Find An Inmate In California

Inmate Search Form

Get Detailed Information About An Inmate Or Jail

How To Lookup An Inmate

In order to lookup an inmate in our system you should have a few things ready should you need them.

Information regarding an inmate search is public record and easy to access. 

When you start to find an inmate online, most places you look want you to have very specific information regarding your inmate search. 

Any jail search for an inmate should be a free jail inmate search. This includes records from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s as well as LAPD inmate searches

What Should You Have To Lookup An Inmate?

  1. First & Last Name of the inmate you are searching for.
  2. Date of Birth.
  3. Booking Number if you have it.
  4. Their date of arrest or incident.
  5. Inmate housing location, if they are in Lynwood Jail or the Century Regional Detention Facility, then you can locate them on this website.
  6. Do not pay for looking up an inmate, all jail inmates search should be free anywhere you go online.
  7. Your information is required to verify who is requesting the information when doing a county inmate search.

Which Jail Would You Like To Find An Inmate In?

LAPD Metropolitan Detention

Inmate Visitations are by prescheduled appointment only. You can schedule a visit by calling the jail’s inmate visitation phone number at (323) 568-4520. You can also schedule visitation online at this inmate visitation link.

Men's Central Jail
Los Angeles

You may want to deposit money for an inmate who’s in custody. This is usually used for extra toiletries and/or food related items your inmate can purchase. You can deposit money in person or by mail.

California laws allow for the placing of a few local calls free of charge when first placed in custody. However, you will not be able to call back to an inmate after this initial contact. They will however be able to call you collect.

Sacramento County Jail

The mailing address inmates can receive incoming letters to is:

Century Regional Detention Facility
11705 South Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262