The Mission of the Sacramento County Main Jail is to ensure public safety by the secure detention of those persons committed to our custody, and to ensure that those persons committed to our custody are provided a safe and humane environment with treatment consistent toward that end.

The goals of the Main Jail are to provide safety and security for the public, inmates, and employees within the Main Jail Facility. In addition, the Main Jail seeks to provide required support services necessary to ensure compliance with all laws, codes, and ordinances in the treatment and care of all individuals within the Division.

The Main Jail provides custodial and security services for incarcerated and detained individuals for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and other outside agencies. In doing so, the Main Jail is responsible for the health, safety, care and welfare of those individuals housed in the facility, as well as for the safety of those sworn and civilian employees who provide services within the Main Jail Division.