Tulare County Main Jail Inmates

Tulare County Main Jail Inmate Search

To locate an inmate within the Tulare County Jail system, go to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Active Inmate Search page.

This page gives you two methods for searching:

  • Jacket #
  • Search by Name

How to:


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

TIP: Each jacket number is assigned to only one inmate. If you don’t have the exact number, your search results will be wrong. If you try the number without success, clear the fields and try the “Search by Name” option.


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 of the last name and either the entire first name, part of the first name or no first name and click “Search”. All inmates with names beginning with the letters you entered will be shown.


The listed inmate information includes:

  • Inmate’s Name
  • Inmate’s Jail ID#
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Gender

You can click on the “View” link to the right of the gender to view:

  • Jacket #
  • Inmate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Booking Date
  • Criminal Charges
  • Felony or Misdemeanor
  • Arresting Agency
  • Bail/Bond Amount
  • Court Date
  • Release Date (If Applicable)


You can check the Tulare County daily criminal court calendar by clicking here.

Choose the city where the hearing will be held.

If you don’t know, you can check all three in a matter of minutes.

Click on the city.

A PDF file will open displaying all cases on the next docket in alphabetical order.

Scroll through the pages until you find the case.

NOTE: You can save time by clicking the four tiny squares in the left top page corner.

It will produce a line of all pages on the docket.

Click on them until you find the defendants whose last name begins with the last name of the case you are searching.

From there you can scroll through the page to find the case.

TIP: You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the calendars. It can be downloaded for free by clicking here.

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

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

If the Tulare County Main Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 559-735-1931 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Tulare County Main 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 Tulare 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 Tulare County County Jail, either look them up here or call 559-735-1931 for assistance.

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

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

State Inmate

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 Inmate

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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