Arrest information for the people. That has been our goal since the site was founded in January of 2010. JailBase provides easy-to-use arrest information. Allowing the public, family, friends, and victims to search for and get notified of arrested individuals.
We collect public data from hundreds of sources through out the United States. This amounts to thousands of records a day. We take this public information and make it easier, and faster to find.
Using our in-house data collection technology, we have cataloged millions of arrest details and photos. Providing a valuable service to the public.
JailBase focuses on the transparency, the reliability, and the speed of our services. Here are some of the important ways we are different than the competition:
JailBase provides a free opt-out for individuals who do not want their arrest information posted on our site. The opt-out goes into affect 30 days from the request. We feel this balances the need for timely public arrest information and the needs of those arrested. After we receive a request, the page is setup to be automatically removed from JailBase.
Contrary to other sites, JailBase does not accept money to remove records from our site. In fact, we have never accepted money to remove records. We have received numerous requests, and the answer is always the same, No.
Our policy is to not remove any records from the site unless they are inaccurate. The records on the site are publicly available and online already. If JailBase.com's information matches what is reported publicly, we consider it accurate. If you find that information on JailBase.com does not match what is public record, use the contact page to report a problem.
We do have a free opt-out that goes into affect 30 days from signup.
Arrest and booking records simply state who, when and why (if available) someone was arrested or booked. It does not imply guilt. An arrested or booked individual is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. What happens in a court of law (for example, when charges are dropped), is outside the scope of JailBase.com and must be researched independently by the user of the site.
Generally, if an individual is processed (or booked), then their arrest would show up on the site. Whether the person is processed before being released is hard to determine and is based on the policies of the arresting organization and possibly their current case load.
There might be some instances when JailBase.com does not display a record:
- If the record is not posted publicly.
- If the organization supplying the records has a technical issue and never supplies the record for a certain individual or day.
- If the individual is under 18. Texas, for example, books some 17 year-olds as adults. Our policy is not to display the record.
Records remain on the site indefinitely until the individual opts-out. We have a free opt-out that goes into affect 30 days from signup. After that time we remove the record and setup the page to be removed from major search engine results (like google). Bookings prior to 7/2/2013 will adhere to our older policy (automatic public page removal in 6 months), unless an opt-out is requested. Keep in mind that we do not have direct control of the results of the major searches and sometimes it takes a few weeks for the search engines to update their results. However if you find a record is still displaying (after removal on JailBase) on a major search engine (like google), then use this page.
No, JailBase.com does not accept money to remove arrest information. JailBase offers a free opt-out. If anyone charged you to remove a record from JailBase, we would advise you to ask for a refund and/or report them.