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|
|Sutter County Main Jail, California||County Jail||Sutter County|
|Los Angeles County Jail - Pitchess Detention South, California||County Jail||Los Angeles County|
|Madera County Jail, California||County Jail||Madera County|
|Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Santa Clara County|
|Placer County Jail-Auburn, California||County Jail||Placer County|
|Siskiyou County Charlie Byrd Youth Corrections Center, California||County Jail||Siskiyou County|
|Maxine Singer Youth Guidance Center, California||County Jail||Yuba County|
|San Francisco General Hospital Jail Wards 7D/7L, California||County Jail||San Francisco County|
|Orange County Central Women's Jail, California||County Jail||Orange County|
|Santa Clara County South Jail, California||County Jail||Santa Clara County|
|Los Angeles County Inmate Reception Center, California||County Jail||Los Angeles County|
|Charlie Byrd Youth Corrections Center, California||County Jail||Siskiyou County|
|Tuolumne County Jail, California||County Jail||Tuolumne County|
|San Diego County East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility, California||County Jail||San Diego County|
|San Diego County Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility, California||County Jail||San Diego County|
|Los Prietos Boys Academy, California||County Jail||Santa Barbara County|
|Susan J. Gionfriddo Juvenile Justice Center, California||County Jail||Santa Barbara County|
|Solano County Holding Facility, California||County Jail||Solano County|
|Orange County Theo Lacy Facility, California||County Jail||Orange County|
|Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Stanislaus County|
|Camp Vernon Kilpatrick, California||County Jail||Los Angeles County|
|Mariposa County Juvenile Detention Center, California||County Jail||Mariposa County|
|Simi Valley Jail, California||City Jail||Ventura County|
|Los Alamitos Jail, California||City Jail||Orange County|
|Milpitas Jail, California||City Jail||Santa Clara County|
|Kingsburg Jail, California||City Jail||Fresno County|
|Shafter Jail, California||City Jail||Kern County|
|Belmont Jail, California||City Jail||San Mateo County|
|Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, California||City Jail||Nevada County|
|Berkeley Jail, California||City Jail||Alameda County|
|San Mateo County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||San Mateo County|
|El Dorado County South Lake Tahoe Jail, California||County Jail||El Dorado County|
|Mono County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Mono County|
|Mendocino County Juvenile Hall, California||County Jail||Mendocino County|
|Walter J. Leinberger Detention Center, California||County Jail||Yolo County|
|San Diego County Girls Rehabilitation Facility, California||County Jail||San Diego County|
|Los Angeles County Jail - Pitchess Detention North, California||County Jail||Los Angeles County|
|Sacramento County Juvenile Detention, California||County Jail||Sacramento County|
|Sacramento County Boys Ranch, California||County Jail||Sacramento County|
|Tulare County Main Jail, California||County Jail||Tulare County|
|San Luis Obispo County Honor Farm, California||County Jail||San Luis Obispo County|
|Orange County Youth Leadership Academy, California||County Jail||Orange County|
|Modoc County Juvenile Detention, California||County Jail||Modoc County|
|Madera County Juvenile Boot Camp, California||County Jail||Madera County|
|San Luis Obispo County Jail, California||County Jail||San Luis Obispo County|
|Merced County Main Jail Facility, California||County Jail||Merced County|
|Merced County John Latorraca Correctional Facility, California||County Jail||Merced County|
|Camp Joseph Scott, California||County Jail||Los Angeles County|
|Benicia Jail, California||City Jail||Solano County|
|Hanford Jail, California||City Jail||Kings County|