Sutter County Jail is in Sutter County, CA and is the correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone locked up in Sutter County Jail? This page gives you info about anything one might want to know about Sutter County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Sutter County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Sutter County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others is much appreciated.
Sutter County Jail
1077 Civic Center Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to contact them?
Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to search who is in jail at Sutter County Jail you will have to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.
The Sutter County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get info for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for is in a different jail you can check our California county jail guide: List of all jails in California
A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.
Mugshotes of Sutter County Jail prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Sutter County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Sutter County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to go out of town.
Usually, inmates in the Sutter County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, that person won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Sutter County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman
Have you ever had to use a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.
Speak Your Mind
In California the amount of bail you pay is already set by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but the judge or magistrate has the final say on where your bail is set. The California Felony Bail Schedule contains every crime defined by state law and the specific bail amount for each of the crimes.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- First, will have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- They will allow you to use the telephone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.
The inmate have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so visit the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Sutter County Jail, use this address:
Sutter County Jail
1077 Civic Center Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Sutter County Jail
1077 Civic Center Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993
The Sutter County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you visit the the Sutter County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better.
To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find a Lawyer
If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the California State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Sutter County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You are able to access court records with the online service, or at the Sutter County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your case are maintained at Sutter County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. They do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to get your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to serve your term.
Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply just access the Sutter County jail website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sutter County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information online, but keep in mind that you can’t get the exact address, just the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in the court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug offenses.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
During a criminal records search, you will not find if someone has had any:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sutter County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Sutter County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Sutter County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Sutter County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The process for sending money to inmates at Sutter County Jail is likely to change, so be sure to double check the the Sutter County Jail website before you send money to an inmate.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Sutter County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sutter County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Sutter County Jail?
If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.
What to include in your comment:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?
Tell your story about when you did time at Sutter County Jail
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