Sacramento County Jail

The Sacramento County Main Jail is used primarily for the temporary incarceration and detention of individuals for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department as well as other outside agencies such as the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). The jail houses male and female inmates until such time as they either post bail, appear for arraignment, or are released on their own recognizance. The jail also houses inmates awaiting trial. If convicted, most prisoners will serve their time in the Rio Consumnes Correctional Facility. The facility can accommodate approximately 2,400 inmates.

The Sacramento County Main Jail is located at:
651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Public hours of operation are 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.

Sacramento Jail Inmate and Case Information

Real-time information on inmates currently held at the facility can be found online through the Inmate Information System on the Sacramento County Jail website. Alternatively, the jail can be contacted at 916-874-6752. Callers should be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Posting Bail

Bail can be posted at the jail’s cashier’s office which is open 24/7, with the daily exception of 6 a.m.-8 a.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Sacramento Jail accepts cash, cashier’s checks, and bail bonds. Bail is returned if the inmate attends their scheduled court appearances. If the inmate does not attend, the money is forfeited to the court.

Visiting an Inmate

Inmates are authorized to have two, 45-minute social visits per week. Visits are not permitted from 2:45 p.m. to-4:45 p.m and after 9:45 p.m. A maximum of three people is allowed per visit. Visits are non-contact and visitors are not permitted to carry any items into the visitation area. Each visitor must present a valid government-issued identification card when entering the facility. Minors must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age. Inmates can meet with their legal representatives or consular officials 24/7.

Contacting an Inmate

Inmates are entitled to one free outgoing telephone call at the time of their booking into Sacramento Jail. All other phone calls must be made collect or using a prepaid account through ICSolutions. Inmates are not authorized to receive incoming calls.

Inmates can also be contacted via email through the Inmate Information System on the Sacramento County Jail website. Emails are printed out and delivered to inmates usually the day after they are received. Inmates do not have access to a computer system and therefore, will not be able to respond via email.

Calling a Detainee

Messages can be left for detainees by calling and providing the detainee’s full name, alien registration number as well as the caller’s name and telephone number.

Sending Money to an Inmate

Inmates are permitted to have money sent to them for the purchase of goods at the jail’s commissary. Money can be deposited into the inmate’s account in person at the jail’s cashier’s office or by mailing a cashier’s check or money order.


The Sacramento County Main Jail offers inmates a number of services such as mental health counseling, drug and abuse counseling, work programs, religious services as well as a variety of educational programs.

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