- Facility Name
- Modoc County Jail
- Facility Type
- County Jail
- 102 South Court Street, Alturas, CA, 96101
- Postal Code
- Modoc County
- Official Website
- Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
- Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
- Holiday Closed
The Modoc County Jail is located in Alturas, California. The Modoc County Sheriff’s Department operates and manages the Modoc County Jail.
This facility is also composed of an inmate work center. The Modoc County Jail is pretty close to the inmate work center.
This facility is in the Public Safety Building. You can get to the main entrance of the California Sheriff’s Office from Central Street, from there you can get to the Modoc County Jail.
The Modoc County Jail generally detains Modoc County residences. Most of the inmates in the Modoc County Jail serve no more than a two-year sentence. The law agencies in and around Modoc County that work closely with the Modoc County Jail, the police department, sheriff’s department, U.S Marshals as well as other law enforcement agencies.
The Modoc County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Modoc County Jail. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all current inmates is a big responsibility. That is what the Modoc County Sheriff's Department does.
The Modoc County Jail has their roster open with their current arrests available to the general public by the Modoc County Sheriff's department. This database can be found on the Modoc County Sheriff’s Department official website.
By the inmates name you can search the Modoc County Jail roster.
Unfortunately, the releases and mugshots will not be in the database. You will need to contact the Modoc County Jail, if you want to know more information than what is in the database.
Modoc County Jail, inmates can get written letters from their family and friends. For safety reasons the employees of the Modoc County Jail will check all mail when it arrives. The Modoc County Jail staff will pass the mail to the correct inmates after the mail gets checked.
When sending items to the prison along with your letters, there are a number of things you should not send with your letters when sending letters to inmates at the Modoc County Jail. Here is the list below:
- Gang Related Items
- Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
- Writing Paper
- Music Cards
- No photographs larger than 5×7”
Inmates in the Modoc County Jail can also receive books, magazines, and newspapers. The books, magazines, and newspapers will need to be delivered directly to the prison from the bookstore or publisher. All incoming books will be required to be paperback. All hardcover books are prohibited. If a hardcover book is sent, it will be sent back to the sender. Keep in mind that all books will need to be new too. Used books are not permitted.
The mailing address for inmates in the Modoc County Jail is:
Modoc County Jail
102 South Court Street, Alturas, CA, 96101
While in the Modoc County Jail, inmates will need money to make purchases in the commissary. There are a few different ways you can deposit funds into an inmate's account at the Modoc County Jail.
At the Modoc County Jail there is a TouchPay Kiosk that you can use in the lobby during the normal business hours. You can use cash, debit cards and credit cards.
You can deposit funds if you go online to the TouchPay website, if going to the Modoc County Jail is not convenient for you.
You can also make deposit funds using your debit or credit card over the phone when you call TouchPay at 1-866-232-1899.
The Modoc County Jail inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls from their friends and family. During their phone time, the inmates at the Modoc County Jail are allowed to call their friends and family. The inmates are only allowed 15-minute calls. The call will be disconnected as soon as the 15 minutes is up.
Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are prohibited for the inmates to use at the Modoc County Jail. However, if an inmate is caught using any of these features, the call will be disconnected right away. Disciplinary action will be taken against the inmate that is found using these features.
The Modoc County Jail inmates are allowed to only make collect calls. Only those who have a landline will be able to receive the collect calls coming from an inmate. Inmates will not be able to make collect calls to anyone who only has a cell phone. The Individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for any and all fees associated with the collect call. The Modoc County Jail is not responsible for any and all charges from the collect calls.
At the Modoc County Jail, inmates do not have access to the internet. The inmates can not communicate with friend and family using any electronic messaging systems.
You will need to send inmates at the Modoc County Jail a written letter to the address above, if you would like to stay in touch with them.
Modoc County Jail inmates are allowed to receive visitors. All visitors under the age of 18 will are allowed to visit, however, they will need to stay with their legal guardian. Before you are allowed to visit you will be required to present either your driver’s license, state identification card, or your United States Passport, at the Modoc County Jail.
Keep in mind, all of your personal belongings will have to stay in your car. You are not allowed to bring any personal belongings in the visitation area.
At the Modoc County Jail, inmates can have one visit each week. Inmates are allowed a 60-minute visit each visit.
At the Modoc County Jail inmates can have one visit per week. Inmates are allowed a 60-minute visit each visit.