Butte County Jail Inmate Visitation

Butte County Jail

Address:
35 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Phone:

530-538-7471

Visitation Options, Hours, Schedules & Rules

MALE INMATES - Butte County Jail ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • TWO (2) Forty-five minute visits per week, per inmate.
  • Visiting is on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.
MALE
HOUSING UNIT
VISITING START TIME(S)
A POD 3:45 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
B POD 11:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
C POD
Cells 49, 50, 51, 52 &
Cells 57, 58, 59, 60
12:45 p.m.
C POD
Cells 53, 54, 55, 56 &
Cells 61, 62, 63, 64
1:30 p.m. 
D POD
Cells 33, 34, 35, 35 &
Cells 41, 42, 43, 44
9:45 a.m.
D POD
Cells 37, 38, 39, 40 &
Cells 45, 46, 47, 48
10:30 a.m.
E POD 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. 
F POD
Cells 1, 2, 3, 4 &
Cells 9, 10, 11, 12
8:15 a.m.
F POD
Cells 5, 6, 7, 8 &
Cells 13, 14, 15, 16
9:00 a.m. 
G POD 8:15 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.
H POD 3:45 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
J POD 9:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
K POD 12:45 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. 
L POD 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
M POD 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
West Facility Overflow 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. 
South Dorm 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.
P, Q, T Singles 7:30 a.m.
Main Jail Overflow 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
T3 1:00 p.m. 
T4 3:15 p.m. 
S1 4:00 p.m.


FEMALE INMATES - Butte County Jail ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • TWO (2) Forty-five minute visits per week, per inmate.
  • Visiting is on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.
FEMALE
HOUSING UNIT
VISITING START TIME(S)
R6 9:45 AM
R7 9:45 AM
W1 9:00 AM
W2 8:15 AM
W3 9:00 AM
W6 8:15 AM
Main Jail Single Cells
P, Q, R, T, U, W
7:30 AM
North Dorm 1:45 PM or 2:30 PM
Main Jail Overflow 4:45 PM and 5:30 PM

 

Visitation - 'At Jail' and Remote Video Visits

Butte County Jail uses GettingOut for their Remote Video Visitation and/or Visit Scheduling. 

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate:

1.  Using the GettingOut/GTL Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut or GTL apps.

How it Works with GettingOut
1.  Register an account.
2. Select Butte County Jail
3. Choose either an INMATE ACCOUNT or FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT.   

  • **NOTE** Friends and Family must have funds in their "Friends & Family Account" to respond to inmate messages. 
  • If you deposit money online in the INMATE ACCOUNT, than they have the freedom to spend the money on visits or phone calls to anyone, or any other communications services available at Butte County Jail.
  • With the FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT, you control all communication services such as phone calls, video visits and messaging. Your inmate can only call the phone number you want.

4. You will then receive prompts to validate both your identity and phone number .
5. Again, choose your inmate's facility, then type their name and select your inmate.

GettingOut will then guide you through the steps needed to arrange your remote visit.

Customer Service for GettingOut
If you have any questions, you can call them at 866-516-0115.
GettingOut online contact form
Frequently Asked Questions
The GettingOut App is available on Google Play and Apple Store.

Visitation Options, Hours, Schedules & Rules

MALE INMATES - Butte County Jail ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • TWO (2) Forty-five minute visits per week, per inmate.
  • Visiting is on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.
MALE
HOUSING UNIT
VISITING START TIME(S)
A POD 3:45 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
B POD 11:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
C POD
Cells 49, 50, 51, 52 &
Cells 57, 58, 59, 60
12:45 p.m.
C POD
Cells 53, 54, 55, 56 &
Cells 61, 62, 63, 64
1:30 p.m. 
D POD
Cells 33, 34, 35, 35 &
Cells 41, 42, 43, 44
9:45 a.m.
D POD
Cells 37, 38, 39, 40 &
Cells 45, 46, 47, 48
10:30 a.m.
E POD 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. 
F POD
Cells 1, 2, 3, 4 &
Cells 9, 10, 11, 12
8:15 a.m.
F POD
Cells 5, 6, 7, 8 &
Cells 13, 14, 15, 16
9:00 a.m. 
G POD 8:15 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.
H POD 3:45 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
J POD 9:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
K POD 12:45 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. 
L POD 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
M POD 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
West Facility Overflow 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. 
South Dorm 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.
P, Q, T Singles 7:30 a.m.
Main Jail Overflow 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
T3 1:00 p.m. 
T4 3:15 p.m. 
S1 4:00 p.m.


