USA / California / Shasta County Jail CountyJail.net has 1,418 interviews from ex-inmates. Share your story
Shasta County Jail
1655 West St
To get this information, we have located and interviewed former inmates of Shasta County. They have shared their tips and insight to help you know what is coming, and hopefully helps you avoid some of the mistakes they have made. Take a few minutes to read their stories and learn what life is really like inside Shasta County Jail.
Passing the Time
One of the most challenging parts of serving time is fighting boredom. Shasta County provides inmates with activities such as TV, work, art, and church services. Many inmates also work out as a way to pass the time. The jail allows inmates to go outside in the yard every day.
Shasta County provides inmates with three meals per day. Unfortunately, the food doesn't rate too highly. Inmates who have money on their books are able to buy food from the jail commissary. Having money available for this purpose can make serving your time a little easier, so if you can arrange to have this available, you might want to do that.
Getting Along with Others
It can be difficult to get along with strangers you are forced to live with for an extended period of time. Former inmates recommend keeping out of others business, listening to the officers and react to other inmates only when needed to protect yourself. Following this advice can help you avoid problems with others and can help your time go more smoothly.
Shasta County administers necessary medications to inmates twice a day. During med call, a nurse hands out meds through a glass window. Former inmates report that getting an aspirin when needed isn't difficult.
Continue to the interview