State Prisons in california

Clicking on any of the California facilities below will direct you to an information page with Inmate Search, Visitation, Mail, Phone, Email, Most Wanted and FAQ for families and friends.


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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Prisons & Inmate Search

California maintains their own state prison system, facilities which consists of every security level; maximum, medium, and minimum, as well as facilities that focus on sober living, and halfway houses that prepare inmates for life outside of prison.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is where offenders are sent that have been convicted of felony crimes of murder, rape, assault, serious thefts and drug related offenses. These are offenses of at least one year, and all the way up to life imprisonment. California also has a death row, which they call the 'Condemned Inmates' with over 725 murderers at any one time waiting to be executed.

The California Division of Juvenile Justice recently shut down all of their juvenile detention facilities for juvenile offenders who have been convicted of serious crimes. They are not sure what to do with serious offenders at this time.

To search for an inmate, or learn how to communicate with an inmate in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, start by choosing from the list of facilities below.

Each prison you click on below will provide specific, detailed information about the facility's: 

  • inmate search,
  • location,
  • contact information,
  • directions,
  • inmate visitation,
  • mail,
  • phone accounts,
  • money accounts,
  • commissary,
  • texting and emailing where available, and
  • inmate tablet rental where available.