Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility Inmate Phone & Email

Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility

Address:
4434 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Phone:

805-681-4260

Inmate Phone & Voicemail for Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility

The Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility Inmate Phone System is Securus. 

Sign up with Securus by clicking the banner below.

1.  AdvanceConnect – Good Option - You control all phone numbers your inmate can call.

This type of account offers you the following benefits:
•    You are able to receive inmate calls as long as funds are available in your account.
•    You can add multiple phone numbers to your account so your inmate can reach your home phone, work phone, cell phone, other relatives, neighbors, friends, etc.
•    Calls WILL connect to cell phones.

2.  Inmate Debit – Inmate can call anyone they choose (subject to jail's approval)

This type of account offers you the following benefits:
•    You can fund an Inmate Debit account without having your own calling account.
•    Inmates can call anyone on their approved calling list without requiring friends and family to create separate prepaid accounts.
•    Calls WILL connect to cell phones.
•    Funds placed in the Inmate Debit account will become the property of the inmate and friends & family members will not be able to receive refunds on this account. 

3. Direct Bill - You receive calls from your inmate, and the charges are billed to you monthly.

  • Requires a credit check. 
  • Costs more.
  • Good for lawyers, bail bonds, long-term inmates, etc.

Resources
Contact Securus by Phone:  972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
Contact Securus Online
Frequently Asked Questions
Submit a Question for Securus Online
Online Rate Quote

Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility Inmate & Family Voicemail

Securus Outbound Voicemail provides your inmate an opportunity to leave a message for their family and friends when a call to their mobile goes unanswered. Once the inmate leaves a voicemail, a text message containing a link will be sent to the dialed number. The recipient of the inmate's voicemail is then sent to a web form to pay and listen to the message. The voicemail will be available for up to 30 days after it is sent, and then another 30 days after it is paid for.

Securus Phone System Cost & Fees - *Subject to Change

ADVANCE CONNECT Phone Calls 
$0.21 per minute

INMATE DEBIT Phone Calls
$0.21 per minute

DIRECT BILL Phone Calls
$0.25 per minute

TRADITIONAL COLLECT Phone Calls
$0.25 per minute

VOICEMAIL Message
One minute - $0.75 per minute

For current online rate quote, go here.

How does an Inmate make a phone call from Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility?

Once you have created and funded your account with Securus, please allow up to 24 hours to start receiving calls. 

Your inmate should be able to dial your number directly and be connected.

You will hear an introduction stating:
1.  "You are receiving a call from "inmate Name" from Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility.  
2. Then you will hear prompts that will ask you to select a number to accept or block the call. 
3. Please listen to the prompts carefully so that you can correctly connect to your inmate.

**If your inmate is using a prepaid calling card, the phone number that should appear on your caller ID is 972-777-9396.

Emailing and Photo Sharing with your Inmate

Emailing Messages & Photos

Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles Inmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.


If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

How Messaging Works
Watch this video on how to send a message.
1.
  Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
2. After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.

How Uploading Photos Works
Watch this video on how to upload a photo.
1.
  Select the Photos Tab.
2. Select “Take New Photo” or “Upload New Photo”.
3. Take a new photo with your webcam, or select "Choose File" to upload a photo from your computer.
4. Give your photo a Title or add it to the "Gallery" of your choice.
5. Select the "Share" button.
6. Select your inmate(s) and then select "Share".
7. Once the photo is approved, it will be shared with your inmate(s).

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

Many jails and prisons restrict the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone by placing daily and monthly limits, so try to pace yourself and not use up all your time at the beginning of the month.

Jails limit an inmate's phone time to certain hours of the day, so it is important you keep a regular schedule that works for both you and your inmate.

If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.

Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.

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.

Sign up with Securus to connect with your inmate at Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility by clicking the banner below.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility

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 Communicate with an Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Santa Barbara County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's Name, Booking Number
Santa Barbara County Jail (POSTCARDS ONLY - Envelopes will NOT be delivered to Inmates)
4436 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Santa Barbara County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Santa Barbara County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Bail out an Inmate in Santa Barbara County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility, 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 Medium Security Facility 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 Medium Security Facility using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility 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 Medium Security Facility inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Do Inmates in Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility 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 Medium Security Facility 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 Medium Security Facility, 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 Medium Security Facility 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 Medium Security Facility 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 Medium Security Facility follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility, 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 Medium Security Facility 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 Medium Security Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility, 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 Medium Security Facility.


