California Inmate Search

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About California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Inmate Records Search

Find Arrest & Court records, Mugshots and Contact Info.

Keeping an up-to-date record of inmates in the California state prisons is a big responsibility. That is what the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation does. The jail roster contains information that could be incorrect information that is offered to the general public. So, unfortunately, these records are not meant to be used as official document records. 

The database can be searched to locate an inmate by using the inmate's personal identifying information listed below:

  • CDCR Number  
  • First Name
  • Last Name

Keep in mind that the information that is in the database will take several days to be updated if the inmates that you are looking for has recently been booked or if the inmate is getting moved to a state jail.

You are always welcome to call the department of corrections at 916-445-6713 between their normal business hours which are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. till 4:30 p. at 916-445-6713 if you are looking for the visiting hours, can't locate an inmate or if you would like additional information.  

The county and city jails have their information in different databases so you will need to use the correct site to search their databases for an inmate in any of these facilities. 

Basic Information

Department Name California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Official Website http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/search.aspx
Location 1515 S St, Sacramento, CA 95811, United States
Phone Number 916-324-7308

How to Do an Inmate Search in California

An inmate belongs to the Department of Corrections Division when an inmate is held in a state jail. The state jail has its database open to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Corrections Division.

You will be able to find the CDCR database on the official California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website where you will be able to search for an inmate.

By using the inmate's identifying information listed below you will be able to search the jail roster:

  • Inmate's Middle Name
  • Inmate's Last Name
  • Imate's First Name
  • CDRC Number

While searching the database the CDCR number will be the fastest way to search for an inmate, which is a six-digit number. All inmates that are held in a state jail are given their own CDCR. This is done by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. 

The inmate's first and last name will not be needed if you are going to enter the inmate's CDCR number. Keep in mind if there aren't any inmate's that come up after you enter the CDRC number, you will want to make sure you have entered the correct number since the number will need to be exact for the database to match an inmate. 

You can always use the inmate's first and last name in the database if you aren't having any luck using the inmate's CDRC number or if you don’t have the inmate’s CDCR number available.  

There will be a list of inmate's that matches the information about the inmate you entered.  
The information about these inmates is listed below:

  • Inmate's Full Name
  • Age
  • CDCR Number
  • Current Location
  • Admission Date

The information below will be shown when you select the inmate's name that you are searching: 

  • Inmate's Full Name
  • Additional Information
  • Parole Eligible Date Information
  • Admission Date
  • Location Link    
  • CDCR Number
  • Current Location

Who’s in Jail

Prisons operated by the state are the only prisons that can be found in the California database. City and county prison's are kept in a different database.   

There are 97 state prisons located in the state of California. In the roster listed above is where you can see all of these prisons. However only state prisons are in this database, all other prisons will not be shown. 

If you are trying to find someone in a state jail, it shouldn't be too hard since the state jails are bigger and offer more information on their inmates than other smaller jails such as a city or county jails. you will be able to get information in a city or state jail's but you might have to jump through more hoops and you will need to know where to get the information you are looking for.  

Normally the county's Sheriff's department manages and operates the county jails. You will need to get a hold of the county's Sheriff's department if you are searching for someone that is in a county jail.

There is barely any information on the city jails. The city jails pretty much exist to hold inmates until they will be transported to a more permanent location/jail. The citie's corrections division can be contacted if the person you are looking for is being held in a city jail. The city’s official website is where you will be able to find contact information where you can find out the information you are looking for.       

 

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation had an offender database which is updated frequently. So, keep in mind that this database information changes often, even more so if the inmate is still in the process of being sentenced. The database is updated during normal business hours. 

You can always call the jail that the inmate is being held in if you would like the most recent information or if you have any questions since the jail will have the most recent information. 

The jail where the inmate is held in will need to be contacted if you see any information on the inmate to be wrong where information can be debated with the inmate.

The inmate's mugshots are kept in the database that the general public has access to. The inmates have their mugshots taken when they are being processed and booked into a state jail. Only if the inmate is being transported to a different jail, they will need to have their mugshots taken again.        

The VINELink (VINE) can be used to get notified if an inmate’s moving within the system. This is where the state of California will need to be selected, then you will choose if you are looking for a defendant or an offender.

Sex Offender Search

The California prison inmate database does not allow you to search for sex offenders. The database for sex offenders has its own database. The general public does not have access to the sex offender database.  

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can be contacted at 916-324-7308 if you are looking for information on a sex offender. They will be able to give you the information you are looking for.

Types of Correctional Facilities in California

List of Correctional Facilities in California

There are 275 jails and prisons in California.

Showing 1 – 50 of 275 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Alameda County Glenn Dyer Detention County Jail Alameda County
Alameda County Santa Rita Jail County Jail Alameda County
Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center County Jail Alameda County
Alameda County Camp Sweeney County Jail Alameda County
Alpine County Jail County Jail Alpine County
Amador County Jail County Jail Amador County
Butte County Juvenile Hall County Jail Butte County
Amador County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Amador County
Calaveras County Jail County Jail Calaveras County
Calaveras County Juvenile Hall County Jail Calaveras County
Colusa County Jail County Jail Colusa County
Contra Costa County - Martinez Detention County Jail Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County - Marsh Creek Detention County Jail Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County - West Detention County Jail Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall County Jail Contra Costa County
Chris Adams Girl Center County Jail Contra Costa County
Del Norte County Jail County Jail Del Norte County
Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility County Jail Contra Costa County
Bar-O Boys Ranch County Jail Del Norte County
Del Norte County Juvenile Hall County Jail Del Norte County
Placer County Juvenile Hall County Jail El Dorado County
Placer County Juvenile Treatment Center County Jail El Dorado County
Fresno County Main Jail County Jail Fresno County
Elkhorn Correctional Facility County Jail Fresno County
Fresno County North Annex Jail County Jail Fresno County
Fresno County South Annex Jail County Jail Fresno County
Fresno County Satellite Jail County Jail Fresno County
Fresno County Juvenile Justice Campus County Jail Fresno County
Glenn County Sheriff's Jail County Jail Glenn County
Glenn County Juvenile Hall County Jail Glenn County
Humboldt County Correctional Facility County Jail Humboldt County
Humboldt County Juvenile Hall County Jail Humboldt County
Regional Adult Detention Facility County Jail Imperial County
Imperial County - Herbert Hughes Correctional Center County Jail Imperial County
Imperial County Juvenile Hall County Jail Imperial County
Inyo County Juvenile Hall County Jail Inyo County
Kern County Central Receiving Facility County Jail Kern County
Kern County Lerdo Max-Med Security Facility County Jail Kern County
Kern County Lerdo Minimum Security Facility County Jail Kern County
Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility County Jail Kern County
Kern County Work Release Center County Jail Kern County
Kern County Juvenile Camp Erwin Owen County Jail Kern County
Kern County Juvenile Crossroads Facility County Jail Kern County
Kings County Jail County Jail Kings County
Kern County Larry J. Rhoades Crossroads Facility County Jail Kern County
Kern County James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall County Jail Kern County
Lake County Correctional Facility County Jail Lake County
Kings County Juvenile Center County Jail Kings County
Lake County Juvenile Hall County Jail Lake County
Lassen County Correctional Facility County Jail Lassen County
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