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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday February 22nd, 2022 :: 03:48 p.m. PST


News Story - Ventura County Jails to Resume In-Person Visitation

Nature of Incident: Ventura County Jails to Resume In-Person Visitation
Location: Pre-Trial Detention Facility / Main Jail, Ventura; Todd Road Jail Facility, Santa Paula, CA
Date & Time: February 22, 2022
Unit(s) Responsible: Detention Services Division
Since the onset of COVID-19, the Sheriff’s Office has worked to create plans to minimize the spread of this illness inside the jail facilities as a precaution to protect those who are currently unaffected.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office continually monitors all individuals in the custody of the Sheriff to quickly identify and respond to concerns.  Over the past couple of months, we monitored a continuous spike in COVID-19 cases among the inmate population at both the Main Jail in Ventura and the Todd Road Jail in Santa Paula. This spike coincided with the spike seen within the county population.
As such, both the Main Jail and Todd Road Jail facilities temporarily suspended in-person visitation.  During this time period, professional visits, including those by attorneys, were still permitted, but only as non-contact visits. 
As the number of COVID-19 positive cases have dropped throughout the county population, the positive cases within our inmate population have steadily dropped as well.  Based on this decrease of COVID-19 positive cases among our inmate population, we will be reinstating in-person visitation.  The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office recognizes how visitation is an essential part of inmate rehabilitation and we are pleased that those within our custody will soon have face to face interaction with their friends and loved ones again.        
Effective Monday, February 28, 2022, the Main Jail, and the Todd Road Jail facility will resume in-person visitation. 
Video visitation is still available.  (  The continuation of in-person visits will be evaluated on a regular basis to ensure it is safe for the inmate population and those who come to our facilities to visit them. 
Prepared by: Captain Dean Worthy  
News Release Date: February 22, 2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Commander Mark Franke
(805) 933-8505
Approved by:
Commander James Fryhoff

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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