California Inmate Search
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is the 3rd largest law enforcement agency that runs and maintains the operation of state prison and parole systems in the State of California.
According to the Division of Correctional Policy Research and Internal Oversight (Department of Research), as of 1st August 2020, the total inmate population in California is 105,875. These include both inmates in custody and offenders not in custody but under CDCR Supervision.
Currently, there are 101,864 male prisoners/offenders and 4,011 female prisoners/offenders in California prisons or under CDCR supervision. Out of these, 99,107 inmates are in correctional facilities/prison/jail/institutions and the rest are kept in camps.
In addition to this, there are 54,667 offenders under the parole system. Further, an additional 5,635 parolees can no longer be traced and are considered as absconders.
The current incarceration rate in the State of California is 328 inmates per 100,000 people living in California.
How Do I Find An Inmate Using DOC California Inmate Search, Or California Inmate Search Prison Wise Web Application, Or California County Jails Inmate Search Facility
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) collects and maintains the inmate records including the criminal records and arrest records of the inmates or prisoners who are currently incarcerated in STATE PRISONS.
The department provides certain selected information out of the inmate records by placing it on its CDCR Inmate Locator (Public Inmate Locator System) web-application. These extracts from inmate records are part of public documents and are made available by prison authorities to promote public safety.
The inmate lookup or inmate search is performed on the basis of the CDCR Number or Last Name of the inmate.
The inmate search result includes
- Inmate Name (First Name & Last Name),
- CDCR Number,
- Age on the Inmate,
- Prison Entry Date or Admission Date,
- Current Location,
- Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year),
- Parole Eligible Date Information,
- Victim Notification
- THE RECORDS DOES NOT INCLUDE A MUGSHOT and Expected Release date. Expected Release Dates and Parole Dates are only accessible using the VICTIM NOTIFICATION or VINE System.
Any federal inmate incarcerated at any federal prison can be located using the Federal Inmate Search web-application maintained by the Federal Bureau of Prison. The inmate search can be performed on the basis of inmate number or inmate’s name with race, age, and sex. One can access this web-application.
Most County Jails have their own County Jail Inmate Locator web-applications. A few of the important ones are listed here
Inmate Locator of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
The sheriff’s department’s inmate locator can be accessed here. The inmate search is performed on the basis of the name of the inmate. The inmate search results include
- Booking No
- Inmate’s Name
- Date of Birth
- Eye Color
- Height and Weight
- Arrest Date
- Arrest Time
- Arrest Agency
- Agency Description
- Date Booked
- Time Booked
- Booking Location
- Location Description
- BAIL Records including the Bail Amount (if any)
- Court Records
- Inmate Release Search including inmate release date, inmate release time, release reason.
- Case Information
Inmate Locator of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
The County Sheriff’s Department maintains an inmate locator web-application. The search is performed either on the basis of Booking Number or on the basis of an Inmate’s Name with Date of Birth, Age, and Sex. One has to enter either date of birth or the age of the inmate.
Inmate Locator of Alameda County Sheriff’s Department
The County Sheriff’s Office maintains the inmate locator web-application. The inmate search is performed on the basis of the Inmate’s Name or the PFN Number.
Inmate Locator of Alameda County Sheriff’s Department
The County Sheriff’s Department maintains the inmate search or inmate lookup web-application. The search is performed on the basis of Inmate Name and Date of Birth.
Inmate Locator of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
The County Sheriff’s Department maintains the inmate search or inmate lookup web-application. The search is performed on the basis of Inmate Name and XREF Number.
How To Do A California Inmate Release Search
Information relating to the release, death, and escape of an inmate can be requested by the victims or victim’s family by applying in Form CDCR 1707 to the California DOC. The form 1707 can be accessed here.
How To Contact California Department Of Corrections
For general information, one can visit the California Department of Corrections at 1515 S St #101n, Sacramento, CA 95811, United States, or can telephone them on 916-324-7308.
Where Inmates are Housed in the State of Connecticut
At present, there are 35 state prisons and correctional facilities in California. The details and contact information of major prison facilities are listed below
Avenal State Prison (ASP)
It is a state prison that only houses male inmates. The prison has a staffed capacity of 4,719 and a design capacity of 2,920 inmates. The prison is very overcrowded and it is currently housing 3,824 inmates which is 31% more than the design capacity. The prison is located at #1 Kings Way, Avenal, CA 93204. One can contact the prison at (559) 386-0587. All other information such as visitation & support, inmate programs, etc can be viewed on its website.
