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.
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:
|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|