Updated February 6, 2020
The Solano County Jail correctional system includes three detention facilities in Fairfield, CA. The Justice Center Detention Facility (JCDF), considered the main Solano County Jail, the Claybank Detention Facility and the Stanton Correctional Facility. The Solano County Correctional center houses a total of approximately 1,600 male and female adults detained or sentenced for California misdemeanor and felony crimes.
The Fairfield Jails are located about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento. The addresses and phone numbers are:
Justice Center Detention Facility
500 Union Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533
Claybank Detention Facility
2500 Claybank Road
Fairfield, CA 94533
Stanton Correctional Facility
2450 Claybank Road
Fairfield, CA 94533
For the benefit of family members and friends of detainees in the Solano County Correctional System, our California criminal defense lawyers team provides key information below. Topics covered include:
- 1. Locating a Solano County Inmate
- 2. Posting Bail
- 3. Telephone Contact at the Jail(s)
- 4. Cash Accounts for Commissary
- 5. Visiting a Solano County Inmate
- 6. Inmate Mail
- 7. Life in Custody
- 8. Work Release
- 9. Criminal Legal Defense
1. Solano County Inmate Search
The Solano County Sheriff’s Department provides an online Inmate Search function that will help you locate someone currently in custody. By inputting the first three letters of the inmate’s first or last name, you will receive a list of potential candidates booked into a Solano County Jail. Clicking on his or her name, you can call up detailed information pertaining to your friend or loved one’s arrest.
2. Bail Bonding
Often, arrested individuals are granted an opportunity to gain temporary freedom from incarceration by posting bail. If so, bail payment is generally handled at the jail or by going through a licensed bail bonding agency. To get specific details about your payment options, it is best to call the facility directly at (707) 784-7100.
3. Phone Communication with Inmates
Although Solano County Detention Center inmates are not allowed to receive calls, all incoming jail detainees are allowed to make at least three, free local phone calls. Outgoing calls may be used to inform friends or family members about their custody status and/or to seek help from a criminal lawyer.
Depending upon the housing unit and disciplinary status, most inmates have access to phones in the common areas of their housing units. To fund phone service for your inmate, you can set up an account online through Connect Network or by calling the company at (866) 230-7761.
When speaking with a detainee at the jail, it is important to remain aware that your conversations are subject to monitoring and recording. To avoid the possibility of damaging a friend or family member’s pending criminal case, it is best to refrain from speaking about criminal charges.
4. Solano Inmate Cash Accounts
The Solano County Correctional Facility provides for the basic needs of residents, but most will want to purchase additional comfort items for weekly commissary delivery. The selection will generally include food items, toiletries, correspondence materials and over the counter medication.
Purchases are funded through an inmate trust account established at the time of booking.
Initially started with monies confiscated from the inmate, the cash account can be supplemented by family and friends in a few different ways:
- Lobby Kiosk – Kiosks in the lobby of each Solano County Jail accept cash, credit and debit cards. A fee is charged for transactions.
- Mail – Money orders made payable to the inmate may be sent to the jail. They must include the sender’s name and address. Keep in mind that cash is not accepted by mail.
- Telephone – Call (866) 232-1899 to set up a TouchPay account. To make a deposit, you will need the facility locator number for Solano County Jail (294501) and will also require the inmate’s ID number.
- Go Online – At touchpayonline, you can set up an account and deposit funds for an inmate to access at the jail. A service fee will be charged for all deposits. Use the facility locator number above.
- Order a Care Package – Go to icaregifts.com for the option to order gift packs for inmates.
5. Solano County Detention Center Visitation
Inmates in custody at any of the three Solano County correctional facilities are permitted two on-site visits each week (the week beginning Sunday) and two remote video visits per day. Because of the size and scope of corrections in Solano, visitation days and times are different for each facility and housing pod. The Solano County Sheriff’s Department provides details about visiting hours, which are available on their website.
Visitation options include onsite visits and remote video visitation using your personal computer or Android device. All visitors must be registered with iwebvist.com in order to schedule visits. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
To visit a Justice Center inmate:
Visits on-site at the Justice Center Jail take place seven days/week either in-person, or at one of the video screens in the lobby. In-person visits take place through a window, and you will be speaking through an audio handset. There are no visiting hours on Wednesday or Thursday evenings.
Register for your visit with iwebvisit.com online, in the JCDF lobby, or by calling (707) 784-7101.
For visits with inmates at the Claybank Detention Facility or Stanton Correctional Facility please note: on-site video visits for inmates at both facilities are held at the Stanton Detention Center.
