1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive
San Andreas, CA 95249
The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:
Here's how it works:
You can find information about the Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility’s tablet program at the top of this page. If there is no information about it, it is because they either have recently changed companies or are not yet providing this service for inmates. Call 209-754-6499 to confirm.
Inmates in jails and prisons are using tablets for all the communication services available such as video visitation, video phone calls, regular phone calls, and electronic messaging – which is like texting and email.
Tablets are also used for entertainment, such as watching movies, television shows, listening to music and reading e-books. It is also used for education, self-help information, and legal research.
No, they are not connected to the internet. All the messages, visits and programming goes through a system controlled by the company that provides the tablets, and through the jail. They control what each inmate sees. All messages are carefully screened and not delivered if the sender or the inmate violates jail policy.
For accessing visits and messages, the tablets are free to us. Each unit has many of them, all provided by the company that has contracted with the jail. Of course, the video visits and messages have a fee and those are paid for by the inmate’s family and friends who use the service.
That’s the question a lot of people ask and don’t fully understand.
The way the jail staff looks at it, is that if they can keep the inmates busy and distracted, it makes it safer for them.
Tablets also give them a certain power over controller an inmate’s behavior. For example, if an inmate knows that they will lose the privilege of having access to a tablet if they get into a fight or violate another rule or policy, they will be better behaved.
Tablets are one of the few things that make an inmate feel as though they are free, and they don’t want to lose the privilege of having access to one.
Yes, if an inmate breaks a tablet, then they are responsible for paying for it. The money will come out of their commissary funds, so not only do they lose access to having a tablet as punishment, but they also won’t be able to purchase snacks on commissary.
For inmates receiving mail in the Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility 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 is to be shipped to the Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility:
Calaveras County Jail
c/o Inmate John Smith
1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive
San Andreas, CA 95249
For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.
To rent a tablet for an inmate in Calaveras County follow these instructions:
For all Calaveras County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.
To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility follow these steps:
For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Calaveras County.
To send commissary money to an inmate in Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility follow these steps:
To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Calaveras County do the following:
1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.
2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.
To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Calaveras County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.
To send a text or email message to a Calaveras County inmate, do the following:
Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.
Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Calaveras County or any jail or prison in the country).
1. Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Calaveras County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.
For all Calaveras County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.
To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:
To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.