Modified Visitation Procedures

Effective February 21, 2023 the Fresno County Jail has modified the visiting regulations.

1) Inmates currently in quarantine will not be allowed to visit.  They are eligible to visit once their housing unit is taken off quarantine.


Rules for Visiting

Personal items are not permitted inside the visiting area. This includes purses, backpacks, cameras, cell phones, food, beverages, cigarettes, weapons, strollers, and car seat/carriers. Visitors will be instructed to lock the items in a vehicle or locker or return at another time without the items. Under no circumstances will staff accept any personal property from a visitor for safekeeping. The Sheriff’s Office is not responsible for lost or stolen items. The only permissible items include:

  • The individual’s identification
  • Keys
  • Sunglasses
  • One blanket, diaper, wipes, bottle, and pacifier may be brought in with an infant.
  • Toy (one per child). May not be motorized, electrical, or a weapon facsimile (e.g., knife, gun, grenade, etc.).

All visiting areas are equipped with a metal detector, and all visitors must pass through the metal detector prior to entrance into the facility. Processing may require the removal of shoes, jackets, sweaters, suspenders, belts, jewelry, or other accessories for closer inspection or separate processing.

You may be asked to submit to a search of your person or property. You have the right to refuse. However, if you are asked to submit and you refuse, you will be denied visiting for that day.

Visitors are to refrain from loud talking or any disruptive behavior. Additionally, visitors:

  • Shall NOT sit on the visiting table.
  • Shall NOT undress or expose body parts.
  • Shall NOT take photographs. (Cell phones are prohibited.)
  • Shall NOT visit with other incarcerated persons.
  • Shall hang up the phone and exit the visiting area at the conclusion of the visit, or when otherwise instructed to do so.

Visitors who do not follow the visiting rules or who are rude, disruptive or disrespectful to staff may be subject to having their visit denied, terminated, or suspended.

Visitation may be denied or terminated if the visitor poses a danger to the security of the facility or there is other good cause, including, but not limited to the following:

  • The visitor is not appropriately attired in accordance with the visitor dress code (see below).
  • The visitor does not have appropriate identification, or has attempted to falsely identify himself/herself to gain admittance into the facility.
  • The visitor appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The visitor refuses to submit to being searched.
  • The visitor or incarcerated person violates facility or visiting rules.
  • The visitor causes damage, destruction or vandalism to the visitation room or Lobby.
  • The visitor fails to supervise and maintain control of any minor accompanying him/her into the facility.
  • The visitor disrupts other visits/visitors.
  • The visitor has attempted to enter the facility with contraband.

Any person found to have a cell phone in their possession will be banned from visiting for ninety (90) days. A subsequent violation may result in criminal prosecution and permanent expulsion.

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