Calaveras County Jail

The Calaveras County Jail -- also known as the Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility -- is located in San Andreas, California. This facility is operated by the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department, and commanded by the Custody Bureau Captain. The jail houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local law enforcement. 

Inmates are held at the Calaveras County Jail after they are arrested for crimes ranging from violations to misdemeanors to felonies. To find out if your loved one is being held at the Calaveras County Jail, contact the facility directly.

The county jail is the central booking and intake location for all law enforcement agencies operating in Calaveras County. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the care, custody, and control of individuals arrested in or transported to the custody of Calaveras County.  


Inmates are given toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap, and comb when they are booked into the jail. While an Inmate is incarcerated, they are supplied with hygiene items for the duration of their stay as long as they have no money to purchase these items from the commissary store themselves.

Lobby Front Counter

With the exception of prescription medication labeled with the inmate’s name, NO money, gifts, messages, mail, or other items for inmates is accepted by the jail staff at any time. 

You can deposit money into your inmate's account for use in the commissary by using the kiosk in the lobby area or by visiting the Smart Deposit website at

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. 

Most criminal detainees are eligible for temporary release from incarceration through the payment of a bail bond. Bond payments for misdemeanors can be made online by clicking here.

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

With the exception of non-contact glass visits, all visitation requests/scheduling for the Calaveras County Jail is done through -

New visitor registration or requests for Sunday visitations must be submitted online no later than 2:00 pm on the preceding Friday. Requests filed after 2:00pm on Friday will be reviewed on the following Monday.

Visiting Rules

All visitors must check in at the front lobby counter. All visitors 16 years and older must present a valid government issued photo ID with a current address. There are no age restrictions for visitation at the jail, but visitors who are 17 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Visitors will be subject to a search of belongings or a pat down search if there is suspicion they are trying to take contraband into the visiting area. If you refuse to be searched upon request, your visit will be denied. 

Visitors are not allowed to carry personal items into the visiting area -- including but not limited to -- cell phones, purses, diaper bags, cameras, briefcases, tape recorders, food items including beverages, etc. The only items allowed to be brought into the visiting area are keys, ID, and a small wallet. 

During the visit, inmates/visitors are not allowed to write notes or use sign language in order to communicate. (Unless the inmate or visitor is hearing impaired). Any violation of this rule will result in the visit being terminated.

The following persons are not allowed to visit prisoners in the Calaveras County Jail:

  • An inmate released from the Calaveras County Jail on bond or by any other means, whose case has not been adjudicated.
  • Any prisoner who has been in the Calaveras County Jail within the last 90 days.

Physical Address

Calaveras County Jail
1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive
San Andreas, CA 95249

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(209) 754-6499

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name
Calaveras County Jail
1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive
San Andreas, CA 95249

There is no limit to the volume of mail an inmate may send or receive while they are incarcerated at the Calaveras County Jail. There is no restriction to the number of pages or to the amount of writing on either side of the paper.

The following items are accepted in the inmate mail:

  • The paper the correspondence is written on.
  • The envelope containing the correspondence.
  • Photographs - No more than three. 
    • No Polaroids
    • No photos larger than 4" x 6"
    • No pornography

Newspapers, magazines, books, etc. are not accepted for inmates in the Calaveras County Jail unless the inmate is going to be there for 30 days or more and then only if the newspaper, magazines, books, etc. are mailed directly from the publisher.

How to Call an Inmate

Detainees at the Calaveras County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, they can make outgoing collect calls from the inmate housing area between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm. They may call out either by calling collect or having an account through Securus. 

According to the laws of California, all incoming jail detainees are given the opportunity to make at least three local phone calls, free of charge. These calls allow arrestees to tell their friends or family members about their arrest and/or to seek help from a criminal lawyer.

To set up a phone account, friends and family may call Securus at 1-800-844-6591 or visit their website at

The jail phone system will not connect to caller ID blocked numbers or cell phones. Phone or calling cards will not work with the jail phone system. All phone calls will be billed collect or through the Securus phone account.

How to Send Money

Money can be deposited to an inmate’s account at the Calaveras County Jail either online or in person. You will need the inmate's arrest number to make a deposit. Call (209) 754-6499 for assistance.

Visit to make a deposit into an inmate's commissary account online, or bring Cash/Card to the jail lobby kiosk during regular business hours.

You may not place funds in an inmate's account if you have been incarcerated in the Calaveras County Jail in the last 90 days.

Programs For Inmates

Calaveras County Jail does have a work release program. They also offer treatment programs for alcohol and substance abuse.

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Careers at Calaveras County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Calaveras County Jail, click here.