You can register for visits on the iwebvist.com website, or by calling (707) 784-4830. Alternatively, you can register with the assistance of jail staff at the Stanton Jail lobby. There are no visiting hours for inmates at either of these facilities on Sunday.
Rules for visitation at a Solano County Detention Center are as follows:
- Current, government-issued photo identification will be required for each adult visitor.
- You must be present to check in at least 15 – 30 minutes before your appointment.
- Cell phones and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited – Violators may be fined up to $1000
- Minors under the age of 18 must be in the company of a parent or legal guardian. The parent must present a birth certificate for any visiting minor. A legal guardian must provide the minor’s birth certificate as well as court papers or notarized letter to prove legal guardianship.
- Children must be supervised (and under control) at all times.
- No more than two children and one infant are permitted per visit.
- Misconduct of any form will end the visit and may result in denial of future visitation rights.
- If you are currently on parole, or have been released from jail in the past 30 days, you may not visit.
A dress code is enforced and applies to male and female visitors of all ages. Shirts and shoes are required, and the following attire is specifically banned:
- Swimsuits, halter tops, tank tops, strapless and “spaghetti’-strap tops, or any revealing garments
- Sheer or see-through fabric
- Shorts, dresses, and skirts showing more than 3 inches above the knee
- Clothing with graphics that display obscenity, gang insignia or symbols, drugs or alcohol, or hate speech.
- Garments resembling gang attire or affiliations
- Clothes displaying inappropriate messages of drug use, violence or illegal activity
Note: Visits are not private. Please do not discuss pending criminal charges.
6. Mail Policies
Solano County Jail inmates can receive (and send) an unlimited amount of mail. Inmates can purchase correspondence materials and stamps through commissary, and if without necessary funds, will be provided with limited writing materials.
All inmate mail should include your full name and address printed or stamped on the envelope – no stickers are allowed. Envelopes should be addressed with the inmate’s full name in care of the detention center where he or she is being held. (See addresses above.)
All incoming mail will be opened and inspected. Packages are not allowed without prior approval of the Facility Commander.
You may include up to five standard-size photographs, 4” x 7” or smaller, in your correspondence. Polaroid pictures are not accepted. Many other items are prohibited for Solano County Correctional Facility inmates and should not be sent through the mail. These include:
- Cash, personal checks or lottery tickets
- Postage stamps or any other correspondence supplies
- ID Cards
- Envelopes with drawings
- Multi-layer greeting cards or any item that cannot be searched without being destroyed
- Greeting cards larger than 9”x12”
- Items containing metal, glass, wood, plastic or cardboard
- Crayon, paint, markers, chalk/ powder or glitter
- Whiteout, glue or tape
- Lockets of hair Items containing fragrance, lipstick or any type of stains
- Any items containing maps or stencils/tattoo patterns
- Any material related to gang activity or advocating violence, crime, racial hatred, or threatening the security of the jail
- Sexually suggestive material (including nude or partially nude photos)
You can order soft-cover books, legal textbooks, and subscriptions to magazines and newspapers for inmates, but they must arrive directly from a publisher or vendor, such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Note that inmates cannot have more than five books or photographs in their possession at any time. For complete information, visit the jail website page on mail policies.
7. More About Fairfield Jails
Incoming Solano County Detention Facility inmates will be assessed according to their criminal history, observed behavior, gang affiliation and other factors. The security risk classification will determine the inmate’s housing assignments and eligibility for programs by the county. These programs include academic and life skills programs, religious services, and drug and alcohol education.
Inmates are generally provided access to an outdoor exercise yard for a minimum of three hours per week. Health professionals are available to inmates onsite and offsite for emergency and medically necessary care.
The County takes steps to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. There is a zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct between inmates or staff members, and allegations should be reported.
8. Alternatives to Custody
The Solano County Sheriff’s Office facilitates custody alternative programs for individuals who have been granted leave by the court. The following are offered:
- A Work Release Program, which allows inmates sentenced to less than 30 days to do manual labor at a Solano County public works site. Participants must be in good health and able to lift 50 pounds.
- An Electronic Monitoring Program, wherein inmates to serve their sentence at home.
- Work Furlough (or School Furlough), allowing inmates sentenced for 30+ days to continue with a previously-held job or educational commitment.
There is a daily fee for work release participants, and a non-refundable application fee. Find more information on these programs on the Solano County Sheriff’s “Alternative to Custody” page.
9. Talk to a Criminal Lawyer
If your loved one has been arrested in Solano County, talk to an experienced criminal lawyer at the California Legal Defense Group. Our attorneys assist individuals accused of all types of state and federal crimes, and we have been instrumental in helping many maintain their freedom and clean record. For a free consultation and case review, please call us 24/7 or contact us online.