The Monroe Detention Center is the main jail for Yolo County. It is a medium/maximum securityMaximum security correctional centres hold inmates whose escape would be highly dangerous to members of the public or the security of the state. They have secure perimeter walls that have towers or electronic surveillance equipment. All remand centres are maximum security. facility rated to house prisoners of virtually every security classificationThe system used by the department of corrections to determine the appropriate prison security level of a prisoner. Levels range from I (minimum) to V (maximum). Generally, the prisoner's institutional behavior, length of sentence and escape potential determine the appropriate level.. Uncommon vigilance meets not only the inmate’s needs, but protects society from their negative behaviors.
How to send mail to an inmate?
All incoming mail is inspected and forwarded to the inmates on a daily basis. Incoming mail, which has been determined to be unacceptable, shall not be placed in inmate property. When incoming mail is determined to be unacceptable, it will be returned, in its entirety, to the U.S. Postal Service to be returned to sender. If unacceptable mail cannot be returned to sender, the U.S. Postal Service will place it in their Dead Letter File.
Mail should be sent to the following address:
Monroe Detention Center
2420 East Gibson Road
Woodland, California 95776
All incoming mail must include the following or it shall be determined to be unacceptable and shall be returned to sender:
1. The return name/address information written on the front of the envelope.
2. The sender’s name and a return address. First name initial is okay. Note: Gang monikers are not acceptable and shall result in the mail being returned back to sender marked “insufficient return name.”
3. The inmate’s complete name (first and last) that was used at time of booking. Gang moniker is not acceptable and nicknames are not acceptable and shall result in the mail being returned back to sender, marked “insufficient name” or “undeliverable as addressed”.
Hot to visit an inmate?
Inmates will be allowed (2) half hour visits per week and (1) visitor per session (mother and father, grandfather and grandmother may visit together and will count as one visit only). Visitors are to call the Records Section at the Monroe Detention Center at (530)668-5245 to schedule their visiting time. Visiting sign ups will begin at 12 AM Monday morning and will be for visits for the current week only. The visitor is to arrive for check in 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time. Visitors who arrive late will have their visit cancelled and will need to call in if they wish to schedule another visit. Once a visit is scheduled, no change, modifications or re-scheduling is permitted. Any cancelled visits will count against the inmate as a taken visit (no exceptions).
For more information see visiting appointment information handout.