Calaveras County Jail COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitation Policy

Calaveras County Jail

Address:
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249

Phone:

209-754-6499

New Visitation Policies in Calaveras County Jail Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Calaveras County Jail in San Andreas, California, contact visits of any type may be suspended.

Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 209-754-6499 for updates.

Video Visitation at Calaveras County Jail

At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Calaveras County Jail, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.

We highly recommend that you call 209-754-6499 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.

How Long Will These Changes Last?

Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Calaveras County, the state of California and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.

Will the Inmates in Calaveras County Jail Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:

  1. The Virus being introduced into the facility by a staff member or inmate who is unaware that they have it.
  2. How easily it spreads.

At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.

Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.

Calaveras County Jail is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.

Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.

We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Calaveras County Jail

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Calaveras County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Calaveras County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

If you have any questions:

For all Calaveras County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

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

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

  • Select California, then select Calaveras County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Calaveras 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 Calaveras County at any one time.

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


 

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

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

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Calaveras 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 Calaveras County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Calaveras County.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Calaveras County Jail

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.


 

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Calaveras County Jail

To send a text or email message to a Calaveras County inmate, do the following:

Calaveras County Jail 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).
Steps: 
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 Jail, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Calaveras County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Calaveras County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Calaveras County.
  • Schedule your visit.

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.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Calaveras County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Calaveras County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Calaveras County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Calaveras County Jail.