Sacramento County Jail and Court Information

Sacramento County Jail

The Sacramento County Main Jail is under the command of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.  This Jail primarily serves as a temporary housing facility for male and female arrestees until they

  • post bail,

  • are released on their own recognizance (known as an O.R. release),

  • appear for their arraignment, or

  • await their trial.

It also houses some convicted defendants, although most post-conviction defendants serve their time in the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility.

The Sacramento County Main Jail is located at

651 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 874-6752


Sacramento County Inmate Search Information

In order to obtain information about an inmate incarcerated at the Sacramento Main Jail, you may call the facility directly at (916) 874-6752, or you may visit the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department inmate information website.

You must provide the inmate's full name and date of birth before a deputy will give you information about a specific inmate.

Sacramento County Jail Visitation

Inmates are allowed to have two 45-minute visits per week.  Visiting hours take place every day between 7:45am and 3:00pm and from 5:00pm until 11:00pm, starting every hour on the hour.  Visitors must register an hour before they wish to visit.

Visits are limited to three people at a time (including children and infants).

Attorneys and members of the clergy are not bound by these hours and are permitted to visit inmates 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Upon entering the facility, visitors are subject to a search of their person and property. No personal belongings will be allowed into the Jail. In fact, the only items that will be permitted in the visiting area are keys, a small wallet and a valid identification card, such as

  • a California driver's license,

  • a California identification card,

  • a U.S. Passport,

  • an alien registration card, or

  • a U.S. military card.

Persons who have been released from the Main Jail or from Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility within 30 days are prohibited from visiting inmates without prior consent from the Jail Commander or watch supervisor.  The same rules apply to anyone who has been previously convicted of a felony and confined in any California state prison.

All visitors must comply with the Jail's dress code. If they do not, they will be denied entrance into the facility.  The following clothing is not permitted:

  • tube tops, tank tops with thin straps, backless or sleeveless tops,

  • midriff or cutoff shirts or bathing tops,

  • see through mesh material,

  • short shorts or micro mini-skirts, and/or

  • any clothing that is excessively provocative or promotes

  • violence,

    • hate,

    • drugs,

    • profanity,

    • sex, or

    • gangs.