Calaveras County Jail is located in Calaveras County and is the primary jail for this region. Do you know somebody in jail at Calaveras County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Calaveras County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressful prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Calaveras County Jail
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 209-754-6499
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?
Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to look up who is in jail at Calaveras County Jail you will need to go to their link and do an inmate search.
The Calaveras County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anybody booked or discharged in the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information fast if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in California
A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is the photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Calaveras County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot removed from the Calaveras County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the county.
In most cases, prisoners in the Calaveras County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay the jail each day after work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you are able to be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Calaveras County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
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In California the amount of bail you pay is predetermined by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but the magistrate or judge has the final word on where your bail is set. The California Felony Bail Schedule includes every crime defined by California and the exact bail you will have to pay for each one.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- First, have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will let you use the telephone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged. It also will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.
Inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: 209-754-6499
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Calaveras County Jail, use this address:
Calaveras County Jail
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Calaveras County Jail
891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
The Calaveras County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the legal system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.
For more information on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Calaveras County
If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the California State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Calaveras County court records are a matter of public record. They have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the course of your case. You can access your court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The Calaveras County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you can request to receive a copy of the report before sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
To find this out you will have to visit the Calaveras County jail website, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to get the exact address, rather the block they live on.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
During a criminal records search, you won’t find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions in Calaveras County Jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Inmate activities and programs
To search for this information, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people.
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The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Calaveras County, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Calaveras County Jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Calaveras County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Calaveras 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 someone in jail at Calaveras County Jail could change, so review the official Calaveras County Jail site when send funds to someone in jail there.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Calaveras County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Calaveras 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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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.
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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Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
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