Sacramento County - Main Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: April 22, 2023
651 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Sacramento Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Sacramento County - Main 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: 916-874-6752

The Sacramento County - Main Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 651 I St Sacramento, CA which is operated locally by the Sacramento 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. Sacramento County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Sacramento Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The goals of the Main Jail are to provide safety and security for the public, inmates, and employees within the Main Jail Facility. In addition, the Main Jail seeks to provide the required support services necessary to ensure compliance with all laws, codes, and ordinances in the treatment and care of all individuals within the Division.

The Main Jail provides custodial and security services for incarcerated and detained individuals for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and other outside agencies. In doing so, the Main Jail is responsible for the health, safety, care and welfare of those individuals housed in the facility, as well as for the safety of those sworn and civilian employees who provide services within the Main Jail Division.

Inmate Locator

Sacramento County - Main Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in California. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Sacramento County - Main 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 916-874-6752.


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

Visitation Information

Sacramento County - Main Jail - Visitation

Main Jail Inmate Visit Registration and Information

Each inmate is authorized two (2) 45-minute social visits per week, Sunday through Saturday. Morning/Afternoon visits hours are 7:45, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45, 11:45, 12:45 and 1:45. Evening visiting hours are 4:45, 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45 and 9:45. Visits are not permitted during mealtime, 2:45 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. The last visit will be registered no later than 9:45 p.m. All visitors must leave the visit area by 10:45 p.m. No more than three (3) people, including infants and children, are allowed to visit at one time. Valid identification must be presented in order to visit. You will only be allowed to visit one inmate per visit and visits are scheduled on a “first come first served” basis, time and space permitting.

Weekend visit days are usually very crowded at the Main Jail. Visitors should plan for a potential delay. Out of town visitors should plan accordingly.

Sentenced inmate workers (3W) at the Main Jail may receive three (3) 45-minute social visits per week, Sunday through Saturday. Visitation rules apply, please review the above paragraph.

ONLY your identification, keys and small wallet will be allowed in the visiting area. ALL other items, including purses, cell phones and backpacks will need to be secured prior to visiting.

All visitors are subject to search and metal detection scans. Failure to submit to these conditions shall be grounds for denial to visit. No person released from the Main Jail or Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center within a period of 30 days or any person, who having been previously convicted of a felony and confined in any state prison in this state (per Penal Code section 4571), will be allowed to visit without the consent of the Jail Commander or watch supervisor.

Registration/Valid Identification:
To register for a social visit, you must present any one of the following forms of identification:

  • Valid Driver License or DMV Photo ID Card (any U.S. State) and Mexico
  • Military Identification
  • Valid Passport
  • Matricula Consular (MCAS), Mexican Identification Card

Age Limits for Visitors:
Visitors must be at least 18 years old. Adults with minors must supervise them at all times and they may not visit someone else during the same visit time. A parent or legal guardian must provide proof of relationship for accompanying minors (birth certificate or guardianship papers). Only married emancipated minors are allowed and must show marriage certificate and proof of emancipation by presenting original court documentation.

Dress Code:
The following clothing is not allowed: no revealing clothing, tube tops, see-through mesh materials, short shorts, micro-mini skirts, tank tops with thin straps, backless or sleeveless tops, midriff or cutout shirts or bathing tops, clothing with logos that inherently promote violence, hate, drug use, profanity, sex acts or gangs is not allowed. All visitors are also required to wear footwear (shoes, sandals or boots).

Visit Booth Prohibited Items:
Cell phones, pens, pencils, papers, purses, pictures, lighters and/or cigarettes are prohibited in visit area.

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