Calipatria State Prison (CAL)
This male prison has a staffed capacity of 3,451 and a design capacity of 2,308 inmates. This prison is also overcrowded with 2,955 prisoners which is 28% more than its design capacity. The prison is located at 7018 Blair Road, Calipatria, CA 92233. One can contact the prison at 1-800-374-8474. All other information such as visitation & support, inmate programs, etc can be viewed on its website.
California Correctional Center (CCC)
- This male prison has a staffed capacity of 4,752 and a design capacity of 3,883 inmates. Currently, there are 3,275 inmates in this prison. One can learn more about this California Correctional Center (CCC).
- This male prison has a design capacity of 2,783 inmates and there are currently 3,445 inmates in this prison. One can learn more about this California Correctional Institution (CCI).
- This male prison currently has 3,237 inmates which are 40% more than its designed capacity of 2,308 inmates. One can get more inmate information about this prison on its website at Centinela State Prison (CEN).
- This male prison facility has a staffed capacity of 3,111 and a design capacity of 2,951 inmates. It currently houses 2,575 inmates. One can get more information about this facility at California Health Care Facility, Stockton (CHCF).
In addition to this, there are more than 100 county jails in the State of California. Only Alpine County and Sierra County does not have any jail facilities. The Following are some of the County Jail Facilities in California
- Santa Rita Jail
- Amador County Jail
- Butte County Jail
- Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
- Marsh Creek Detention Facility
- Martinez Detention Facility
- West County Detention Facility
- El Dorado County Jail, Placerville
- El Dorado County Jail, South Lake Tahoe
- Glenn County Adult Detention Facility
- Humboldt County Correctional Facility
- Herbert Hughes Correctional Center
- Imperial Adult Regional Facility
- Imperial County Oren Fox Detention Facility
- Inyo County Jail
How to Visit an Inmate in California Prison and What are the Visitation Rules
CDCR has a visitation program that helps the family and friends of an inmate to locate, contact, visit, and correspond with the inmates and juveniles who are incarcerated in any state prison.
One can read the guidelines for visiting inmates here.
The following steps are to be followed to visit an inmate in prison:
- Make a Visitation Application in CDCR Form 106. This has to be mailed to the Visiting Sergeant and/or Lieutenant where the prisoner you want to visit is housed.
- Locate The Inmate using CDCR Inmate Locator as specified above. If you cannot do so, you can simply contact the Identification Unit at (916) 445-6713.
- Check Inmate Eligibility to Visit and Type of Visits.
- Check Visiting Days and Hours.
- Set an Appointment for Visit.
- All Adults must carry identification proof including A driver’s license (from any state) with a photo; A Department of Motor Vehicle identification card (from any state) with a photo; An armed forces identification card with a photo; A United States Department of Justice Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) identification card; A United States passport with a photo or a foreign passport with a photo; or A photo identification issued by the Mexican Consulate.
- You must not wear the following attire:
- One that is similar to the inmate’s clothing,
- One that is similar to the uniform of law enforcement agencies, correctional officers, custodial staff wear, etc.
- One that is immodest,
- One that cannot be taken off or can pass the metal detector.
How To Send Money To An Inmate in California State
One needs to first locate the prisoner using the methods specified above. One can transfer money by using Electronic Fund Transfers through vendors like GTL/ConnectNetwork, JPAY, and Access Corrections. Also, the money can be transferred to a lockbox using Money Orders, Personal Check, and Cashier’s Check.
How To Send Package To An Inmate in California State
The Correctional Department has authorized a certain number of private vendors to directly sell items to the inmates. This means that no inmate can receive a package directly from anybody outside of the approved vendor list. One can review the list of vendors on this website.
What Can You Send To A Prisoner Housed In A California Prison
A care package may include items like permissible edibles such as meat, sea-foods, coffee or tea, or items of personal hygiene such as shampoo, toothpaste, deodorants, etc. If the facility guidelines permit, these packages may also include shoes, undergarments, sweatshirts, etc.
