The Men’s Jail, located in downtown Modesto, is a three story linear style jail opened in 1955. The third story was added in 1972 and included the most modern and most secure electric door and security panels for it’s day.

The average inmate population is 376. The Men’s Jail is currently the main booking facility for male arrestees in Stanislaus County and receives approximately 1489 bookings (arrests) per month. With the opening of the new Public Safety Center-East Facility, the Men’s Jail will transfer the booking of male arrestees over to the Public Safety Center-East in August of 2017.

The Men’s Jail contains facilities for booking and temporary detention of all male inmates and provides housing for all unsentenced and high-risk male prisoners.

In May of 2018, the Men’s Jail will be converted to a Court Holding Facility in anticipation of the opening of the new Re-Entry and Alternatives to Custody Training (REACT) Facility.

1115 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 491-8727

Inmates are encouraged to maintain relationships with family and friends. Visiting is scheduled on a regular basis, limited only by the physical and personnel constraints of the Stanislaus County Adult Detention Facilities.

Inmates will be allowed a maximum of two (2) thirty (30) minute visits per week to maintain relationships with family and friends. Regular visitation is Monday - Sunday, with the exception of no visitation allowed on Tuesday morning.

You must fill out the INMATE VISITOR REQUEST FORM to receive approval for visiting an inmate.

If you are denied visitation privileges you may fill out the INMATE VISITOR APPEAL / APPROVAL FORM to request an appeal.

Inmate Visitation Times                                        

7:00am - 10:30am

(last visitor must sign up prior to 9:45am)

1:00pm - 3:00pm

(last visitor must sign up prior to 2:15pm)

6:00pm - 10:00pm

(last visitor must sign up prior to 9:15pm)

Regular visiting will be daily, except for Tuesday morning.

Inmates may receive daily visits from their attorney or legal counsel as necessary. There are no restrictions as to the number of attorney visits they may have or their duration, with exception of the established visiting hours or during a declared emergency.

Inmates confined within the Facilities will have equal and adequate access to telephones in order to maintain community ties and contact with legal representatives. Collect call telephones are located on the floors and cells. To utilize the phone, simply lift the receiver and follow the posted instructions. Telephone calls will be limited to fifteen (15) minutes in duration in order to give telephone access to all inmates.

All telephone calls are out going only. The staff of the Men’s Jail will not transfer incoming telephone calls to inmates, nor will they take telephone messages for them under any circumstances.