As his landlord, you should not actually serve him yourself. You should hire a process server to accomplish service, as service of process on someone in jail is a bit tricky but can be done. He can respond to the eventual eviction lawsuit, as the Sheriff will transport him to Court on the trial date to appear and present his case. I would strongly recommend hiring an attorney, because someone sitting in jail has nothing but time, and every incentive to attempt to fight this eviction. A day spent in Court is 100-times better than sitting in jail, so you can expect that he will fight the eviction, and will be there on the day of trial.
David L. Gibbs, Esq.
The Gibbs Law Firm, APC
San Clemente, California
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