Mono County Jail

The Mono County Jail is operated by the Mono County Sheriff's Office and is located in Bridgeport, California.

The jail 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 Mono 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 Mono 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. 

Bail and Bond

To bond an inmate out of the Mono County Jail, you first need to select a bond agency of your choice and contact them directly (they must be licensed in California). The bond agency will explain its process to you.

When bailing an inmate out of jail using cash, you must have the exact dollar amount. No personal checks will be accepted. However, the Mono County Sheriff's Department does accept cashiers checks and money orders. 

If the bail amount is over $10,000 and payment is cash, you must have a valid identification card along with your original social security card.

For more information about bail and bond, click here. For information about an inmate's future court date and time, please contact the Mono County Jail at (760) 932-7549.

For information regarding citations, court date and time, etc., please contact the Mono County Superior Court at (760) 924-5444.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Mono County Jail are on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The visiting schedule is as follows:

Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday: 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Mono County Jail does not allow contact visits of any type.

All visitors must have valid photo identification and be 18 years of age or older. Minor visitors are allowed if accompanied by their parents. All visitors are subject to search, both their person and/or their property. 

If you have been incarcerated at the Mono County Jail within the last six months, you will not be allowed to visit. 

Anyone who knowingly brings a deadly weapon, alcoholic beverages, narcotics or narcotic paraphernalia into the jail is guilty of a felony crime which is punishable by imprisonment in state prison.

Inmates are allowed to receive only money from visitors (US currency or cashiers check made out to the inmate) in the jail lobby. The jail will not accept any other goods for an inmate from visitors: including books, newspapers, etc.

Physical Address

Mono County Jail
25 Emigrant Street
Bridgeport, CA 93517

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(760) 932-7549

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Mono County Jail
Inmate's Name
PO Box 697
Bridgeport, CA 93517

All envelopes must have a return address. Items that will not be accepted through the mail include:

  • Pictures that are sexual in nature and those depicting gang activity
  • Stationary, writing materials, stamps, or blank greeting cards
  • Food 
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Cash

Items that can be mailed or shipped to an inmate:

  • Books, magazines and newspapers mailed directly from the publisher
  • Money orders made payable to the inmate
  • Photos (a maximum of three at a time)


How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Mono County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, they have access to phones and can make outgoing collect calls from the inmate housing area. To set up a phone account so you can prepay for calls from your inmate, click here.

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. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

How to Send Money

Friends and family can drop off cash, a cashier's check, or a money order at the Mono County Jail. Or, they can mail a money order or cashier's check to the inmate at the following address:

Mono County Jail
Inmate's Name
PO Box 697
Bridgeport, CA 93517

All money orders and cashier's checks must be made payable to the inmate.

Inmates can purchase hygiene products, cookies, candy, and stationary from the jail commissary with the money in their account.

Programs For Inmates

Programming information at Mono County Jail is not publicly available.

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Careers at Mono County Jail

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