Jails & Prisons in Imperial County, California

Find Imperial County, California jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentiaries. Jails and prisons provide information on inmate searches, rosters, lookups, lists, records, and mugshot photos.

There are 5 Jails & Prisons in Imperial County, California, serving a population of 179,957 people in an area of 4,176 square miles. There is 1 Jail & Prison per 35,991 people, and 1 Jail & Prison per 835 square miles.

In California, Imperial County is ranked 21st of 58 counties in Jails & Prisons per capita, and 38th in Jails & Prisons per square mile.


California State Prison 7018 Blair Road Calipatria, CA

Centinela State Prison 2302 Brown Road Imperial, CA

Herbert Hughes Correctional Center 328 Applestille Road El Centro, CA

Imperial County Juvenile Hall 324 Applestille Road El Centro, CA

Regional Adult Detention Facility 1115 North Imperial Avenue El Centro, CA

About Imperial County Jails & Prisons

An Imperial County Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in Imperial County, CA where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. Imperial County Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. Imperial County Prisons are longer-term facilities where inmates serve out a prison sentence, usually of a year or more, for their crimes.

You may contact Jails & Prisons for questions about:
  • Locating Imperial County inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing Imperial County background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates
Imperial County Inmate Searches

All levels of Imperial County Jails and Prisons provide information about inmates upon request. You may contact correctional facilities to search for inmates. Detention facilities in Imperial County, CA provide details of Jail and Prison rosters, inmate contact information, visitation policies and procedures, and how send money to loved ones who may be incarcerated. Imperial County inmate searches and lookups are available by contacting Imperial County Jails, Imperial County, California State, and Federal Prisons.

Imperial County Jails

Jails are Imperial County government facilities in the county criminal justice system. A Lockup is a particular type of Jail that serves as a temporary holding facility, attached to the Imperial County Police Department or Imperial County Sheriff's Department, which houses suspects while they await bail or transport to another Jail.

Prisons in Imperial County, California

Imperial County Prisons can be categorized by level of security: minimum, medium, or maximum. Minimum Security Prisons allow inmates considerable daily movement and are intended for non-violent criminals and inmates who pose little risk of escape or threat to prison staff or other inmates. Medium Security Prisons are somewhat more restrictive facilities, but still allow for daily movement and house inmates in housing units instead of cells. Maximum Security Prisons are reserved for the most violent offenders and those who pose the highest escape threat, and these facilities place the greatest restrictions on inmates.

In California, State Prisons are run by a Department of Corrections (DOC) or the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Federal Prisons are the responsibility of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP). While most prisons are owned and operated by government agencies, many prisons have been privatized. Private prisons are owned and operated by for-profit companies under contract with government agencies, though oversight of private prisons remains the responsibility of Imperial County, California State, and Federal Government.