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Lake County Correctional Facility
4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA 95453

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Lake County Correctional Facility, call the jail at 707-262-4240 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Lake County Correctional Facility.

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 Lake County Correctional Facility

The Lake County Correctional Facility, located in the city of Lakeport, in Lake County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 8000 Bookings, with a daily average of 400 Inmates and a staff of 100.
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 Lake County Correctional Facility 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 Lake County Correctional Facility are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Lake County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Lake County Correctional Facility 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 to Bail out an Inmate in Lake County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Lake County Correctional Facility follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Lake County Correctional Facility, 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

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


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Lake County Correctional Facility

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 Lake County Correctional Facility 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 Lake County Correctional Facility Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Lake 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
4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA 95453

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Lake County Correctional Facility 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 Lake County Correctional Facility 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 Lake County Correctional Facility,
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 Lake 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 Lake County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

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

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

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

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


 

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

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Lake County Correctional Facility follow these steps:

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


 

How Do Inmates in Lake County Correctional Facility Make Phone Calls?

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

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


 

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

To visit an inmate in Lake County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Lake County Correctional Facility uses a video visitation service called IC Solutions.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Lake 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 Lake County Correctional Facility.
  • Then select your Lake 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 Lake 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. 


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Lake County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Lake County Correctional Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Lake County Correctional Facility, 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 Lake County Correctional Facility.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Lake County Correctional Facility General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Lake County Correctional Facility?... 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 707-262-4240.

Lake County Correctional Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Lake 400


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA 95453


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA 95453


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Lake County Correctional Facility in California?
There are 400 inmates in the Lake County Correctional Facility 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, Lake County Correctional Facility 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 Lake County Correctional Facility.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Lake County Correctional Facility in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 8000 offenders were booked into the Lake County Correctional Facility 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 Lake County Correctional Facility.

How many people work at the Lake County Correctional Facility in California?
The Lake County Correctional Facility maintains a staff of approximately 100. 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 Lake County Correctional Facility in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Lake County Correctional Facility in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Lake County Correctional Facility. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Lake County Correctional Facility 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 707-262-4240 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 Lake County Correctional Facility in California?
The Lake County Correctional Facility address and phone number is: 4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA 95453. Their phone number is 707-262-4240. 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 Lake County Correctional Facility.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Lake County Correctional Facility?
Call 707-262-4240 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Lake County Correctional Facility. 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 Lake County Correctional Facility.

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