Locating a prisoner

The best way to get in touch with a prisoner is to write or email and request permission to contact them.

Privacy and information acts prevent us from providing any information over the telephone.

How to request permission

In any request for information we need to know the following:

  • the full name of the person you want to contact, and any other names that they might be known by
  • the person’s date of birth
  • the reason for the enquiry and
  • your postal address.

Send the request by post to:

The Prisoner's full name and their date of birth
C/O Department for Correctional Services
GPO Box 1747
Adelaide SA 5001

If the person is in prison we will check if there are intervention orders preventing contact. If not, we will forward your mail to them and they can contact you.

If the person is not in prison, we will return your mail to you.

Persons who have just been arrested will be in police custody and not in prison.