Calaveras County Jail and Court Information

Calaveras County Jail

The Calaveras County Jail is a County - medium detention center located at 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas, CA. This county jail is operated locally by the Calaveras 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. Calaveras County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities and the San Andreas Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Historic Calaveras County Jail was built in 1963. It was originally constructed to house 45 male inmates, 4 female inmates, and 10 juvenile inmates. While there were housing units assigned for our female population, typically female inmates were housed in the Amador County Jail.  
From 1963 until 1980, sworn deputies rotated time between the staffing the jail and patrol duties. They also manned the 911/dispatch center as part of the jail until a new dispatch unit was added in the early 1980’s. Correctional officers took over the duties of the jail in 1980, much to the relief of the patrol deputies.

Plans for a new jail were in the works for several years. In 2007 the voters of Calaveras County approved Measure J which authorized bonds to meet the match requirement for State funding to build a new Adult Detention Facility and Sheriff’s Administration complex. This new detention facility was completed in 2014.


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Calaveras County Jail Visitation

With the exception of non-contact glass visits, all visitation requests/scheduling is done through -

All visitors must check in at the front lobby counter. All visitors 16 years and older must present a valid government issued photo ID with a current address. There are no age restrictions but visitors who are 17 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or with the permission of the Jail Commander or his designee.

  • Visitors must submit to a search of belongings or a pat down search if there is suspicion you are trying to take contraband into the visiting area. If you refuse to be searched upon request, your visit will be denied.

  • Visitors will not be allowed to carry personal items into the visiting area including but not limited to cell phones, purses, diaper bags, cameras, briefcases, tape recorders, food items including beverages, etc. The only items allowed to be brought into the visiting area shall be keys, ID, and a small wallet.

  • During the visit, inmates/visitors shall not be allowed to write notes or use sign language in order to communicate. (Unless inmate or visitor is hearing impaired) Any violation of this rule shall result in the visit ending.

    The following persons will not be allowed to visit prisoners in the jail:

    • An inmate released from the Calaveras County Jail on bond or by any other means, whose case has not been adjudicated.

    • Any prisoner who has been in the Calaveras County Jail within the last 90 days.