Solano County Justice Center

The Solano County Justice Center Detention Facility is operated by the Solano County Sheriff's Department and is located in Fairfield, California. This jail houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement. The maximum capacity of this facility is 600 inmates.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Solano County Justice Center Detention Facility, 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 Solano County Justice Center 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 Solano County Sheriff's Department is working with local health officials to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The jail lobby and visiting room are closed as of February 2022. But there are plans to reopen in the spring for in-person visiting. Please contact the facility directly to find out if the visiting room is open.

Despite the visiting room closure, inmates still have access to remote social visitation during the pandemic.  For video visiting please go to

On-Site Visits

All visitors must register with iWebVisit. All on-site visits must be scheduled on-line via their website at least 24 hours in advance.  All visitors are required to wear a mask/face covering while in the facility.

A maximum of four visitors per inmate are allowed in the visiting lobby at one time. Visitors must have a valid, government-issued photo ID, and they are required to show up 15-30 minutes before the scheduled visit for check-in. Leave all electronic items in your vehicle – cell phones are strictly prohibited.

Visiting hours are normally seven days per week and are scheduled by housing unit. However, this schedule may change due to the pandemic.

Inmates are allowed two 30-minute on-site visits per week. Each 30-minute visit can be split up between a total of two visitors per terminal. Infants and toddlers under age five may sit in an adult’s lap.

Visiting Times for Housing Units 2ABCD, 2EF, 2GHI, 2 JKL, 2MN, 2Z are as follows:

  • Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat: 7:30am-2:00pm, 3:45pm-5:45pm, 6:45pm-9:45pm
  • Wed, Thurs, Sun: 7:30am-1:30pm

Visiting Times for Housing Units 4ABC, 4DEF, 4GHI, 4Z are as follows:

  • Tues, Sat, Sun: 7:30am-2:00pm, 3:45pm-5:45pm, 6:45pm-9:45pm
  • Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 7:30am-1:30pm

Visiting Times for Housing Units 4JKL are as follows:

  • Mon, Fri, Sun: 7:30am-2:00pm, 3:45pm-5:45pm, 6:45pm-9:45pm
  • Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat: 7:30am-1:30pm

Visiting Rules

All visitors must be at least 18, unless accompanied by a parent, a legal guardian, or emancipated by the court. Documentation is required. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

A parent or legal guardian may bring no more than two children and one infant with them to a visit. Children cannot be left unattended in the lobby.

Engaging in illegal or illicit (to include disrobing and/or sexual behavior) will result in the visit being terminated.

Dress Code

Visitors must follow the dress code. Shoes and shirts are required. The following clothing is prohibited in the visiting room:

  • Swimsuits or swimsuit tops
  • Shorts and skirts cut higher than 3” above the knee
  • Halter tops, tube tops, or thin strapped blouses, “see through” blouses or any garment that reveals excessive flesh, such as the breast or stomach

Any visitor wearing gang related clothing or clothing with nudity, drugs, violence, or illegal activity will not be admitted.

Video Visits offers up close and personal Video Visits that can be conducted remotely, which will help you save time, travel, and money.  All off-site video visits must be scheduled at least one day in advance. Inmates are allowed two remote visits per day. The cost of a remote visit is $9.00 per 30 minute interval. Remote visits are non-refundable.

In order to conduct a remote visit you will need:

  • Access to a computer (Laptop or PC) with a web-cam, microphone and high-speed internet OR a Smartphone/Tablet (Android Based). iPhones and iPads are not currently supported
  • Create an account at
  • Schedule your visit (based on housing assignment, facility rules, etc.)
  • Pay for your visit with any credit/debit or registered prepaid card

Visiting may be canceled at the discretion of the Facility at any time. A credit voucher may be issued for unforeseen circumstances that result in the cancellation of a remote visit which includes technical difficulties.

Remote Visiting Times for Housing Units 2ABCD, 2EF, 2 JKL, 2M are as follows:

  • Wed, Thurs, Sun: 3:45pm-5:45pm, 6:45pm-10:15pm

Remote Visiting Times for Housing Units 2GHI, 2N are as follows:

  • Daily: 7:30am-2:00pm, 3:45pm-5:45pm, 6:45pm-10:15pm

Remote Visiting Times for Housing Units 4ABC, 4DEF, 4GHI are as follows:

  • Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 3:45pm-5:45pm, 6:45pm-10:15pm

Remote Visiting Times for Housing Units 4JKL are as follows:

  •  Daily: 7:30am-2:00pm, 3:45pm-5:45pm, 6:45pm-10:15pm

Physical Address

Solano County Justice Center Detention Facility
500 Union Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

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General Phone Number

(707) 421-7100
(707) 784-7101 for inmate status and visiting information

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Solano County Justice Center Detention Facility
℅ Inmate Name
500 Union Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

Each letter sent to an inmate at the Justice Center Detention Facility MUST have the sender's return address on the outside of the envelope. Address stickers are not allowed. All incoming mail is opened and inspected for contraband.

