The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the operation of three jails within the county. The South Annex Jail built in 1947, the Main Jail built in 1989 and the North Annex Jail built in 1993. The total combined capacity of all open floors is currently 2,427 inmates. The inmate population is supervised by over 350 Correctional Officers, Correctional Sergeants, and Correctional lieutenants. Over the last few years the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has seen its jail population rise and fall for various reasons. Unfortunately those reasons are not always attributed to the rise and fall of the crime rate. Since 1993 the Fresno County Sheriff has been under a Federal Consent Decree which controls the number of inmates that can be held in jail at any given time. Currently the jail population is limited to a percentage of the number of available beds within the three jails, with the overriding mandate that each inmate shall have a bed.
The employees of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office are committed to a fully integrated criminal justice system, which ensures public safety. We set a standard of professionalism and correctional excellence through our operation of safe, secure and humane correctional facilities. through innovative ideas and an empowered work force, we provide opportunities for positive behavioral change, knowledge and skill development, and community reparation. Detention Programs and Services work collaboratively with community, other agencies, and stakeholders in pursuit of this mission.
Detention Programs and Services are outcome-driven and designed to produce individuals whom, upon returning to the community are safe, self-sufficient, healthy, out-of-trouble, at home, in school or at work. Additionally, the bureau is committed to the inmate's character development. the Six Pillars of character as identified by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, are the core ethical values that form the foundation of the development and delivery of programs and services, and behavioral expectations of the inmate population.
These six pillars of character are:
VINE is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding their offender's custody status and register to receive telephone and email notification when their offender's custody status changes.
You may use the telephone to search for and register to receive notification about the custody status of an offender -- each state/county has their own toll-free VINE phone number. For information on the VINELink in Fresno County, call 1-877-411-5588, or you can search for and register to receive notification about the custody status of an offender via VINELink at http://www.vinelink.com
VINE Contact Information for Fresno County
The Inmate Information web page can help with VINE registration if the offender is under the custody of the Fresno County Jail. The Inmate Search can assist in the search and selection of the offender. The selection will result in the display of the Inmate Information page where public information on the inmate can be reviewed. Find and click on the link to VINE to register.
VINE es un servicio por el cuál víctimas del crimen pueden utilizar el teléfono o el Internet para buscar información con respecto a el estado de la custodia de el ofensor y donde pueden registrarse para recibir llamadas telefónicas y notificación por correo electrónico cuando la posición de la custodia de el ofensor cambia.
Usted puede utilizar el teléfono para buscar información y registrarse para recibir notificaciones acerca de la posición de la custodia de un ofensor -- cada estado/condado tiene su propio número de teléfono de VINE sin peaje. Para información sobre el VINELink en el Condado de Fresno, llame a 1-877-411-5588, o regístrese para recibir notificaciones acerca de la posición de la custodia de un ofensor vía VINE por la Internet aquí http://www.vinelink.com
VINE Contact Information for Fresno County
El Centro de Informacion de Presos sitio por la internet puede ayudar con registro si el delincuente esta corriente en la custodia de la carcel de el condado de Fresno. Inmate Search podria asistir en la busqueda y seleccion de el delincuente. La seleccion resultar en una visualizador de el sitio de informacion de presos donde puede ovservar informacion publico sobre el preso. Encontrar y oprima el conectar a VINE para registrar.
The Fresno County Sheriff's Office Jail Division encourages and may grant tours to public organizations; youth, school and church groups; news media; community leaders; law enforcement; and other corrections professionals for academic, educational, or professional purposes.
Tours of the Jail facilities are available on a scheduled basis.
Groups and organizations wishing to schedule a tour may contact Jail staff at (559) 600-8725, Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 6:00 am and 4:30 pm. (Tours may be arranged for alternative times.)
Any person requesting a tour should be aware of the following:
The Jail Division is proud of its facility operations, and the professionalism of the correctional staff assigned to maintain the care and custody of persons incarcerated in Fresno County.
Appearances for Superior Court are set by the Superior Court and scheduled for the next available court date.
Note: The Jail Division cannot release an inmate until it has received written notification from the court that all charges have been cleared. This may take several hours from the time the criminal offender was "released" in court.
Court appearances for warrants in Fresno are set by the court and take approximately two (2) court days.
The District Attorney's Office has two (2) complete court days from the time the inmate has been arrested to file charges on new (P.C. 836) arrests.
Note: A court day consists of the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, not including court holidays.
Captain Jennifer Horton
Jail Programs and Services Bureau
Captain Ron Vega
Jail Operations Bureau
Jail Watch Commander
or 1 (888) 373-7011