CI's Department of Corrections (DOC) inquiry informs the client of whether or not a subject is currently, or has ever been, an inmate in a state prison. DOC inquiries should be conducted for each state the subject has resided in for the past 7-10 years at the client’s discretion. DOC inquiries are less expensive than a full criminal history search and return information on only high level offenses for which the subject served, or is serving, a term in state prison.
An affirmative hit from the state's Department of Corrections is accompanied by a full explanation of the charges, any relevant hearings and trials leading up to the sentence, parole if granted and the dates and duration of the time served. Not all states have inmate data available and some states only have current inmate data available.