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Modoc County Jail
102 South Court Street
Alturas, CA 96101

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Modoc County Jail, call the jail at 530-233-4416 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Modoc 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 Modoc County Jail

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

Every year this facility has 960 Bookings, with a daily average of 48 Inmates and a staff of 12.
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 Modoc 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 Modoc County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Modoc County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Modoc 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 Modoc County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Modoc 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 Modoc 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 Both Schedule a Visit and Have Remote Video Visitation with an Inmate incarcerated in Modoc County

To register and sign up for a visitation account with CIDNET Video Visitation Service, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Type in your Email, Time Zone and First & Last Name of your Modoc County Jail inmate.
    1. Click the Create Account button.
    2. Agree to the terms.
    3. Login to your email and open the verification email sent by CIDNET. Click it.
    4. Choose a Security PIN and a Password.
    5. Click the Sign In button.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of California, then the Modoc County Jail, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Modoc County Jail will have to give final approval for you to set up a video visitation account with your inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, special links, policies, rules, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding regular visitation and remote video visits with an inmate in Modoc County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All visits are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that CIDNET may be collecting voice prints for a database which they may be sharing with law enforcement agencies.


 

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls and Video Phone Calls from an Inmate in Modoc County

To register and sign up for a phone account with CIDNET Inmate Phone Service, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Type in your Email, Time Zone and First & Last Name of your Modoc County Jail inmate.
    1. Click the Create Account button.
    2. Read the Terms of Use, then click Agree.
    3. Login to your email and open the CIDNET email.
    4. In the email, click the Complete Your Verification link.
    5. Choose a Security PIN and a Password.
    6. Click the Sign In button.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of California, then the Modoc County Jail, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Modoc County Jail will have to give final approval for you to set up a phone account with your inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding making phone calls with an inmate in Modoc County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.


 

How to send a text or email to an inmate in Modoc County

To send and receive secure texts or emails from an inmate housed in Modoc County follow these instructions:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Choose a Security PIN and Password.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of California, then the Modoc County Jail, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Modoc County Jail will have to give final approval for you to communicate by email with your chosen inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues with Texting and Emailing an inmate in Modoc County, visit our full page guide


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Modoc County Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Modoc 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 530-233-4416.

Modoc County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Modoc 48


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

102 South Court Street
Alturas, CA 96101


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o Modoc County Jail
102 South Court Street
Alturas, CA 96101


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Modoc County Jail in California?
There are 48 inmates in the Modoc 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, Modoc 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 Modoc County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Modoc County Jail in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 960 offenders were booked into the Modoc 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 Modoc County Jail.

How many people work at the Modoc County Jail in California?
The Modoc County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 12. 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 Modoc County Jail in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Modoc County Jail in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Modoc County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Modoc 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 530-233-4416 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 Modoc County Jail in California?
The Modoc County Jail address and phone number is: 102 South Court Street
Alturas, CA 96101. Their phone number is 530-233-4416. 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 Modoc County Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Modoc County Jail?
Call 530-233-4416 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Modoc 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 Modoc County Jail.

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