The Sheriff is responsible for the care and custody of persons within the jails, as set forth in the government and Penal Codes.
The Custody Division’s Mission is to ensure public safety through the safe and secure incarceration of inmates. The Mission will be achieved through adherence to employee performance standards, accountability and teamwork. The Custody Division is committed to creating a structured environment to facilitate the inmate’s assimilation back into their communities, as well as providing the opportunity for self-improvement through programs and services.
Jails are maintained for the purpose of:
•Detention of persons charged with a crime and committed for trial.
•Confinement of persons committed for contempt, or upon civil process or by other authority of law.
•Confinement of persons sentenced to imprisonment upon conviction of a crime.
•Detention of persons committed in order to secure their attendance as witnesses in criminal cases.
The Placerville and South Lake Tahoe Detention Facilities operate under the authority of the Corrections Standards Authority, as set forth in Title 15 of the California Code of Regulation and Section 6030 of the Penal Code. Both facilities receive male and female inmates that are commited to custody by the Courts, and arrested by Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. Each jail serves as the main booking facility for its particular geographical area.
The Placerville and South Lake Tahoe County jails are Type II facilities and may house both pre-sentenced and post-sentenced male and female defendants. Placerville has a State Board of Corrections rated capacity of 265 beds. South Lake Tahoe jail has rated capacity of 158.
The Placerville and Lake Tahoe Jail provides all programs for the care and custody of sentenced inmates and operates defendant work programs as an alternative to incarceration, as well as work programs for those incarcerated. The Jail also provides transportation for jail inmates to court proceedings, medical appointments and other custodial institutes.
300 Forni Road
Placerville, CA 95667
South Lake Tahoe Jail
1051 Al Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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For more information on the following, click the links below:
- Alternative Sentencing
- Inmate Services
- Inmate Telephone Use
- Mail Policies
- Mental Illness Arrests
- Inmate Release Information