Department of CorrectionsPride in Profession

Director Lenard Vare


The Department of Corrections continues the process of returning to normal operations following the earthquake while ensuring the safety and welfare of inmates and staff. We are pleased to announce that inmate telephone communications, inmate voicemail, inmate video visitation, and the Canteen Kiosk have all been restored.  

Canteen deposits to inmate accounts can be made by:
Telephone: 866-394-0490
In person: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 7 days/ week at the portable building in the west entrance parking lot (facing Coombs St.)  

Video Visitation services has been fully restored (onsite and remote):

 On-site video visitation is available and located in the portable building located at the west entrance parking lot (facing Coombs St.) Appointments still need to be made prior to your arrival. Please go to the video visitation page for further details.

Future updates will be made as information becomes available. Thank you for your patience.



The Napa County Department of Corrections is dedicated to providing professional correctional services to the citizens of Napa County.


The Napa County Department of Corrections has jurisdiction over the Napa County Jail facility.

The facility houses both pre-sentenced and sentenced inmates. The Department of Corrections is responsible for the coordination of all programs and services related to the institutional care, treatment and rehabilitation of inmates, including:

  • intake screening
  • diagnosis
  • classification
  • programs that deal with sentencing alternatives. 

The Napa County Department of Corrections does not operate under the authority of the Napa County Sheriff’s Office. The Department of Corrections was separated from the Sheriff's Office by the Board of Supervisors in 1975. Unlike an elected Sheriff, the Jail Administrator in Napa County is appointed by the Board of Supervisors.   

The Department must meet California guidelines outlined in Title 24 and Title 15. This facility has a maximum capacity of 264 inmates. Napa County Jail houses both male and female inmates. Housing areas include:

  • Temporary Holding
  • Observation Cells
  • Work Furlough
  • General Population
  • Administrative Segregation
  • Protective Custody
  • Maximum Security
  • Special Housing
  • Medical Unit

An outside medical provider provides for the medical, mental health, and dental needs of the inmates. Medical staff is available 24 hours a day.


Other Department Information

Cell Phone

Phone Conversations

Please note that non-lawyer related, outgoing inmate phones are recorded.