The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently added new features to the Inmate Locator search engine. It now includes expanded offender data, such as the date each inmate first became eligible for parole consideration by the Board of Parole Hearings, or the date the inmate is expected to be released, whichever is earlier. Previously, the Inmate Locator only provided an inmate’s age, CDCR number, location, and admission date.

The reason for the improvements to the Inmate Locator is to provide the public up-to-date information on the impact of Proposition 57 and other criminal justice reforms. The Inmate Locator now shows each inmate’s earliest parole eligible date by month and year. The website changes also provide information about rehabilitative programs offered at the location where the offender is located, including visitation and support resources.

The upgraded Inmate Locator includes other resources, such as background information on the parole eligible date, and links to the Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services and the Board of Parole Hearings with more tools and resources to the public. This information will be updated on a regular basis.

CDCR’s public Inmate Locator can be found at http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/

A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, which contains more information on these changes can be found here:  http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/proposition57/docs/FAQ-Prop-57-Inmate-Locator-Expansion.pdf

Additionally, visit the Proposition 57 web page for more information on credit earning changes and regulations information, by visiting http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/proposition57/

For additional information or questions concerning Inmate Locator changes, please contact the Office of External Affairs at (916) 445-4950.