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Sacramento County Main Jail

Sacramento County Main Jail
651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-874-6752

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

The Sacramento County Main Jail, located at:
651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 916-874-6752.

The main reason that people call 916-874-6752 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 Sacramento County Main Jail 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento County Main Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Sacramento County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Sacramento County Main Jail has approximately 48640 bookings, with a daily average of 2432 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 608.

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 Sacramento County Main Jail 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento County Main 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 Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Sacramento County Main Jail

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

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select California.
  • Select Sacramento County Main Jail
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 916-874-6752 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 Sacramento County Main Jail

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 Sacramento County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Sacramento County Main Jail follow these steps:

  • Register here to create an account with icaregifts for Sacramento County.
  • Choose California, then Sacramento County Main Jail, 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento County Main Jail, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Sacramento County.


 

How Do Inmates in Sacramento County Main Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

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


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Sacramento County Main Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Sacramento County Main Jail 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento County Main Jail, 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 Sacramento County Main Jail 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. 

Sacramento County Main Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Sacramento 2,432


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate’s name, X-ref #, housing location
Sacramento County Main Jail
651 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Sacramento County Main Jail in California?
There are 2432 inmates in the Sacramento County Main 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, Sacramento County Main 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 Sacramento County Main Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 48640 offenders were booked into the Sacramento County Main 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 Sacramento County Main Jail.

How many people work at the Sacramento County Main Jail in California?
The Sacramento County Main Jail maintains a staff of approximately 608. 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 Sacramento County Main Jail in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Sacramento County Main Jail in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Sacramento County Main Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Sacramento County Main 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 916-874-6752 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 Sacramento County Main Jail in California?
The Sacramento County Main Jail address and phone number is: 651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814. Their phone number is 916-874-6752. 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 Sacramento County Main Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Sacramento County Main Jail?
Call 916-874-6752 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Sacramento County Main 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 Sacramento County Main Jail.

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