Madera County Department of Corrections

The Madera County Department of Corrections is the name for the Madera County Jail that is located in Madera, California. The Madera DOC was established in 1978 after separating from the Madera County Sheriff's Office. This is one of the few jails in the state of California that is not operated by the Sheriff.

As of January 2022, Manuel Perez is the current Chief of the Madera County Department of Corrections. 

This Madera County DOC houses adult males and females who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement and are awaiting trial, 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 in the Madera County Department of Corrections, you can 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 Madera County Department of Corrections 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 Madera County Department of Corrections offers both on-site visitation and remote visiting.

On-Site Visits

On-site visitation is held seven days a week through lobby kiosks using the HomeWav visitation platform. All visitors are required to create an account on the HomeWav website

  • On-site visitations can be scheduled 24 hours in advance pending visitor approval
  • Visitors are responsible for scheduling visits
  • During the visit the visitor and the inmate must be logged in under their individual credentials
    • No sharing visits by visitors or inmates
  • On-site visitation can be scheduled in the front lobby

Remote Visits

Remote visitation is held seven days a week via Visiting Hours are: 

1st session (8:30 – 11:00 AM)
2nd session (1:30 – 2:30 PM)
3rd session (3;30 – 4:30 PM)

  • All visiting rules apply to remote visits
  • Off site visits are a privilege
  • Visitors are not allowed to operate a motor vehicle during off-site visitation

Required identification:

  • A valid photo identification must be presented when signing up to visit an inmate
  • Valid forms of identification include:
    • Driver’s license
    • California ID card
    • Military ID
    • High school or college ID (if actively attending either)
    • Passport
    • Foreign consulate picture ID card

Visiting Rules

  • No cameras, cell phones, or recording devices are allowed in the visiting area. 
  • Provocative dress and clothing items with suggestive, obscene, or inflammatory monograms which would disrupt the security and order of the facility are not permitted.
  • All visitors are subject to warrant checks and may be searched for contraband.
  • No gum, candy, drinks, or food items are allowed in the visitation area. 
  • Inmates are allowed two 30-minute visits each week.
  • All inmates have the right to refuse a visit.
  • Visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visiting list.
  • The maximum number of visitors (adult and or child) that may visit an inmate at the same time is two.
  • If you are unable to make the scheduled visit time and no contact is made with the facility, your visit will be canceled and count as a scheduled visit.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minor children must be attended to by their accompanying adult at all times.
  • Visitors must conduct themselves in an orderly manner. Persons who are unruly and or believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will have their visitation terminated.
  • Inappropriate sexual gestures or inappropriate behaviors from visitors will result in the termination of the visit and will result in the suspension / revocation of visitation privileges.
  • The use of profane or offensive language is not allowed.

As of January 2022, there are additional visiting rules due to the Covid-19 virus:

  • All visitors must wear a mask in the lobby until their visit starts
  • The lobby is marked with six feet increments
  • All lobby benches have been removed
  • Only two people are allowed to visit an inmate at one time
  • Visiting kiosk in the lobby have been designated to create social distancing
  • Kiosk and phones are cleaned after every visiting session

Physical Address

Madera County Department of Corrections
14191 Road 28
Madera, CA 93638

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(559) 675-7951

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Madera County Department of Corrections
Inmate's Name
Inmate ID #
14191 Road 28
Madera, CA 93638

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Madera County Department of Corrections cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, they have access to phones and 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

The Madera County Department of Corrections uses TouchPay™ for their inmate accounts. You can fund an inmate account in one of three ways: by lobby kiosk, by phone, or online.

You must have the following information to fund an account:

  • Facility Locator No. 793638
  • Madera County, CA
  • Inmate ID No.
  • Inmate Name

By Lobby Kiosk Located at:

Madera County Department of Corrections
14191 Road 28
Madera, CA 93638

  • You can use Credit Card, Debit Card, Electronic Check, or Cash at the kiosk

By Telephone

  • Call 1-866-232-1899 (Toll Free)
  • Have available Visa / MasterCard (credit or debit) or personal checking account information
  • Follow voice prompts
  • Completed transactions will receive a confirmation number.

