Siskiyou County Jail

The Siskiyou County Jail is operated by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department and is located in the city of Yreka, California. This facility is the "backbone" of the county's custody division, and it houses both males and females who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement. The jail holds both pretrial inmates and sentenced violators. 

The maximum capacity of this facility is 107 inmates. This jail has an average daily population of 101.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Siskiyou County Jail, click here or use VINE (see below). To find out if a specific prisoner is going to court that day, call the jail at noon.

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 Siskiyou 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

All visits at the Siskiyou County Jail are non-contact. The schedule is as follows:

  • A-Unit: Monday, Thursday, Saturday; 4 - 4:00 p.m.
  • B-Unit (Upper): Monday, Thursday, Saturday; 8 - 9:30 a.m.
  • B-Unit (Lower): Monday, Thursday, Saturday; 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
  • D-Unit (Upper): Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 8 - 9:30 a.m.
  • D-Unit (Lower): Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Medical: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 1 - 2:00 p.m.
  • F-Unit: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 2 - 3:00 p.m.
  • G-Unit: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 3 - 4:00 p.m.
  • W-Unit: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, 1 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Y-Unit: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, 2 - 3:00 p.m.
  • X-Unit: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 5 - 6:00 p.m.
  • C-Unit:  Daily 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • E-Unit:  Daily 6 - 7:00 p.m.
  • HMS: Monday, Thursday, Saturday; 5 - 6:00 p.m.

All inmates are limited to a maximum of two visitors and a maximum of one hour of visiting per day. Visitors are allowed to visit a maximum of two inmates per day for a combined total time of one hour.

All personal items including purses, backpacks, bags, electronic devices including cell phones are not permitted in the visiting room.

Physical Address

Siskiyou County Jail
315 South Oregon Street
Yreka, CA 96097

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Siskiyou County Jail
℅ Inmate Name
315 South Oregon Street
Yreka, CA 96097

There are no limits to the amount of mail an inmate may receive. All incoming mail must include the following or it will be returned to the sender:

  • The sender's name and a return address that is stamped or printed, no address labels are allowed. Gang monikers, nicknames, or initials are not accepted.
  • The inmate's complete name that they are booked as. Gang monikers, nicknames, or initials are not accepted. 

Items allowed in inmate mail are:

  • Letters and postcards
  • Money orders or cashier checks made out to the inmate
  • Newspapers mailed only from the publisher
  • Magazines mailed only from the publisher
  • Books – Only soft cover books in new condition ordered and shipped from Amazon or Barnes and Noble are accepted.
  • No more than five photographs (no larger than 4”x6”) per letter.

The following is not allowed in inmate mail and will be returned to the sender:

  • Polaroid pictures
  • Photo collages on paper larger than 4”x 6”
  • Pictures containing nudity or partial nudity
  • Obscene photos, drawings or writings
  • Gang related material
  • Envelopes with drawings on the outside
  • Cash or personal checks
  • Stickers, Stamps, envelopes, blank paper
  • Greeting cards
  • Letters written on card stock or colored paper
  • Used books, hardcover books, and books with spiral bindings
  • Laminated or plastic coated items
  • Third party mail
  • Items containing Paint, Water colors, Crayons, Glue, Tape, Lipstick, Perfume, Glitter, Sticky Substances, Stains, White out

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Siskiyou County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area between 6:00 am and 11:00 am. 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. 

Inmate phone services at the Siskiyou County Jail are provided by Pay-Tel Inc. If you have any problems or questions, please contact Pay-Tel directly at 1-800-PAYTELL. 

If you do not want to receive calls from an inmate at the jail, your line can be blocked by calling 1-800-Paytell and requesting that your line be "call blocked.”

How to Send Money

You can send money to your inmate at the Siskiyou County Jail via JailATM using a debit or credit card. You can also mail your inmate a money order or cashier's check (made payable to the inmate):

Siskiyou County Jail
℅ Inmate Name
315 South Oregon Street
Yreka, CA 96097

Inmates at the jail are allowed to purchase everything from envelopes & stamps, to snacks when commissary is held once per week and orders must be placed by Sunday Night. 

DO NOT BRING "CARE PACKAGES" to the jail. They will be refused.

Programs For Inmates

Food Services

There are three civilian cooks employed at the Siskiyou County Jail who follow a dietician approved menu, providing three meals daily per inmate. 

Medical Services

The Siskiyou County Jail provides its own medical staff, including an on-site registered nurse, specializing in correctional medicine. She consults as needed with the County Public Health Official and local doctors regarding the medical, dental, & psychiatric needs of each inmate.

Reading & Education

Independent study programs are available for literacy skill building, and to obtain a GED or High School Diploma. This service is offered in partnership with Yreka High School. 

Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous

Both services are offered weekly.

Religious Services

Non-denominational religious services are offered by volunteer lay-ministers twice a week. 

Counseling Services

These services are offered via Heal Therapy. 

Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Counseling Services

Group Counseling is available for Anger Management, Drug, and Alcohol problems, and Life Skills.

Day Reporting Center and Alternative Sentencing

In 2011, a law was passed by the California legislature that changed the local jail system to reduce population. Under legislation known as AB109, many offenders were no longer deemed "prison eligible."

Now, many people sentenced for non-prison eligible crimes serve their sentence through the county jail. Since the Siskiyou County Jail only has the capacity to house 107 inmates, they created the Day Reporting Center (DCR) for alternative sentencing via a Work Program and Electronic Monitoring.

An average 50 offenders are assigned to alternative sentencing. They work on state highway crews and other community based projects.  

The Day Reporting Center (DRC) provides services to offenders who are either on probation or assigned to a work crew. Services include:

  • Drug and Alcohol Groups
  • Anger Management Classes
  • Parenting Classes
  • Job Readiness Seminars
  • Individual Therapy
  • MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy)
  • Interactive Journaling
  • High School Diploma/GED Prep in partnership with Yreka High School

There are also projects that inmates can participate in at the DRC, including:

  • Gardening – There is a large garden that provides over 800 pounds of produce that is donated to the Yreka Community Resource Center for the food bank and hot meal program.
  • Chickens – Currently, there is a chicken coop built by DRC inmates that have laying hens which provide eggs for the DRC.  Participants in this project are responsible for the care and upkeep of the chickens.
  • Rabbits – Participants built the rabbit hutch and are responsible for the care and upkeep of the rabbits.
  • Firewood – The Siskiyou County Jail has partnered with Great Northern Corporation (GNC) to provide firewood to vulnerable populations such as the elderly and disabled in the winter time.  
  • Woodworking – Participants learn skills such as building split rail fences, sign making and table building.

If you have any questions about the Day Reporting Center or Alternative Sentencing, contact Programs Coordinator William Laustalot at (530) 842-8172.

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