Madera County Jail Inmate Search

To find an inmate within the Madera County Jail system in Madera, California, go to the Madera Sheriff Inmate Search page.

The page offers three search methods:


  • Enter the inmate’s last name.
  • Enter the inmate’s first name.

Click on “Search”.

TIP: If unsure of the name spelling, enter the first letter or two and click on “Search”. All inmates whose names begin with the letters you entered will be displayed alphabetically by last name.

TIP: You can also search by last name only. All inmates with your chosen last name will be listed.


Enter the inmate’s complete booking number

  • Each booking number is assigned to one inmate

NOTE: If an incorrect booking number is entered, the search results will be incorrect.  

  • Click on “Search”.


  • Enter the inmate’s exact case number.
  • Click on “Search”.

If an incorrect case number is entered, the search results will be incorrect.


Click on the booking number link to the left of the inmate’s name to view:

  • Madera County Mugshot - (Click on the mugshot to view photos of tattoos and other identifying marks)
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Middle Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Address
  • State ID Number
  • Criminal Charge
  • Charge Description
  • Bond Type
  • Bond Amount


If you wish to know more about this criminal court case, you can call the court or go there in person.


209 West Yosemite Avenue, Madera, CA 93637

Criminal: (559) 675-7734

Fax: (559) 675-7618

Hours of Operation:

  • Filings: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday, except on holidays.

TIP: You can use computers at the courthouse free of charge to conduct your own search.

Bring the inmate/defendant’s:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Birthdate
  • Approximate Arrest Date
  • Criminal Charges (If Known)

You can also view the court calendar by clicking here.

Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Madera County Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in Madera County Jail, or at the very least in Madera County County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Madera County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 559-675-7951 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Madera County 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 Madera County County within the county 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 Madera County County Jail, either look them up here or call 559-675-7951 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Madera County County Jail 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 Madera County County Jail system.

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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