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Santa Cruz County Work Release Program Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Santa Cruz County California

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
  • Age
  • Birthdate
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color
  • Inmate ID
  • Status
  • Charges
  • 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:


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Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Santa Cruz County Work Release Program

If you are certain your inmate is in Santa Cruz County Work Release Program, or at the very least in Santa Cruz County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Santa Cruz County Work Release Program inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 831--454-7814 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Santa Cruz County Work Release Program 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.

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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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County Jail, either look them up here or call 831--454-7814 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Santa Cruz County Work Release Program and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.


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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