Solano County Juvenile Detention Facility

The Solano County Juvenile Detention Facility is a division of the county's Probation Department and is located in Fairfield, California. This jail houses juvenile male and female inmates who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement.

The mission of this facility is to provide short-term detention for youth charged with serious crimes, who otherwise cannot be safely released to the community and are likely to flee the jurisdiction of the Court. 

The facility also provides post-disposition detention for youth offenders who are awaiting placement to residential (foster) care.

Questions about a minor’s case, his/her court hearing, or plans for the minor after he/she leaves the Juvenile Detention Facility should be directed to the Probation officer assigned to the case. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Solano County Juvenile 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 Claybank 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

Visits are an important part of the Juvenile Detention Facility Program. AUTHORIZED VISITORS are defined as Parents and Legal Guardians only. Photo identification is required. 

The minors are assigned to separate housing units or “Pods” and they are allowed visits only when their Pod is scheduled. The visiting days and hours are as follows:





(Visit at Challenge)



6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm











 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm  A - M

 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  N - Z

 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  A - M

 6:15 PM - 7:15 pm  N - Z




6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


(By appointment only and

approved by Probation)


4:45 pm– 5:45 pm

Visiting Rules

Visitors may bring only two keys and photo identification into Cedar Hall with them for a visit. Please leave everything else in your car. 

Parents/guardians may visit for all or a portion of the 60 minute visiting period. The latest a visitor may arrive is 15 minutes prior to the end of the minor’s designated visiting time slot. 

Please use the restroom prior to admittance to Cedar Hall for your visit. Visitors may NOT return to Cedar Hall once you leave, for any reason. 

Anyone who knowingly brings, or assists in bringing into the Juvenile Detention Facility a controlled substance (alcohol, drugs or narcotics), firearm, weapon, or explosive of any kind will be arrested and charged.

All visitors are subject to a walk-through metal detector search before entering the jail.

No food or drink is allowed in the main lobby area or in Cedar Hall.

Physical Address

Solano County Juvenile Detention Facility
740 Beck Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(707) 784-6570
(707) 784-6571

(707)784-7600 Probation Department

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Solano County Juvenile Detention Facility
℅ Inmate Name
740 Beck Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

Mail sent to the Juvenile 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. Do not include confetti, souvenirs, tokens or spray any type of fragrance on the envelopes.

Packages sent or received through the mail are prohibited except for legal materials, textbooks, periodicals, and magazines sent directly from the publisher or vendor. Inmates are allowed a maximum of five soft cover books at any time.

Inmates are allowed to receive up to five photographs (no larger than 4"x 6") at any given time. 

The following items will be returned to sender:

  • Photographs depicting gangs, weapons, unlawful activity, sexually explicit material
  • 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.
  • 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 Juvenile Detention Facility 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 Juvenile 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 send money to your inmate at the Solano County Juvenile 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:
℅ Inmate Name
740 Beck Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

Care Packages

The Solano County Juvenile 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

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. 

Tutoring Program

The Tutoring Program is available in all three detention units. They each have an assigned tutor to provide group and individual counseling three hours per week. The evening tutors work closely with the County of Education Teaching Staff to provide a cohesive academic program.

Mental Health Counseling

All juveniles at the three detention units are assessed for mental health symptoms, such as depression, suicidal ideation and tendencies and crisis intervention is provided as needed.

Aggression Replacement Training

The program was developed for aggressive and violent adolescents aged 12 to 17 who are incarcerated in the Juvenile Detention Facility. It is a cognitive behavioral intervention program to help juveniles improve social skills, competence and moral reasoning, better manage anger, and reduce aggressive behavior.

Crossroads Life Skills/Cognitive Learning

The objectives of this program are to discover how attitude affects behavior, teach minors problem solving skills to use in anger situations, offer self-reflection and examination, gain better self control, address the challenges of addictive behaviors, develop critical thinking skills, establish goal directed behavior patterns, and gain new life skills.

Other services include:

  • Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous
  • Planned Parenthood
  • AIDS Awareness
  • Religious church services and Bible studies
  • Youth mentoring
  • Solano Community College Interns
  • Motivational speakers

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