The Connecticut Department of Corrections allows the inmate’s family and friends to send care packages. Before sending such packages, the sender must make sure that the contents of the package are not in violation of the prison rules and procedures in this regard. It may take anywhere from 10 to 21 days for the package to reach the inmate. Packages can only be sent through authorized providers associated with the prison facility where the inmate is housed.
|Name||City||Address||State||Type||Phone Number||Locator Link|
|United States Penitentiary, Atwater||Atwater||1 Federal Way, Atwater, CA 95301||California||Federal||209-386-0257||Click Here|
|United States Penitentiary, Lompoc||Lompoc||3901 Klein Blvd, Lompoc, CA 93436||California||Federal||805-735-2771||Click Here|
|United States Penitentiary, Victorville||Victorville||13777 Air Base Rd, Victorville, CA 92394||California||Federal||760-530-5000||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin||Dublin||5701 8th St, Dublin, CA 94568, USA||California||Federal||925-833-7500||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Herlong||Herlong||741-925 Herlong Access Rd A-25, Herlong, CA 96113, USA||California||Federal||530-827-8000||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc||Lompoc||3600 Guard Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436, USA||California||Federal||805-736-4154||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Mendota||Mendota||33500 W California Ave, Mendota, CA 93640, USA||California||Federal||559-274-4000||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island||San Pedro||1299 S Seaside Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA||California||Federal||310-831-8961||Click Here|
|Federal Correctional Institution, Victorville||Victorville||13777 Air Base Rd, Victorville, CA 92394, USA||California||Federal||760-530-5700||Click Here|
|Taft Correctional Institution||Taft||1500 Cadet Rd, Taft, CA 93268, USA||California||Federal||661-763-2510||Click Here|
|Metropolitan Correctional Center, San Diego||San Diego||808 Union St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA||California||Federal||619-232-4311||Click Here|
|Metropolitan Detention Center, Los Angeles||Los Angeles||535 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA||California||Federal||213-485-0439||Click Here|
|Avenal State Prison||Avenal||1 Kings Way, Avenal, CA 93204||California||Prison||559-386-0587||Click Here|
|California Correctional Center||Susanville||711-45 Center Rd, Susanville, CA 96127||California||Prison||530-257-2181||Click Here|
|California Correctional Institution||Tehachapi||24900 Highway 202, Tehachapi, CA 93561||California||Prison||661-822-4402||Click Here|
|California Institution for Men||Chino||14901 Central Avenue, Chino, CA 91710||California||Prison||909-597-1821||Click Here|
|California Institution for Women||Corona||16756 Chino-Corona Road, Corona, CA 92880||California||Prison||909-597-1771||Click Here|
|California Medical Facility||Vacaville||1600 California Dr., Vacaville, CA 95696||California||Prison||707-448-6841||Click Here|
|California Men’s Colony||San Luis Obispo||Colony Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93409||California||Prison||805-547-7900||Click Here|
|California Rehabilitation Center||Norco||5th Street & Western, Norco, CA 92860||California||Prison||951-737-2683||Click Here|
|California State Prison, Corcoran||Corcoran||4001 King Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212||California||Prison||559-992-8800||Click Here|
|California State Prison, Los Angeles County||Lancaster||44750 60th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93536-7620||California||Prison||661-729-2000||Click Here|
|California State Prison, Sacramento||Represa||100 Prison Road, Represa, CA 95671||California||Prison||916-985-8610||Click Here|
|California State Prison, Solano||Vacaville||2100 Peabody Road, Vacaville, CA 95696||California||Prison||707-451-0182||Click Here|
|California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility||Corcoran||900 Quebec Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212||California||Prison||559-992-7100||Click Here|
|Calipatria State Prison||Calipatria||7018 Blair Road, Calipatria, CA 92233||California||Prison||760-348-7000||Click Here|
|Centinela State Prison||Imperial||2302 Brown Road, Imperial, CA 92251||California||Prison||760-337-7900||Click Here|
|Central California Women’s Facility||Chowchilla||23370 Road 22, Chowchilla, CA 93610||California||Prison||559-665-5531||Click Here|
