California Inmate Search

California

About California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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

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

There are 824 jails and prisons in California.
Showing 1 – 50 of 824 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Alameda County Glenn Dyer Detention, California County Jail Alameda County
Alameda Jail, California City Jail Alameda County
Alameda County Santa Rita Jail, California County Jail Alameda County
Berkeley Police Jail Facility, California City Jail Alameda County
Concord Jail, California City Jail Alameda County
Oakland Jail, California City Jail Alameda County
Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, California County Jail Alameda County
Alameda County Camp Sweeney, California County Jail Alameda County
Alpine County Jail, California County Jail Alpine County
Amador County Jail, California County Jail Amador County
Butte County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Butte County
Amador County Juvenile Detention Center, California County Jail Amador County
Calaveras County Jail, California County Jail Calaveras County
Calaveras County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Calaveras County
Colusa County Jail, California County Jail Colusa County
Antioch Jail, California City Jail Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County - Martinez Detention, California County Jail Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County - Marsh Creek Detention, California County Jail Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County - West Detention, California County Jail Contra Costa County
Richmond Jail, California City Jail Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Contra Costa County
Chris Adams Girl Center, California County Jail Contra Costa County
Del Norte County Jail, California County Jail Del Norte County
Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility, California County Jail Contra Costa County
Bar-O Boys Ranch, California County Jail Del Norte County
Del Norte County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Del Norte County
Placer County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail El Dorado County
Placer County Juvenile Treatment Center, California County Jail El Dorado County
Fresno County Main Jail, California County Jail Fresno County
Elkhorn Correctional Facility, California County Jail Fresno County
Fresno County North Annex Jail, California County Jail Fresno County
Fresno County South Annex Jail, California County Jail Fresno County
Fresno County Satellite Jail, California County Jail Fresno County
Fresno County Juvenile Justice Campus, California County Jail Fresno County
Glenn County Sheriff's Jail, California County Jail Glenn County
Glenn County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Glenn County
Humboldt County Correctional Facility, California County Jail Humboldt County
Humboldt County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Humboldt County
Regional Adult Detention Facility, California County Jail Imperial County
Imperial County - Herbert Hughes Correctional Center, California County Jail Imperial County
Imperial County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Imperial County
Inyo County Juvenile Hall, California County Jail Inyo County
Kern County Central Receiving Facility, California County Jail Kern County
Kern County Lerdo Max-Med Security Facility, California County Jail Kern County
Kern County Lerdo Minimum Security Facility, California County Jail Kern County
Kern County Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility, California County Jail Kern County
Twin Pines Ranch, California State Prison Riverside County
Acton Conservation Camp #11, California State Prison Los Angeles County
Alder Conservation Camp #20, California State Prison Del Norte County
Antelope Conservation Camp #25, California State Prison Lassen County
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