Office hours: 24 hours, 7 days per week
Lieutenant Jared Sparks
550 South Clay Street, Independence, California 93526
* THE JAIL DOES NOT RECEIVE INCOMING CALLS FOR INMATES
INMATE MAIL CAN BE SENT TO:
PO Drawer 456
Independence, CA 93526
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
You must call between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm the day of intended visit to make reservations for inmate visitation.
Items can be purchased through commissary only. Money orders can be accepted for inmates. No cash, personal checks, or debit/credit cards.
The Inyo County Jail is the only correctional facility in the County. The dedicated trained staff provides a safe and secure facility for those persons serving their debt to society and awaiting court proceedings. The Jail facility offers many services for inmates in addition to providing counseling for a variety of issues.
(1) Photographs may be given to inmates, subject to the following guidelines:
A. The photographs shall be unadorned and shall not exceed 3 inches by 5 inches in size.
B. Jail staff may prohibit photographs which they deem capable of compromising the security of the facility. This includes Polaroid photographs.
(2) Mail or mail containing items considered to be contraband will be returned to sender.
(3) No packages will be accepted for inmates.
Visiting hours for the jail are on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Visiting is closed for lunch from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM. All visitors must be present and sign in before 2:00 PM on the day of the visit.
Persons wishing to visit may call the jail for an appointment after 8:00 AM on the date they plan to visit, or they may come to the jail without an appointment and wait for the next available visiting period. Appointments are cancelled for visitors who arrive late, but they may wait for the next available visiting period. Visitors who wish to see different inmates may only sign up for one visit at a time. Visitors may be required to provide a valid picture I.D. before being allowed to visit.
Visitors under the age of eighteen (18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. SPECIAL NOTE: Children ages 12-18 may visit their biological parent without an adult present. Visitors will be limited to one thirty (30) minute visit per inmate per day. A maximum of two (2) persons will be allowed to visit an inmate at one time, including children. NO CONTACT VISITS WILL BE ALLOWED.
BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS:
Inmates may obtain books, magazines, newspapers and periodicals from the jail library or through subscriptions mailed directly from a publisher or bookstore. The jail does not accept such materials from visitors on visiting days and will not accept packages received by mail for inmates.