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    The Siskiyou County Jail

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    Siskiyou County Jail - the grounds are cared for by DRC participants.

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    Iris planted by Day Reporting Center participants onside the County jail.

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    The SIskiyou County Jail Control Center

Sheriff's Office - Custody Division

The Siskiyou County Jail is the backbone of the Custody Division.  The current Jail was opened in 1988 with a 68 bed capacity  This has since been expanded to 104 beds.  Our daily average population is approximately 98 inmates.   We hold pre-trial felons and sentenced misdemeanor and felony violators.  We are a totally self-contained facility with on-site food and medical services.

There are 38 individuals employed at the jail in either a civilian or sworn capacity.  The jail is overseen by Jail Commander, Lt. Jeff Huston.

The following topics cover the most frequently asked questions regarding our inmate population.

Inmate Frequently Asked Questions

The Siskiyou County Jail offers Alternative Sentencing Programs to sentenced offenders. The purpose of the programs is to reduce the Jail population while simultaneously reducing recidivism. Sentenced offenders can participate in the Home Incarceration Program (Electronic Monitoring or EMP) or they participate in the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP). These programs allow the offender to serve their time outside of the jail and participate in rehabilitative programs. To apply for a program please complete the appropriate application From the Custody Division Resource Center below and submit it to the Jail. If you need to schedule a commitment or have any questions about alternative sentencing please call (530) 842-8166.

Inmates are allowed to purchase everything from envelopes & stamps, to get well cards, snacks when commissary is held once per week and orders must be placed by Sunday Night. DO NOT BRING "CARE PACKAGES" to the jail. They will be refused. Instead mail the inmate suitable money for use in the commissary (see inmate mail).

Inmates are allowed to receive US Mail, subject to inspection for contraband. DO NOT SEND Polaroid pictures or pictures depicting nudity or illicit acts or cash.  Send money orders or certified checks payable to the inmate.  Don’t forget to put the inmate’s name  and ID number on the envelope, along with the jail’s address. Paperback books and magazines will be accepted as shipped from recognized publishing houses only.  Send to the Inmate Mail Address found in the contact information on the right of this page.

Messages to inmates are not taken by correctional personnel.  Exception: death notifications.

Inmate phone services are provided by Pay-Tel Incorporated. If you have any problems or questions, please contact Pay-Tel directly at 1-800-PAYTELL. Inmates are allowed to make collect or prepaid calls to unblocked numbers, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. For security purposes the phone call may be monitored. Make sure you have an unrestricted phone line and your phone service allows you to accept collect calls. If you do not want to receive these calls, your line can be blocked - please call 1-800-Paytell and request that your line be "call blocked".

Inmates not on disciplinary status, may have non-contact visiting as follows:

  • A-Unit: Monday, Thursday, Saturday; 5 - 6:00 p.m.
  • B-Unit (Upper): Monday, Thursday, Saturday; 8 - 9:30 a.m.
  • B-Unit (Lower): Monday, Thursday, Saturday; 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
  • D-Unit (Upper): Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 8-9:30 a.m.
  • D-Unit (Upper): Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 9:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Medical: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 1-2:00 p.m.
  • F-Unit: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 2-3:00 p.m.
  • G-Unit: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 3-4:00 p.m.
  • Female Units: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m.
  • Protective Custody: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 5-6:00 p.m.
  • Male Workers: C & E  Units - Visiting Daily 6-8:00 p.m.
  • HMS: Monday, Thursday, Saturday; 3-4p.m.

Sheriff's Resource Center

Resource Title Downloadable File Type
Rural Crime & Animal Cruelty Task Force - Creation Download File Other
Sheriff Lopey's Vietnam Memorial Wall Speech - March 30, 2014 Download File Other
Instructions For Service of Process - Posted 08/13/2014 1:23PM Download File Other
Sheriff Lopey Project Paper - Colorado's Decriminalization of Marijuana: A Forecast for Justice System Administrators Download File Other
Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado the Impact: Youth & Adult Usage - January 2016 Download File Other
Response to Denver Post Article Re Marijuana and Colorado Youth Download File Other

Custody Division Resource Center

Resource Title Downloadable File Type
Jail Electronic Monitoring (EMP) Program Application Download File Application
Sheriff's Work Alternative Program Application Download File Application
Sheriff's Inmate Work Crew Program Application Download File Application
2013-2014 Inmate Welfare Fund Download File Other