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Merced County Adult Correctional Facility
2584 W. Sandy Mush Rd.
El Nido, CA 95317

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Merced County Adult Correctional Facility, call the jail at 209-385-7575 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Merced County Adult 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 Merced County Adult Correctional Facility

The Merced County Adult Correctional Facility, located in the city of El Nido, in Merced County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.

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

The Merced County Adult 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 an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Merced County Adult Correctional Facility

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Merced 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 Merced 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 Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Merced County Adult Correctional Facility by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Merced County Adult Correctional Facility, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Merced County Adult Correctional Facility Inmate Phone Syste, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Send Money Page.


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Merced County Adult Correctional Facility

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Merced County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select California.
  • Select Merced County Adult Correctional Facility
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 209-385-7575 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 Merced County Adult Correctional Facility

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 Merced County

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

  • Register here to create an account with icaregifts for Merced County.
  • Choose California, then Merced County Adult Correctional Facility, and then 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 Merced County at any one time.
  • There are a total of fourteen (14) pre-determined icaregift packs available to choose from. 
  • The gift packs for inmates in Merced County range in price from $10.49 for ten pre-stamped envelopes, 2 pens and a pad of writing paper, to $104.99 for a box of 85 snack and food items.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Merced County Adult Correctional Facility, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Merced County.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Merced County Adult Correctional Facility General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Merced County Adult 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 209-385-7575.

Merced County Adult Correctional Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Merced N/A


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

2584 W. Sandy Mush Rd.
El Nido, CA 95317


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o John Latorraca Correctional Facility
2584 W. Sandy Mush Rd.
El Nido, CA 95317


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Merced County Adult Correctional Facility in California?
There are inmates in the Merced County Adult 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, Merced County Adult 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 Merced County Adult Correctional Facility.

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

How many people work at the Merced County Adult Correctional Facility in California?
The Merced County Adult Correctional Facility maintains a staff of approximately . 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 Merced County Adult Correctional Facility in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Merced County Adult Correctional Facility in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Merced County Adult Correctional Facility. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Merced County Adult 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 209-385-7575 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 Merced County Adult Correctional Facility in California?
The Merced County Adult Correctional Facility address and phone number is: 2584 W. Sandy Mush Rd.
El Nido, CA 95317. Their phone number is 209-385-7575. 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 Merced County Adult Correctional Facility.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Merced County Adult Correctional Facility?
Call 209-385-7575 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Merced County Adult 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 Merced County Adult Correctional Facility.

This facility, known as "Merced County Adult Correctional Facility" is also known as John Latorraca Correctional Facility, Merced County Jail, Merced County Jail, Adult Correctional Facility, Merced County Jail, Adult Correctional Facility, California, Merced.