Machakos County, Kenya

Established in 1887, Machakos County, nicknamed “Macha,” was the first capital city of Kenya and currently is a county in eastern Kenya. Machakos has eight constituencies including Machakos Town, Mavoko, Masinga, Yatta, Kangundo, Kathiani, Matungulu, and Mwala. Machakos Town is the administrative capital of the county.

Machakos County borders Nairobi and Kiambu counties to the West, Embu to the North, Kitui to the East, Makueni to the South, Kajiado to the South West, and Murang’a and Kirinyaga to the North West.

Machakos County currently has a population of 1,098,584 people, and it is rapidly growing. The county headquarters are located in Machakos Town.

Machakos Government

Machakos County in Kenya has its headquarters along Machakos Highway. The Machakos County Government Senator is Hon. Johnstone Nduya, and the Muthama Governor is Hon. Alfred Nganga Mutua.

The postal address of Machakos County Government offices is P.O. Box 1996-90100, Machakos.

Machakos Culture

Hilly terrain covers most parts of the county of Machakos, which makes this area a tourist attraction. Tourists enjoy activities such as camping, hiking safaris, ecotourism and cultural tourism, dance and music festivals and more

The people of Machakos County practice subsistence agriculture through Maize and drought-resistant crops such as sorghum and millet. However, the county also has a lot of open-air markets— with major market days where large amounts of produce are traded. Fruits, vegetables and other foods like maize and beans are sold in these open-air markets.

Machakos Schools

Primary schools in Machakos include Machakos Primary, St. Mary's Boys and Girls, Muthini Primary, Township Muslim Primary School, St. Teresas Primary, Machakos Academy, ABC Girls Academy, One Hill Academy Premese Academy, Lukenya Academy, Makutano Academy, Mumbuni Primary, Baptist Primary, Highrise School Mks, and Katoloni.

High schools include Pope Paul VI Junior Seminary (Popase), Machakos Girls, Machakos School, St. Monica, St. Valentine Girls, Mumbuni High School and Katoloni among others.

How to Find an Inmate in the U.S. County Jail?

If you are looking for an inmate in a United States County Jail, there are several ways you can search. Unfortunately, there is not one current search database where you can search all inmates who are in the United States. However, there are other options, and you with a little time and research, you will find who you are looking for.

One other point—watch out for databases that try to get you to pay in order to search for an inmate. These may likely be scams—after all, inmate information is public information that everyone has access to. You should never have to pay to find an inmate online.

Gather Information about the Inmate

The only thing you need to start searching is the inmate’s name and the state where he or she is incarcerated. You do not need to know exactly what facility they are in, although that is helpful, but if you don’t know right away, that’s OK.

Other important information that can help you find your inmate faster are:

  • Middle name

  • Age

  • Race

  • Date of Birth

  • Inmate ID number

  • A photo of the inmate

The more information you have, the more likely you are to find the inmate you are looking for in a timely, efficient manner. However, if you only have his or her name, you can still find who you are looking for.

Determine the Jail/Prison Type

Depending on the crime committed, a person can be sentenced to any of the following jail/prison types:

1. Federal Prison—houses inmates who are convicted for a federal crime, and the sentence is typically longer than two years.

2. State Prison—houses inmates who are convicted for a state crime, and the sentence is typically longer than one year.

3. County Jails—houses inmates serving a sentence of less than one year. Inmates who are awaiting trial or pending transfer to another facility are also housed at county jails.

4. Police Department Jails—houses inmates temporarily who are waiting on court date or transfer.

Federal Prison Inmate Search

If you know that the inmate you are looking for is in federal prison, your best bet is to search for him or her on the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. On this website, you can search by name or by BOP number. If you search by name, and your search yields several results, try narrowing it down by looking at other factors such as middle name and birth date.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons keeps a record of any and all inmates since the year 1982.

Inmate Locator by Department of Corrections

If you know the state where the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated, go the State’s Department of Corrections webpage. There, you can search for the inmate you are looking for by name or DOC number. If you know the DOC number, it’s even easier quicker to find the inmate.

If you search by name, more than likely, your search results will produce more than one inmate. You can narrow down who are looking for by looking at birth dates, charges, and mugshots. Not all Department of Corrections provide the inmate’s mugshots, but some do.

You can even search for an inmate who is no longer in prison through the Department of Corrections. Most Department of Corrections keep a history of any inmate who has gone through the system. Check to see the convictions and the date they occurred.

Inmate Locator: VINElink

If you cannot find an inmate through the Department of Corrections, you can try the VINElink database. VINElink is an online portal to VINE, which is America’s number one victim notification network. VINElink is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide the latest custody changes and information.

When you go to the VINElink website, you can simply choose the state where your inmate is housed and search for him or her. When you find the inmate you are looking for, where he or she is housed will be available as well. You can even sign up to be notified of any changes in an inmate’s incarceration status.

Search Specific Jail Roster

If you know the specific jail where the inmate you are looking for is serving time, try Googling the name of the jail and see if the jail has a webpage. Most county jails do, and they provide the public information on the inmates who are housed there. Some of these searches are labeled “Who’s in Jail” or “Jail Roster.”

When you search and find the inmate you are looking for, you will see additional information like how to contact them or when their release date is.

Call the Jail Where the Inmate is Located

If the specific jail does not have a place to search for inmates, try calling the jail and asking for information about the inmate you are searching for. Most jails provide this information to the public, and some even have automated phone systems where you can call and get details about inmates.

By using these search tips, you will soon find the United States inmate you are looking for. Remember, don’t ever pay for inmate searches! The legitimate ones are free.