Tuolumne County Jail Emailing An Inmate

Tuolumne County Jail

Address:
175 Yaney Avenue
Sonora, CA 95370

Phone:

209-216-4111

Exchanging email messages and photos with an Inmate

Tuolumne County Jail uses a secure messaging service call Smart Communications so that inmates can communicate electronically with friends and family members on the outside.

SmartMail allows inmates to communicate safely and quickly with family and friends outside of the jail, prison or detention center. Inmates send and receive electronic letters using a safe and secure computer kiosk or tablet stationed in their institution. THE COST IS JUST $0.50 CENTS; cheaper than a postage stamp and envelope.

  • The message can be sent with postage paid and will be free to open and read for the recipient.
  • Or, the message can be sent collect / "COD" for free and will be paid for by the recipient.
  • To send or receive a message you MUST open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for inmates, prisoners, or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • They will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.
  • Sending messages with SmartMail is just like sending an e-mail, except it is contained within the SmartJailMail web site. Messages can be delivered instantly or may be held for review depending on the destination facility.
  • Electronic messages are delivered much more quickly than traditional paper mail to the correctional facility so you can stay connected.

More information on how to send and receive messages and photos with an inmate.

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Tuolumne County Jail

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Tuolumne County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Tuolumne County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

If you have any questions:

For all Tuolumne County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Tuolumne County Jail

To communicate by text or email with an Tuolumne County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Tuolumne County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Tuolumne County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Tuolumne County Jail will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Tuolumne County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.


 

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

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose California, then choose Tuolumne County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Tuolumne County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Tuolumne County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Tuolumne County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Tuolumne County.


 

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

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

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

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


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Tuolumne County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Tuolumne 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 Tuolumne 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 Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Tuolumne County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Tuolumne County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Tuolumne County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.