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Databases Updated on Jun 24, 2024

How to Perform California Inmate Lookup

CA makes it easy to locate inmates in their prison system with their inmate locator tool. Using just the person’s last name or inmate number you can see a list of results then select to view the inmate's details. Along with the inmate’s name, you can learn their age, when they were imprisoned, the facility they are being held in when they are eligible for parole and other details of offenses along with a notice to victims of the criminal. You can also get directions to the facility if you want to plan a visit or send them money. California inmate search records are also available on many third-party search portals where you can search and see their entire criminal history. You can also conduct more information with add of California prison inmate search tool.

Creating Public Jail Records

California’s Department of Corrections begins creating jail records the moment someone is arrested. They start by opening a file and then keep adding to it as the person progresses through the justice system. These files may begin at the local police department or arresting agency and then continue until the person is released from jail or prison. Every event that takes place including court transactions, altercations while in jail, health issues, visitors or anything else that takes place is entered into the record. The records are updated daily.

What are California Jail Records?

California jail inmate search records are comprised of all the documentation created when a person is arrested, charged with an offense, goes to court, is punished and ends up in jail or prison. These records can include a RAP sheet, mug shots, personal details, information regarding court hearings and rulings and all other events that take place in the inmate’s life once they are in the penal system. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation organization maintains all the jail records and updates them daily as new events take place.

Jail and Inmate Search in California

California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is the agency in charge of inmates for the state. Searching for CA inmates is quick and easy. Currently, the state has 138,610 people incarcerated in jail and prison. Along with that, there are other 333,333 people on parole or probation in the state. The state is no stranger to crime and has an incarceration rate of 331 per hundred thousand with a violent crime rate of 445 and property rate of 2,553. They operate their prisons and jails on an annual budget of $ 10,600,000,000.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

California Imprisonment Rate
Prison Population
Probation Population
Parole Population
8.8:1 (Black : White Ratio)
1.9:1 (Hispanic : White Ratio)
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000)
222,557 (0.74%)
Disenfranchised Population
63,390 (3.41%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Corrections Expenditures (in millions)

California Parole Population

California parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 86,053 people, 309 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 7,545 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 8.8%.

Paroles per 100.000 population (2016)
Parole Total Population in California (2016)
Parole Entries & Exits (2016)
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
Increased by
Adults entering parole, by type of entry
Type of Parole Entry:
Number of Parolees:
Term of supervised release

California Prisons

CA maintains a total of 114 jails spread over 58 counties and another 35 prisons. Currently, there are 82,220 inmates in jail and another 130,390 in prison. Along with that, the state community corrections system has 239,735 inmates on probation and 93,598 on parole. CA operates and manages their prisons and jails with a staff of 44,630 employees expending a budget of $1.06 billion annually. The cost for one inmate to live in a CA prison or jail for a year is $47,421. That is a lot of overhead to cover.

Prison Name Prison Type
Adelanto ICE Processing CenterPrivate Prison
Alhambra JailPrivate Prison
Atwater USP Federal Prison
Avenal State PrisonState Prison
Baldwin Park JailPrivate Prison
Boston AvenuePrivate Prison
California City Correctional Facility (CAC)Private Prison
California Correctional Center (CCC)State Prison
California Correctional Institution (CCI)State Prison
California Health Care Facility (CHCF)State Prison
California Institution for Men (CIM)State Prison
California Institution for Women (CIW)State Prison
California Medical Facility (CMF)State Prison
California Men’s Colony (CMC)State Prison
California Rehabilitation Center (CRC)State Prison
California State Prison (COR)State Prison
California State Prison (LAC)State Prison
California State Prison (SOL)State Prison
California State Prison, Centinela (CEN)State Prison
California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC)State Prison
Calipatria State Prison (CAL)State Prison
Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF)State Prison
Central Valley MCCFPrivate Prison
Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP)State Prison
Correctional Training Facility (CTF)State Prison
Desert View MCCFPrivate Prison
Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI)State Prison
Downey City Jail - LA CountyPrivate Prison
Dublin FCI Federal Prison
Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium I & IIFederal Prison
Folsom State Prison (FSP)State Prison
Fontana City JailPrivate Prison
Garden Grove City JailPrivate Prison
Golden State Modified Community Correctional FacilityPrivate Prison
Herlong FCI Federal Prison
High Desert State Prison (HDSP)State Prison
Ironwood State Prison (ISP)State Prison
Kern County COREPrivate Facility
Kern County Day Reporting CenterPrivate Facility
Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)State Prison
Leo Chesney Correctional FacilityPrivate Prison
Lompoc FCIFederal Prison
Lompoc USPFederal Prison
Long Beach RRM Federal Prison
Los Angeles MDC Federal Prison
Madera Day Reporting CenterPrivate Facility
Madera JuvenilePrivate Facility
Madera Probation AdultPrivate Facility
Marvin Gardens CenterPrivate Prison
McFarland Female Community Reentry FacilityPrivate Prison
Mendocino Day Reporting CenterPrivate Facility
Mendota FCI Federal Prison
Merced Day Reporting CenterPrivate Facility
Merced Day Reporting Center: Los BanosPrivate Facility
Mesa Verde ICE Processing CenterPrivate Prison
Metropolitan Correctional Center San DiegoPrivate Prison
Montebello City JailPrivate Prison
Monterey Day Reporting CenterPrivate Facility
Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)State Prison
N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional FacilityState Prison
Napa County CSCPrivate Prison
North Kern State Prison (NKSP)State Prison
O.H. Close Youth Correctional FacilityState Prison
Ocean ViewPrivate Prison
Ontario City JailPrivate Prison
Otay Mesa Detention CenterPrivate Prison
Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP)State Prison
Pine Grove Youth Conservation CampState Prison
Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP)State Prison
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD)State Prison
Sacramento RRM Federal Prison
Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP)State Prison
San Diego MCC Federal Prison
San Quentin State Prison (SQ)State Prison
Sierra Conservation Center (SCC)State Prison
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State PrisonState Prison
Taft CI Private Prison
Terminal Island FCI Federal Prison
Valley State Prison (VSP)State Prison
Ventura Youth Correctional FacilityState Prison
Victorville Medium II FCIFederal Prison
Victorville USPFederal Prison
Wasco State Prison (WSP)State Prison
Western RO Federal Prison
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