|Address/phone||2775 Richardson Dr,
Auburn, CA 95603 (map)
|Find an inmate||Inmate locator|
|Visiting hours||Check the current in-custody report|
|Capacity||276 inmates, co-ed|
The Placer County Main Jail, also known as the “Auburn Jail,” is located near Sacramento in Auburn, CA. Built in 1985, this is one of two detention centers (including the South Placer Jail) operated by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
Our team of California criminal defense lawyers provide key information about the Placer County Main Jail below.
- 1. How do I search for an inmate?
- 2. What are the bail procedures?
- 3. Can I make phone calls or send email to inmates?
- 4. How do I put money on an inmate’s books?
- 5. When can I visit the Placer County Jail?
- 6. What is the mailing address?
- 7. What is life at the jail like?
- 8. Is there a work release program?
- 9. How do I pick up inmate property?
- 10. How do I contact an attorney?
1. How do I search for an inmate?
If you have reason to believe your friend or loved one is in custody at the Auburn Detention Center, you can verify this online on the County website. Click on the “In Custody Report” pdf link, and you will find a detailed list of names and other data to facilitate your Placer County Jail inmate search.
Included information is the
- booking date,
- jail ID number,
- criminal charges and category (misdemeanor or felony) and
- release date, if applicable.
You will also find bail information and any scheduled court dates, as well as personalized visitation information. Alternatively, you are free to call the jail at (530) 745-8500 to request inmate information.
2. What are the bail procedures?
At the Placer County Main Jail, bail can be paid at the facility in cash (exact amounts), or with a money order, cashier’s or certified check made out to:
- Placer Trial Court or
- Clerk of the Court that issued the warrant or has jurisdiction over the out-of-county case.
The jail also accepts bail bonds.
Learn more at Placer County Sheriff’s Office – Posting Bail.
3. Can I make phone calls or send email to inmates?
Placer County Correctional Facility does not permit you to place calls to inmates. However, you can leave voicemails through ICSolutions.com. In the event of the emergency, the jail staff will pass along your message with the Sergeant’s permission.
Meanwhile, inmates are given time during the day to place outgoing calls to you.
You can also email inmates through Access Corrections.
Note that all inmate phone calls and email exchanges are monitored, so do not reveal anything that could be damaging to your loved one’s case.
4. How do I put money on an inmate’s books?
At the Auburn Detention Facility, there are a few ways to make a deposit:
- Jail Kiosk – The facility has a kiosk machine in the lobby, which accepts cash, credit or debit cards.
- Online – You can make a deposit online at Access Corrections (mycarepack.com), and can also place your own “care package” orders. There is a $100 weekly limit for products purchased and a $300 deposit limit.
- Telephone – To make a credit or debit card payment by phone, call Access Corrections at (866) 394-0490.
- Mail – You can mail a money order or cashier’s check (limit $120) to the jail for the commissary (or drop it in the lobby drop-box). The check should be made payable to the inmate (ID number included), and your name and address must also be included.
Deposits must be received by Monday for delivery the following week. There is a $4.00 transaction fee for the jail kiosk. For phone and online orders, fees range from $3.95 to 11.95 per transaction, depending upon the amount of funds deposited.
5. When can I visit the Placer County Jail?
Auburn Jail inmates are allowed two 30-minute visits a week. You can find your particular loved one’s visitation times in the recent In Custody Report.
You can bring another adult and one minor child, or you can bring two minor children. There can be no more than three people total.
Try to get to the jail at least 30 minutes ahead of your planned visit. You can fill out an online pre-registration form to expedite the check-in process for on-site jail visits.
Placer County has a list of visitation rules, as follows:
- You will need to present valid, government-issued, photo identification.
- Visitors under age 18 can visit in the company of a responsible adult .
- You may not visit an inmate if you have been incarcerated in a California prison or at the Placer County Jail within the past 120 days.
- You cannot visit if have been convicted of a felony or have a restraining order involving the current inmate.
- You must be prepared to submit to a search of your person and property on the grounds of the facility.
Also be sure to dress conservatively.
If you prefer to visit by video using your computer or Android device, schedule a visit at icsolutions.com.
6. What is the mailing address?
You can send letters or postcards by the U.S. Postal Service to:
Inmate’s name and ID number
Placer County Jail
2775 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Mail must include your return address written by hand or in type – no address label stickers are allowed. Mail cannot be hand-carried into the facility.
All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband. The following will not be accepted:
- Envelopes larger than 10 x 13 inches or weighing more than 3 lbs.
- Obscene or sexually explicit material
- Gang related material
- Material concerning gambling or inciting violence
- Envelopes, stationery, stamps, any type of writing implements
- Greeting cards
- Handwritten letters in crayon or marker
- Paperclips or staples
- Letters containing fragrance, glitter, lipstick prints, tape, or stickers
- Cash, money cards or personal checks
- Polaroid photographs
- Clippings cut from magazines or newspapers
- Coded messages
- Puzzles or games printed from a computer
You are permitted to order softcover books that arrive directly from a vendor such as Amazon.com.
7. What is life at the jail like?
The Placer County Detention Facility has several medium security “dorms” and a maximum security module. Most cells are double-bunk units. (Although there was previously a minimum security area at the Auburn Jail, it was closed in 2014, and these inmates are now housed at the South Placer Jail facility.)
To determine housing classifications, new Placer County detainees are assessed according to their past criminal profile, current charges, observed behavior/attitude and other factors. All inmate housing is directly supervised by an officer at all times.
Medical, dental, and mental health care are provided to inmates, as needed. Drug and alcohol treatment is also available. Therapeutic dietary needs can be accommodated if requests are submitted to medical staff.
The Placer County Correctional Center also provides inmate programs, including
- substance abuse sessions and
- nondenominational religious services.
Note: All U.S. jails must comply with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, which includes a “zero tolerance policy” for acts of sexual abuse, sexual assault, or sexual harassment involving jail inmates or staff. Incidents of abuse should be reported immediately to jail staff.
8. Is there a work release program?
Yes, Placer County has Work Furlough and Work Release programs, which are facilitated by the Placer County Probation Department. You can mail in a request for an application to:
Placer County Probation Department
2929 Richardson Dr., Suite B
Auburn, CA. 95603
Att: Work Furlough Administrator
The email address is [email protected].
9. How do I pick up inmate property?
All money and property found in an incoming inmate’s possession will be confiscated during booking. Money will be deposited in the inmate trust account and other property is stored at the jail pending release.
Within 72 hours of booking, Placer County Jail inmates can execute a property release form to authorize you to pick up
- vehicle keys, or
- other property.
After 72 hours, there will be a one-time property release allowed, which will exclude money. (Note that clothing is only released after sentencing is confirmed or the inmate is transferred to prison.)
Property pick up hours at the Auburn Detention Center are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. You will need to present photo ID to pick up inmate property.
10. How do I contact an attorney?
An experienced criminal attorney from the California Legal Defense Group can help you or your loved one fight Placer County criminal allegations. Our lawyers have a record of favorable results for many past clients, often achieving dropped charges or penalty reductions for all types of crimes.
Please reach out to us for a consultation and case assessment. Call 24/7 or contact us online today.