By Internet

  • Go to
  • Have available Visa / MasterCard (credit or debit) or personal checking account information
  • Follow on-screen prompts
  • Completed transactions will receive a confirmation
  • You need to have an email address for receipt.

Programs For Inmates

Correctional Community Transitional Program (CCTP)

The mission of CCTP is to assist Madera County inmates and Madera County probationers in successfully reentering society. The CCTP provides rehabilitative programs — as well as vocational programs and services — to the inmates to help them get a better job and to help improve their career skills, education, life skills, and confidence.

Below are programs that the department currently offers to the incarcerated population at the Madera County Department of Corrections:

ACE Overcomers: help inmates deal with the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) which are common among incarcerated populations. Participants learn the science of trauma, steps to retrain the brain and reset the nervous system, and keys to self-awareness and self-regulation. This course improves the mental, emotional, and physical health of the participants, and prepares them for success.

Probation: The goal of the Madera County Probation Department is to encourage positive change in the lives of offenders through Collaborative Partnerships, Evidence Based Practices, and Corrective Services. Inmates are provided with rehabilitation opportunities, education programs, training, and therapy. The probation program helps inmates with a successful transition from jail back to their community. Classes include: parenting, anger management, personal skills development (Life Skills) education, substance use disorders, life and work instruction and work related programs.

Sierra Education & Research Institute (SERI): a non-profit agency that provides psychological services to forensic populations. SERI provides 10-week psychoeducational classes for inmates in the Madera County Jail. Topics include communication, family systems, setting healthy boundaries, cognitive distortions, drug/alcohol addiction, and parenting.

GRID Alternatives: The mission of GRID is to make renewable energy technology and training available to underserved communities. GRID's Central Valley training program and Photovoltaic Basic Installation course provides solar installation training to students.

Workforce: A workshop curriculum is taught by a career specialist to help inmates with transition planning, career research, labor market information, job search and resource planning, building networks, and job interview preparedness. By the end of the class the participants compile an employment portfolio that they may use to gain employment. 

In2Work: The IN2WORK Program is designed to provide offenders with food service training and practical work experience. The program includes formal vocational training in both the classroom and the kitchen, including hands-on work experience. 

Edovo: Edovo utilizes secure tablet technology to deliver free access to educational programming at the Madera County Department of Corrections. 

Edovo features over 20,000 hours of substantive material, including a differentiated literacy platform, thousands of hours of books and videos, GED prep courses, and much more, based on the incarcerated population’s education, language, and literacy levels.

Edovo delivers a wide range of vocational preparation to help inmates prepare for a successful reentry. Including career exploration, job skill training, vocational certifications, resume building, and interview preparation.

Veterans Treatment Court: The goal of Madera County Veterans Treatment Court is to target eligible veterans and find the root causes of their criminal behavior, which may stem from unique mental health conditions or readjustment issues from military service.

The Department of Child Support Services (DCSS): In partnership with the Madera County Department of Corrections (MCDOC), DCSS offers educational services pertaining to child support policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Clients are informed of the legal process to obtain a child support order and are advised of their rights to file a dispute and/or request genetic testing. 

Religious Services:  The Chaplain Services Program provides inmates with their constitutional right to practice their legitimate religion. The Facility Chaplain is responsible for coordinating all religious activities within the facility ensuring that the religious needs of the inmates are met.  

The Chaplain Service Program gives inmates the opportunity to attend weekly Chapel Services, receive a Bible, do personal Bible Study courses with Award Bible and Certificate incentives. The Facility Chaplain provides one-on-one counseling for various spiritual and emotional topics.  

VOLUNTEER SERVICES  in the Chaplain Services Program include: 

  •   Jehovah Witnesses
  •   Catholic Services
  •   Protestant Services
  •   Narcotics Anonymous
  •   Celebrate Recovery

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Careers at Madera County Department of Corrections

If you are interested in a career in corrections and would like more information about the job openings at the Madera County Department of Corrections, click here.