jail and prison records
San Francisco Bay Area County Jail Inmate Online Databases
Here's a list of links to online inmate databases at some of the county jails in the San Francisco Bay Area:
- Alameda County Sheriff's Office Inmate Locator
- Alameda County Jails - via VINELink
- Contra Costa County Jails - via VINELink
- Marin County Sheriff's Office Public Booking Log
- San Francisco County Jails - Via VINELink
For the jails listed above via VINELink, click on the link and at the new page click on the Offenders button on the left. Then click on Continue in the disclaimer box.
At the new page select Choose Agency in the box at the top, pick the county jail you want to search form the drop-down menu and then enter information on the inmate you want to locate.
For other Bay Area and California counties, try VINELink's
Use the same procedure listed above for searching VINELink.
To see how these databases work and what information is available, try searching for a common name like John Smith or just J Smith.