Alameda County, California has not been as advanced as other counties making public records available on the Internet. The Alameda County Sheriff joins other Sheriff departments which have created a database of current inmates. Lest public records become too easy to access, identification of inmates requires full first and last name, or PFN. Also unlike Vinelink– which will return all first names starting with the first two letters entered- the Alameda County Inmate Locator only provides names of in-custody inmates. But the record detail provides extensive information on the place of arrest, the arresting agency and report number, criminal charges, upcoming court hearings, personal data (including alias’) and physical description.
The site advises that inmates “in certain circumstances, may not appear on this site based on exemptions provided under Government Code section 6254(f).”