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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) plays a crucial role in ensuring public safety through the management of the state's prison system. One of the valuable tools offered by the CDCR is the Inmate Locator & Search Services, which allows individuals to find information about inmates within the California prison system. In this blog post, we will explore how to use these services, their significance, and the broader implications of inmate information accessibility.
The Inmate Locator & Search Services provided by the CDCR offer a user-friendly platform for accessing information about individuals incarcerated in California's prisons. This service is freely accessible to the public, empowering friends, family, legal representatives, and the general public to find specific inmates and gather essential details about their incarceration.
The process of using the CDCR Inmate Locator is straightforward. Users can visit the official CDCR website and navigate to the Inmate Locator page. From there, they can enter specific details such as the inmate's first and last name, CDCR number, or other identifying information. The system will then generate a list of matching results, allowing users to click on individual profiles to obtain more detailed information.
The Inmate Locator provides a wealth of information about each incarcerated individual. Users can access details such as the inmate's current location, custody status, release date, and any aliases they may be using. Additionally, the system may provide information on the inmate's criminal history, sentence length, and parole eligibility.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's Inmate Locator & Search Services serve as a powerful tool for accessing information about incarcerated individuals. By promoting transparency, aiding communication, and supporting legal processes, these services play a vital role in the broader criminal justice system. As users, it is essential to approach the Inmate Locator with a sense of responsibility and awareness of the ethical considerations surrounding the accessibility of such information.
Stay connected with your loved ones through phone calls, messages, visits, deposits, and support.
Check this page frequently for updates on the phase status of each institution and important details for requesting a visit with an inmate.
If you are a victim of a crime and would like to register with the Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services to receive notifications regarding attendance at parole consideration hearings or notification concerning future hearings please complete a Request for Victims Services application.
In an effort to reduce contraband and time-consuming searches of packages destined for inmates, family members cannot send inmate packages, also known as quarterly packages, directly to inmates, who are incarcerated in California State Prison.
Since 2003, CDCR has contracted with a number of statewide and national companies that ensure inmates receive packages. Prior to the vendor list, if something was found in a package sent by a family member to an inmate that was not allowed, the inmate had to pay to mail it back to their family member or it is donated or discarded.
Inmate Quarterly Packages are available through authorized private vendors (all vendors must receive CDCR approval before providing services to institutions). For more information, please contact any of the currently authorized package vendors listed below.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has approved this independent vendor to sell merchandise to inmates and the public. CDCR’s brief review and approval of this vendor was strictly limited to minimum security requirements and general business intent. The CDCR is not affiliated with this vendor and does not guarantee that the vendor will fulfill any obligations, perform as expected, nor permanently remain in business, nor does the CDCR guarantee the vendor’s products in any way. Any purchases from this vendor are at the buyer’s sole risk. The CDCR assumes no liability whatsoever for such purchases, nor any aspect thereof. Any issues or disputes regarding the vendor’s products are the sole responsibility of the buyer and/or the vendor, and the CDCR is not obligated to mediate or resolve any such disputes (Department Operations Manual Section 54030.9.1(a)(7)).
Any funds sent to an inmate will still be subject to restitution as ordered by the sentencing court. However, families that purchase packages directly from a vendor are not impacted by restitution.
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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has partnered with, the California Department of Technology (CDT), to enter into a contract with ViaPath Technologies (formerly Global Tel*Link Corporation, or GTL) to enhance communications, technology access, and family connections for the incarcerated population in state prisons.
CDCR knows how important it is for incarcerated people to stay connected with their loved ones. The Department offers ample opportunities for connection through in-person and video visits, letters, electronic messaging, and video and audio calls.
CDCR continues to expand access to new and existing services and innovative rehabilitative opportunities. This six-year contract covers many aspects of communications technology, including providing access to services from tablets and kiosks for the entire incarcerated population.
Beginning January 1, 2023, all telephone audio calls made from an incarcerated person in a California state prison will be free of charge to the incarcerated person and their friends and families.
The enhanced communication project aims to strengthen the bonds between the incarcerated population with their families and communities. Jails and prisons across the US are seeing the benefits of utilizing electronic devices as they provide incarcerated individuals access to rehabilitative program content, important departmental updates, and positive leisure-time activities, such as knowledge-based games and books. These devices also allow these activities to be tracked and monitored for safety and security.
Tablets are provided at no cost to families or incarcerated people, although certain premium features, such as streaming music services, may incur charges. These paid tablet services are funded through the incarcerated individual’s Trust Fund. Family and friends can make deposits to Trust Fund accounts through ConnectNetwork, ViaPath Technologies’ one-stop resource for assisting family and friends in connecting and communicating with their incarcerated loved ones. Learn more about ConnectNetwork and how to get started. (web.connectnetwork.com/get-started-cdcr).