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Fresno County Main Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule


1225 ‘M’ Street
P.O. Box 872
Fresno,
California
93712
Fresno County
Main Phone: 559-488-3031
Beds: 1065
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Fresno County Main Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Fresno, California.

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.

It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 559-488-3031 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Fresno County Main Jail Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions


Step 1

Arrive to the facility 15 minutes before your visit.

Step 2

Show a valid, government-issued photo ID.



Who Can Visit an Inmate in Fresno County Main Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.

It is a crime in California to be on the property of any penal facility without prior permission from the watch commander.

Visitation applicants in Fresno County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.

Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 559-488-3031 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

It is likely that the Fresno County Main Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 559-488-3031 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.

If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.

If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.

The Fresno County Main Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.



Fresno County Main Jail Visitation Application Process

Fresno County Main Jail does not require visitors to fill out a visitation application.

It is a criminal offense for anyone on felony probation or parole to be on the grounds of a California penal facility without prior permission from the watch commander/warden.

Call 559-488-3031 to ask specific questions about the application.

Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 



Visiting Hours in Fresno County Main Jail

Floors 3, 4, 5

POD B & C

Monday, Thursday, Saturday

8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

PODS D, E & F

Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

POD C

Tuesday

7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Thursday

8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Saturday

1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Sunday

7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

POD D

Monday

7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Wednesday

7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Friday

12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Saturday

7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Sunday

8:00 a.m. to noon

POD E

Monday

8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Thursday

7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Friday

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Sunday

1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Main Jails 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 visit in the “bond rooms” every day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Inmates are allowed one 30 minute visit a week. Up to three visitors are allowed per visit.



Fresno County Main Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Fresno County Main Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.

The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

Wear clothes that are not revealing.

Don't wear see-through material.

Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.

Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.

Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

Exposes the breast/chest area, genitals or buttocks. Anyone wearing clothing considered to be too revealing will not be allowed to visit. This includes swimsuits, tank tops, halter tops, strapless or "spaghetti" strap tops, loose or oversized sleeveless tops, and low necklines.

By design, or by the manner in which it is worn, allows the anatomical detail of body parts to be clearly viewed (e.g., Spandex, Lycra, clothes with holes in inappropriate places, or excessively tight clothing).

Are sheer or transparent (including see-through lace and mesh materials).

Exposes the midriff area.

Attire or accessories displaying obscene/offensive language, drawings, or objects.

Promotes violence, hate, drug use, sex acts or gangs. Includes any attire or accessories displaying any type of gang insignia, gang artwork, or any affiliation with gangs.

Any other clothing, garment, or accessory that when compared to the expressly specified standards above would warrant disapproval.

Dress code rules apply equally to male and female visitors.

Call 559-488-3031 to ask specific questions about the Fresno County Main Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.



Fresno County Main Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

The jail’s website provides the following announcement:

All detention facilities are no-hostage facilities. Employees will not bargain for the release of hostages.

Additional rules and tips include:

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 559-488-3031 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Fresno County Main Jail visitation.



'At Home' Video Visitation

Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.

Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.

Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.

Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.

Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Fresno County Main Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

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