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Temporary Housing Facility

Custody Division Mission Statement

The Sheriff Custody Division will promote secure, safe, and humane temporary housing for pre-sentenced and sentenced inmates.

Operation of the facilities is consistent with the principles of direct supervision as defined in Title 15 of the California Code of Regulations to ensure public safety.

Temporary Housing Facility

As of March 17, 2015 the Sierra County Jail began operating as a Temporary Housing Facility. There is no inmate visitation permitted at this facility.  Sierra County inmates are housed occasionally at the Plumas County Jail in Quincy, CA but primarily in Nevada County at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada City.  Inmate visitation is at the discretion of those individual facilities and should be contacted directly regarding visitation days and hours.

No mail, packages, gifts, food, drink or any other item shall be accepted for any inmate at this facility.

Inmates cannot receive personal messages through jail staff, via phone, or otherwise.  When booked, inmates are allowed to make three phone calls: one to an attorney, one to a bail bonds company and one to anyone needed.  We do not control who the inmate calls.  There are no incoming calls permitted.




Contact Us
Sierra County Jail
100 Courthouse Sq.
First Floor
P.O. Box 66
Downieville, CA 95936

Ph: 530-289-3700
Fx: 530-289-3318

Visiting Hours
9:00 am - 11:30 am
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Administrative
Services Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5 pm

Emergencies
Call:  9-1-1