 

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 Medium Security Facility follow these steps:

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


 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I open an inmate phone account at the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility?
The Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility uses a third-party phone service called Securus Technologies. If you want to communicate by phone with your inmate, you have to first open an account with Securus. They have three different types of accounts: (1)Advance Connect - where you control all phone numbers your inmate can call. (2)Inmate Debit - where inmate can call anyone they choose. (3)Direct Bill - where you receive calls from your inmate and you are billed monthly. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility.

How much does it cost for an inmate to make a phone call from the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility?
Phone call rates from your inmate in the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility to you vary and are subject to change, but in general the costs are as follows: ADVANCE CONNECT Phone Calls - $0.21 per minute. INMATE DEBIT Phone Calls - $0.21 per minute. DIRECT BILL Phone Calls - $0.25 per minute. TRADITIONAL COLLECT Phone Calls - $0.25 per minute. VOICEMAIL Message (one minute max) - $0.75 per minute. Learn more about how much phone calls cost in the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility.

How do voicemail messages from an inmate work at the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility?
Securus Outbound Voicemail provides your inmate an opportunity to leave a message for their family and friends when a call to their mobile goes unanswered. Once the inmate leaves a voicemail, a text message containing a link will be sent to the dialed number. The recipient of the inmate's voicemail is then sent to a web form to pay and listen to the message. The voicemail will be available for up to 30 days after it is sent, and then another 30 days after it is paid for. Learn more about inmate voicemail functions in the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility.

Can I fund a Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility inmate's phone account without having my own phone account?
Yes. You can fund a Securus Technologies Inmate Debit account without having your own calling account. All you have to do is deposit money for them online or by calling Securus at 972-734-1111 and paying with a debit or credit card over the phone. Learn more about how to set up a phone account for an inmate in the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility.

Can inmate phone calls from the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility connect to my mobile phone number?
Yes. When an inmate in the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility calls you using a Securus Technologies phone service's Inmate Debit account, the calls can connect to a cell phone. Learn more about how to set up a phone account for an inmate in the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility.

Why is my Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility phone status blocked?
If your phone status at the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility is showing being BLOCKED, there could be several reasons for this: (1)There are not enough funds on your Advanced Connect Account, (2)Your Direct Bill is past due, (3)You have a new telephone number, and a restriction could be on your line, (4)You may have accidentally pressed the incorrect number when attempting to accept the incoming call and you may have blocked your line, (5)In the past you may have requested to have a block placed on your phone and you never had it removed. On any of these issues of your phone being blocked, you can resolve them by calling Securus at 972-734-1111. Learn more about how to unblock a phone in the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility.

How do I close my inmate phone account at the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility?
On Securus Technologies website you can close your account inmate phone account at the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility by following these instructions: 1. Log in. 2. Select your account. 3. Click on 'Close Account'. If you have a refund coming by credit card, it will show up in 10-12 days. With Western Union, full refunds will be refunded through Western Union in 10-12 business days and partial refunds will be issued by check via regular U.S. Postal Service mail in 2-3 weeks. With MoneyGram or payments made by mail, full and partial refunds will be issued by check via regular U.S. Postal Service mail in 2-3 weeks. Make sure to verify your address. Call Securus at 972-734-1111 if you have any problems. Learn more about how to close your phone account in the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility.

Are phone calls with an inmate at the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility recorded?
Yes. All phone calls with an inmate in the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility are recorded. All calls except those with their lawyer. Everything you say and do are going to be heard and recorded by the jail staff. If you discuss your inmate's pending criminal case or any criminal activity, you can be assured that the conversation will end up being sent to the prosecutor and/or other law enforcement. Learn more about how to control your inmate's phone calls while in the Santa Barbara County Medium Security Facility.