Yolo County Jail

The Yolo County Jail — aka the Monroe Detention Center — is a medium to maximum security facility located in Woodland, California. It is operated by the Yolo County Sheriff's Department and is the main inmate holding facility for Yolo County.

This jail 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.

The other county jail facility — the Walter J. Leinberger Memorial Center — has been demolished and a new jail is being constructed in its place. It is expected to be completed in December 2022. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Yolo County Jail, call the facility directly, click here, or use VINE (see below). 

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 Yolo 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.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

To make an appointment to visit an inmate at the Yolo County Jail (Monroe Detention Center), call Monroe Records at 530-668-5245 select options 1-1-5.

Inmates are allowed two half hour visits per week, with one visitor per session.  Exception: Mother and father or grandfather and grandmother may visit together. Visitors must be at least 18 years old. 

Visiting sign ups begin at 12:00AM Monday morning for the current week only. Once you have scheduled your visit, you will not be allowed to change, reschedule, or modify this appointment. 

Cut-off times for visiting signups are as follows: 

  • Monday visits cut off Monday at 7:00am 
  • Tuesday visits cut off Tuesday at Noon 
  • Wednesday visits cut off Wednesday at Noon 
  • Thursday visits cut off Thursday at Noon 
  • Friday visits cut off Thursday at Midnight 
  • Saturday visits cut off Friday at Midnight 
  • Sunday visits cut off Saturday at Midnight

Visiting Schedule

By Pod: 

A1, A2, B1, B2 – Each pod has visiting based on classification.
C1, C2, C3 – Each pod has visiting per the Code Orange Ad Seg schedule.

By Classification: 

CODE BLUE – Mainline and Classification Housed in B1, B2, A2
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Evenings only)
Thursday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Evenings only)
Saturday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM 

CODE RED – Protective Custody Housed in A1
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Evenings only)
Saturday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM 

CODE ORANGE – Administrative Segregation Housed in A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, C3
Monday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Evenings only)
Friday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM 

CODE PINK – Administrative Segregation Housed in A1
Wednesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Evenings only)
Friday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM 

CODE GREEN – Southerners Housed in A1
Thursday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Evenings only) 

SOCIAL – Social Housed in A1, B2
Monday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Visiting Rules

Visitors must arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled visiting time with a valid government issued photo ID. If you arrive late, your visit will be canceled (no exceptions). All visitors must have a valid United States government issued photo ID or valid passport. 

You must pass the metal detector in order to go down for your visit. Keep heavy jewelry to a minimum and no steel-toed shoes. You need to be able to pass the metal detector with your shoes on, if your shoes do not pass, you will not be able to visit. 

You are allowed to bring in a single car key and your ID only. Nothing else will be permitted. No gum, cigarettes, lighters, matches, tobacco, pagers, cellular phones, car alarms, key rings, purses, or briefcases will be allowed. 

Dress Code

No hats, sunglasses, or scarves. No sleeveless garments, short skirts/shorts, low cut shirts, or see-through clothing will be allowed. Please remember to dress appropriately. 

Family Visiting

Family Visiting allows an inmate’s children, younger siblings, or grandchildren (under the age of 18) to visit, accompanied by one parent or guardian. Family Visits are held on Sundays only. 

Up to two children can visit at a time and must be accompanied by an adult. If an inmate has more than two children, and the inmate has visiting time available, an additional appointment must be scheduled. Please note that children may not be left unattended in the lobby. 

Visits are made in 30 minute increments, for up to one hour per week. These visits DO count toward the inmate’s visits for the week. 

Appointments can be made beginning Monday at 12:00 AM and need to be made by 11:59 PM on Saturday prior to the visit. All Family Visits are scheduled by appointment only. An approved visitor must call the Monroe Detention Center at (530) 668-5245 and select options 1, 1, 5 to schedule an appointment. 

Click here to find out when an inmate has visiting times available, based on their pod and classification: 

A1 – Pod has visiting hours on certain Sundays, based on their classification.
A2 – Entire pod has visiting every Sunday.
B1 – Entire pod has visiting every Sunday.
B2 – Pod has visiting certain Sundays, based on their classification.
C1 – Pod has visiting every Sunday from 9 am – 11 am.
C2 – Pod has visiting every Sunday from 1 pm – 4 pm and 7 pm – 10 pm.
C3 – Entire pod has visiting every Sunday.

