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All Inmate Visits Currently Suspended at Fresno County Jails. For more information, click here.

Inmates have access to phones.  They may contact people outside the jail by making collect calls.  If you wish to try and contact an inmate, please mail them a letter, via U.S. Mail, to the following address.

Fresno County Jail

Attn: Inmate's name

JID # and Booking #

(This can be obtained from through the inmate search function, https://fresnosheriff.org/units/records/inmate-search.html)

P.O. Box 872

Fresno, CA 93712

This online resource allows you to search for inmates in the Sheriff's custody. Virtually all public information about the inmate is available in this area of the site. The inmate's housing location, Booking Number, Jail Identification Number (also referred to as JID or Person ID), charges, bail amount, and projected release date (if known) are available by visiting the Inmate Locator page. It also serves as an entry point to register for notification of any changes to an inmate’s custody status.

By selecting from the topics listed in the dropdown field, you can learn a great deal about the jail system and the programs and services available to inmates. In most cases, your questions about mail, visiting, phone calls and more can be answered by visiting these pages.

For questions not answered on this Website, please feel free to call our Jail Information Office at (888) 373-7011. This number has been established to assist in answering general questions. Please refrain from calling any of the other listed numbers regarding general inmate information. The telephone numbers for the Chaplains, Watch Commander, ADA Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Tour Sergeant and Medical staff have been provided to assist with specific issues for the reasons specified. While these numbers have been provided to facilitate public interaction, the staff in these areas are unable to provide general inmate information and you will be redirected to the toll-free number.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is a participant in the VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) program. VINE is an anonymous service provided at no cost to the public for the purpose of providing notification when certain changes occur to an inmate’s custody status.

Users are able to register an email address and/or telephone numbers in order to be notified when an inmate is released, is pending release (for sentenced inmates with scheduled release dates), or when transferred to a facility in another county or state prison.

To take advantage of this system:

  1. Search for the inmate through the Sheriff's Inmate Locator page.
  2. Once you locate the correct inmate, click his/her name to view the inmate's information page.
  3. About halfway down the page, you will see a link to register for inmate status notifications. Click on that link.
  4. A new browser window will open giving you access to the VINE website. Simply follow the directions to register your email and/or phone numbers.
  5. PLEASE NOTE: When registering with VINE, please make certain you enter your email address and/or phone number correctly. The Fresno Sheriff’s Office will not know if you have entered incorrect information, and an entry error will prevent you from receiving important notifications.

You may also register by calling VINE toll-free or by going directly to the VINE website. You will need to provide the inmate's name or JID/Person ID number.

VINE Service Number: (877) 411-5588
TTY: (866) 847-1298