|Chuckawalla Valley State Prison||Blythe||19025 Wiley’s Well Rd., Blythe, CA 92225||California||Prison||760-922-5300||Click Here|
|Correctional Training Facility||Soledad||Soledad Prison Road, Soledad, CA 93960||California||Prison||831-678-3951||Click Here|
|Deuel Vocational Institution||Tracy||23500 Kasson Road, Tracy, CA 95304||California||Prison||209-835-4141||Click Here|
|Folsom State Prison||Represa||300 Prison Road, Represa, CA 95671||California||Prison||916-985-2561||Click Here|
|High Desert State Prison, California||Susanville||475-750 Rice Canyon Rd., Susanville, CA 96127||California||Prison||530-251-5100||Click Here|
|Ironwood State Prison||Blythe||19005 Wiley’s Well Road, Blythe, CA 92225||California||Prison||760-921-3000||Click Here|
|Kern Valley State Prison||Delano||3000 West Cecil Avenue, Delano, CA 93216-6000||California||Prison||661-721-6300||Click Here|
|Mule Creek State Prison||Ione||4001 Highway 104, Ione, CA 95640||California||Prison||209-274-4911||Click Here|
|North Kern State Prison||Delano||2737 West Cecil Avenue, Delano, CA 93215||California||Prison||661-721-2345||Click Here|
|Pelican Bay State Prison||Crescent City||5905 Lake Earl Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531||California||Prison||707-465-1000||Click Here|
|Pleasant Valley State Prison||Coalinga||24863 West Jayne Avenue, Coalinga, CA 93210||California||Prison||559-935-4900||Click Here|
|Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility at Rock Mountain||San Diego||480 Alta Road, San Diego, CA 92179||California||Prison||619-661-6500||Click Here|
|Salinas Valley State Prison||Soledad||31625 Highway 101, Soledad, CA 93960||California||Prison||831-678-5500||Click Here|
|San Quentin State Prison||San Quentin||Main Street, San Quentin, CA 94964||California||Prison||415-454-1460||Click Here|
|Sierra Conservation Center||Jamestown||5100 O’Byrnes Ferry Road, Jamestown, CA 95327||California||Prison||209-984-5291||Click Here|
|Valley State Prison||Chowchilla||21633 Avenue 24, Chowchilla, CA 93610||California||Prison||559-665-6100||Click Here|
|Wasco State Prison||Wasco||701 Scofield Avenue, Wasco, CA 93280||California||Prison||661-758-8400||Click Here|
|Alameda County Jails||Dublin||5325 Broder Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568||California||Jail||925-551-6500||Click Here|
|Alpine County Jail||Markleeville||14777 State Route 89 PO Box 278, Markleeville, CA, 96120||California||Jail||530-694-2231||Click Here|
|Amador County Jail||Jackson||700 Court St. Jackson, CA 95642||California||Jail||209-223-6522||Click Here|
|Beverly Hills City Jail||Beverly Hills||464 North Rexford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210||California||Jail||310-855-9728||Click Here|
|Butte County Jail||Oroville||33 County Center Dr, Oroville, CA 95965||California||Jail||530-538-7471||Click Here|
|Calaveras County Jail||San Andreas||891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249||California||Jail||209-754-6499||Click Here|
|Chula Vista City Jail||Chula Vista||315 Fourth Avenue Chula Vista, CA 91910||California||Jail||619-691-5220||Click Here|
|Colusa County Jail||Colusa||929 Bridge St, Colusa, CA 95932||California||Jail||530-458-0205||Click Here|
|Contra Costa County Jail||Martinez||1000 Ward Street Martinez, CA 94553||California||Jail||925-335-4600||Click Here|
|Corcoran City Police||Corcoran||1031 Chittenden Avenue Corcoran, CA 93212||California||Jail||559-992-5151||Click Here|
|Del Norte County Jail||Crescent City||650 5th St, Crescent City, CA 95531||California||Jail||707-464-4191||Click Here|
|Fresno County Jail||Fresno||1225 M St, Fresno, CA 93721||California||Jail||888-373-7011||Click Here|
|Glenn County Jail||Willows||141 S. Lassen Street Willows, CA 95988||California||Jail||530-934-6428||Click Here|
|Humboldt County Detention Center||Eureka||826 4th St, Eureka, CA 95501||California||Jail||707-441-5121||Click Here|
|Imperial County Jail||El Centro||328 Applestill Road El Centro, CA 92243||California||Jail||442-265-2000||Click Here|
|Inyo County Jail||StreetIndependence||550 South Clay StreetIndependence, California 93526||California||Jail||760-878-0370||Click Here|
|Kern County Jail||Bakersfield||1350 Norris Road Bakersfield CA 93308||California||Jail||661-391-7577||Click Here|
|Kings County Jail||Hanford||PO Box 1699, Hanford, CA 93230||California||Jail||559 584-1431||Click Here|
|Lake County Jail||Lakeport||4913 Helbush Drive Lakeport, CA 95453||California||Jail||707-262-4240||Click Here|
