LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center Inmate Search


To find an inmate within the Los Angeles County jail system go to the Los Angeles County Inmate Information Center.

*You must enter the inmate’s complete last name and at least the first letter of the first name before the “Search” button will work.



  • Enter the complete, correctly spelled last name of the inmate.
  • Enter at least the first letter of the inmate’s first name. 
  • You can narrow your search by including the entire first name and if you have it and the inmate’s birth date, although this is not necessary.
  • Click the grey “Search” button.
  • Enter in the 'capcha code' provided in the image.
  • Click the 'Submit' button.



Clicking “Search” will open a list of all inmates that having matching information for what you entered.

  • For instance, if you search “Smith”, “Aaron”, all inmates booked under Aaron Smith will be listed.
  • If you search “Smith”, “A”, all inmates who have the last name “Smith” and a first name beginning with an “A” will be listed.

Once you have located the inmate, click on the Booking Number in the far left column.


The following information will be listed:

  • Inmate’s complete legal name
  • Inmate’s Booking Number
  • Inmate’s Gender
  • Inmate’s Race, Birth Date, Age, etc.
  • Full Criminal History in LA County
  • Bail amount/Bail hold amount
  • Date and Time of Arrest
  • Name of Arresting Agency
  • Housing Location
  • Whether the Inmate Can Have Visitors (Y/N)
  • Visitation Information for their Jail
  • Address of Housing Jail
  • Next Court Date/Time/Location
  • Release Date and Time, when Applicable
  • Case Disposition Information
  • If they were sent to Prison

This app does not provide actual criminal charges at the time of arrest, nor does it provide the crime they have been convicted of, but it does show whether the crime they were charged with was a felony or a misdemeanor.

This app lists inmates that have been released within the past few months as well as inmates still incarcerated.

Please note: 

**The most recent arrests are toward the bottom of the list**

**LA County Jail does NOT publicly display Mugshots of Inmates in this app**


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center

Once booked, processed and classified, inmates will be transferred to one of the following facilities in the Los Angeles County Jail System:

Century Regional Detention Facility

Men's Central Jail

North County Correctional Facility

Pitchess Detention Center North

Pitchess Detention Center South

Twin Towers

Juvenile Detention

The Inmate Information Center will reflect what facility the inmate has been transferred to. If you have any questions or this is an emergency, call 213-473-6100.

If you are aware of any health-related issues of an inmate that the jail needs to be aware of call the Medical Command Center at 213-893-5544.

An inmate’s bail can only be paid at the LA County Jail Inmate Reception Center. The IRC cashier is open 24 hours a day.
** VISITS** While inmates are in the Inmate Reception Center they are not allowed visits, however to be approved for visits when they reach their designated facility, you must first register with LA County Jails by using the Online Visitation Registration.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of California

State Inmates

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in California. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmates

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.

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