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The Jail Programs & Services Bureau seeks to enhance the welfare of inmates through a number of programs.  Program eligibility may be limited to certain security classifications.  Academic education is available to all inmates.

The Delma Graves Adult School is administered by the Fresno County Office of Education and offers Literacy, Adult Basic Education/General Education Development (ABE/GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Personal Skills Development (Life Skills) education. 

The Life Skills courses include:

  • Cognitive Thinking
  • Work Attitude and Behavior
  • Relationship Building
  • Parenting
  • Seeking Employment
  • Money Management
  • Interpersonal Skills

Other programs and services offered include:

  • Religious Programs
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Recreational Reading Library Services
  • Legal Research Access
  • Drug and Alcohol Education
  • Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous Meeting and Resources
  • Community Resources and Services Information and Referral
  • Health/Wellness/Recreation Services
  • Child Support Responsibility Information and Referral
  • Marriages

The religious programs and services reflect the culturally diverse Fresno County community.  In partnership with community volunteers, multi-denominational worship services and Bible studies are offered.  Inmates may also receive visits from clergy members.  If an inmate’s faith is not represented through one of the active ministries, the Volunteer Services Coordinator or a facility chaplain will contact the clergy or a faith leader from the inmate’s religious community to meet individually with the inmate.  

The Sheriff’s Office employs chaplains who provide inmates with pastoral care and spiritual support.  Members of the public may contact the chaplains at the following numbers, however, please be advised that chaplains cannot access or remove inmate property, provide inmate information, nor can they perform marriages or add names to visiting lists.

  • (559) 600-8428 Muslim
  • (559) 600-8429 Catholic
  • (559) 600-8430 Protestant
  • (559) 600-8424 All remaining faiths, or those who are unaffiliated with an organized religion, can contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator, Terry Ashmore

A variety of materials including religious, educational and recreational reading materials are made available to all inmates. Inmates may also have books, newspapers, and periodicals sent to them per the guidelines regarding mail.

Inmates who represent themselves in court proceedings receive support in the form of LexisNexis Legal Research access, telephones, supplies, and limited office work (e.g., photocopying).

Inmates have the opportunity to visit recreation areas at least twice weekly, for a minimum total of three hours.  These areas provide space for exercise and recreation not available in their regular housing units. Under normal conditions, inmates are provided access to televisions, chess, checkers, and playing cards in their housing units.

The TJC Unit is devoted to providing intensive community reintegration programs to sentenced inmates with a medium-to-high-risk to reoffend.  Inmates qualifying for the TJC housing unit must agree to abide by the TJC rules and be sentenced as “AB 109 MSR” (Mandatory Supervised Release).  These inmates are sentenced to county jail and are required to be on probation supervision after release from custody.

Inmates who are eligible to vote in local, state, and federal elections may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot. Requests to register to vote or to obtain a vote-by-mail application should be directed to Legal Research using an Inmate Request Form.

Community volunteers are critical to providing effective programs and services.  The Jail Programs & Services volunteers are some of the most respected service providers in the Jail system.  Inmates and staff recognize that volunteers are committed to helping sincere and motivated inmates improve their lives, and support them becoming contributing members of the community. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at (559) 600-8424, or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How Do I Send or Provide Money to an Inmate?

Deposits to inmate trust (commissary) and telephone accounts can be made in the following ways:

  1. At the Kiosks located in the Jail Lobbies
    • Cash, Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards accepted

  2. Online at: www.touchpaydirect.com
    • Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards accepted

  3. Toll-free phone: 1-866-232-1899  
    • Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards accepted
    • Facility Locator # 293721 and Booking # required for trust deposits

There is a fee to use these services. The charge will appear on your credit card/checking statement as INMATE PAYMENT.

Please contact TouchPay’s customer support team toll free with any questions at:

1-866-204-1603.

 

Jail Questions

How do I get information about someone who was arrested?

To see if someone is in custody, check the Inmate Information Center, or you may call 1-888-373-7011.

Can I order packaged goods online for an inmate?

Yes -- MyCarePack.com gives you the opportunity to show friends and loved ones you're thinking of them while they're incarcerated.