FEMALE INMATES - Butte County Jail ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • TWO (2) Forty-five minute visits per week, per inmate.
  • Visiting is on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.
FEMALE
HOUSING UNIT
VISITING START TIME(S)
R6 9:45 AM
R7 9:45 AM
W1 9:00 AM
W2 8:15 AM
W3 9:00 AM
W6 8:15 AM
Main Jail Single Cells
P, Q, R, T, U, W
7:30 AM
North Dorm 1:45 PM or 2:30 PM
Main Jail Overflow 4:45 PM and 5:30 PM

 

Visitation Approval for Butte County Jail

Butte County Jail may requires visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 530-538-7471 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

At Home Video Visitation

Video visits allow your visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along. Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.

Butte County Jail uses GettingOut for their Remote Video Visitation and/or Visit Scheduling. 

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate:

1.  Using the GettingOut/GTL Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut or GTL apps.

How it Works with GettingOut
1.  Register an account.
2. Find your Inmate's Facility here.
3. Choose either an INMATE ACCOUNT or FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT.   

  • **Note** Friends and Family must have funds in their "Friends & Family Account" to respond to inmate messages. 
  • If you deposit money online in the INMATE ACCOUNT, than they have the freedom to spend the money on visits or phone calls to anyone, or any other communications services available at Butte County Jail.
  • With the FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT, you control all communication services such as phone calls, video visits and messaging. Your inmate can only call the phone number you want.

4. You will then receive prompts to validate both your identity and phone number .
5. Again, choose your inmate's facility, then type their name and select your inmate.

GettingOut will then guide you through the steps needed to arrange your remote visit.

Customer Service for GettingOut
If you have any questions, you can call them at 866-516-0115.
GettingOut online contact form
Frequently Asked Questions
The GettingOut App is available on Google Play and Apple Store.

Who can Visit an Inmate at Butte County Jail

Who can Visit and Inmate at the Butte County Jail?

  • Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in Butte County Jail.
  • Visitation applicants in in Butte County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
  • Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
  • Call 530-538-7471 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
  • It is likely that the Butte County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 530-538-7471 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
  • If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
  • If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
  • The Butte County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

NOTE: GettingOut, the Butte County Jail visitation service, will need to verify that you say who you claim to be prior to giving you permission to use their services online or at the jail lobby kiosk. This will require uploading your driver's license or other state issued ID.

Butte County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Butte County Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.

  • Remote Visits are monitored by the jail.
  • If you are dressed inappropriately your visit will be shut off.
  • The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

General Clothing Do's & Don'ts for Remote Visitation
* Wear clothes that are not revealing.
* Don't wear see-through material.
* Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
* Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
* Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
* The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
* Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
* Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
* Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Visitation Tips and Guidelines

All Butte County Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location using Remote Video Visitation.

  • If the visit takes place at Butte County Jail, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
  • Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
  • Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

How to Bail out an Inmate in Butte County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Butte County Jail follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Butte County Jail, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Butte County Jail uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Butte County Jail using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Butte County Jail may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Butte County Jail inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Butte County Jail

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Butte County Jail inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Communicate with an Butte County Jail Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Butte County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate first and last name
c/ o Butte County Jail
35 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Butte County Jail must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Butte County Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

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If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Butte County Jail,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Butte County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Butte County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Butte County Jail?

To visit an inmate in Butte County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Butte County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Butte County Jail:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Butte County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Butte County Jail's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Butte County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Butte County Jail, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Butte County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Butte County Jail Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked Questions

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Butte County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Butte County Jail Phone: 530-538-7471


 

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 above.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Butte County Jail

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, 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.


 

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