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:
Other programs and services offered include:
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.
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.
Deposits to inmate trust (commissary) and telephone accounts can be made in the following ways:
There is a fee to use these services. The charge will appear on your credit card/checking statement as INMATE PAYMENT.
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To see if someone is in custody, check the Inmate Information Center, or you may call 1-888-373-7011.
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