The Clovis Jail in Fresno County serves the city of Clovis and other smaller towns in Fresno. Prisoners sentenced to a minimum prison are often sent to Clovis Jail. The address of record for Clovis Jail is 1233 5th St. This is located in Clovis, CA, 93612-1316, a city in Fresno. Always call the jail to verify that an inmate is at that location and can receive visitors before traveling.
Inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. But Jails and Prisons don't make this easy. Some charge inmates up to $14 a minute just to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, you can get a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where they live. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Securtel at [Link to Secrutel]. To send mail to an inmate, go to send postcards
. Once you are able to communicate with your inmate, you can start making plans for visitation. There are many types of prison facility in CA. City Jails, County Jails, State Jails and State Penitentiaries. Each will have it's own rules and times for visitation, calls and mail.
Clovis Jail is a City Jail. It's important to know the type of prison facility because this will largely determine what is permitted. Everything in prison costs money. Soap, toothpaste, phone calls and stamps and envelopes must all be purchased at the commissary. Step one is to get set up with phone service so you can communicate. Then you can learn what an inmate needs and how to properly send it.
Clovis Jail is in the PST time zone. So make adjustments in your call times if you aren't in that same timezone. The warden at Clovis Jail is Chief of Police Matthew Basgall. The warden may or may not be available to talk to. This will depend on the size of the facility. It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Clovis Jail with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.