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

Jail Division

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:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Citizenship

Inmate Info Center (VINE)

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Inmate Information Center

The purpose of this web site is to provide the public with information on inmates currently under the custody of the Fresno County Jail. Below are answers to frequently asked questions.

To begin your search for an inmate, click here to go to Inmate Search.

VINE (Victim Information & Notification Everyday)

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
Phone: 1-877-411-5588
Website: http://www.vinelink.com

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.

Court Information 

To obtain court date information, please call the Court Calendar at (559) 457-1801.

Visiting Information 

Visiting for inmates is held in all facilities every day. Click this link to see the jail's visitation schedule. However, visiting signups end at 9:15 pm, and no visits will be signed up after that time. The visiting week schedule is from Saturday through Friday. Each inmate is allowed two, half-hour visits per week. Inmates may place up to three names on their visiting list and inmates may change these names at any time. Anyone wishing to visit an inmate must have their name on the inmate's visiting list, and must be at least 18 years old. Children of an inmate who are under 18 do not need to be on the visiting list, but must be accompanied by an adult whose name is on the visiting list. All visitors must be able to present valid identification upon request by jail staff. Attorneys are required to remain with their inmate/client until officers return the inmate to their jail housing unit.

Inmate Money Information 

Money can only be deposited into an inmate's account via TouchPay.  Deposits to an inmate's trust account can be made in the following ways:

At the Kiosks located in the Jail Lobbies.  Cash, Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards accepted.  Neither personal checks nor cashier's checks will be accepted. 

Online at: www.touchpaydirect.com

Toll-free phone: 1-866-232-1899

Facility locator #293721 and Booking # are required for trust deposits.

There is a fee to use these services.


Inmate Mail Information 

The address to send mail to inmates is P.O. Box 872, Fresno, California, 93721. Please address mail with the inmate's name as they are booked. It is also helpful to add the inmate’s date of birth and booking number if you know it. There is no limit to the amount of mail that an inmate may send or receive. All mail is inspected for contraband, and will be returned to sender if it includes anything not allowed. Items NOT allowed in mail to inmates include any sexually explicit material or photographs, postage stamps, stickers, or any item that is illegal or would cause a security risk. Photographs are allowed, however may not be a Polaroid photograph. Legally blind individuals may send and receive first-class mail through the U.S. Postal Service at no cost.

Jail Chaplain Information 

The Jail Chaplains provide inmates with spiritual guidance only, and cannot give out inmate information. If you wish to contact a Jail Chaplain, please call 600-8428.

Jail Phone Information 

The Jail uses an Inmate Phone System provided by Legacy Inmate Communications, allowing inmates to remain in constant contact with loved ones. Click here for more information.

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Centro de Informacion de Presos

El proposito de este sitio por la Internet es para proveer el publico con informacion sobre presos que estan corriente en la custodia de la carcel de el Condado de Fresno. Por debajo ay respuestas para las preguntas que son mas frequentes.

Para empesar su busqueda de un preso, oprima aqui escoja Inmate Search.

VINE (Información y Notificación Para Victimas Todos Días) 

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
Phone: 1-877-411-5588
Website: http://www.vinelink.com

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.

Informacion de Corte 

Para informacion de corte llame al numero 559-600-8600.

Informacion de Visitas 

Las visitas a presos se efectuan en todas las instalaciones diariamente. Para miriar el horareo oprima aqui. Ahunque la hora de registro para visita termina a las 8:15PM. No se registraran mas visitantes despues de esta hora. La semana de visitas se lleva a cabo de sabado a viernes. A cada preso se le permiten dos visitas de media hora por semana. Los presos pueden poner hasta tres nombres ensu lista de visitas. Los presos pueden cambiar estos nombres a cualquiera hora.

Personas que deseen visitar a un preso deberan tener su nombre en la lista devisitas del preso y tener por lo menos 18 anos de edad. Los hijos de unpreso que sean menores de 18 anos no necesitaran estar en la lista devisitas, pero deberan ser acompanadas de un adulto que este en la lista de visitas. Todos los visitantes deberan presentar identificacion valida cuando les sea requerido por personal de la carcel.

