Fresno County South Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: October 29, 2019
2280 Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93721

Fresno County South Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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You can support your loved ones at Fresno County South Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 559-488-3031.

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 at Fresno County South Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Fresno County South Jail is a detention center located at 2280 Fresno St Fresno, CA which is operated locally by the Fresno 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. Fresno County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Fresno 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 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 South Annex Jail consists of 4 floors; maximum population 675. The total combined capacity of all open floors is currently 2,427 inmates.
Inmate Programs - The Jail Programs & Services Bureau seeks to enhance the welfare of inmates through a number of programs. Program eligibility may be limited to certain security classifications. Academic education is available to all inmates.

Academic and Life Skills - The Delma Graves Adult School is administered by the Fresno County Office of Education and offers Literacy, Adult Basic Education/General Education Development (ABE/GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Personal Skills Development (Life Skills) education.

The Life Skills courses include:

  • Cognitive Thinking
  • Work Attitude and Behavior
  • Relationship Building
  • Parenting
  • Seeking Employment
  • Money Management
  • Interpersonal Skills

Other programs and services offered include:

  • Religious Programs
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Recreational Reading Library Services
  • Legal Research Access
  • Drug and Alcohol Education
  • Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous Meeting and Resources
  • Community Resources and Services Information and Referral
  • Health/Wellness/Recreation Services
  • Child Support Responsibility Information and Referral
  • Marriages

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 Fresno County South 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, 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

Fresno County South Jail - Visitation

Visiting - Social visits are normally non-contact, conducted through a visit window using telephone handsets. Visiting for each week begins on Saturday and runs through Friday. Each facility has a visit schedule that specifies the days and times available for inmate social visits and are subject to change without notice. Refer to the specific facility’s visit schedule.


AJ02 - PODS 2F1, 2F2, 2G2 - NORTH SIDE

  • Tues - 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Thurs - 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Fri- 8:00 am - 10:15 am
  • Sun - 8:00 am - 10:45 pm


  • Wed - 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Fri - 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Sat - 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm


  • Tues - 6:00 pm - 9:00pm
  • Thurs - 6:00 pm - 9:00pm
  • Sat- 8:00 am - 10:15 am
  • Sun - 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm


  • Mon - 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
  • Wed - 8:00 am - 1:15 pm
  • Fri - 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Sun - 11:30 pm - 2:15 pm


  • Tues - 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Thurs - 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Sat - 11:30 am - 2:45 pm


  • Wed - 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Fri - 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Sat - 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm


  • Fri - 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Sat - 8:00 am - 10:15 am
  • Sun - 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm


  • Mon - 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Tues - 11:30 am - 5:15 pm
  • Thurs- 8:00 am - 2:15 pm
  • Sun - 8:00 am - 12:15 pm


  • Tues - 11:30 am - 5:15 pm
  • Thurs- 8:00 am - 2:15 pm
  • Sat - 11:00 am - 2:15 pm


  • Mon - 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
  • Wed - 8:00 am - 1:15 pm
  • Fri - 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Sat - 11:30 am - 2:15 pm


  • Mon - 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Wed - 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
  • Fri - 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Sat - 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm

The following housing units will visit in the bond rooms (with video visitation as a supplemental option) Monday through Sunday 0800 AM- 0515 PM: AJ 2D, AJ2G1, AJ2G4, AJ3B, AJ3G3, AJ3G4, and AJ4E.

  • All inmates are allowed two 30-minute social visits per week. Inmates may request a single one-hour visit each week which may be granted at the discretion of the officer overseeing the visiting area, based upon the volume of visiting.
  • Legal visits by an inmate's attorney are not limited or counted towards personal visits.
  • The inmate’s minor children will be allowed to visit only when accompanied by an adult visitor. Children shall be kept under the control and supervision of the adult visitor at all times. Visitors with disruptive children may have their visit terminated.
  • Only three visitors (including the inmate’s children) will be allowed to visit at one time.
  • Inmates who are out of their housing units at activities will not be removed from the activity for a personal visit. Visitors who attempt to visit an inmate who is out of their cell at an activity will be advised that the inmate is not available for visiting and offered the opportunity to wait.
  • Inmates have the right to refuse visits at any time.
  • There is no expectation of privacy in a jail facility. Social visits may be monitored or recorded.

