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California

Last updated December 22, 2018
California
Department Name
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Official Website
Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Link
Location
1515 S St, Sacramento, CA 95811, United States
Phone Number
916-324-7308

Types of Correctional Facilities in California

Those who are sentenced in California State Prisons are overseen by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). You can easily search for an inmate in their centralized inmate database known as the BOP website. Keep in mind that only those sentenced to federal prison can be searched for on BOP. Those who are serving their time in county jails, police jails, or city jails will need to refer to those websites for inmate details.

Mission of the CDCR

Each state has its own mission when it comes to inmates. The California Department of Corrections is comprised of trained professionals that work hard to enhance public safety through safe and secure incarceration of offenders, effective parole supervision as well as rehabilitative strategies that successfully integrate offenders back into the community.

How to Search for an Inmate

Are you wanting to lookup an inmate? Finding an inmate at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can be done easily online. From the home page, you will scroll over offender info and go down to inmate locator. Then, you will need to agree to the disclaimer. You will need the following information to find an inmate:

  • Inmate number or Last name
  • First name
  • Middle name

Some inmates cannot be found due to safety and security concerns. If you can’t find an inmate, you can contact the CDCR’s identification unit Monday through Friday excluding holidays at 916-445-6713.

How to Talk to an Inmate

You will not be able to call and talk to an inmate directly. However, inmates will have access to telephones and be able to make collect calls to friends and family. Keep in mind that collect calls will be charged to your credit card or phone bill.

Visit an Inmate

If you wish to visit an inmate, you can easily sign up to see them online. The CDCR uses a system called VPASS to schedule visits. From the home page, you will scroll over offender info and go down to visit an inmate. If you have not registered, you will need to register in VPASS. You will need to use the inmate locator to find out what facility they are located in. After you have registered, you can schedule a day and time to visit with the offender.

Send Money to an Inmate

There are three ways you can send money to an inmate. To send money, you will want to look up the inmates CDCR number using the inmate locator and determine where the inmate is located using the facility locator.

  1. Lock Box: Send a money order online using Lock Box. Fill out the money order deposit form with sender name and address. Make check or money order payable to JPay. Mail to: JPay, 2202 South Figueroa St, Box #3001, Los Angeles, CA 90007
  2. EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer): This is a paid service, but is the fastest option.
  3. Mail Funds directly: You can also mail checks payable to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. You will want to include the inmate's name and CDCR number on the check. Mail to the inmate.

If you know someone in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, keep in mind that the following procedures are put in place to ensure the safety of everyone involved. From visiting to making phone calls, it is important to follow the rules to keep inmates, workers, and visitors safe.

Correctional Facilities in California

There are 795 jails and prisons in state California

Western Regional Office

7338 SHORELINE DRIVE STOCKTON, CA, 95219

209-956-9700

Westminster City Jail

8200 Westminster Boulevard Building 5, Westminster, CA, 92683

714-548-3219

Walnut City Jail

21695 East Valley Blvd, Walnut, CA, 91789

626-913-1715, 909-595-4957

Visalia City Jail

303 South Johnson Street, Visalia, CA, 93291

559-734-8116

Ukiah City Jail

300 Seminary Avenue, Ukiah, CA, 95482

707-463-6262

Turlock City Jail

One University Circle, Turlock, CA, 95382

209-667-3114

Tehachapi City Jail

25101 Bear Valley Road, Tehachapi, CA, 93561

661-821-3239

Sunnyvale City Jail

700 All American Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94088

408-730-7100

South Pasadena City Jail

1422 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA, 91030

626-403-7270

South San Francisco City Jail

33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, CA, 94080

650-877-8900

South Lake Tahoe City Jail

1352 Johnson Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150

530-542-6100

Sonoma City Jail

175 First Street West, Sonoma, CA, 95476

707-996-3602

Seal Beach City Jail

911 Seal Beach Boulevard, Seal Beach, CA, 90740

562-799-4100 ext 1116

Seaside City Jail

100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA, 93955-8001

831-582-3360

Scotts Valley City Jail

One Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley, CA, 95066

831-440-5670

Santa Barbara City Jail

Public Safety Building 574, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-1010

805-893-3446

Santa Cruz City Jail

1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95064

831-459-2231

San Rafael City Jail

1400 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, CA, 94901

415-485-3000

San Jose City Jail

One Washington Square, San Jose, CA, 95192-0012

408-924-2222

San Marcos City Jail

333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA, 92096-0001

760-750-4567