Whittier Jail Inmate Search
7315 Painter Ave
Whittier, CA 90602
To locate or find information about an inmate in the Whittier Jail, call the jail at 562-945-8250 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Whittier Jail.
For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.
If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.
Important Phone Numbers
Whittier Jail uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.
In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:
1. You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2. When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3. When allowed by Whittier Jail, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.
Frequently Asked Questions
To search for an inmate in the Whittier Jail in California, use our JailExchange Inmate Search feature found on this page. Type in the person's name and click 'search'. If you are still unable to find the inmate you are seeking, call the jail at 562-945-8250. Within the Inmate Search Jail Listing you will find details such as their bond amount, criminal charges and mugshots, when available. If they have been sentenced, you will also be able to view their release date.
Inmate ID numbers, also known as Booking numbers, Book numbers or Case numbers are found next to their name in the Whittier Jail Inmate Search feature of this page. The jail will require this when mailing the inmate a letter or adding money to their commissary or phone accounts. If you can't find the inmate or their ID number, call the jail at 562-945-8250 for this information.
Whittier Jail uses the services of several third party companies for most of these services, while some they handle internally with jail staff. Go to the Inmate Phone page for information about communicating with an inmate by phone, go to the Visit Inmate page for for inmate visitation schedules, go to the Send Money page to get directions for sending money and purchasing commissary items, and go to the Inmate Mail page to see the letter writing rules and regulations and how to address your envelopes.
Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Whittier Jail
If you are certain your inmate is in Whittier Jail, or at the very least in Los Angeles County, go to this page to search for them.
If the Whittier Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 562-945-8250 for assistance in locating your inmate.
The Whittier Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.
At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.
If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.
In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of California or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.
If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in the county detention center where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Whittier Jail, call 562-945-8250 for assistance.
Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at this facility until transport to a California State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Whittier Jail.
How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of California
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you search for an inmate that is in the Whittier Jail in California?
To search for an inmate in the Whittier Jail in California, use our JailExchange Inmate Search feature found on this page. Type in the person's name and click 'search'. If you are still unable to find the inmate you are seeking, call the jail at 562-945-8250. Within the Inmate Search Jail Listing you will find details such as their bond amount, criminal charges and mugshots, when available. If they have been sentenced, you will also be able to view their release date. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Whittier Jail.
How do you find an inmate's ID Number in Whittier Jail in California?
Inmate ID numbers, also known as Booking numbers, Book numbers or Case numbers are found next to their name in the Whittier Jail Inmate Search feature of this page. The jail will require this when mailing the inmate a letter or adding money to their commissary or phone accounts. If you can't find the inmate or their ID number, call the jail at 562-945-8250 for this information. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Whittier Jail.
Where do you find the information for visiting an inmate, writing an inmate, receiving phone calls from an inmate, sending an inmate money or purchasing commissary for an inmate in Whittier Jail in California?
Whittier Jail uses the services of several third party companies for most of these services, while some they handle internally with jail staff. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Whittier Jail, visit an inmate and find the inmate visitation schedules, send money to an inmate and get directions for purchasing commissary items, and learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Whittier Jail, review the letter writing rules and regulations, and how to address your envelopes to them. So begin by learning more about how to search for an inmate in the Whittier Jail. From there you can arrange a visit, send money, help them set up a phone account and help get them commissary. If you still have questions and can't find an answer on JailExchange, call 562-945-8250 for information.