Sac Sheriff

Main Jail Visitation


Each inmate is authorized two (2) 45 minute social visits per week, Sunday through Saturday.

Morning/Afternoon visiting hours: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30.

Evening visiting hours: 4:30, 5:30, 7:30 8:30 and 9:30.

The last visit will be registered no later than 9:30 p.m. All visitors must leave the visit area by 10:15 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.

All sentenced inmates, sentenced inmate trustees as well as non-sentenced trustees (7E) at the Main Jail may receive three (3) 45 minute social visits per week, Sunday through Saturday. Visitation rules apply, please review above paragraph.

ONLY your identification, keys and small wallet will be allowed in the visit 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 scan. 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.

Inmate Visitation Schedule Notifications

Occasionally there are unforeseen circumstances that require cancellations of inmate visits without forewarning. To the best of our ability, we will provide notifications of any such changes that significantly impact visitations at either facility via the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office Twitter feed. Please follow us on Twitter @sacsheriff to receive timely notifications.

Registration/Valid Identification

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

Valid current driver’s license or DMV identification card (from all 50 states or Mexico)

Valid current military identification card

Valid current passport

Valid current Maricula 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. Minors must remain inside the visit booth with the adult. A parent or legal guardian must provide proof of relationship for accompanying minors (birth certificate or court ordered guardianship papers). Emancipated minors are allowed to visit without a guardian. Proof of emancipation will be required 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, smart watches, tablets, pens, pencils, papers, purses, pictures, lighters, cigarettes and/or e-cigarettes, are prohibited in visit area.

Release of Personal Property

In order for the jail to release an inmate’s property to you, you must complete a Property Release form. These forms are located in the Public Lobby, either at the registration table or with the Front Counter scheduling officers. Acceptable forms of Identification are listed under Registration/Valid ID section above.

After completing the form, you must submit the completed form to the officer at the Public Counter. You must take all of the inmate’s personal property, not just portions of it. You may not receive the inmate’s clothing. Once you have submitted the Property Release form, you MUST wait in the Public Lobby for the property to be delivered to you. Property Releases generally take one (1) to three (3) hours to process, depending on the officer’s duties at the time and/or floor activity.

If you request money from an inmate’s account, you must specify the exact amount of cash to be withdrawn. You may only withdraw funds from an inmate’s account once per custody period and only the amount that the inmate was booked with.

Family Emergencies

In case of a serious family emergency, contact the Main Jail Social Worker at 916-874-6345 or the Jail Chaplain at 916-874-7724, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.

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