Plumas County Jail

The Plumas County Jail (aka the Plumas County Correctional Facility) is operated by the Plumas County Sheriff's Office and is located in Quincy, California. This facility houses:

  • Adult males and females who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement and are awaiting trial and have not made bail
  • 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 Plumas County Jail, call (530) 283-6267 or use VINE (see below). 

When contacting the Plumas County Correctional Facility, please be advised that the officers on duty are limited on what information they are allowed to share. For safety purposes, court dates and release information is not given out. The only information that officers will release are an inmate's charges and bail amounts. 

For court information, contact the Clerk's Office at the Plumas Superior Court at (530) 283-6232. 

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 Plumas 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 Bonds

Everyone arrested and taken into the Plumas County Correctional Facility has the right to post bail, unless revoked by the local magistrate. You must use a bail agency that is registered with the Plumas County Superior Court.

Personnel checks are not accepted as a form of bail payment. Cash, money orders, and cashier's checks only.

Current List of Accepted Bail Agencies at Plumas County Jail:

  • Holly Bail Bonds, Susanville, (530)257-5622
  • Marland Bail Bonds, Susanville, (530)257-9775
  • Nancy Schwarz Bail Bonds, Susanville, (530)257-3867
  • Susanville Bail Bonds, Susanville, (530)257-9774
  • Lassen County Bail Bonds, Susanville, (530)257-2245
  • Mcmains Bail Bonds, Multiple Locations, (530)283-9991
  • Aladdin Bail Bonds, Red Bluff, (530)529-4200
  • No Time Bail Bonds, Loyalton, (530)993-4286

No Contact Orders

As of January 2022, the Plumas County Jail is still under strict no contact orders due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that they are restricting contact among inmates and those outside of the jail. 

At this time, they are not accepting any form of money over the counter to be placed on an inmate's books. They have also limited visitation to video visits only. For up-to-date information, feel free to call the jail.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at the Plumas County Jail is by appointment only, as they are no longer following the "First Come First Served" rule. Visits can be scheduled by calling the Jail at 530-283-6267. The visiting schedule is as follows:






6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM


8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Setting Up A Video Visit

Click on this link to begin setting up a video visitation. Select "start deposit," then select the state of California and the Plumas Correctional Facility.

Next, select "Schedule a Video Visitation" and select your inmate via their last name. Then, choose the amount of time you want to visit and schedule the date and time. Finally, enter your information and confirm your purchase. 

Visiting Rules

  • All visitors must present a current, valid form of identification. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you will be asked to leave the premises.
  • If you have recently been released from the Plumas County Correctional Facility, you will be denied entry to visitation for a period of 30 days.
  • All personal items, excluding ID, must be left in your vehicle. This includes all cellular and recording devices. If paperwork needs to be signed by the inmate during the visitation, please notify a correctional officer beforehand.
  • You must dress appropriately for all visits, or you will not be allowed in the visiting room. Exposing breasts or genitalia will result in immediate removal from the facility and a ban from visitation.
  • All minors wishing to visit must have a parent or legal guardian for supervision.

Physical Address

Plumas County Jail
50 Abernathy Lane
Quincy, CA 95971

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(530) 283-6267

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name
Plumas County Jail
50 Abernathy Lane
Quincy, CA 95971

  • All inmate mail must include the full name of the sender and the return address. Incomplete mail will be returned. 
  • Do not send any items in the mail, except for photographs (no Polaroids). Pictures must not show any nudity, violence, or gang related activity.
  • Mail is inmate specific. Do not write to multiple inmates within the same letter. 
  • Books can be sent to an inmate if they are ordered through a book store and delivered to the correctional facility. No hard back books are allowed.


To send your inmate an electronic message, you first need to set up a pre-paid email account. Click on "star deposit," then select the state of California and the Plumas Correctional Facility.

Next, select Electronic Messaging and then choose the inmate you wish to send your message to via their last name. Finally, enter your information and confirm your purchase. At that point, you can compose and send your message.

Once money has been placed on an inmate's account they will have access to send electronic messages to any valid email address.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Plumas County Jail 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. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

To set up a Prepaid Phone Account, click here. Or call 1-800-943-2189 and follow the prompts. You may need to provide the inmate's specific ID number to complete the account set-up. If you need that number, call the Plumas Correctional Facility at (530) 283-6267 and make a request.

How to Send Money

At this time, the Plumas County Jail is not accepting any form of money over the counter to be placed on an inmate's books. Money can still be sent online through or you can call 1-866-345-1884. 

If you would like to send a commissary order directly to an inmate you can do so online. After you create your account, you'll have access to a pre-approved list of commissary items that you can order for your inmate. These items will be sent directly to the Plumas County Correctional Facility.

If you would like to send a commissary order to an inmate via phone, you may do so by calling 1-800-546-6283.

Programs For Inmates

Alternative Custody Sentencing (ACS)

Alternative Custody Sentencing (ACS) is a program for lower risk inmates that allows them to serve their custody time through alternative means in lieu of incarceration at the Plumas County Correctional Facility. Applicants that qualify may have the ability to serve their time on house arrest through GPS Monitoring, Work Furlough, Work Release, or Weekend Commitments.

You can find an ACS application by clicking here.


Medical staff is available at the Plumas County Correctional Facility between 08:00 AM and 05:00 PM and on call 24/7. You can drop off valid prescription medication for your inmate at the front counter of the facility. For all other medical related questions, please contact the nurse's office at (530)-283-6009.

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Careers at Plumas County Jail

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