You can locate an inmate within the jurisdiction of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation by telephone or online.
To locate an inmate by telephone, call the Identification Unit at (916) 445-6713. You must provide the full name and the month, day and year of birth of the inmate or their CDCR identification number for your inquiry. This unit can only provide you with the current location and CDCR identification number for the offender. The Identification Unit does not have, and will not provide, any future release date information. This service is available only Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. excluding state holidays.
To locate an inmate online please visit the following website: http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/ (http://inmatelocator NULL.cdcr NULL.ca NULL.gov/default NULL.aspx). You need to provide either the inmate’s full name, or identification number.
Please note that information for offenders recently admitted into or transferred between state prisons may not be available for up to seven (7) business days.