decade, and is free.