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Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria
812-A West Foster Road
**Inmates are housed here up to 96 hours and transferred to Santa Barbara County Jail
Santa Maria, CA 93454

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria, call the jail at 805-681-4260 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria.

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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria

The Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria, located in the city of Santa Maria, in Santa Barbara County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 800 Bookings, with a daily average of 40 Inmates and a staff of 10.
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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria 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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Santa Barbara County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria 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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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 Bail out an Inmate in Santa Barbara County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria, 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

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


 

How Do Inmates in Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria Make or Receive Phone Calls?

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

1.  Start by confirming that Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria has the phone service you need to communicate with your inmate by the facility lookup here.
2. In the meantime, you can create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account. This account can be controlled by just you, or by both you and your inmate.
4. Last, select Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Santa Barbara County Services that are provided by GettingOut, a GTL company:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Video Visits (from home or jail lobby)
 - Email & Photo Sharing
 - Tablet Rental
 - Deposits


Phone & Voicemail Fees

1.  GettingOut charges $0.25 per minute for all phone calls, prepaid or collect, within California.
2. Prepaid calls between California and other states costs $0.21 per minute. International calls are $0.95 per minute.
3. There is a fee of $3.00 every time you add money to your account online, and it costs $5.95 if you add funds over the phone with a live agent.
4. You can also leave an inmate a short voice message for a flat fee of $1.25.

Note: Rates are subject to change.

Types of Phone Calls
Collect Calls
Collect calls allow you to accept and pay for calls to your land line (only) phone account. This means that if you accept your call from your inmate, all the charges for that call will then be billed to your land line phone account and will show up and be listed on your next local phone bill. Additional fees, costs, restrictions may apply.

Prepaid calls (Direct Calls)
With Prepaid Calls you can set up your account so that the inmate can only call you and/or you can just deposit money in their account and they can purchase prepaid phone cards through their commissary and call whoever they choose, provided the Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria approves of the phone number.

Quick Connect
Quick connect is an alternative to collect calls. It allows you to quickly pay for a phone call with your credit card.  When your inmate calls you, follow the instructions from the automated voice system to pay for that one phone call, directly billed to your card.

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria GettingOut phone services, you can call them at 866-516-0115.

* All the information you need to understand making and receiving phone calls with inmates in Santa Barbara County, can be found on our Inmate Phone Page.


 

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

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Santa Barbara County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Santa Barbara County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria, 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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Santa Barbara County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria, 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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Santa Barbara County.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria?... 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 805-681-4260.

Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Santa Barbara 40


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

812-A West Foster Road
**Inmates are housed here up to 96 hours and transferred to Santa Barbara County Jail
Santa Maria, CA 93454


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Santa Maria Jail: 805-934-6325

Santa Maria Police: 805-922-0877

SB County Jail: 805-681-4216

Santa Barbara Police: 805-897-2434

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name (POSTCARDS ONLY - Envelopes will NOT be delivered to Inmates)
c/o Santa Barbara County Jail
4436 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria in California?
There are 40 inmates in the Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria 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, Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria 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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 800 offenders were booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria 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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria.

How many people work at the Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria in California?
The Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria maintains a staff of approximately 10. 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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria 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 805-681-4260 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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria in California?
The Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria address and phone number is: 812-A West Foster Road
**Inmates are housed here up to 96 hours and transferred to Santa Barbara County Jail
Santa Maria, CA 93454. Their phone number is 805-681-4260. 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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria?
Call 805-681-4260 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria. 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 Santa Barbara County Jail - Santa Maria.

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