Tehama County Jail – Red Bluff, CA

Tehama County Jail is in Tehama County and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for someone in Tehama County Jail? This page will tell you about anything you might need to know about Tehama County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Tehama County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Tehama County Jail
502 Oak Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 530-529-7910
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Tehama County Jail you have to navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Tehama County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also get the same information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other California jails: Other County Jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Tehama County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Tehama County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the inmate’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Tehama County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates in the Tehama County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Tehama County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Tehama County Jail

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Bail Schedule

In the state of California your bail is pre-determined using by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the ultimate say on you bail amount. The bail schedule contains all crimes defined by California and the specific bail amount for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, it can depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

The Tehama County Jail phone number is: 530-529-7910

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Tehama County Jail is:

Tehama County Jail
502 Oak Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tehama County Jail
502 Oak Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080


The mail policy at Tehama County Jail changes, so be sure to double check the official Tehama County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They have a court case file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Tehama County magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should access the Tehama County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Tehama County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to see the exact address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t see if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Tehama County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Tehama County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Tehama County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Tehama County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Tehama County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Tehama County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to Tehama County Jail inmates can change, so you should review the official Tehama County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Tehama County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Tehama County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Tehama County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Tehama County Jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Write down your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Tehama County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Tehama County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Tehama County Jail Link
    Tehama County Jail Inmate Search
    Tehama County Jail Mugshots
    Tehama County Jail Bail Link

    California Felony Bail Schedule

    Tehama County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Tehama County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Tehama County Jail Inmate Search
    Tehama County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Tehama County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Tehama County Jail
    Tehama County Jail Jobs


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