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Tulare County Main Jail
2404 West Burrel Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291-4580

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Tulare County Main Jail, call the jail at 559-735-1931 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Tulare County Main Jail.

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 Tulare County Main Jail

The Tulare County Main Jail, located in the city of Visalia, in Tulare County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 5280 Bookings, with a daily average of 264 Inmates and a staff of 66.
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 Tulare County Main Jail 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 Tulare County Main Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Tulare County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Tulare County Main Jail 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 Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Tulare County Main Jail by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Tulare County Main Jail, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Tulare County Main Jail Inmate Phone Syste, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Send Money Page.


 

How to Bail out an Inmate in Tulare County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Tulare County Main Jail follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Tulare County Main Jail, 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

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


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Tulare County Main Jail

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Tulare County Main Jail inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Communicate with an Tulare County Main Jail Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Tulare 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 and jacket ID
Tulare County Jail
36714 Road 112
Visalia, CA 93291

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Tulare County Main Jail 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 Tulare County Main Jail 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

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

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Tulare County Main Jail,
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 Tulare 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 Tulare County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

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

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Tulare County Main Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Tulare County, by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Tulare County Main Jail, 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.
  • If you want to pay by phone, call 877-998-5678.
  • 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.

-  Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.  
-  This product allows Tulare County inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
-  Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.
-  Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.

Inmate Sales Apps

iphone app
Google Play app

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Tulare County Main Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Tulare County.


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Tulare County Main Jail

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

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select California.
  • Select Tulare County Main Jail
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 559-735-1931 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 Tulare 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.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Tulare County Main Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Tulare County Main Jail?... 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 559-735-1931.

Tulare County Main Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Tulare 264


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

2404 West Burrel Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291-4580


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Sheriff: 559-740-4450

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name and jacket ID
Tulare County Jail
36714 Road 112
Visalia, CA 93291


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Tulare County Main Jail in California?
There are 264 inmates in the Tulare 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, Tulare 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 Tulare County Main Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 5280 offenders were booked into the Tulare 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 Tulare County Main Jail.

How many people work at the Tulare County Main Jail in California?
The Tulare County Main Jail maintains a staff of approximately 66. 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 Tulare County Main Jail in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Tulare County Main Jail in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Tulare County Main Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Tulare 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 559-735-1931 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 Tulare County Main Jail in California?
The Tulare County Main Jail address and phone number is: 2404 West Burrel Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291-4580. Their phone number is 559-735-1931. 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 Tulare County Main Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Tulare County Main Jail?
Call 559-735-1931 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Tulare 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 Tulare County Main Jail.

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