Merced County California

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Jail Information
  • Main Jail Facility
    700 W. 22nd St.
    Merced, CA 95340
    Ph: (209) 385-7410
  • John Latorraca Correctional Facility
    2584 W. Sandy Mush Rd.
    Merced, CA 95340
    Ph: (209) 385-7575

Jail Information

For information on, mailing addresses, release dates, and more on inmates, view Jail Information

Visiting Information

For information on visiting hours, view Main Jail Visiting Hours
For information on visitation access, view Policy 11.01 Visitation Access to Inmates

Court Information
Merced County courts hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For court information, please call (209) 725-4100.

Jail Ministry Information
When we can't see the forest for the trees, we have essentially restricted ourselves with short-sightedness.  We forfeit the opportunity of enjoying the grandeur of the big-picture afforded only to those with vision beyond the obvious!  Perhaps that is what Jesus was alluding to in Matthew 5 when He said "...we are the light of the world...".  Which means that we would start by taking our light (influence) from obscurity to illuminating the entire establishment.  and only until then can we begin to embrace the big-picture invitation of going into all the nations making disciples (Matthew 28).  

In the jails, an essential part of our goal is to encourage inmates to focus less on the obvious.  To utilize the Word of God, envisioning a better day, and to receive the teachings in 2 Corinthians 5:17-18.  New creations in Christ Jesus with a mission for ministry.  Envisioning the jail as a type of infirmary, but healing the sick from the inside out!  The ability to see the forest in spite of the trees is faith in action.  No longer being captive by short-sightedness, but now walking by faith, believing God for healing on the inside and a vision beyond the obvious.  But isn't that what we  all desire:  To walk in divine health and to be effectively used in the Kingdom of God?  Welcome to the forest.

Thank you supporters for your prayers and financial support.  We at the ministry are indeed grateful that you choose to support what we do for this community.  Our prayers for you is that your vision for the forest is made clearer each day!

Please click the link to print a (two-sided) copy of the Ministry Brochure.

Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452