Shasta County Jail

This high-security detention facility is used to detain arrested persons who are pending arraignment. This location also houses inmates during trial and those who are sentenced to county jail time. It has the maximum capacity to hold 484 inmates–404 males and 80 females. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Shasta Main 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 Shasta Main 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 or Bond

To bail a person out of jail with cash, you must have the exact dollar amount. You can write a verifiable personal check up to $1000, or you can use a cashier's check or money order for the exact dollar amount made out to Shasta County Superior Court. You should bring the money or check to the reception area of the Main Jail Facility. 

To bond a person out of jail, select a bail bond agency of your choice. 

To bail or bond a person out of jail, you must obtain the charge and bail amount from the custody staff. To speak with the custody staff, call (530) 245-6100 and follow the instructions.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

To visit an inmate at the Shasta County Jail, you must first contact the reception officer to get the inmate's visitation schedule, or you can click here. Each inmate at the facility is allowed up to two scheduled visits per week. Inmate workers are allowed three visits. 

The visiting hours are generally 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, seven days per week. An additional visiting period of 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm is available on weekends. 

A maximum of two visitors are allowed per inmate visit. Visits are two times weekly, one per visiting day, each visit is 30 minutes; inmate workers are allowed one hour.

Each visitor is required to fill out a visitor´s slip. All visitors must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All adult visitors are required to have a verifiable photo ID, like a driver's license or passport.

No smoking is allowed inside the jail. No purses, packages, or carry-in items are allowed inside.

Visitors are not allowed to bring packages, books, or mail for inmates during a visit.

You can put money on an inmate's books during a visit, but it must be a minimum of $5.00. No foreign coins or money is accepted.

Anyone visiting the jail is subject to search of their person and/or property and must pass through a metal detector prior to entering the secure visiting area.

No electronics are allowed inside the jail (phones, watches, tablets, laptops, etc…)

Physical Address

Shasta County Jail
1655 West St
Redding, CA 96001

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General Phone Number

(530) 245-6100

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name
c/o Shasta County Jail
1655 West Street
Redding, CA 96001


  • Any mail that contains instructions for manufacturing explosives, weapons, drugs, or other unlawful substances. 
  • Advocates, encourages, depicts, or condones violence, use of weapons, gang related activities, or other conduct that jeopardizes jail security. 
  • Advocates racial, religious, or national hatred or which otherwise contains matter of a character tending to incite murder, arson, riot or any other form of violence.
  • Obscene material as defined in California Penal Code 311, "Obscene Matter." 
  • Inmate to inmate correspondence
  • Polaroid photographs and photographs that are altered or blacked out in any manner will be returned to the sender. 
  • Sexually explicit or inappropriate material as determined by the searching Deputy will not be authorized and will be returned to sender. 
  • Drawings on the outside of mailing envelopes will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender whether it is incoming or outgoing mail. 
  • Any letter containing items of contraband.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Shasta County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

California law has established the right of an arrested person to make at least three free local telephone calls when they are 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

Inmates at the Shasta County Jail place their commissary orders every Sunday. They are allowed to purchase a maximum of one hundred dollars ($100) worth of commissary goods per week. Funds must be deposited in the inmate's account before 8:00am on Monday. 

Friends and family can make a deposit into an inmate's commissary account via the ACCESS Secured Deposit lobby kiosk at the jail, online, or by phone. 

The kiosk will accept cash, credit card, or debit card. Money can also be added onto an inmate commissary account online at or on the toll free number 1-866-345-1884. Deposits by mail are not accepted.

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Programs For Inmates

Work Release

The Work Release Program allows qualified offenders who have been sentenced to the county jail the chance to live at home and report to the work facility or other work site where they perform various public service work.

This work program is a partnership with the Shasta County Probation Department Community Service Unit and the Home Electronic Confinement (HEC) program.

Work release allows families to stay together and jobs to be continued so an offender´s financial obligations may be met. At the same time, the offender repays their debt to society via public service work.

Some of the services provided are road crews, cemetery cleanup crews, and growing fruits and vegetables in the 7-acre garden at the jail (which feeds inmates).

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Careers at Shasta County Jail

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