Bail, Mail and Money


Bail may be posted at the San Benito County Jail using the following methods:
Cashier’s Check
Certified Check
Money Order
Bail Bond
Cashiers check and money orders must be made payable to: San Benito County Sheriff’s Office


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Incoming Mail Policy
All incoming mail will be opened and checked for contraband; however, inmate mail will not be read unless there is good reason to believe that the contents contain information relating to escape plans, criminal activities (in or out of jail), violation of facility rules, coded language, or racially inflammatory information. Legal mail that is mail from the attorney, the courts, the Sheriff or the media may only be opened in the presence of the inmate.
The following items will NOT be accepted through the mail service:
Plastics, or anything laminated
Anything GANG related (Photos, colors, writing, symbols)
Two-ply cards will be separated (they are discouraged)
Cards larger than 5×7
Blank paper, cards, envelopes, stamps
Staples and paper clips
Items having suspicious stains or markings
Letters or envelopes having stickers or labels on them
Hard bound books
Padded envelopes
Artwork done with wax, water colors or heavy crayons
Envelopes or items with tape
Instant camera photos (i.e. Polaroid)
Polaroid’s or photographs that are obscene or sexually suggestive, such as nude or partially nude persons
Photographs larger than 4×6 (can only receive 5 at a time)
Food items
Envelopes with stickers, lipstick, perfume etc
Inmates may receive paperback books ONLY through the US Postal Service if they are mailed directly from the publisher. They will not be accepted if sent by a bookstore or any other person. No hardbound books will be accepted.
Any items received in the mail that do not meet these requirements will be returned to the sender.
If you are sending mail to an inmate, envelopes MUST include inmate’s personal ID# and a return address.
All Mail is to be addressed as follows:
San Benito County Jail
Inmate Name and ID Number
P O Box 920
Hollister CA 95024-0920


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Money can be deposited into an inmate account for commissary via the following:

Click here for Access Corrections

**You MUST have the inmate’s NAME and ID NUMBER, and Purchasers Name & Address.. ** This information can be obtained by calling 1-866-232-1899. The facility ID is 295001

In person: Kiosk located at the County Jail at 710 Flynn Rd. Hollister
A second kiosk is available at the Probation department at 400 Monterey St in Hollister.

By mail:
A cashier’s check or money order with the inmates name and ID number may be sent by mail to the inmate for deposit.
The address is as follows:
Inmates Name and ID Number
P.O. Box 920
Hollister, CA 95024-0920


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With a few simple clicks, you can take care of your loved ones from the comfort of your own home.
Each inmate may receive one iCare Package per week.
Click here to visit our iCare Page