In California, anyone who is in prison, or otherwise restrained in some way by the criminal justice system, can bring a writ of habeas corpus petition to challenge their imprisonment. The right to do this is guaranteed by the California Constitution.
California Federal prisons and prisoner list.
California Inmate Locator
Browse through the petitions on the site and review the issues.
How do you search out why someone is in Jail or Prison?
You can contact the Clerk of the Court to get the transcripts of the case and the sentencing where they were adjudicated or USE SEARCH FORM below
Prisoner Petitions – California (CA) Inmate List
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