Sacramento inmate records are maintained by federal, state, and county governments. These documents contain a range of information, including their name and date of birth, offense committed, sentence length, and other pertinent information. For journalists and the public looking for information about someone in prison or jail, inmate records are a great source.
Sacramento Inmate Search Online
To do a Sacramento inmate search, start with the state’s Department of Corrections website, visit the federal prison database, and finish it at the county level.
California State Prison VS County Jail
People often use prison and jail interchangeably. However, they are two completely different facilities. Prisons are state run and used to house those convicted of serious felonies. County jails, however, are managed by local counties and are usually used to house people in custody while they await trial or have been convicted of misdemeanors.
Sacramento jails are usually smaller when compared to California prisons and offer far fewer amenities. If you think someone is going to do time, make sure that you clarify whether they mean county jail or state prison.
California Prison Inmate Search
To start, you can contact the California DOC prison directly. Each DOC in the USA will have its system for searching prison inmates.
Also, look into federal inmate records. The federal system allows you to search for convicted of breaking federal law.
Sacramento Jail Inmate Search
If you are trying to find someone in a Sacramento jail, there are several options available. One option would be to get in touch with the jail and ask for information over the phone.
Another is to find and search an online database of inmates, which the county sheriff’s office will typically maintain.
Sacramento Jail Mugshots
To view an inmate’s mugshot in Sacramento, typically, you can find them online via the county sheriff’s office website. Contact the sheriff’s office directly to get your hands on a copy of the mugshot if unavailable online.
Sacramento Jail Log
The United States makes jail logs public records. Anyone can request copies of these records and get them from the relevant Sacramento authorities. However, some exceptions exist—for example, privileged or confidential information found in jail logs.
Sacramento Jail Roster
Contact the records department at your county law enforcement or courthouse if you need to request a copy of a Sacramento jail roster. The records department can provide you with a list of current inmates.