Tuolumne County Jail
The Tuolumne County Jail — aka Dambacher Detention Center — is located in Sonora, California, and is operated by the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department.
This facility houses up to 230 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.
To find out if your loved one is being held in the Tuolumne County Jail, call the facility directly using one of the numbers below 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 Tuolumne 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.
Tuolumne County Jail
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Visiting Hours and Rules
Inmate visits at Tuolumne County Jail must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance via the SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES website.
Tuolumne County Jail
(Dambacher Detention Center)
12915 Justice Center Dr
Sonora, CA 95370
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/tnpQ75fDcqhbu2V46
General Phone Number
209-533-7270 or 1-800-844-6591
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Smart Communications- Tuolumne County Jail
INMATE NAME-ID NUMBER
P.O. BOX 9114
Seminole, FL 33775-9114
The Inmate's Name and ID number must be clearly printed on the outside of the envelope or postcard to ensure the mail is posted to the correct account.In addition to snail mail, friends and family also have the option of using e-mail style electronic messaging via www.smartjailmail.com.
How to Call an Inmate
Inmates at the Tuolumne 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 deposit funds into an inmate's phone account, use a Securus Inmate Telephone Debit Account.
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
To place money in an inmate's account, friends and family must use a debit or credit card and the JailATM.com system. You can use this site to send cash to your inmate, or to buy a care package.
Programs For Inmates
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