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Plumas County Correctional Center
1400 East Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971

530-283-6267

The Plumas County Correctional Center is the main jail in Plumas County California. While the police in the cities and towns in Plumas County can arrest and detain offenders, the Plumas County Correctional Center is the facility that is accredited by California to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Plumas County Correctional Center, located at:
1400 East Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 530-283-6267.

The main reason that people call 530-283-6267 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Plumas County Correctional Center that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Plumas County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Plumas County Correctional Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Plumas County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Plumas County Correctional Center has approximately 1340 bookings, with a daily average of 67 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 16.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Plumas County Correctional Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Plumas County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the California Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Plumas County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the California Department of Corrections 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 Plumas County Correctional Center. 

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 Plumas County Correctional Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Plumas 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 Plumas 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 Visit an Inmate in Plumas County Correctional Center?

To visit an inmate in Plumas County you need to do the following:

Plumas County Correctional Center uses the services of NCIC for remote video visitation. In other words, you can visit your inmate in jail by using your home computer, as long as it is equipped with a microphone and camera that supports video.

When available, the jail also provides use of ‘video visit kiosks’ in the Plumas County Correctional Center lobby if you do not have a computer at home. These ’on-site’ video visits are FREE.

Costs
NCIC Video Visitation fees are subject to change, but the cost to you is roughly $7.50 ($0.25 per minute) for a 30-minute visit + an additional fee of $2.00 for the connection.
On-site (at the jail) video visits are FREE.

How to set up your Video Visit

  • Register here.  
  • Select Plumas County Correctional Center
  • Select your inmate.
  • Choose your date and time.

Your inmate will be notified by the Plumas County Correctional Center staff of the date and time for the visit. Be sure to be in front of your computer and connected to NCIC at least 15 minutes before the start of the visit.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]

For all the information you need to know, whether it be 'in person' at-the-jail visitation or remote video visitation with your Plumas County inmate, go to our Visit Inmate Page.


 

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

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

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


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Plumas County Correctional Center?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Plumas County follow these instructions:

Plumas County Correctional Center uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose California.
  • Choose Plumas County Correctional Center
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Plumas County Correctional Center, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. California to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. California to California) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Plumas County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

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

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

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

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


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Plumas County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Plumas County Correctional Center follow these steps:

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


 

How to Have Remote Video Visits and 'At the Jail' Visits with an Inmate in Plumas County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with correctpay.com to communicate with your Plumas County Correctional Center inmate, follow the instructions below:

Plumas County Correctional Center uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.

You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:

  • Visit from your home computer.
  • Visit from the correctpay VendEngine Kiosk in the Plumas County Correctional Center lobby.
  • Visit by using the JailFunds iphone or Android app

Go here to begin the process to schedule a visit.

  • Register by creating an account here.
  • Add a payment method.
  • Select California
  • Select Plumas County Correctional Center
  • Select your inmate
  • Schedule a visit.

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364

For all the information on remote video visits and 'at the jail' visitation for Plumas County Correctional Center, including fees, schedules, how it works and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email or Text Message to an Inmate in Plumas County

To send a secure email message and digital photos to an inmate in Plumas County Correctional Center follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Plumas County Correctional Center, 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... So be careful what you write.
  • Uploading photos to Inmate’s email
    Make sure the file size is less than 5MB.
    Also make sure your file is a .jpg, .jpeg or .gif.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Plumas County Correctional Center and send them photos, check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Plumas County. 
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Plumas County Correctional Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Plumas County Correctional Center supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Plumas County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Plumas County Correctional Center, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Plumas County Correctional Center adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Plumas County Correctional Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Plumas 67


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

1400 East Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o Plumas County Correctional Center
1400 East Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971


Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Plumas County Correctional Center in California?
There are 67 inmates in the Plumas County Correctional Center 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, Plumas County Correctional Center 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 Plumas County Correctional Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Plumas County Correctional Center in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 1340 offenders were booked into the Plumas County Correctional Center 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 Plumas County Correctional Center.

How many people work at the Plumas County Correctional Center in California?
The Plumas County Correctional Center maintains a staff of approximately 16. 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 Plumas County Correctional Center in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Plumas County Correctional Center in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Plumas County Correctional Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Plumas County Correctional Center 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 530-283-6267 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 Plumas County Correctional Center in California?
The Plumas County Correctional Center address and phone number is: 1400 East Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971. Their phone number is 530-283-6267. 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 Plumas County Correctional Center.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Plumas County Correctional Center?
Call 530-283-6267 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Plumas County Correctional Center. 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 Plumas County Correctional Center.

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