Fresno County Main Jail, CA Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: May 20, 2021
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1225 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721

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The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the operation of three jails within the county. The South Annex Jail built in 1947, the Main Jail built in 1989 and the North Annex Jail built in 1993. The total combined capacity of all open floors is currently 2,427 inmates.

“The employees of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office are committed to a fully integrated criminal justice system, which ensures public safety. We set a standard of professionalism and correctional excellence through our operation of safe, secure and humane correctional facilities.” (Fresno County Jail website).


Fresno County Main Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Fresno County Main Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 1225 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721
Contact Numbers 559-488-3031
City Fresno
Postal Code 93712
State California
County Fresno County
Jail Webpage website

Fresno County Sheriffs Office

Sheriff Margaret Mims
Address 2200 Fresno Street, Fresno, California, 93724
Phone 559-488-3939
Website website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

To do an inmate search in Fresno County Jail, search the Fresno County Jail Inmate Search.

You can search by the inmate’s booking number or by the inmate’s first and last name. When you click on an inmate, you will see the following information:

  • Their mugshot
  • Their full name
  • Their inmate number
  • Their face
  • Their gender
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their location
  • Their charges
  • Inmate histories
  • Their bond amount (if applicable)

You can search 72-hour inmate bookings here.

You can search inmate releases here.

Sending a Mail

All mail entering and leaving the Jail is opened and searched for contraband and the writing will be scanned for security issues. The only exception will be legal mail between an inmate and the inmate’s attorney.

When addressing correspondence to someone in Jail, you will need to address the envelope in the following manner:

Inmate’s Name, Booking Number/Jail Identification Number
P.O. Box 872
Fresno, CA  93712

Incoming mail must include the inmate’s Booking and Jail Identification (also referred to as "JID" or Person ID) numbers. These numbers MUST be included on the front of all envelopes or your mail will be returned. Ensure that all letters sent are addressed to the inmate’s name as it appears on their wristband.

Mail is picked up from the Post Office, opened, searched and delivered as soon as possible.  However, mail is not available for pick up or processing on weekends or holidays and there may be some delay in delivering mail due to the necessary time to process it properly.

Sending Money

In order to allow inmates continued access to the commissary during their incarceration, funds may be added to their accounts at any time.  Deposits may only be made to an inmate’s account via TouchPay in the following ways:

  • At the kiosks located in the Jail Lobbies.  Cash, VISA and MasterCard credit/debit cards are accepted.
  • Online at
  • Toll-free phone at 1-866-232-1899.  [An active account log-in number is required.  To obtain one, individuals must first register either online at the TouchPay site, or by calling the customer service line at 1-866-204-1603.]

The Jail’s facility number (293721) and the inmate’s Booking number are required for online and telephonic deposits.

There is a convenience fee to use and fund the inmate’s account.  Fees are dependent on the amount of the transaction.

Phone Calls

Inmate telephone service is provided through Legacy Inmate Communications. All outgoing calls are collect or prepaid collect calls, except for calls to designated organizations, which are free of charge.

For other customer service issues regarding inmate telephone services, please contact Legacy at (888) 729-4326 or online at

Inmates cannot receive incoming phone calls or messages.  In the event of an emergency, call the Watch Commander at (559) 600-8440 or contact the facility where the inmate is housed and ask to speak with a sergeant. He or she will determine if notification to the inmate is appropriate.

Visiting Rules

All inmates are allowed two 30-minute social visits per week. Inmates may request a single one-hour visit each week which may be granted at the discretion of the officer overseeing the visiting area.

Legal visits by an inmate's attorney are not limited or counted towards the personal visits.

The inmate’s minor children will be allowed to visit only when accompanied by an adult visitor. Children shall be kept under the control and supervision of the adult visitor at all times.

Only three visitors (including the inmate’s children) will be allowed to visit at one time.

  • Nothing is to be brought into the facility except ID and car keys.  
  • The following items are specifically prohibited: purses or bags; cameras, cell phones, and other wireless communication devices; food or beverages; pets; firearms, knives, or other weapons; drugs or alcohol; and cigarettes.
  • No sitting on the visiting table
  • No undressing or exposing body parts
  • No visiting with other inmates
  • No loud talking or any disruptive behavior

Hang up the phone and exit the visiting area when notified.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 8:00 AM-6:15 PM
Monday 8:00 AM-6:15 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM- 3:15 PM, 7:00 PM-9:15 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM- 3:15 PM, 7:00 PM-9:15 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM- 3:15 PM, 7:00 PM-9:15 PM
Friday 8:00 AM- 3:15 PM, 7:00 PM-9:15 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM-6:15 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Fresno County Prison Statistics

Fresno County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 45
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison 13
Jail Population Held for State Jail 35
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 175
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 6
Jail Population Held for ICE 58

Fresno County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 391
Asian Jail Population 101
White Jail Population 550
Native Jail Population 19
Latino Jail Population 1,443

Fresno County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population 41
Other Prison Population 174
Latino Prison Population 2,285
Asian Prison Population 48
White Prison Population 785
Black Prison Population 870

Fresno County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 29,965
Male Jail Population 2,215
Total Jail Population 2,661
Female Jail Population 308

Fresno County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 1,709
Female Pretrial Jail Population 227
Male Pretrial Jail Population 1,792

Fresno County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 1,400
Black Prison Admissions 253
Other Prison Admissions 27
Native Prison Admissions 13
Latino Prison Admissions 819
White Prison Admissions 264
Male Prison Admissions 1,302
Asian Prison Admissions 24
Female Prison Admissions 98

Fresno County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 172
Total Prison Population 4,203
Male Prison Population 4,031