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Inyo County Jail
550 South Clay Street
PO Drawer 456
Independence, CA 93526

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Inyo County Jail, call the jail at 760-878-0370 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Inyo County Jail.

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.


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About the Inyo County Jail

The Inyo County Jail, located in the city of Independence, in Inyo County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 2000 Bookings, with a daily average of 100 Inmates and a staff of 25.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Inyo County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Inyo County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Inyo County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Inyo County Jail also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the California State Prison System 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 jail. 

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

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

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Inyo 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 Inyo 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 Bail out an Inmate in Inyo County

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

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Inyo 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

Inyo 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 Inyo County Jail using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Inyo 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 Inyo County Jail inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Inyo 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 Inyo 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 Inyo County Jail Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Inyo 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
c/o Inyo County Jail
PO Drawer 456
Independence, CA 93526

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Inyo 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 Inyo 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

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Inyo 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 Inyo 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 Inyo County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How Do Inmates in Inyo County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Inyo 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 Inyo 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 Inyo 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 Inyo County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to visit an inmate in Inyo County California using Video Visitation or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit an inmate in Inyo County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Inyo County Jail uses a video visitation service called IC Solutions.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Inyo County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with IC Solutions.
  • Once you are logged into your existing IC Solutions account or have created a new account and are logged in, you must select Register for Video and enter Inyo County Jail.
  • Then select your Inyo County Inmate.
  • Then fund your account using either a Visa, Mastercard credit or debit card.
  • Lastly, schedule a visit.
  • The cost for a remote video visit ranges from $7-10 for 20-25 minute visit. Rates are subject to change.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using IC Solutions to visit a Inyo County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Inyo County Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Inyo County Jail?... or how to find an Inmate, and then how to to communicate with them when you do locate them?

We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions people always ask us in order to help you find this information.... so keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page to get your questions answered. But if you still have questions and the answer is not on any of the other pages linked from the green buttons at the top of the page, call the facility at 760-878-0370.

Inyo County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Inyo 100


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

550 South Clay Street
PO Drawer 456
Independence, CA 93526


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

760-878-0404

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o Inyo County Jail
PO Drawer 456
Independence, CA 93526


EMAIL

[email protected]


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Inyo County Jail in California?
There are 100 inmates in the Inyo 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, Inyo 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 Inyo County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Inyo County Jail in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 2000 offenders were booked into the Inyo 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 Inyo County Jail.

How many people work at the Inyo County Jail in California?
The Inyo County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 25. 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 Inyo County Jail in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Inyo County Jail in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Inyo County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Inyo 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 760-878-0370 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 Inyo County Jail in California?
The Inyo County Jail address and phone number is: 550 South Clay Street
PO Drawer 456
Independence, CA 93526. Their phone number is 760-878-0370. 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 Inyo County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Inyo 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 Inyo County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Inyo County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Inyo County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Inyo County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Inyo County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Inyo County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Inyo County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Inyo County Jail?
Call 760-878-0370 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Inyo 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 Inyo County Jail.

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