Packages sent or received through the mail are prohibited except the following:

  • Legal materials; textbooks; periodicals; magazines (that are approved as mail matter by the Postmaster General provided these items are sent directly from the publisher or vendor). Inmates are allowed a maximum of five soft bound books at any time.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Inmates are allowed a total of five photographs (no larger than 4"x 6") at any given time. No more than five photographs per letter may be mailed in at once.

The following items will be returned:

  • Photographs depicting gangs, weapons, unlawful activity, sexually explicit material (nude or partially nude)
  • Excess photocopies. (Limit 5)
  • Negatives, Polaroids, sticker photos, frames or albums. 
  • HardCover Books (soft cover only, must be sent directly from the publisher/vendor)
  • Letters not written on white paper (plain or lined).
  • Stationary or greeting cards. 
  • Newspapers and magazines must be purchased by subscription in the inmate’s name and must be sent directly from the publisher/vendor.
  • No pens/pencils, envelopes (metered, plain or stamped), postage stamps or stationary.
  • Items containing hair, maps, jewelry, posters, lottery tickets, candy, trading cards, magnets, condoms, ID card(s), stencils/tattoo patterns, or date/address books.
  • No cash or personal checks accepted. Money orders must be legible and filled out completely.
  • Third party mail.
  • Items containing metal, wood, plastic, cloth, cardboard, paint, crayon, perfume, lipstick, stickers, glitter, tape, glue, powder, liquid paper, stains, or unknown substances.
  • Inappropriate drawings depicting gangs, weapons, nudity/partial nudity, sexually explicit and/or unlawful activity.
  • Articles depicting gangs, weapons, sexually explicit material, unlawful activity, and/or information found to be in conflict with safety and security.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Solano County Justice Center 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

All inmates at the Solano County Justice Center Detention Facility have a money account. Friends and family can fund this account multiple ways: 

  • Debit/Credit/Cash or Green Dot MoneyPak at Kiosk, located in the lobby
  • Telephone, toll free 1-866-232-1899 
  • Online at

You must have the following information to fund an account: 

  • Solano County, CA
  • Facility Locator: 294501
  • Inmate name and Inmate ID number

You can also send money to your inmate at the Solano County Justice Center Detention Facility through the US postal service, via a money order or cashier's check. No cash or personal checks are accepted. Money orders must be legible and filled out completely.

Send the money order to:

Solano County Justice Center Detention Facility
℅ Inmate Name
500 Union Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

Care Packages

The Solano County Justice Center Detention Facility has a commissary online ordering system. With a few simple clicks, you are able to order a care package for your inmate from the comfort of your own home. Click here for iCare Online Commissary

Programs For Inmates

Healthright 360 Substance Abuse Treatment

Provides comprehensive substance use disorder treatment.

Chaplain Services

Provides religious programs in the jail, including weekly Bible studies and religious faith group rites and prayers in housing units. The Chaplain also coordinates distribution of religious reading materials, provides personal counseling services, and spearheads special events and activities. 

Five Keys Charter School

Five Keys provides GED preparation and credits towards a high school diploma.  They offer classroom based instruction, independent study and special education. 

PEAK Parenting Program

A Parenting Skills Class for male inmates with children ages 0-5. Services start in jail and follow the participant into the community. 

Employment Readiness Skills/ Employment Reentry Case Management/Job Placement

Offers Employment Skills and Life Skills Classes to male and female inmates.  Inmates who participate in the in-custody program are eligible to transition to the program in the community to continue employment readiness work and job placement.

Women's Reentry Achievement Program (WRAP)

WRAP case managers provide pre-release services in the jail prior to a woman’s release.  Services include individual reentry planning, trauma and empowerment groups, and Reading Legacies (a program helping incarcerated women stay connected with their children).

Thinking for a Change (T4C) and Controlling Anger and Learning to Manage (CALM)  

T4C and CALM include cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills.

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Careers at Solano County Justice Center

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