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Inmate Information faq

You can find information about someone who is in jail in Santa Clara County by using the Department of Correction's search page get to inmate booking information  . You must have one of the following:

  • Booking number: This is a number assigned by the Department of Correction to identify the arrest that a person is in jail for.
  • Personal File Number (PFN): This is a number assigned by the Department of Correction to identify a person in the court's computer system.
  • Name, and either date of birth or date of booking

The booking number or Personal File Number may be available in the court's file. You can find out by calling the Clerk's Office at the courthouse where the person has been to court. (See list of courthouses with links to phone numbers and locations.)

If the person hasn't been to court yet and you do not know which courthouse he/she will go to, you can still search by the person's name and date of birth or contact the Department of Correction. (See the Dept. of Correction's Frequently Asked Questions web page  for more information.)

 

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