Informacion Sobre Dinero de Presos 

Dinero solo puede ser depositado en una cuenta de reclusos via TouchPay. Pueden hacer depósitos en una cuenta de fideicomiso de los reclusos de las siguientes maneras:

En los Quioscos localizados en los vestíbulos de la cárcel.  Dinero en efectivo, tarjetas de crédito/debito Visa y MasterCard aceptadas.  Ni cheques personales ni cheques de caja serán aceptadas.

 En Línea: www.touchpaydirect.com

El Peaje Libre : 1-866-232-1899

Numero de localizador de instalación #293721 y numero de reserve son necesarios pare los depósitos de confianza.

Hay una tarifa para utilizar estos servicios.

Correspondencia a los Presos 

La direccion para mandar correspondencia a un preso es P.O. Box 872. Fresno, CA 93721. Por favor envie su correspondencia con el nombre con el que el preso fue registrado. Tambien ayuda el escribir la fecha de nacimiento y el numero de registro del preso si lo sabe.

Toda correspondencia es inspeccionada por si tiene contrabando y sera regresada al remitente si este incluye algo no permitido. Articulos no permitidos incluyen fotos o materiales sexualmente explicitos, estampillas postales engomados, o cualquier articulo que sea ilegal o cause un riesgo de seguridad. Fotografias son permitidas pero no deben ser polaroid. Individuos legalmente ciegos podran mandar y recibir correo de primera-clase a traves del servicio postal de Estados Unidos a no costo.

Capellanes de la Carcel 

Los capellanes de la carcel solo proveen al preso con guia espiritual y no pueden dar ninguna informacion de ningun preso. Si usted desea contractar a un capellan de la carcel por favor llame al numero 488-3860.

Informacion telephonica de la Carcel 

La carcel usa un Systema telephonico para los encarcelados, es patrocinado for Legacy Inmate Communications. Para permitir que los individuales que estan encarcelados. Permanescan en constante contacto con sus seres queridos. Apunte aqui para mas informacion.

Jail Tour Information

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 6:00am and 4:30pm. (Tours may be arranged for alternative times.)

Any person requesting a tour should be aware of the following:

  1. The Fresno County Sheriff's Office maintains a NO HOSTAGE facility and will not consider bargaining with hostage takers for ANY reason.
  2. All participants are required to complete and sign an Agreement Assuming Risk of Injury or Damage Waiver and Release of Claims form. A complete list of all tour members’ names, accompanied by the signed waiver forms must be submitted prior to the tour. No member of the tour shall be permitted entry into the facility without a signed waiver form. Visiting guests under the age of eighteen (18) must have parental permission and a Waiver form completed by their parent or guardian prior to entry. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. Members of the group must dress in compliance with the Visitor Dress Code. Students must wear clothing in compliance with their school dress (i.e., no gang attire) Dresses and skirts should be discouraged (unsuitable when touring the elevated exercise yard). Comfortable and sensible walking shoes are recommended.
  4. All members of the group must clear the metal detector or they will not be permitted access into the facility.
  5. Purses, backpacks briefcases, cell phones and other personal effects will not be allowed into the secured areas of the facility.
  6. The jail is frequently a hostile, unpredictable and unpleasant environment. Tour members may be subjected to vulgar and/or obscene manners of communication.
  7. Tours are subject to cancellation without notice by the Watch Commander should it be determined that safety and/or staffing levels are inadequate to conduct tours for the day.
  8. The number of persons permitted on a tour will be determined at the discretion of the Watch Commander. Groups that exceed ten (10) persons will be divided into smaller groups.

The Jail Division is proud of it facility operations, and the professionalism of the correctional staff assigned to maintain the care and custody of persons incarcerated in Fresno County.

Superior Court Appearances

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.


Warrants and Bench Warrants

Court appearances for warrants in Fresno are set by the court and take approximately two (2) court days.


Filing of Charges

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.

Contact Information

Captain Jennifer Horton
Jail Programs and Services Bureau
(559) 600-8138
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Captain Ron Vega
Jail Operations Bureau
(559) 600-8139
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Jail Watch Commander
(559) 600-8440

Inmate Info
(559) 600-8600
or 1 (888) 373-7011

Inmate Info Search


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