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Corrections Division
Published on: 1/28/2012 12:00 AM

General Information:

The Wayne Brown Correctional Facility was dedicated December 17, 1991. It is Board of State and Community Corrections rated to house 283 inmates.

Inmates who have been sentenced to the County Jail and who meet the criteria to be housed in minimum security may be assigned to work on government projects or for local non-profit organizations. 

The correctional facility provides over 12,000 hours of inmate labor to various government agencies and non-profit organizations each year.

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) - If you wish to file a third party complaint of sexual assault/abuse, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, or retaliation on behalf of an inmate currently or previously housed in confinement at a Nevada County Jail facility, you may do so in person, by telephone, or by mail.  Your complaint may be anonymous if desired.  Allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment are referred for investigation to the Nevada County Sheriff's Office unless the allegation does not involve potentially criminal behavior.  Please consider using one of the following options to file your complaint.

Nevada County Jail Commander (530) 265.1291 Mailing address: 950 Maidu Ave. Nevada City, CA  95959

Nevada County Sheriff's Office Crime Tip Line (530) 470.2400

Email: sheriff@co.nevada.ca.us

National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656.4673

If the report involves a Federal Inmate contact The Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave, Room 4706, Washington DC< 20530 (800) 869.4499.

PREA 2014 Report

PREA 2015 Report


PREA 2016 Final Audit 2016 WBCF



How to be placed on the Victim Notification List:
Click the VINE release notification link to be directed to the California VINELink registration site.
How to add money to an inmate’s trust account:
To add money to an inmate trust account you can use your Visa/MasterCard, debit card or electronic check. This service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.  Electronic funding of an inmate trust account is provided by TouchPay, not by Nevada County.  There is a charge for this service. 
Before  you contact TouchPay you will need the following information: 
   - Facility locator number: 295901
Deposits to trust account's can be made by:
   - Toll Free Telephone: 1-866-232-1899
   - The TouchPay website  Billing and checking account statements will show TOUCHPAY JAIL ACCT DEP as payee. 
   - Kiosk in the visitation lobby at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility
Sending mail to an inmate:
Inmates are permitted to receive an unlimited amount of mail per day.  The mailing address is:
Inmate Name
Wayne Brown Correctional Facility
PO Box 928
Nevada City, CA  95959
Prohibited items include:
  • Money (cash, money orders, personal checks, cashier checks)
  • Stamps
  • Envelopes
  • Stationery
  • Stickers
  • Pornographic materials
  • Gang writings or symbols
  • Violence
  • Hate group writings or articles
  • Books or magazines (except those sent directly from a publisher or reputable retailer)
  • Packages of any kind
**Packages and mail containing prohibited items will be returned to sender or refused.
Inmate Visitation:
Inmates may receive one (1) thirty (30) minute supervised visit each visiting day.  All visits for non-professional visitors are non-contact.  Inmates may receive up to four (4) visitors at one time, one of which must be an adult.  The visitation lobby is open Tuesday through Friday.  Morning visits are held from 9:00 am to 11:15 am.  Afternoon visitation is from 12:30 pm until 4:00 pm.  Evening visitation is from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
All visitors must be 18 years of age or older.  Appropriate attire is required.  No cell phones or cameras are permitted in the visitation rooms.  Visitors must provide current government issued ID at the time of check in.  There are no exceptions to this rule.  NO ID, NO VISIT.  Children under the age of eighteen (18) must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.  Visitors are responsible for their children and must keep them under control.  Unruly children may be cause for termination of a visit.  Young children shall not be left unattended in the jail lobby or in the vehicle parking lot.
Visitors will be required to pass a security screening and may be subject to a physical search.  Any breach of facility security will result in the termination of the visit and may cancel future visits.  No person may visit more than two inmates incarcerated at the WBCF on a given visiting day. In the event of an emergency or special circumstance, the shift supervisor may grant additional visits.
Click the Inmate Visitation List to find out when the visiting hours are for the inmate you wish to visit. Inmates housed in minimum security may be unavailable during their allotted visitation time if they are on a work detail.  Visitors are encouraged to call (530) 265-1291 in advance to assist in determining if minimum security inmates are available.
Visitation may be suspended in the event of an emergency or a full facility lock down.
New visitors must complete a visiting slip.  This slip can be downloaded and filled out in advance.  Personal visitors can complete the Public Visitor’s Request form.  Personal visits are subject to being recorded and/or monitored. Professional visitors (such as attorneys and doctors) can complete the Professional Visitor’s Request Form.  Professional visits are unlimited. Attorney/client visitation is not limited to specific times or subject to being recorded or monitored.
Keith Royal
Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator
Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator

950 Maidu Avenue Suite 280
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1471
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