Amador County Jail

The Amador County Jail (aka the Amador County Correctional Facility) is located in Jackson, California and is operated by the Amador County Sheriff's Office. This jail houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement. Inmates are held at the Amador County Jail after they are arrested for crimes ranging from violations to misdemeanors to felonies. 

The facility houses those who have been charged with a crime and are awaiting trial, those who have been arrested on warrants, people placed on hold by the California Department of Probation and Parole, people sentenced by county and municipal courts, and state inmates awaiting transfer to the California Department of Corrections. 

Pretrial confinement at the Amador County Jail is not for punishment purposes. Instead, detainees who haven't been convicted and who haven't made bail are being held at the facility to make sure that they appear in court. Sentenced inmates are held at the Amador County Jail as punishment for their offense.

To find out if your loved one is being held at the Amador County Jail, you must call the facility. The Amador County Correctional facility has a State rated capacity for 76 inmates—65 Males and 11 Females.

Posting Bond

The purpose of a bond is to make sure that an arrested person will appear at their scheduled court date when they are released from jail. Judges usually determine the amount of bond, while the sheriff determines the sufficiency of the bond. If a person is arrested with a warrant, it will generally have the bond amount listed. 

Cash Bond: The person who is arrested (or someone acting on their behalf) may post the entire bond amount in cash, which will be held by the sheriff or the court pending disposition of the criminal case.

Surety Bond: Secure release from jail through a professional licensed bail bonding company, aka a “surety bond.” The bonding company will charge non-refundable fees that are not applied to any fines, costs, or restitution that may later be ordered by the court. 

OR Bond: Releasing someone on their “own recognizance” is simply a promise to re-appear at a later date for further judicial proceedings. These are usually used for minor offenses.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Amador County Jail visiting hours are as follows:


Saturday: 8:30am - 10:30am & 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 5:30pm


Saturday: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am - 10:30 am


Males and Females

Friday: 8:30 am to 5:15 pm

Appointments for Special Housing Visiting are accepted beginning at 8:00 am each Friday by calling the Jail at 209-223-6521. If available, an hour visit can be scheduled.

If you are currently on Probation or Parole -- or you have been confined within the Amador County Jail within the last 60 days -- you will not be allowed to visit.

All visits are non-contact visits, unless the inmate has been approved for contact visits. Non-contact visits are required for maximum-security inmates, or any inmate who has a hold placed against them pending transfer to another institution. 

The Amador County Jail offers contact visits between inmates and their children 10 years and younger. In order to participate, an inmate must be sentenced to 30 days or longer and attend parenting classes offered in the facility. They must also agree to continue free parenting classes after their release.

Visits are 30 minutes long and begin and end as close to the half-hour as practical. Inmates are allowed one visit per visiting day. A maximum of two persons are limited in the visiting booth at one time.

Every visitor is required to present proof of his/her identity and age prior to being allowed to visit. This proof must be in the form of a valid, government-issued photo ID.

Visitors must be 18 years or older. Juveniles under the age of 18 may visit inmates as long as a parent or guardian accompanies them. Proof of guardianship must be presented, and verified to the satisfaction of the intake staff, upon request, prior to a visit being allowed.

Physical Address

Amador County Jail
700 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(209) 223-6521 jail
(209) 223-6500 main office

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name, block & cell #
Amador County Jail
700 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642

Publications, magazines or newspapers are accepted only if they are mailed directly from the publisher to a named inmate.

How to Call an Inmate

Detainees at the Amador County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, they can make outgoing collect calls from the housing area between 6:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M. They may call out either by calling collect, having an account through the inmate phone company, or by purchasing calling cards off of commissary.

All arrested persons are entitled to three free local or three collect long distance calls, within three hours of being arrested. After the booking process is completed, the detainee may use the telephone to make calls to arrange for bail, contact an attorney, or notify family or other persons.

All telephone calls (except to an attorney) may be monitored, eavesdropped upon, and recorded to provide for the reasonable security of the jail.

How to Send Money

Deposits to inmate accounts are no longer accepted at the front counter or via U.S.Mail. Money can be deposited into inmate accounts at the Amador County Jail using the kiosk in the lobby, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and during visiting hours.

Money can also be deposited into inmate accounts on-line and via telephone: or (866)394-0490 

Use Facility Code JAQ and Pay Location Code #5500.

Programs For Inmates

Basic education, General Educational Development (GED) preparation, English as a second language (ESL), Basic literacy, Substance abuse and healthy lifestyles education, Parenting courses, Basic computer instruction, Basic life skills, Vocational skills such as Food service, Landscaping, and Basic office skills.

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Careers at Amador County Jail

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