|Madera County Department of Corrections||Madera||14191 Road 28 Madera, CA 93638||California||Jail||559-675-7951||Not availableClick Here|
|Marin County Jail||San Rafael||13 Peter Behr Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903||California||Jail||415-499-6655||Click Here|
|Mariposa County Jail||Mariposa||5379 Highway 49 N Mariposa, CA 95338||California||Jail||209-966-3616||Click Here|
|Mendocino County Jail||Ukiah||951 Low Gap Road Ukiah, CA 95482||California||Jail||707-463-4411||Click Here|
|Merced County Jail||El Nido||2584 W. Sandy Mush Rd. El Nido, CA 95317||California||Jail||209-725-4179||Click Here|
|Modoc County Jail||Alturas||102 South Court Steet, Alturas, CA||California||Jail||530-233-4416||Click Here|
|Mono County Jail||Bridgeport||25 Emigrant Street Bridgeport, CA 93517||California||Jail||760-932-7549||Click Here|
|Monterey County Jail||Monterey||1200 Aguajito Rd, Room #002, Monterey, CA 93940||California||Jail||831 647-7702||Click Here|
|Napa County Jail||Napa||1125 3rd St, Napa, CA 94559||California||Jail||707-253-4401||Click Here|
|Nevada County Jail||Nevada City||950 Maidu Avenue Suite 280 Nevada City, CA 95959||California||Jail||530-265-1471||Click Here|
|Orange County Jail||Santa Ana||550 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703||California||Jail||714-647-4666||Click Here|
|Placer County Jail||Roseville||11801 Go For Broke Road Roseville, CA 95678||California||Jail||916-409-8100||Click Here|
|Plumas County Jail||Quincy||1400 E. Main Street Quincy, CA 95971||California||Jail||530-283-6375||Click Here|
|Riverside County Jail||Riverside||4102 Orange St., Riverside, CA 92501||California||Jail||951-354-2007||Click Here|
|Sacramento County Jail||Sacramento||651 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814||California||Jail||916-874-6752||Click Here|
|Sacramento City Police||Sacramento||5770 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95822||California||Jail||916-808-0800||Click Here|
|San Benito County Jail||Hollister||710 Flynn Road Hollister, CA 95024||California||Jail||831-636-4060||Click Here|
|San Bernardino County Jail||San Bernardino||655 East Third Street San Bernardino, California 92415-0061||California||Jail||760-956-5001||Click Here|
|San Diego County Jail||San Diego||1173 Front Street San Diego, CA 92101||California||Jail||619-610-1647||Click Here|
|San Francisco County Jail||San Francisco||425 7th Street San Francisco 94103||California||Jail||415-553-1430||Click Here|
|San Joaquin County Jail||French Camp||7000 Michael Canlis Blvd French Camp, CA 95231||California||Jail||209-468-4400||Click Here|
|San Luis Obispo County Jail||San Luis Obispo||1585 Kansas Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405||California||Jail||805-781-4600||Click Here|
|San Mateo County Jail||Redwood City||400 County Center Redwood City, CA 94063||California||Jail||650-363-4911||Click Here|
|Santa Ana City Jail||Santa Ana||62 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA, 92701||California||Jail||714-245-8100||Click Here|
|Santa Barbara County Jail||Santa Barbara||4436 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110||California||Jail||805-681-4260||Click Here|
|Santa Clara County Jail||San Jose||150 W Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95110||California||Jail||408-299-2306||Click Here|
|Santa Cruz County Jail||Santa Cruz||259 Water Street Santa Cruz, CA. 95060||California||Jail||831-454-7800||Click Here|
|Shasta County Jail||Redding||300 Park Marina Circle Redding, CA 96001||California||Jail||530-245-6100||Click Here|
|Sierra County Jail||Downieville||100 Courthouse Sq, Downieville, CA 95936||California||Jail||530-289-3700||Click Here|
|Signal Hill City Jail||Signal Hill||2745 Walnut Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755||California||Jail||562-989-7200||Click Here|
|Siskiyou County Jail||Yreka||315 S Oregon St, Yreka, CA 96097||California||Jail||530-842-8157||Click Here|
|Solano County Detention Facility||Fairfield||2500 Claybank Road Fairfield CA 94533||California||Jail||707-784-7190||Click Here|
|Stanislaus County Jail||Modesto||200 E. Hackett Road Modesto, CA 95358||California||Jail||209-525-5630||Click Here|
|Sutter County Jail||Yuba City||1077 Civic Center Blvd, Yuba City, CA 95993||California||Jail||530-822-7300||Click Here|
|Tehama County Jail||Red Bluff||502 Oak St, Red Bluff, CA 96080||California||Jail||530-529-7910||Click Here|
|Trinity County Jail||Weaverville||101 Memorial, Weaverville, CA 96093||California||Jail||530-623-1348||Click He|