Merced County Jail

Merced County Jail Inmate Information

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What You Need For Visitation

Visiting the Merced County Main Jail Facility of California has some common rules defined by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Some facilities have their own rules according to a certain circumstance. Merced County Main Jail Facility is on a rotating visiting schedule.

General visitation rules:

  • Generally, the visitor is allowed to once a month
  • Visiting person must not be prior a felon
  • Must have a photo Government ID such as driving license, ID card, military ID or passport
  • A legal guardian with proof is required for children below 16 years of age. A birth certificate or any identification for the proof of the age of the minors is required.

Visitation Information

Every inmate is allowed to visit twice per week for one hour each time. Inmates in general population are allowed to have four 15 minute visits totaling one hour in total. Special handling inmates may also receive two 30 minute visits per week as well. 

Mailing Address

Merced County Jail
700 West 22nd Street
Merced, California, 95340

Property Release Information

Sending Money To An Inmate

Inmates of the Merced County Main Jail Facility can receive money in different ways. They can receive money via following allowed ways in their commissary account upon approval:

  • Cashier
  • Money orders
  • Cheque
  • Online transfer

Don’t forget to write the full name and ID of your inmate when you a send money order or cheque. You can also deposit cash at the prison administration office or counter if the inmate has the approval of a money deposit.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

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