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|
|Adelanto Sheriff's Jail, California||County Jail||San Bernardino County|
|Indio Jail, California||City Jail||Riverside County|
|Claremont Jail, California||City Jail||Los Angeles County|
|Calistoga Jail, California||City Jail||Napa County|
|Salinas Jail, California||City Jail||Monterey County|
|Folsom Jail, California||City Jail||Sacramento County|
|Farmersville Jail, California||City Jail||Tulare County|
|Wasco Jail, California||City Jail||Kern County|
|Santa Rosa Jail, California||City Jail||Sonoma County|
|Suisun Jail, California||City Jail||Solano County|
|San Mateo Jail, California||City Jail||San Mateo County|
|Cloverdale Jail, California||City Jail||Sonoma County|
|Fairfax Jail, California||City Jail||Marin County|
|Oxnard Jail, California||City Jail||Ventura County|
|Fountain Valley Jail, California||City Jail||Orange County|
|San Ramon Jail, California||City Jail||Contra Costa County|
|Guadalupe Jail, California||City Jail||Santa Barbara County|
|Chino Jail, California||City Jail||San Bernardino County|
|Newman Jail, California||City Jail||Stanislaus County|
|Pleasant Hill Jail, California||City Jail||Contra Costa County|
|Brisbane Jail, California||City Jail||San Mateo County|
|Walnut Creek Jail, California||City Jail||Contra Costa County|
|Dublin Jail, California||City Jail||Alameda County|
|Placer County Juvenile Detention, California||County Jail||Placer County|
|Orange County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Orange County|
|Orange County James A. Musick Facility, California||County Jail||Orange County|
|Elmwood Correctional Complex Facility, California||County Jail||Santa Clara County|
|San Benito County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||San Benito County|
|San Diego County Vista Detention Facility, California||County Jail||San Diego County|
|Yuba County Jail, California||County Jail||Yuba County|
|Carl F. Bryan II Regional Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Nevada County|
|Santa Barbara County Santa Maria Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Santa Barbara County|
|San Benito County Jail, California||County Jail||San Benito County|
|Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Santa Cruz County|
|Avalon Jail, California||County Jail||Los Angeles County|
|San Francisco County Jail # 4, California||County Jail||San Francisco County|
|Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility, California||County Jail||Ventura County|
|Marin County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Marin County|
|Tehama County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Tehama County|
|Santa Clara South County Enforcement Division, California||County Jail||Santa Clara County|
|Sacramento County Jail Rio Cosumnes for Female, California||County Jail||Sacramento County|
|Orange County Intake Release Center, California||County Jail||Orange County|
|San Mateo County Men's & Women's Transitional Facilities, California||County Jail||San Mateo County|
|Los Angeles County Mira Loma Jail, California||County Jail||Los Angeles County|
|Shasta County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Shasta County|
|Camp Joseph Paige, California||County Jail||Los Angeles County|
|Mono County Jail, California||County Jail||Mono County|
|Tulare County Bob Wiley Detention Facility, California||County Jail||Tulare County|
|Tulare County Youth Treatment Center Unit, California||County Jail||Tulare County|
|Riverside Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Riverside County|