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El Dorado County Jail - South Lake Tahoe Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: August 30, 2022
1051 Al Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
El Dorado

El Dorado Co - S Lake Tahoe Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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El Dorado County Jail - South Lake Tahoe Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 530-573-3031

The El Dorado County Jail - South Lake Tahoe Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 1051 Al Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA which is operated locally by the El Dorado 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. El Dorado County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the South Lake Tahoe Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Custody Division’s Mission is to ensure public safety through the safe and secure incarceration of inmates. The Mission will be achieved through adherence to employee performance standards, accountability and teamwork. The Custody Division is committed to creating a structured environment to facilitate the inmate’s assimilation back into their communities, as well as providing the opportunity for self-improvement through programs and services.
Jails are maintained for the purpose of:
• Detention of persons charged with a crime and committed for trial.
• Confinement of persons committed for contempt, or upon civil process or by other authority of law.
• Confinement of persons sentenced to imprisonment upon conviction of a crime.
• Detention of persons committed in order to secure their attendance as witnesses in criminal cases.
The Placerville and South Lake Tahoe County jails are Type II facilities and may house both pre-sentenced and post-sentenced male and female defendants. Placerville has a State Board of Corrections rated capacity of 265 beds. South Lake Tahoe jail has rated capacity of 158.
The Placerville and Lake Tahoe Jail provides all programs for the care and custody of sentenced inmates and operates defendant work programs as an alternative to incarceration, as well as work programs for those incarcerated. The Jail also provides transportation for jail inmates to court proceedings, medical appointments and other custodial institutes.
Adult Education
The jail’s education program is operated by the El Dorado Adult School and is staffed by a full time Adult Education teacher with assistance from volunteers around the community. This program was developed to meet the needs of those who are incarcerated. Inmates who wish to attend must have the desire to learn and be in custody at least six weeks to enroll.
Courses offered:
* General Education Development-G.E.D.
* English As a Second Language
* Adult Basic Education
* High School Diploma
* Adult Enrichment
* Career Awareness
Is an acronym for Health Education, Addiction Recovery Toward Self-Responsibility. The program teaches substance abuse education along with personal development and the tools necessary to stay clean and sober.
The three-month HEARTS program consists of two sessions per week, covering alcohol and drug use and health ramifications, family issues, career and recovery steps.
Religious Services
The jail has a volunteer chaplain and a staff of volunteers from the community that offer all inmates a variety of religious services and bible studies.
Alcoholics/Narcotic Anonymous
The AA and NA programs are the standard programs that are utilized around the country. The facilitator s for these programs are volunteers from within the community.
HIV/Infectious Diseases
These are state-mandated programs that are conducted by the El Dorado County Health Department. The subject is covered with the use of visual media and lecture. How HIV and other infectious diseases are transmitted and preventative measures are discussed.
In addition, the following is offered:
* Prenatal Counseling
* Anger Management
* Programs may be added or deleted at the discretion of Jail Management.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at El Dorado County Jail - South Lake Tahoe Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 530-573-3031.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

El Dorado County Jail - South Lake Tahoe Jail - Visitation

Monday Through Sunday

  • 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • 6:00PM to 9:00PM

The facility is closed to visiting on legal holidays. Regular posted hours are subject to change.

Visiting Rules and Policies

  • Only ONE (1) visitor may visit an inmate at a time; exception, a minor may be escorted by the legal guardian or parent. All minor children require I.D. (i.e.: birth certificate, a school I .D.). The minor’s ID must show that the child is legally that of the visitor or the inmate’s. The minor will be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times unless visiting their parent.

  • Visitors will be required to show proper identification prior to visiting. Example: driver’s license, birth certificate with photo I.D., etc.

  • Each visitor is allowed a maximum of three (3) one-hour visits per week and is limited to one (1) hour visit per day unless pre-approved through jail administration. Any portion of one hour counts as the entire one (1) hour visit.

  • Each inmate is allowed a maximum of three (3) one-hour visits per week. Any portion of one hour counts as the entire one (1) hour visit.

  • Inmate workers may have an unlimited amount of visits, however, the visitor is limited to one (1) hour visit per day and a maximum of three visits per week. Inmate workers will not be pulled away from their work stations for visits.

  • The visiting week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.

  • Inmates will not be pulled away from any court-ordered classes to visit.

  • Visitors who have served time in the CDCR prison system or who are currently on Parole or PRCS will not be permitted to visit without the prior written approval of the Jail Commander or Parole/Probation officer.

  • DRESS CODE: All visitors, male, female, adult and children must adhere to the following dress code: NO BAREBACKS, CHESTS, and/or ABDOMENS. NO TANK TOPS, HALF TOPS, SPAGHETTI STRAPS OR BATHING SUITS. NO SHORT SHORTS, SKIRTS OR DRESSES - THEY MUST BE MID THIGH IN LENGTH OR LONGER. NO SHEER FABRIC OR EXPOSED UNDERGARMENTS. GANG ATTIRE IS NOT ALLOWED. SHOES MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. NO HATS, BANDANAS, BEANIES, ETC. (Nothing is to be worn on the head). Failure to comply with the dress code will result in the visitor being turned away.

  • No personal property is allowed within the visiting area, including but not limited to: CELL PHONES, handbags, writing supplies, books, cameras, any electronic device, food, and beverage. Leave these items in your vehicle or you may stow items in the lobby lockers. The locker key may remain on your person during your visit.

  • Staff will not pass on or deliver messages to the inmates.

  • Money, in the form of cash or cashier’s check may be brought to the facility at any time and placed on the inmates account. These forms of money can be sent via postal service as well.

  • Loud, boisterous and rude language will not be tolerated during the visit. Any visitor within the facility observed in inappropriate conduct, sexual behavior, or any type of indecent exposure, may be permanently banned from visiting.

  • Should visiting rules constantly be abused, i.e.; end/start times, dress code, or disruptive behavior during your visits, the following week's visitation privileges will be terminated.

  • Visiting will end at the posted times. Visitors that do not arrive 30 minutes before the end of visiting will not be allowed to visit at that time.

  • Previous inmates must be out of custody 30 days prior to visiting the facility or making deposits to inmate accounts.

**Failure to adhere to these rules will result in loss of visiting privileges for both inmate and visitor. **

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