California Inmate Search

What is California Prison and Jail System

The California prison and jail system consists of various types of correctional facilities, including state prisons, county jails, and federal prisons. State prisons in California are overseen by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), while county jails are managed by local law enforcement agencies such as the County Sheriff's Department. Federal prisons in California are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

Are Inmate Records Public in California

Yes, inmate records in California are considered public records, which means they are generally accessible to the public. These records provide information about individuals who are currently or have previously been incarcerated in California correctional facilities. However, certain details may be restricted due to privacy concerns or ongoing investigations.

Total Incarcerated176,449

Prison Population

101,389

Jail Population

75,060

Who's In Prison in California

California prisons house individuals who have been convicted of various crimes, ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies. The types of crimes that lead to imprisonment in California include but are not limited to, drug offenses, assault, robbery, burglary, and murder. The inmate population consists of both male and female individuals.

Imprisonment Rate per 100k residents

Imprisonment Rate per 100k residents

259

Prison Population

Prison Population

183,334

California Inmate Search

Inmate records in California contain a wealth of information about prisoners, including their personal details, such as full name, date of birth, and physical description. They also include information about the inmate's charges, sentencing, and anticipated release date. Additionally, these records may provide details about the inmate's behavior while incarcerated, such as disciplinary actions or participation in rehabilitation programs.

Imprisonment Rate per 100k residents

Imprisonment Rate per 100k residents

280

Prison Population

Prison Population

110,349

How to Search for Inmate Records in California

To search for inmate records in California, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR): California Department of Corrections

  2. Navigate to the "Inmate Locator" or "Offender Search" section on the website.

  3. Enter the required information, such as the inmate's first and last name or CDCR number, to initiate the search.

  4. Review the search results, which will provide information about the inmate's current location, custody status, and other relevant details.

California Department of Corrections Official Website: California Department of Corrections Phone Number: Contact information can be found on the official website. Location: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Sacramento, CA

County Jail Records

County jails in California serve as short-term detention centers for individuals awaiting trial or serving sentences for misdemeanor offenses. To access county jail records or locate an inmate in a county jail, follow these steps:

  1. Identify the county where the jail is located.

  2. Contact the County Sheriff's Department or the local law enforcement agency responsible for managing the county jail.

  3. Provide the inmate's full name and any other required information to the appropriate authorities.

  4. Follow the instructions provided by the County Sheriff's Department or law enforcement agency to obtain the desired records or locate the inmate.

Finding Inmates in Federal Prisons in California

Yes, there are federal prisons in California that house individuals convicted of federal crimes. These prisons are operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). To find prisoners in a California federal prison, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of the Federal Bureau of Prisons: Federal Bureau of Prisons

  2. Navigate to the "Inmate Locator" section on the website.

  3. Enter the required information, such as the inmate's first and last name or BOP register number, to initiate the search.

  4. Review the search results, which will provide information about the inmate's current location, custody status, and other relevant details.

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