LOCATING CLIENTS IN PRISON
The fastest way to locate a California prison inmate is with the new Prison Locators search, available here
Prison Locators also has a telephone number for locating inmates: (916) 445-6713
The service is available Monday through Friday 8 am - 4:45 pm, except holidays. You must have either the inmate's CDRC number, or
the inmate's full name and date of birth to receive information.
The Inmate Locator/ID Warrants will provide an inmate's
location, mailing addresses and relevant phone numbers.
The Inmate Locator/ID Warrants will not provide any future
release date information.
Please note that for new or transferring
inmates it can take up to seven business days to update
To locate an inmate incarcerated under California law but housed in an out-of-state prison, contact the COCF (California Out-of-State Correctional Facility) Unit at (916) 464-3762.
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation : The CDCR Web site
offers information about each of the California prisons
including: the wardens, institution addresses, programs
offered, security levels, and populations. For links
to the individual prisons within the CDCR, click here.
Locating Clients in Federal Custody
Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Inmate Locator
Corrections Corporation of America
The GEO Group, Inc.
Prisons Across The United States
LOCATING CLIENTS IN JAIL
Imperial County Jails: On-line inmate information (Provided by V.I.N.E.)
Public Information Telephone Numbers
Inmate Records (Central Jails) (714) 647-4666
Inmate Records (Theo Lacy) (714) 935-6940
City of Santa Ana Jail
County Jail: On-line
Bernardino County Jails: On-line
inmate information (Must have name and DOB or booking number; if lacking this information, you can search VINELink for DOB)
Diego County Jails: On-line
CCAP Directory of Prisons and Other Detention Facilities (registration required)
LOCATING JUVENILES INCARCERATED IN THE DIVISION OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
Contact the Ward Master File Unit at (916) 322-5690
Incarceration Facilities in California
Bureau of Prisons Offices
California Community Correctional Facilities
California County Jails
California State Mental Hospitals
CDCR Conservation Camps
CDCR Litigation Coordinators - Contact to learn procedures of and arrange for out of the ordinary communication.