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|
|CAI - Ocean View - CCA, California||Re-entry & Treatment Facility||San Diego County|
|Baldwin Park Jail - GEO, California||Private Facility||Los Angeles County|
|CAI - Boston Avenue - CCA, California||Re-entry & Treatment Facility||San Diego County|
|Long Beach Community Correctional Re-Entry Center - CCA, California||Re-entry & Treatment Facility||Los Angeles County|
|Montebello City Jail - GEO, California||Private Facility||Los Angeles County|
|Sybil Brand Institute for Women, California||Private Facility||Los Angeles County|
|Dorothy Kirby Center, California||Private Facility||Los Angeles County|
|Santa Lucia Treatment Center, California||Private Facility||Monterey County|
|Joshua Tree Jail, California||Private Facility||San Bernardino County|
|Baker Community Correctional Facility, California||Private Facility||San Bernardino County|
|Mesa Verde ICE Processing Facility, California||Immigration Detention Facility||Kern County|
|Golden State Modified Community Correctional Facility, California||Private Facility||Kern County|
|San Diego Correctional Facility - CCA, California||Private Facility||San Diego County|
|Adelanto ICE Detention Facility East, California||Immigration Detention Facility||San Bernardino County|
|Fontana City Jail - GEO, California||Private Facility||San Bernardino County|
|City of Downey Jail - GEO, California||Private Facility||Los Angeles County|
|El Centro Service Processing Center (ICE), California||Private Facility||Imperial County|
|Ontario City Jail - GEO, California||Private Facility||San Bernardino County|
|Garden Grove City Jail - GEO, California||Private Facility||Orange County|
|Otay Mesa Detention Facility - ICE, California||Private Facility||San Diego County|
|Western Region Detention Facility - San Diego - GEO, California||Private Facility||San Diego County|
|Imperial Regional Detention Facility (ICE) - MTC, California||Private Facility||Imperial County|
|Adelanto ICE Detention Facility West, California||Immigration Detention Facility||San Bernardino County|
|Naval Consolidated Brig - Miramar, California||Military Prisons||San Diego County|
|Marine Corps Brig - Camp Pendleton, California||Military Prisons||San Diego County|
|Naval Base - San Diego, California||Military Prisons||San Diego County|
|Naval Air Station - Lemoore, California||Military Prisons||Kings County|
|Kerman Jail, California||City Jail||Fresno County|
|Redlands Jail, California||City Jail||San Bernardino County|
|Naval Air Station - North Island, California||Military Prisons||San Diego County|
|Redding City Jail, California||City Jail||Shasta County|
|Ojai Jail, California||City Jail||Ventura County|
|Sand Jail, California||City Jail||Monterey County|
|Banning Jail, California||City Jail||Riverside County|
|San Gabriel Jail, California||City Jail||Los Angeles County|
|Indio Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Riverside County|
|Monterey County Womens Jail, California||County Jail||Monterey County|
|Merced County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Merced County|
|Elmwood Main Jail Complex, California||County Jail||Santa Clara County|
|Mendocino County Corrections Facility, California||County Jail||Mendocino County|
|Camp Afflerbaugh, California||County Jail||Los Angeles County|
|San Mateo County Women's Correctional Center, California||County Jail||San Mateo County|
|San Joaquin County South Jail, California||County Jail||San Joaquin County|
|Nevada County Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, California||County Jail||Nevada County|
|Orange County Theo Lacy Juvenile Annex, California||County Jail||Orange County|
|Camp Ronald Mcnair, California||County Jail||Los Angeles County|
|Los Prietos Boys Camp, California||County Jail||Santa Barbara County|
|Los Angeles - LA County-Camp Afflerbaugh, California||County Jail||Los Angeles County|
|San Bernardino County Adelanto Detention Center, California||County Jail||San Bernardino County|
|San Bernardino County High Desert Detention Center, California||County Jail||San Bernardino County|