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California Inmate Search

California inmate locator of most Federal and CDCR facilities offers a free way to find an inmate in state prisons and county jails of California.

California Inmate Search

California Inmate Search and Prison Locator

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The California prison system began with a large wooden hulled ship floating in the San Francisco Bay back in 1851. The 30 inmates on board were used as labor to build the San Quentin State Prison.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has roughly 30,000 officers and 31 prisons throughout the state. A California inmate search is possible but you will need to know the inmate's number or last name. Using the last name you can narrow down your search by entering the first name and possibly middle initial of the inmate.

California inmate recently admitted into the prison system or in transit may not be available on the database for a unspecified length of time.

Use the information below to begin your California inmate search from the privacy of your home or mobile device. This database of prisons and inmate locator is a free service provided by Jail Guide.

California Federal Inmate Search

Click here to conduct a search of all Search By Federal PrisonFederal Bureau of Prisons in California. You will first be asked which county you wish to search then once you have chosen the appropriate county you can then select the FBOP prison facility.

California State Inmate Search

Click here to search all of the Search By State Prison state CDCR prison facilities. You will first be asked which county you wish to search then once you have chosen the county you can then select the prison or jail you are searching for.

California County Jail Inmate Search

Click here to lookup all the Search By California County Jail county jails in California. The following page will list all of the counties in California, you then simply choose the county where you believe the jail is located. All sheriff department county jails and private jail facilities will be listed for that county.

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