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Effective Saturday, May 29, 2021, inmate visitations at all Fresno County Jail facilities are allowed. For more information on modified visitation procedures, click here.
All detention facilities are no-hostage facilities. Employees will not bargain for the release of hostages.

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

Live Scan fingerprint services are located inside the Fresno County Main Jail lobby located at 1225 M Street in downtown Fresno.  Office hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 2:30 pm.  

Live Scan costs vary, so please contact the office for more details.  The number is (559) 600-8240.

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.

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.

The Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office Jail Division will provide jail tours only to persons or groups with professional or academic interests, e.g., dignitaries, law enforcement, court officials, college-level criminal justice majors or law students, etc. If the tour request is for students, the course instructor must make the request and attend the tour. Touring of the facility is a privilege, not a right – Tours are given at the discretion of the Sheriff and Fresno County Jail has the right to refuse entrance to any person or group.

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) 600-8455, 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:

  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. 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 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.

Contact Information

Jail Watch Commander
(559) 600-8440

Inmate Info
(559) 600-8600
or (559) 475-9491

Main Jail
1225 M Street
Fresno, CA  93721

North Annex Jail
1265 M Street
Fresno, CA  93721

South Annex Jail
2280 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA  93721

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 (559) 475-9491.

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.