Physical Address

Yolo County Jail
140A Tony Diaz Dr
Woodland, CA 95776

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/GmQWguSPAhJJrmkA9

General Phone Number

(530) 668-5245

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Yolo County Jail
Inmate Name and Booking Number
140A Tony Diaz Dr
Woodland, CA 95776

All incoming mail is inspected and forwarded to the inmates on a daily basis. It must include the following or it will be returned to sender:

  • The return name/address information written on the front of the envelope.
  • The sender’s name and a return address. (Gang monikers are not acceptable and will result in the mail being returned back to sender marked “insufficient return name.”)
  • The inmate’s complete name (first and last) that was used at time of booking. Gang monikers and nicknames are not acceptable.

Acceptable incoming includes the following:

  • U.S. Postal Service money orders. No other type of money order is accepted. U.S. government checks are also accepted.
  • A reasonable number of photographs. Nudity, and/or obscenity are not allowed.
  • Newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and softbound books, which are sent directly from a publisher or web site.

Unacceptable incoming mail includes, but is not limited to, mail containing any of the following:

  • Weapons, drugs, and controlled substances.
  • Packages or envelopes containing property which is so excessive in quantity that it precludes adequate inspection, i.e., handout material, copies from books or magazines articles.
  • Oversize mail or cards
  • Hardback books
  • Polaroid photographs or any photographs which have been laminated or coated.
  • Any item which has been laminated or coated.
  • Obscene material. 
  • Material or photographs which are gang related, racially discriminatory, promotes or incites murder, arson, riot, violent racism, any other form of violence or illegal activity or which may compromise the security of the facility.
  • Stamps, stickers or items which are “gummed” or have adhesive on them. This includes return address stickers.
  • Inkpad stamps or transfers.
  • Sealed envelopes containing additional correspondence.
  • Postage stamps, pre-stamped postal envelopes, blank envelopes, pens, personal checks, and currency.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Yolo 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. 

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

Send money to an inmate at Yolo County Jail/Monroe Detention Center online or over the phone. Access Secure Deposits offers the following payment options for family and friends of inmates:                  

  • Toll Free Phone Deposits  Fees as low as $3.95   1-866-345-1884
  • Internet Deposits  Fees as low as $2.95  www.accesscorrections.com                              

Access Secure Deposits takes all MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards. Additional information is also located on their website http://www.accesscorrections.com/ under Frequently Asked Questions.

Gift Packages

You can send gift packages to your family or friends in the Yolo County Jail via Access Securepak. There are 2 ways to order: click on www.yolocountypackages.com or call 1.800.546.6283.

Programs For Inmates

Inmates at the Monroe Detention Center are assessed to determine their needs and eligibility for in-custody programs, which are designed to aid inmates in a successful re-entry into the community upon their release from jail. Current In-Custody Programming Includes:

Drug and Alcohol Treatment (Phoenix House)

Treatment for inmates struggling with substance abuse and addiction. 

In-Custody Day Reporting Center (DRC) (Leinberger Center only)

Multi-phase program that addresses criminal thinking and anti-social value while helping inmates gain computer and financial skills. 

Parenting Classes

Classes led by a contractor who instructs inmates on parenting techniques and bonding with children. Classes meet the Welfare & Institutions Code requirements for inmates who are involved with CPS.

Anger Management Education

Classes led by a contractor who instructs inmates on conflict resolution and stress management.

Woodland Literacy’s GED/Literacy program

Contracted GED Liaison assists inmates with GED prep and coordinates GED testing.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Survivor Support Groups

Confidential support groups are offered to female inmates and run through EMPOWER Yolo.

Bible Study Classes and Clergy Visits

Volunteers offer weekly spiritual classes and one-on-one visits with inmates.

Friends Care

Program which assists inmates with services Correctional Staff are not trained or able to perform.

Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous

Volunteer-run self-help groups assisting inmates with drug and alcohol addiction.

Socialization Groups

These groups allow for social interaction amongst inmates with mental health concerns.

Sheriff’s Working Inmate Program

This is a work release program that allows participants to convert jail time by performing outdoor work for Yolo County. There is a fee associated with this program. Participants are supervised by the Yolo County Probation Department.

Electronic Monitoring

This is a program where you are confined to your home and monitored by an electronic GPS device for the length of your sentence. You may continue to work or attend school. There is no fee associated with this program. 

Northern California Construction Training (NCCT)

A building trade’s pre-apprenticeship training program that helps prepare men and women for entry into various construction trades apprenticeship training programs.

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Careers at Yolo County Jail

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