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|
|Avenal State Prison, California||State Prison||Kings County|
|Baseline Conservation Camp #30, California||State Prison||Tuolumne County|
|Delta Conservation Camp #8, California||State Prison||Solano County|
|Bautista Conservation Camp #36, California||State Prison||Riverside County|
|Tehachapi State Prison CCI, California||State Prison||Kern County|
|Ben Lomond Conservation Camp #45, California||State Prison||Santa Cruz County|
|California Correctional Center, California||State Prison||Lassen County|
|California Medical Facility, California||State Prison||Solano County|
|California Institution for Women, California||State Prison||Riverside County|
|Chino State Prison - California Institution for Men, California||State Prison||San Bernardino County|
|California Rehabilitation Center Norco, California||State Prison||Riverside County|
|California Men's Colony, California||State Prison||San Luis Obispo County|
|California State Prison Corcoran, California||State Prison||Kings County|
|California State Prison Sacramento, California||State Prison||Sacramento County|
|Centinela State Prison, California||State Prison||Imperial County|
|California State Prison Solano, California||State Prison||Solano County|
|California State Prison in Los Angeles County, California||State Prison||Los Angeles County|
|California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, California||State Prison||Kings County|
|Calipatria State Prison, California||State Prison||Imperial County|
|Central California Women's Facility, California||State Prison||Madera County|
|Chamberlain Creek Conservation Camp #17, California||State Prison||Mendocino County|
|Central Valley Modified Community Correctional Facility, California||State Prison||Kern County|
|Claremont Custody Center, California||State Prison||Fresno County|
|Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, California||State Prison||Riverside County|
|Correctional Training Facility, California||State Prison||Monterey County|
|Deadwood Conservation Camp #23, California||State Prison||Siskiyou County|
|Cuesta Conservation Camp #24, California||State Prison||San Luis Obisbo County|
|Delano State Prison CCF, California||State Prison||Kern County|
|Deuel Vocational Institution, California||State Prison||San Joaquin County|
|Desert View Community Correctional Facility, California||State Prison||San Bernardino County|
|Devil's Garden Conservation Camp #40, California||State Prison||Modoc County|
|Eel River Conservation Camp #31, California||State Prison||Humboldt County|
|Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp #41, California||State Prison||Los Angeles County|
|Folsom State Prison, California||State Prison||Sacramento County|
|Gabilan Conservation Camp #38, California||State Prison||Monterey County|
|Growlersberg Conservatio Camp #33, California||State Prison||El Dorado County|
|Francisquito Conservation Camp #4, California||State Prison||Los Angeles County|
|High Desert State Prison CA, California||State Prison||Lassen County|
|High Rock Conservation Camp #32, California||State Prison||Humboldt County|
|Intermountain Conservation Camp #22, California||State Prison||Lassen County|
|Ironwood State Prison, California||State Prison||Riverside County|
|Ishi Conservation Camp #18, California||State Prison||Tehama County|
|Julius Klein Conservation Camp #19, California||State Prison||Los Angeles County|
|Kern Valley State Prison, California||State Prison||Kern County|
|Konocti Conservation Camp #27, California||State Prison||Lake County|
|La Cima Conservation Camp #42, California||State Prison||San Diego County|
|Kern County Work Release Center, California||County Jail||Kern County|
|Kern County Juvenile Camp Erwin Owen, California||County Jail||Kern County|
|Kern County Juvenile Crossroads Facility, California||County Jail||Kern County|
|Kings County Jail, California||County Jail||Kings County|