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Sacramento County Jail Information
651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 874-6752
The Sacramento County Jail is located at 651 I Street in Sacramento, CA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you all the information about anything you might need to know about the Sacramento County Jail, such as how to find out who’s in jail at the Sacramento County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, court information and records, and everything else.
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The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might help others would be welcome.
Sacramento County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find them?
In order to search who is in jail at the Sacramento County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Sacramento County Jail Inmate List is an online list of individuals who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Sacramento County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Sacramento County Jail includes each of the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
You will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and mental history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
They will allow you to make a phone call to get in touch with family, friends, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, it will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.
Sacramento County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Sacramento County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Sacramento County Jail visitation procedures change often, so call the jail at (916) 874-6752 before you try to go to visitation.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
Before you can visit someone at the Sacramento County Jail you must first be on their visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones at Sacramento County Jail, and you will be searched. No personal belongings. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before they can visit. This kind of visitation is not going to be approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not a family member of the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Sacramento County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Sacramento County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Sacramento County Jail, use this address:
Sacramento County Jail
651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Sacramento County Jail
651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Sacramento County Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the the Sacramento County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Sacramento County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Sacramento County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Sacramento County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Sacramento County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for driving under the influence (DUI), drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to inmates at the Sacramento County Jail can change at any time, so you should double check the Sacramento County Jail site when you send any money.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Sacramento County Jail
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Sacramento County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (916) 874-6752 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Sacramento County Jail store. You can buy a number of things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to buy things from the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that inmates can purchase if they have money in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Sacramento County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely.
The Sacramento County Jail phone number is: (916) 874-6752
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits these phone service providers make from all phone calls that inmates make are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Sacramento County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails learning how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on inmate phone calls. There are some circumstances where we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail or prison has set their calling prices in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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