Department of CorrectionsPride in Profession

Director Lenard Vare



Due to the earthquake in Napa County, California on Sunday, August 24th, several
communication systems have been interrupted; however, the Department of
Corrections wants to assure all concerned that inmates housed in the Napa County
Jail are safe. We understand that family and friends of inmates are concerned
for the welfare of their loved ones. Until all inspections are complete and
systems are restored, there will be interruptions to inmate visitation. We are
actively working to restore all systems. 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.