Colusa Jail

Colusa County Jail

The Colusa County Jail, built in 1962, has 92 inmate beds available at any one time. The jail serves inmates who are both awaiting resolution of pending charges (usually with the help of a Colusa bail bonds company), as well as some who have been sentenced to misdemeanor or felony sentences of incarceration of one year or less. All inmates receive three meals each day.


Located in Colusa, CA, the Colusa jail is run by a staff of 13. There are eight correctional officers, as well as a commander, sergeant and three corporals in charge of inmate management.

Visiting an Inmate

All inmates, regardless of classification, are allowed to have two 30-minute visits each week. The times vary depending on unit. Visitors must present photo identification in order to visit an inmate. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For inmates in administrative segregation (ad seg), female inmates have visits available from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Tuesdays while males have visits from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Female ad seg inmates have visit availability again on Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:00 am, while males can have Saturday visits between 9:00 – 10:00 am. Maximum security female inmates can have visits on Mondays and Saturdays, with availability on both days between 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Male maximum security inmates can also have visitors on Mondays and Saturdays between 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Inmates in general population are allowed visitors on Wednesdays and Fridays, with female inmates having availability between 3:00 – 4:00 pm and male inmates from 9:00 – noon and 1:00-3:00 pm. Those inmates whose cases are classified as high profile ones can receive visitors on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with females enjoying visits between 11:00 am to noon and males from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

Mail System

Family and friends of inmates may send them cards, letters and pictures by addressing them to: Inmate Name Colusa County Sheriff’s Office 929 Bridge Street Colusa, CA 95932 Pornographic material is strictly forbidden, as is gang information and packages. Inmates must purchase their own stamps through the jail commissary. If they have less than a dollar on their books for more than a week, the jail will provide them with the ability to send two letters each week without attaching postage. Books are only allowed if mailed by the publisher.

Posting Bail

People are able to post bail for inmates via cash, cashier’s checks or money orders. They may also use credit or debit cards for misdemeanor charges online at GovPayNet.¬†Bond can also be arranged by going through a bail bond agent.


The Colusa County Jail provides several services geared towards inmate recovery, rehabilitation and education. Programs include such things as AA, bilingual church services, dental, medical and mental health services, an educational program, hair care and a work furlough program.


People are able to put money on an inmate’s books for them to use for phone calls and commissary during business hours Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 PM. People may also fund an inmate’s account during visiting hours. When an inmate is released, any remaining money will be released to him or her. The Colusa County Jail is committed to providing safe housing to inmates while they are incarcerated. The Jail understands that an inmate’s loved ones need to be able to stay in contact with inmates and encourages continued contact. If people have questions, they may call (530) 458-0205.

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