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How do I find my Loved One in a California prison?

The Statewide IFC website receives many, many inquiries from families asking for assistance to find their incarcerated Loved One who they have lost contact with. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) maintains a website called the Inmate Locator. This website contains information for every inmate housed within the California prison system. The website is updated on a daily basis. You may search for your Loved One by name or by using their CDCR Number. Once you find your Loved One, you can click on their name and there will be information on their eligible release or parole date, if available.

Once you have located your Loved One on the website, write down their CDCR Number. This number must be written on any letters or correspondence you send to your Loved One. Then click Here for more information on how to find the correct cell/unit where your Loved One is located. You will have to call the prison to get the exact cell/unit.

For more information about the Inmate Locator, CDCR has posted an FAQ on their website. Inmate Locator FAQ