FAQs - Information on Inmates in Custody

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Questions

  1. How do I find out when the inmate is scheduled for Court?
  2. How do I find out when an inmate will be released?
  3. When will ICE/Other County pick up the inmate?
  4. When is the parole hold going to be released?
  5. When does an inmate sentenced to State Prison leave the jail?
  6. How do I deposit money into an inmate's account?
  7. What kinds of inmate property may I drop off or pick up from the jail?
  8. Can I bring in cigarettes for an inmate?
  9. How do I get information concerning the California Victim Information and Notification Everyday System Program (VINE)?

Answers

  1. How do I find out when the inmate is scheduled for Court?

    The jail will not release court appearance information. For court appearance information, dial (805) 781-5670 or visit the court's website at www.slocourts.net and click on Calendar, Criminal 5 day calendar.

  2. How do I find out when an inmate will be released?

    You can call the jail at (805) 781-4600 to find out the inmate's release date. Scheduled releases of inmates who have served their time take place in the morning between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM. Inmates serving 3 days or less are released 24, 48, or 72 hours exactly in direct correlation to the time they checked in. Inmates who have been released by the courts are processed as quickly as possible. Delays in obtaining paperwork from the courts will slow the release process and can take several hours.

  3. When will ICE/Other County pick up the inmate?

    Transportation dates and schedules are not released to the public for security reasons. Generally, inmates are transported to other counties within 5 days of being time served on local charges. Inmates may be deported at any time after serving their local sentence at the jail.

  4. When is the parole hold going to be released?

    Parole holds are monitored by state parole agents who determine if a parolee will be sent back to prison, or released. The Probation Department can also place holds. Holds are updated upon notification from these agencies.

  5. When does an inmate sentenced to State Prison leave the jail?

    Transportation dates and schedules are not released to the public for security reasons. Inmates sentenced to prison are transported on various days once their paperwork has been completed.

  6. How do I deposit money into an inmate's account?

    Money may be deposited on an inmate's account in person at the jail reception window or by mailing it to the inmate. Funds deposited must be in the form of U.S. currency, cashier's certified check, official bank checks, or U.S. Postal money order.

  7. What kinds of inmate property may I drop off or pick up from the jail?

    Inmates may release personal property and money, excluding needed clothing. Inmates who are sentenced to state prison may release all their property, including clothing. Incoming property or clothing must be initiated by the Inmate and pre-approved by a Correctional Sergeant.

  8. Can I bring in cigarettes for an inmate?

    No

  9. How do I get information concerning the California Victim Information and Notification Everyday System Program (VINE)?

    Dial: 1(877) 411-5588 or call the jail at (805) 781-4600 and choose option #5 and then option #6 to be transferred directly to VINE. Or access VINE through their website.