California Inmate Search

Updated on: December 21, 2020
California

About California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are responsible for keeping up-to-date records of inmates in the California state prisons. The database that the department of corrections supply the public should not be used as official records. It may contain errors in its information and the department of corrections does not imply is correct.

You can search for an inmate using their CDCR number or their first and last name.  Information on inmates that were recently booked, or transferring state prison, will not be available for a few days.

If you have any issues with finding an inmate or want to know more on visitation schedules, you can contact the department of corrections Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 916-445-6713.

Unlike the department of corrections, city and county jails, keep their own records separate. If you are looking for an inmate in one of those jails, you will need to find the appropriate site for further details.

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

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are the property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.

The CDCR inmate locator database can be found on the official California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website.

You can search the database by using the following pieces of information:

The CDCR number will take precedence during all searches. The CDCR is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their CDCR by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.

If you decide to enter their CDCR number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the CDCR field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.

If you don’t know the inmate’s CDCR number or there is no search results for the AIS number you plugged in, your next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.

When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in.

You will see the following pieces of information:

You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:

Types of Correctional Facilities in California

List of Correctional Facilities in California

Correctional Facility Name Type County
Cathedral Jail, California City Jail Riverside County
El Segundo Jail, California City Jail Los Angeles County
Vacaville Jail, California City Jail Solano County
California Medical Facility, California State Prison Solano County
Central California Women’s Facility, California State Prison Madera County
Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp #41, California State Prison Los Angeles County
Manteca Jail, California City Jail San Joaquin County
Oroville Jail, California City Jail Butte County
Tulare County Main Jail, California County Jail Tulare County
California City Correctional Center, California State Prison Kern County
Salt Creek Conservation Camp #7, California State Prison Tehama County
Coalinga Jail, California City Jail Fresno County
Tustin Jail, California City Jail Orange County
Tehama County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Tehama County
Yuba County Jail, California County Jail Yuba County
Merced County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Merced County
Mariposa County Adult Detention Facility, California County Jail Mariposa County
Kern Valley State Prison, California State Prison Kern County
California State Prison in Los Angeles County, California State Prison Los Angeles County
Siskiyou County Jail, California County Jail Siskiyou County
Mesa Verde ICE Processing Facility, California Immigration Detention Facility Kern County
Pleasant Hill Jail, California City Jail Contra Costa County
Clearlake Detention, California City Jail Lake County
Camp Vernon Kilpatrick, California County Jail Los Angeles County
Banning Jail, California City Jail Riverside County
San Diego County Detention Facility 8, California County Jail San Diego County
Correctional Training Facility, California State Prison Monterey County
Fountain Valley Jail, California City Jail Orange County
San Ramon Jail, California City Jail Contra Costa County
Delta Conservation Camp #8, California State Prison Solano County
Selma Jail, California City Jail Fresno County
South Gate Jail, California City Jail Los Angeles County
Oxnard Jail, California City Jail Ventura County
Desert Hot Springs Jail, California City Jail Riverside County
Fresno County Juvenile Justice Campus, California County Jail Fresno County
Placer County Juvenile Detention, California County Jail Placer County
Riverside County Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility, California County Jail Riverside County
Pomona Jail, California City Jail Los Angeles County
Monrovia Jail, California City Jail Los Angeles County
Chino Hills Jail, California City Jail San Bernardino County
El Cerrito Jail, California City Jail Contra Costa County
Reedley Jail, California City Jail Fresno County
Rohnert Park Jail, California City Jail Sonoma County
Butte County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Butte County
LA County Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Los Angeles County
Windsor Jail, California City Jail Sonoma County
Santa Barbara County Santa Maria Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Santa Barbara County
Merced County John Latorraca Correctional Facility, California County Jail Merced County
Los Angeles – LA County-Camp Afflerbaugh, California County Jail Los Angeles County
LA County Twin Towers Jail, California County Jail Los Angeles County