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 151 – 200 of 824 results
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
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