Butte County CA Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: July 13, 2022
35 County Center Dr, Oroville, CA 95965

Butte County CA Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Butte County CA Jail

You can support your loved ones at Butte County CA Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 530-538-7471.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Butte County CA Jail is a detention center located at 35 County Center Dr Oroville, CA which is operated locally by the Butte County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Butte County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Oroville Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for California here.

The Corrections Division oversees the operation of the 614-bed county jail and other inmate-related programs. With an average daily population of over 580 inmates, the Butte County Jail is the largest county correctional facility north of Sacramento. Corrections Division staff supervise and care for inmates within the jail by providing for their safety, security, and basic needs.

The Corrections Division includes a number of specialized working groups and Units. These include inmate support services (e.g. chaplains and drug and alcohol abuse counselors), the Sheriff’s Road Crew, the Jail Medical Unit, the Gang Unit, the Classification Unit, the Inmate Transportation and Extradition Unit, and food preparation and laundry services.

The Corrections also includes an Alternative Custody Supervision (ACS) unit responsible for supervising offenders released from the jail and placed into the community. Prior to being placed in the program, the offenders are assessed to determine the level of risk their release would pose to public safety. If the risk is determined to be reasonable, and the offender meets other program requirements, he or she may be accepted into the program. Currently the program has the capacity to supervise 200 offenders. Correctional Deputies assigned to the ACS unit supervise the offenders by conducting regular and unannounced home visits; ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of release and provide basic case management. The ACS unit uses both Radio Frequency (RF) and Global Positioning System (GPS) equipped ankle bracelets to monitor offenders released to the Sheriff’s Alternative Custody program. Offenders are required to remain at their residence, unless they are working, attending classes or have permission to leave.

The Sheriff’s Office also has a Day Reporting Center (DRC), where offenders released to the ACS program meet with Correctional Deputies and programming staff to participate in evidenced based classes designed to address their individual criminogenic needs and reduce recidivism. Offenders have access to a variety of services and programs at the DRC.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in California. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Butte County CA Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

The Butte County Jail - Visitation

The Butte County Jail allows 2 Forty-five minute visits per week, per inmate. Visiting is on Saturdays and Sundays.

Convicted Felons are NOT allowed on the Jail premises without prior written permission of the Jail Administrator. The Application for visiting approval can be downloaded here. Application to visit

Inmate Visiting Times

Male Inmates: Housing Unit Visiting Start Time(s)

  • A Pod 3:45 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
  • B Pod 11:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
  • C Pod: Cells 49, 50, 51, 52 & 57, 58, 59, 60 12:45 p.m.
  • C Pod: Cells 53, 54, 55, 56 & 61, 62, 63, 64 1:30 p.m.
  • D Pod: 9:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
  • E Pod 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
  • F Pod Cells 1, 2, 3, 4 & 9, 10, 11, 12 8:15 a.m.
  • F Pod Cells 5, 6, 7, 8, & 13, 14, 15, 16 9:00 a.m.
  • G Pod 8:15 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.
  • H Pod 3:45 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
  • J Pod 9:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
  • K Pod 12:45 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.
  • L Pod 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
  • M Pod 11:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
  • West Facility Overflow 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • South Dorm 3:15 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
  • P, Q, T Singles 7:30 a.m.
  • Main Jail Overflow 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • T3 10:30 a.m.
  • T4 11:15 a.m.

BUTTE COUNTY JAIL Inmate Visiting Times

Female Inmates:

Housing Unit Visiting Start Time(s)

  • R6 9:45 a.m.
  • R7 9:45 a.m.
  • S1 1:00 p.m.
  • W1 9:00 a.m.
  • W2 8:15 a.m.
  • W3 9:00 a.m.
  • W6 8:15 a.m.
  • Main Jail Single Cells: P, Q, R, T, U, W 7:30 a.m.
  • North Dorm 1:45 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.
  • Main Jail Overflow 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Visiting Rules

  • Visitors must be at least eighteen (18) years of age unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • A valid government picture identification (i.e., state operator's license, state identification card, military identification card, or passport) is needed to prove identity (Penal Code 4570.5).
  • Visiting periods start promptly at the times listed. Visitors must arrive twenty (20) to thirty (30) minutes early to allow for visitor registration and calling the inmate up to the visiting area.
  • Visiting time is forty-five (45) minutes on Saturday and Sunday. Any number of persons are allowed to visit but only one adult at a time may visit the inmate. It is the visitor's responsibility to divide the time between themselves.

The only items you are allowed to bring to the Jail Lobby between the hours of 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM and 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM:

  • Medication authorized and accepted by the Medical Unit.

Visitors with minor children are responsible for their behavior. Visitors may be asked to leave if they do not control their children's behavior.

Video and audio recording devices and the use of such are prohibited within the Butte County Sheriff's Office premises. Film and tapes may be confiscated.

Food and beverages are prohibited within the Visiting Center.

Persons entering upon the Butte County Sheriff's Office premises are subject to search of their person and their belongings. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on Butte County Sheriff's Office premises (Penal Code 4573.5).

Firearms, deadly weapons, or explosives are prohibited on Butte County Sheriff's Office premises (Penal Code 4574).

Persons on active parole or having been released from incarceration within thirty (30) days are not allowed to visit.

Visitors must be properly attired. Visitors may be refused entry if wearing suggestive clothing, no shoes, no shirt, or scantily dressed.

Visitors will only communicate with inmates they have signed up to visit (Penal Code 4570).

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