For Immediate Release
Sergeant Anthony Prencipe
In light of the Governor’s Executive Order (N-25-20) and the recommendation from the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has suspended all in-person visitation services at both the Placerville and South Lake Tahoe Jails. The only exception will be non-contact attorney visits.
Effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office will be expanding video visitation services. While we recognize the importance of in-person visitation, this decision was based upon the recommendation of health officials at both the state and local level.
All persons incarcerated in El Dorado County will receive two free 30 minute video visitation sessions per week. Additional video visits are available at a reduced cost. The cost of video visitation has been reduced to .20 cents a minute. We have expanded our visitation calendar to allow for video visits 7 days per week between the hours of 8 am and 11 pm. Please note that certain blocks of time will be excluded so that we can continue to meet the medical and dietary needs of those who are incarcerated. Video visitation must be scheduled in advance at https://jailfunds.com/
No confirmed or suspected cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have occurred in the El Dorado County Jails. This is a preventative measure that the Sheriff’s Office is taking in an effort to best protect all persons in El Dorado County.