Colusa County Jail

The Colusa County Jail is located in Colusa, California. This facility is operated by the Colusa County Sheriff's Department, and it houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local law enforcement. 

Inmates are held at the Colusa 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 Colusa County Jail, contact the facility directly or use VINE (see below).

The jail can house a maximum of 92 inmates. Inmates in the facility may be awaiting trial or serving a sentence. An inmate can serve up to a year in the facility for each felony conviction. 

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. Bail may be posted for inmates incarcerated in the Jail using the following:

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. Misdemeanor bail payments can be made with a credit or debit card via GovPayNet online.

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.

VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) is a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime both information and notification. VINE monitors the custody status of offenders in the Colusa County Jail and receives updated information every 15 minutes.

Anyone can call the California State VINE line to determine an inmate's custody status. To search for offender information, callers will need one of the following items:

  • Offender name or alias
  • Secondary search option (if there is more than one offender with the same name), such as:
    • Arrest date
    • Date of birth
    • Middle initial
    • Offender identification number

VINE will let callers know about the offender's current custody status, the location of the inmate, and their offender number. 

Information provided when calling VINE includes:

  • Current offender custody status
  • Location of offender
  • Offender number (if searched by name)

Click here for more information about VINE registration and notification procedures.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at the Colusa County Jail are based on the inmate's custody level and gender. Visiting hours for male inmates are as follows:

  • Administrative Segregation                 Tuesdays                                1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Administrative Segregation                 Thursdays                               9:00 am to Noon
  • General Population                                Wednesdays/Fridays           9:00 am to Noon/1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • High Profile                                             Tuesdays/Saturdays            8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Maximum Security                                 Mondays/Thursdays           1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Visiting hours for female inmates are:

  • Administrative Segregation                      Tuesdays/Thursdays       12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • General Population                                    Wednesdays/Fridays        3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • High Profile                                                  Tuesdays/Saturdays        10:00 am to Noon
  • Maximum Security                                      Mondays/Thursdays        3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Inmates at the Colusa County Jail are allowed two 30-minute visits per week. Visitors must have photo identification in order to visit. All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children may not be left unattended in the lobby or visiting room under any circumstance. For more information, please contact the jail at (530) 458-0205.

Physical Address

Colusa County Jail
929 Bridge Street
Colusa, CA 95932

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General Phone Number

(530) 458-0205

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name
Colusa County Jail
929 Bridge Street
Colusa, CA 95932

Inmates may receive letters, cards, and pictures through the mail. Books and magazines will be accepted only if they are sent from the publisher or are paid subscriptions.

The following mail will be rejected:

  • Mail with pornography, gang-related activity, and/or violence will not be accepted.
  • No packages of any sort will be accepted.
  • Polaroid pictures and any other photos larger than 4 inches by 4 inches will not be accepted. They will be placed in the inmate's personal property.

How to Call an Inmate

Detainees at the Colusa County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, they can make outgoing collect calls from the inmate housing area between 7:30 am and 10:00 pm. 

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.

How to Send Money

Money can be deposited to an inmate’s account at the Colusa County Jail either in person or online.

Money in the form of cash or cashier's checks may be deposited in an inmate's account in person during inmate visiting hours and business hours. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Money orders are also accepted through the mail and will be deposited in the inmate's account when received. Do not mail cash or personal checks.

To add money to an inmate's account with a credit or debit card, visit  GovPayNet online.

Programs For Inmates

Services and programs available to inmates in the Colusa County Jail include:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous in English and Spanish
  • Church services in English and Spanish
  • Dental services
  • Hair care services once a month
  • Medical services
  • Mental health services
  • School program
  • Work furlough

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Careers at Colusa County Jail

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