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Fullerton Jail Inmate Phone Use

237 West Commonwealth
Orange County
Inmate Info: 714-647-4666
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Fullerton Jail inmate phone use, how the jail phone system works, purchasing phone time online (where available), purchasing phone time over the phone online (where available), purchasing phone credits through commissary (where available) and setting up an account to reduce your cost of inmate phone calls from the Orange County Jail in Fullerton, California.

When available, the information below will explain how to communicate with your inmate using the jail's secure email message system.

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to the jail phones and your communication costs are reduced as much as possible.

Can I Phone An Inmate At The Fullerton Jail?

No. Neither this jail nor any other jail allows you to directly phone an inmate.

Can I Leave A Message For An Inmate At Fullerton Jail?

This facility does not allow you to leave a message for an inmate.

In an emergency, such as an inmate’s immediately family member dying, an exception might be made. Individual situations are decided by the Watch Commander or jail supervisor on duty. Jail staff may ask for evidence of the death before notifying the inmate.

To see if the Fullerton Jail has this service, go here or call Fullerton Jail: 714-738-6722.

How Does An Inmate Make A Phone Call From Fullerton Jail?

Collect Calls

Fullerton Jail, provides phones in the cells so inmates can make free local calls to friends and family.

If they wish to make calls outside of the 714 area code they must call collect. Some phone companies block calls from jails and prisons. They might also require a deposit before you can accept collect calls to your phone.

Jail staff has the right to block an inmate’s phone privileges at any time.  

Direct Calls

This facility does not contract with a third-party phone provider such as Global Tel Link or Securus. The only option for inmates desiring to call outside the area code is to make traditional collect calls.

To see Fullerton Jail phone services, go to http://www.fullertonpd.org/ or call Fullerton Jail: 714-738-6722.

Some jails also allow sell phone cards directly to an inmate in the jail commissary store.

Can An Inmate Use A Cell Phone While In Fullerton Jail?

No. Inmates are not allowed cell phones in Fullerton Jail, although getting access to a cell phone in jail has become more common.

Some states such as California have made it a criminal offense to use and possess a cell phone and will file additional charges when it can be connected to an inmate. Cell phones are most often smuggled into the jail and then sold to the inmates by jail staff.

Can I Communicate By Email With An Inmate?

At this time this facility does not provide email access to inmates.

A growing number of jails do offer email services to inmates and their families. This can save you time by letting you view your email from your smart phone, computer, or tablet, whenever you wish.

You don't have to deal with envelopes, stamps or the post office.

Inmates like it because the emails typically eliminate delayed mail runs so they can get your correspondence quickly and send responses immediately.

Jail staffs like it as it eliminates concerns about contraband entering the facility in envelopes and on paper. It also allows the jail to have an electronic record that can be called upon at any time.

Anything you or your inmate writes in an email service is put through a filtering program that looks for certain words related to criminal and/or gang activities.

There have been multiple cases in which emails between inmates and their friends or loved ones have been used as evidence in criminal court cases to convict them or to file new charges.

Call Fullerton Jail: 714-738-6722 or click here to see if this facility has started offering email services and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.

Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call Fullerton Jail at Fullerton Jail: 714-738-6722 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.

Many jails and prisons are increasingly restricting 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!

Click here to view the jail website for additional information. 

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