Sutter County Jail

The Sutter County Jail is located in Yuba City, California and is operated by the Sutter County Sheriff's Department. This facility houses adult men and women who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement, those committed to custody by the courts via sentencing, and inmates awaiting transfer to the California Department of Corrections.

This jail was originally built in 1977– with a 148-bed minimum facility and a 62-bed felony dorm – and has since gone through major renovations. With the addition of a 52-bed single cell, maximum security unit in 1999, the Sutter County Jail can now house a total of 262 inmates.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Sutter County Jail, call the facility 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 Sutter 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 his/her offender number. 

Posting Bail/Inmate Release

Family and friends can post bail for an incarcerated inmate at the Sutter County Jail by contacting the control deputy in the jail lobby. You must provide the entire amount of bail with cash, cashier check, or money order. 

Cashier checks or money orders must be made out to "Sutter County Consolidated Courts." You can also post bail for an inmate by using a bail bond agency.

When an inmate is scheduled for release from custody, they will be processed out of the jail at 5:00 am and released into the front lobby of the Sheriff's Office.

Inmates who are released by the courts from arraignment or pre-trial confinement are returned to the jail from the courthouse at varied times. They are released from custody as timely as possible, no later than 7:00 p.m. each evening.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Each inmate is allowed no fewer than two visits totaling at least one hour per inmate, per week. The visiting hours at the Sutter County Jail are as follows:

Male General Population

Friday and Saturday

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 concluding at 10:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. concluding at 2:30 p.m.

Male Special Housing Population

Tuesday and Thursday

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Kitchen Worker Population

Tuesday and Thursday

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Male Single Cell Population

Sunday and Monday

A-Pod: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. each day

B-Pod: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. each day

Male Medical Cell Population

Wednesday Only

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Male Medium East Facility Dormitory

Saturday Only

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Male Minimum West Facility Dormitory

Sunday Only

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Female General Population

Tuesday and Thursday

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Female Minimum Security

Tuesday and Thursday

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


  • Visitors are limited to one 30-minute visit per inmate per day (except minimum)
  • A maximum of one person will be allowed to visit an inmate at one time, excluding children
  • Non-contact visits only
  • Inmates are not allowed to receive items from visitors or to send items out to visitors
  • No gang affiliated insignias. No revealing clothes, swimming suits, daisy dukes (extremely short or form-fitting shorts), or apparel deemed inappropriate by jail staff will be allowed

Visiting appointments are not allowed. Visitors must come to the jail prior to the visiting hours and sign up to visit their inmate. Persons who are late will lose their visiting time.

Physical Address

Sutter County Jail
1077 Civic Center Blvd.
Yuba City, CA 95993

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General Phone Number

(530) 822-7307

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Name of Inmate
SC#-XXXXX (Sutter County Number)
c/o Sutter County Jail
1077 Civic Center Blvd.
Yuba City, CA 95993

Sutter County Jail does not accept any mail with writing on envelopes except the name, inmate number and address of the person(s) receiving or sending the mail and the inmates’ name and return address. 

All incoming correspondence is inspected for contraband.The letters that inmates receive can not contain any form of contraband, threats, intimidation, escape plans, possible criminal information or any violation of State or Federal Law.

Inmates who don't have any money on their books are allowed at least two postage free-letters each week for correspondence with family members and friends. 

You are allowed to send photos to your inmate, no larger than 3x5". No Polaroids. 

Packages are not allowed at the Sutter County Jail. They will not be accepted, and instead returned to the sender.

Inmates may receive newspapers, magazines, periodicals and soft-bound books through the U.S. mail only if they are sent directly from the publisher, a book seller or other vendor of such publications. Visitors are not allowed to drop these items off during visitation.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Sutter 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. To put money on an inmate's phone account, call 1-800-844-6591 (available 24/7).

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

You can add money to an inmate's account at the Sutter County Jail by dropping off cash or a money order during visiting hours. You can also mail a money order directly to your inmate via the following address:

Name of Inmate
SC#-XXXXX (Sutter County Number)
c/o Sutter County Jail
1077 Civic Center Blvd.
Yuba City, CA 95993

Programs For Inmates

The Sutter County Jail currently offers the following inmate programs:

Moral Reconation Therapy

MRT teaches inmates to change their perspective and gain more socially acceptable moral thinking and behavior.

Coping with Anger

This program is for inmates who have "problems with managing feelings of anger and frustration in an appropriate way.” The focus is on teaching and practicing anger management skills. It can help inmates recognize, overcome and control anger management challenges. And, as a result, reducing criminal activity.

Peer Relationships

This program directly confronts the key issues of codependency including manipulation and dependent relationships. 


This program provides general education to inmates to assist them in preparing for the GED exam and help them receive their high school equivalency.

Hepatitis C Education

Provides education and/or information on the medical maladies of Hepatitis C – including the methods of contracting, and how to prevent it.

Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous

This program helps inmates with alcohol and/or drug problems overcome their issues via group therapy.

Christian Recovery

Church Services faith based program to provide inmates with alternative methods for dealing with any difficulties they may have associated with alcohol, drugs, or anger management.

Liberty for Captives

Church Services faith based program to provide inmates with alternative methods for dealing with any difficulties they may have associated with alcohol, drugs, anger management, or domestic issues.

Outside Work Release

The OWR program allows inmates with minor offenses (and less than 180 day-sentences) to work eight hours per day on community projects outside of the jail.

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