The Shasta Jail, located in Shasta County, California, exists to protect and serve the inhabitants of Shasta County. The facility is located at 1655 West Street, in Redding, California and is attached to the Justice Center (which includes the Municipal and Superior Courts of the county). The facility, with limits of 64 females and 317 males, is considered to be a high level security local detention center. If you or a loved one are having trouble with the law, you’ll want the help of a good Shasta bail bonds company.
On any typical day, inmates must rise at 6:00 a.m. and dress in the mandatory uniform which will be a jumpsuit or scrubs. Inmates must then go through roll call and breakfast before reporting for their daily work. Placement could be made in several areas, such as the laundry or the kitchen. Some inmates might be assigned to treatment programs and some to school. After lunch, another roll call will be taken and then inmates will go back to work. After dinner, inmates may go back to their cells or a common area. During that time, showers may be taken and, though lights are turned off, inmates may read or write letters.
The jail is arranged in a ‘pod’ shape and there is also an outdoor yard that inmates take turns using.
Visitors are first required to contact the reception officer who will, in turn, provide the inmate’s visitation schedule. Inmates also need to provide, in advance, each visitor’s name and birth date so that their visitors can be put on the approved list.
All inmates are permitted to have up to two 30-minute scheduled visits each week (one per visiting day). Those who are inmate workers can have three visits which can last one hour. There is a maximum of two visitors per inmate visit.
Visiting hours are usually 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day of the week. On Saturdays and Sundays, an additional block of time from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is also offered.
Visitors must be at least 18 years old (or be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian) and adhere to the following rules:
No packages, purses, or carry in items
No photographic equipment
Visitors are subject to search of their person and/or property. They must also pass through a metal detector in order to enter the secure visiting area.
Commissary privileges and bank account
While in jail, inmates establish financial accounts so that they can buy things from the Commissary. Anyone can donate money to an account and any work money earned will also be deposited there. Inmates are allowed to accumulate $290 per month.
On Sunday, inmates place their commissary orders which are limited to one hundred dollars each week. With this resource, they may buy everyday items like pen and paper, snacks, and tooth paste.
Inmates can make phone calls using pre-paid phone cards or by calling collect. The timing and frequency of the calls are restricted. Also, all inmates must wait their turn to make calls. The Shasta Jail number is 530-245-6100.
Inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. Pertinent information including name, inmate’s identifying number, plus the facility’s address must appear on every letter. All mail is opened and examined by staff members and anything unacceptable will not reach the inmate.
The families of both inmates and victims are encouraged to take advantage of the social services, court-related assistance, and professional counseling that the Shasta Jail offers as part of its on-going effort to serve its community in the best way possible.
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