Madera County Jail is a medium security jail which falls under jurisdiction of Madera, CA. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs in Madera County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, until they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmate for short period of time serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Madera County Jail are convicted for misdemeanor offenses like driving under the influence, fighting/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 meals daily, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Location

14191 Road 28
Madera, California 93638

County

Madera County

Phone Number

Facility Type

County Jail

Inmate Capacity

650

Fax Number

559-675-7991

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. How do I find out if someone is currently detained at Madera County Jail?

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Madera County Jail?

Q. What are the visitation rules of Madera County Jail?

Madera County Jail Visitation Hours

Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Map & Directions for Madera County Jail

More Information

Madera County Jail was originally located in the middle of Madera, California in an old facility built in 1893. Five years later, Madera replaced the wooden jail with brick and granite. In 1937, renovations were made to the rear of the jail. In 1953, the state of California recognized that it needed more room and security and decided to once again undergo a series of renovations. The most recent changes were made in 1988 after the passing of a bond measure.

Today, Madera County Jail remains one of the few jails in California that is not operated by the Sheriff. Its detention center is run by the Madera County Department of Corrections. The jail is a medium security-level correctional facility, housing adult detainees and inmates who are sentenced for misdemeanor and felony crimes in the state of California.

In 2013, the correctional facility was expanded in response to passage of California AB109, allowing for transfer of some state prisoners to county jails. Living conditions at Madera County Jail are typically determined by the level of occupancy.

Madera County Jail also has a history of prioritizing the importance of rehabilitation and education during incarceration. In 2016, the correctional facility implemented a tablet-based learning program called EDOVO, which provides thousands of hours of content including GED preparation and behavior therapy. The EDOVO program is funded by AB109 dollars and is free of charge for the inmates to enroll and participate. Instead, Madera County Jail uses an incentive-based system to encourage inmates to improve behavior in order to be able to participate. In 2016, approximately 80% of inmates participated in the program, engaging in academic, vocational and treatment programming.

This technology-based education has helped enrolled inmates to prepare for a successful re-entry back into their communities with the goal of decreasing repeat offenses. While the inmates are not allowed to use the secured WIFI to access social media or another form of communication, access to this educational program has encouraged inmates to better themselves during completing their respective sentences. Another benefit of the tablet-learning in the facility has been decreased cases of violence.