If you want to know if someone is in the Santa Cruz County Jail system in Santa Cruz, California, go to the Santa Cruz County Inmate Database.
- Enter the inmate’s last name.
- Enter the inmate’s first name.
TIP: If unsure of the spelling, enter the first letter or two of the name. The system will list all inmates whose names start with those letters.
If you know the approximate booking or release date, fill in the appropriate fields.
Click on “Search”.
A list of inmates who match what you entered will be displayed.
Click on your inmate’s name to view:
- Full Name
- Hair Color
- Eye Color
- Inmate ID
- Booking date
- Housing Location
- Scheduled Release Date
- Bond Information
CHECKING SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ARREST LOGS
If you know the date the inmate was arrested and it was within the past 10 you can click here to go to the jail’s “Arrest Logs”.
Click on the arrest date.
A PDF file will open listing all inmates arrested during that time.
Scroll down the list. (They are in alphabetical order by last name).
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT CASE SEARCH
This county does not currently have online access to criminal court case information. The policy can change at any time. Click here to see if there is currently online public access to court cases.
To research information regarding a Santa Cruz County criminal court case, you can go to the clerk’s office between the hours of:
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. A mail slot is provided for filings after 3:00 PM.
Phones are answered from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday - Friday.
You can call (831) 420-2200 for further information about the case.
You also might be interested in understanding the different hearing processes in a criminal case. They include:
Entering a Plea: Example, pleading guilty or not guilty.
Pretrial Hearing: A conference between parties (prosecutor and defendant/counsel) regarding the settlement of the case.
Preliminary Hearing: A felony hearing by a judicial officer to determine if there is sufficient evidence to bind a defendant over for trial.
Jury/Court Trial: The examination of evidence and the decisions of the issues of law by a judge or jury to determine guilt or innocence.
With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Santa Cruz County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Santa Cruz County Work Release Program in the city of Watsonville, Santa Cruz County in the state of California.
With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can: