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Butte County Jail
7 Gillick Way
Oroville, CA 95965

530-538-7471

The Butte County Jail is the main jail in Butte County California. While the police in the cities and towns in Butte County can arrest and detain offenders, the Butte County Jail is the facility that is accredited by California to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Butte County Jail is located at:
7 Gillick Way
Oroville, CA 95965 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 530-538-7471.

The main reason that people call 530-538-7471 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Butte County Jail that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Butte County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Butte County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Butte County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Butte County Jail has approximately 12280 bookings, with a daily average of 614 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 153.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Butte County Jail is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

Go to this page for other jails in Butte County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county.

Unlike the California Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Butte County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the California Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Butte County Jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

Butte County Jail Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Butte County Jail there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail, newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to the Butte County Jail:
(Inmate’s Name)
Butte County Jail
7 Gillick Way
Oroville, CA 95965


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Butte County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Butte County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Butte County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Butte County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Butte County.


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Butte County Jail

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Butte County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select California.
  • Select Butte County Jail
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 530-538-7471 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Butte County Jail.  To do this you need the Inmate's ID Number and the Facility Locator Number for Butte County.

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, and to get the Facility Locator Number, check out our Send Money Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Butte County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Butte County Jail follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select Butte County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Butte County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Butte County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Butte County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Butte County.


 

How Do Inmates in Butte County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Butte County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Butte County Jail uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Butte County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Butte County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Butte County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Butte County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Butte County Jail supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Butte County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Butte County Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Butte County Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Butte County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Butte 614


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

7 Gillick Way
Oroville, CA 95965


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
7 Gillick Way
Oroville, CA 95965


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Butte County Jail in California?
There are 614 inmates in the Butte County Jail in California. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Butte County Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Butte County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 12280 offenders were booked into the Butte County Jail in California. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Butte County Jail.

How many people work at the Butte County Jail in California?
The Butte County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 153. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. California law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Butte County Jail in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Butte County Jail in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Butte County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Butte County Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 530-538-7471 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a California prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Butte County Jail in California?
The Butte County Jail address and phone number is: 7 Gillick Way
Oroville, CA 95965. Their phone number is 530-538-7471. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Butte County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Butte County Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Butte County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Butte County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Butte County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Butte County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Butte County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Butte County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Butte County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Butte County Jail?
Call 530-538-7471 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Butte County Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Butte County Jail.

This facility, known as "Butte County Jail" is also known as Butte County Corrections.