Glenn County Jail

The Glenn County Jail is located in Willows, California and is operated by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office. This facility houses adult males and females who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement, inmates who have been sentenced to the county jail, and inmates being held for transport to the California Department of Corrections.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held at the Glenn County Jail, click here or use VINE (see below). 

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 Glenn County Jail and receives updated information every 15 minutes.

The Toll Free Number for California VINE is 1.877.411.5588. 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.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at the Glenn County Jail are as follows:

  • Male Inmates - Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm
    • Inmates associated with the Norteño street gang may visit on Tuesdays
    • Inmates associated with the Sureño street gang may visit on Wednesdays
  • Protective Custody Inmates- Thursdays 1pm to 4pm
  • Female Inmates - Mondays 1pm to 4pm
  • Inmates on Administrative Segregation- Call the jail at 530-934-6428 for designated visiting time.

The Glenn County Jail features both in-person and video visitation. Video visitations are able to be scheduled on the GTL website, or by calling the jail and speaking with the office technician.

Each inmate is allowed two 30-minute visits per week. If the first visit goes past the 30 minutes, it will count as the second visit, even if there is time remaining. Video visits also count towards an inmate's weekly visiting time. 

Visitors must be a minimum of 18 years of age, with a valid photo ID. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian and must provide legal documentation for verification. 

Visitors are subject to a search of their persons and immediate property at any time while on the premises of the facility. Refusal to submit will prohibit or terminate visiting privileges. 

Only two visitors per inmate are allowed in the visiting room at one time. 

Visitors who have been incarcerated in the Glenn County Jail have a 60-day waiting period from the time of their release to visit inmates in this facility. Any persons on active parole in the State of California, Federal Parole, on formal probation or mandatory supervision in Glenn County will not be permitted to visit.

Physical Address

Glenn County Jail
141 S. Lassen Street
Willows, CA 95988

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Glenn County Jail
Inmate name and ID number
141 S. Lassen Street
Willows, CA 95988

All incoming mail must have a full written return address and first and last name of the sender. Mail, both incoming and outgoing, is inspected for contraband, cash, checks, or money orders. All adhesive stamps are removed by staff before distribution to the inmates. 

The following items are NOT authorized for incoming mail: 

  • Cash or checks. 
  • Pens, pencils, crayons, markers, writing paper, postage stamps, or envelopes. 
  • Negatives or Polaroid photographs. (No more than five photographs are permitted per letter) No photos depicting drugs, paraphernalia. 
  • Drawings, photos, magazine cut outs, or digital prints of nudity of either gender or female breasts. Children must be wearing clothes in all pictures. 
  • Anything depicting nudity, displaying or describing sexual penetration or sexual acts. 
  • Gang affiliated material, hand gestures, or signs. This includes writings that appear to be in code or disguised. 
  • Foreign substances on the envelope or within the letter, such as but not limited to glue, glitter, glitter/gel pen, glued items, tape, labels, stickers, stickies, perfume, cologne, lipstick, confetti, paper or magazine cut outs, computer printouts/printed matter, tattoo patterns, liquids, powders, body fluids, solid substances, correction fluid/tape, crayon, paint, or markers.
  • Identification cards, bank cards, credit cards, or phone cards. 

Envelopes must not be larger than a standard business size envelope and greeting cards must be 5” x 8” or smaller. Photographs must be 4” x 6” or smaller and must be on photo paper. Photos must have the inmate’s name written on the back of each photograph. 

Only U.S. Postal money orders and cashier's checks are accepted through the mail.

If stamps, paper, or envelopes are mailed to an inmate, the entire letter will be returned to the sender. Any stickers attached to the envelopes or letter sent to an inmate will cause the entire letter to be returned to the sender.

Inmates are allowed to receive books, newspapers, or periodicals through the U.S. Postal service. They must be sent directly from the publisher or the distributor.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Glenn County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, they can make outgoing collect calls from the inmate housing area.

California law has established the right of an arrested person to make at least three free local telephone calls upon being booked: one call to an attorney, one to a bail bond agent, and one to a relative or other personal contact.

How to Send Money

Money may be added to an inmate’s trust account at the Glenn County Jail via the internet, telephone, U.S. Postal money orders/Cashier's checks (by mail or in person at the jail lobby), and the Kiosk located in the jail lobby.

  • Online at Smart Deposit: under the Smart Deposit section or
  • Toll Free Call: Smart Deposit- 866-394-0490, Bilingual agents available
  • Jail Lobby Kiosk: Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 7 pm- Cash and Credit Card
  • Jail Lobby Window: Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5 pm, U.S. Postal Money Orders and Cashier's checks only

Money orders and cashier’s checks must contain your full name and the full name of the inmate. Personal checks will not be accepted.

Programs For Inmates

Religious Services

The religious program at the Glenn County Jail provides services and spiritual guidance. Various religious services are held throughout the week in the library.

Educational Programs

The educational programs are available to inmates at the Glenn County Jail who have not yet earned their high school diploma. The classes are taught by educators from the Glenn County Office of Education through the Success One charter school. 

Other Programs

Inmate programs are available depending on the State and County budget and the availability of community volunteers. These programs include the following: 

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 
  • Inmate worker programs 
  • Re-entry services 
  • Individual counseling 
  • Courage To Change 
  • Transitional Planning 

Work Furlough Program

The work furlough program allows an inmate to continue working at a regular job while they are serving their sentence. The work furlough program is administered by the Glenn County Jail and a fee is charged for participation.

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Careers at Glenn County Jail

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