The Colusa County Jail was constructed in 1962 and occupied in 1963. The jail is normally operated by a staff of 13 including:

  • Eight correctional officers
  • One jail commander
  • One sergeant
  • Three corporals


The jail can house up to 92 inmates. Inmates in the facility may be awaiting trial or serving a sentence. An inmate can serve up to a year in the facility for each felony conviction. Inmates are served three meals per day, which are provided through a contract with the local hospital.


Inmates are allowed two 30-minute visits per week. You must have photo identification in order to visit. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children may not be left unattended in the lobby or visiting room under any circumstance. View jail visiting hours.

Jail Telephone

Inmates have access to phones with collect call capabilities only. The jail does not accept incoming calls, and incoming telephone messages will not be taken. Phones are in operation from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm.