Sonoma County Sierra Youth Center | Visitation FAQ Mail Phone | CA

Sonoma County Sierra Youth Center FAMILY & FRIENDS INFORMATION

ABOUT Sonoma County Sierra Youth Center

The Sonoma County Sierra Youth Center in the city of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California is a maximum-security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level, misdemeanor offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level has to be as high as is it would be in any maximum-security state prison. 

Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Sonoma County Sierra Youth Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence. 

The men and women being held in the Sonoma County Sierra Youth Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Sonoma County Court System already and been sentenced to one year or less. 

When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the California State Prison or the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Illegal immigrants may be transferred into ICE custody and are then deported.

Inmates in the Sonoma County Sierra Youth Center are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, a legal library, and bathroom and shower facilities. 

The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazines from trusted outside publishers.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to schedule a time to visit.

Information You Will Find on This Page

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find very helpful and very useful: 

Sonoma County Inmate Search

How to Bail out an Inmate at this jail

Inmate Phone use for this facility

Visitation Rules and Schedules - both here and online

Commissary Deposits and Inmate Accounts

Sonoma County Sierra Youth Center Inmate Mail Guidelines


We also provide information on:

  • How to contact the facility
  • Directions to the jail
  • Sonoma County recent arrests
  • Local, State and Federal Most Wanted bulletins
  • Outstanding Arrest Warrants
  • Crime News
  • Sonoma County Court Appearances, and lots more.

Sonoma County Sierra Youth Center

California Sonoma N/A


538 Eliza Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95409



North County Adult Facility: 707-565-1400

Adult Probation: 707-565-2149

Dispatch: 707-565-2121

District Attorney: 707-565-2311

Adult Detention Alternatives: 707-578-6042

Main Adult Facility: 707-565-1400

Juvenile Probation: 707-565-6229

Public Defender: 707-565-2791

Sheriff: 707-565-2511




Inmate's First and Last Name
Resident's first and last name
c/o Sonoma County Sierra Youth Center
538 Eliza Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95409