Required Identification

With the exception of minor children, all visitors are required to have proper identification. Acceptable forms of identification are limited to:

  • A valid DMV or other State-issued Driver’s License or Identification Card with picture
  • A valid United States Armed Forces identification card with a picture
  • A valid Passport with picture
  • Foreign consulate picture identification cards (e.g., Matricula Consular de alta Seguridad (MCAS) issued by the Mexican Consulate)
  • An identification card issued by the United States Department of Justice or the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services with picture (includes Permanent Resident Cards – formerly known as Alien Registration or “Green” Card).

Check cashing cards, temporary licenses and foreign licenses are not acceptable as proper identification.

Rules for Visiting

The following visit regulations must be observed:

  • Nothing is to be brought into the facility except ID and car keys. One blanket, one diaper, and one bottle can be brought in for a baby. The following items are specifically prohibited: purses or bags; cameras, cell phones, and other wireless communication devices; food or beverages; pets; firearms, knives, or other weapons; drugs or alcohol; and cigarettes. If a visitor is found to have a cell phone in their possession, the visit will be immediately terminated and they will be banned from visiting for ninety (90) days. A second violation may result in criminal prosecution (Penal Code §4575) and permanent expulsion.
  • No sitting on the visiting table
  • No undressing or exposing body parts
  • No visiting with other inmates
  • No loud talking or any disruptive behavior
  • Hang up the phone and exit the visiting area when notified
  • Abide by the visitor dress code (see below)

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 have their name permanently removed from an inmate's visiting list. Any visitor under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit and will be subject to arrest.

Visitor Dress Code - Visitor dress rules apply equally to male and female visitors. Visitors shall remain fully clothed when visiting. Appropriate attire includes undergarments; a dress or blouse/shirt with skirt/pants or shorts; and shoes or sandals.

Visitors shall adhere to the following dress standards:

  • Shoes or sandals shall be worn at all times. Shower shoes and bedroom slippers will not be allowed.
  • Buttons, snaps, and zippers shall remain fastened.
  • Undergarments shall be worn beneath translucent clothing, under all circumstances.
  • All shorts, skirts, and dresses, including slits in the garment, shall not expose more than three (3) inches above the knee when standing. This applies to all visitors regardless of age.

Prohibited Attire - clothing that:

  • Exposes the breast/chest area, genitals or buttocks. Anyone wearing clothing considered to be too revealing will not be allowed to visit. This includes swimsuits, tank tops, halter tops, strapless or “spaghetti” strap tops, loose or oversized sleeveless tops, and low necklines.
  • By design, or by the manner in which it is worn, allows the anatomical detail of body parts to be clearly viewed (e.g., Spandex, Lycra, clothes with holes in inappropriate places, or excessively tight clothing).
  • Are sheer or transparent (including see-through lace and mesh materials).
  • Exposes the midriff area.
  • Attire or accessories displaying obscene/offensive language, drawings, or objects.
  • Promotes violence, hate, drug use, sex acts or gangs. Includes any attire or accessories displaying any type of gang insignia, gang artwork, or any affiliation with gangs.
  • Any other clothing, garment, or accessory that when compared to the expressly specified standards above would warrant disapproval.

Hospital Visits - Hospitalized inmates will not be allowed to have personal visits, except as approved by a Watch Commander. Special visits may be arranged for those inmates who experience hospital stays in excess of thirty (30) days duration or for those having life-threatening or critical injuries or illnesses. Visits are restricted to immediate family members.

Pregnant inmates may request to have a support person present during childbirth. The approval for the support person will rest with the Watch Commander and will be granted on a case-by-case review. After giving birth, the appointed guardian of the infant and/or family members may be permitted to visit the inmate in the hospital with the approval of the Watch Commander.

If the inmate is authorized to receive visitors, visiting will be in accordance with both the hospital's and the Jail's visiting policies and will be monitored by the assigned officer.

The following rules apply to visits occurring in hospitals:

  • All visits must conform to the hospital’s regular visiting hours and policies.
  • Only two visitors will be allowed in at a time.
  • Children under age 12 are not allowed to visit patients unless special arrangements are made with hospital staff.
  • The privacy curtains surrounding the hospital bed shall remain open.
  • There shall not be an exchange of any items. Absolutely no food or clothing may be brought in for the inmate (e.g., no home-cooked meals, fast foods, canned sodas, etc.).
  • There shall be no physical contact between the inmate and their visitor(s) at any time.
  • Visitors are not permitted to take photographs unless authorized by the Watch Commander.

Officers retain the discretion to limit or deny visits to guarded patients, as space and activity in the room allow.

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