San Mateo

A Little Bit About San Mateo County

San Mateo County (SAN mə-TAY-oh; Spanish for “Saint Matthew”) is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. It covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula just south of San Francisco, and north of Santa Clara County. San Francisco International Airport is located at the northern end of the county, and Silicon Valley begins at the southern end. As of 2010 the population was 718,451. The county seat is Redwood City. It is strongly Democratic and ethnically diverse. The county’s built-up areas are mostly suburban with some areas being very urban, and are home to several corporate campuses.

Here is a list of the towns in San Mateo County

San Mateo County Courts

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Redwood City Jail – Maguire Correctional Facility

MAIN JAIL OR MEN’S JAIL

300 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063 (View Map)
Phone (650) 363-4000, ext. 6070 or 6071

Jail Noise Abatement Hotline
(650) 363-4079

The Maguire Correctional Facility, also known as the main jail, primarily houses male inmates and provides incarceration and rehabilitative services for pretrial and court-sentenced inmates. The Facility’s staff ensures inmates:

  • appear in court and complete jail sentences
  • are incarcerated in a manner that provides for their medical, nutritional, hygienic, legal, and spiritual needs
  • receive services designed to provide opportunities to improve their lives, both during and after incarceration, in order to reduce recidivism.

Find Out More About The Jail Process From Luna Bail Bonds

Q. What is bail?

A. Bail is some form of property (for example: cash, a home) that someone else pledges they will give the court if the defendant does appear in court for all proceedings and trials. It is a constitutional right of every prisoner. Some inmates may not be eligible for bail, however, due to the nature of their offense or the severity of the crime with which they have been charged.

Q. How do I get bail?

A. If an inmate is eligible for bail, there are two ways to post bail.

The first is to post a cash bond. Simply bring the amount of bail to the cashiers window located in the lobby of the jail, and the staff member will assist you. Many lawyers will recommend against this as do we at Luna Bail Bonds. This is because cash bail is very tricky. One mistake, one missed court date and you lose your money. With a surety bond with Luna Bail Bonds Redwood City you can always reschedule a missed court date without losing your money. Yes you do have to pay a small fee but in the long run it is worth it.

The second way to post bail for an inmate is to use a Bail Bonds Agency. The Sheriff’s Office is prohibited by law from referring business to bail agencies. You can find Bail Bonds agencies on the Internet or the yellow pages. Luckily we at Luna Bail Bonds Redwood City can say that we are the best in the business. We will give it to you straight. No B.S. whatsoever. Call us at Luna Bail Bonds at 1-877-422-2245 and we will get you out as fast as we possibly can! After all, you have the right to freedom until proven guilty!

Q. What happens after bail is posted?

A. If the defendant is granted bail by a judge, that person is allowed to leave jail until s/he is required to come to court for scheduled proceedings and trials. If a defendant does not appear in court for their proceedings and/or trials, the person who posted bail loses that property.

 

Programs and Services at the Maguire Correctional Facility

Chemical Dependency Treatment Program—CHOICES— Correctional Health Services
A therapeutic community model. Curriculum includes evidence- based classes about chemical dependency, early recovery, relapse prevention, life skills, anger management, parenting skills, cogni- tive behavioral interventions ( Breaking Barriers, Unlock Your Thinking), Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), communica- tion and conflict resolution groups, coping skills, counseling, GED, Project Read, AA,NA, inmate tutoring, algebra, aerobic activities, linkage to outpatient services and connection to the alumni group and re-entry liaison.
(5 days a week 6E & 6W)

Mental Health Services—Correctional Health Services

Assessment, crisis intervention, individual therapy and group treatment, including dialectical behavior
therapy, life skills, cognitive behavioral interventions, stress and anxiety management, adjustment to incarceration, anxiety man- agement, coping skills, psychological and neuropsychological assessment, medication services, case management, discharge planning & linkage to community services.

Medical Health Services—Correctional Health Services

Services include health screening, treatment, education, 24- hour emergency response. Clinic appointments are available by referral and upon request and include but not limited to chronic care for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and health education (HIV/AIDS prevention). Obstetric, orthopedic, and urgent care.

Stress Management Skills—Correctional Health Services

Inmates learn about anxiety and the stress response, and practice techniques for recognizing and evaluating cognitions which trig- ger those responses. (Wednesdays 5W)

Life Skills—Correctional Health Services

A day treatment program for individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness. It includes psycho-education, coping skills, medication monitoring, social skills and support in a safe and thera- peutic environment. There is also assistance with discharge plan- ning and linkage to outpatient treatment. (5 days 2M)

Learning Coping Skills/Writing–Correctional Health Services

Inmates explore thoughts and feelings to resolve negative emo- tions and learn coping strategies for enhanced emotional regulation. (Mondays 5W)

Dialectical Behavior—Correctional Health Services

A system of therapy which combines cognitive-behavioral tech- niques for emotional regulation and reality testing employing concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance and mindful awareness. (Mondays 4E)

Early Recovery—Correctional Health Services

Provides education regarding substance abuse dependence and the impact on one’s life and health for individuals who are just starting to explore the recovery process. (Thursdays 4E)

Custody and Release Services—The Service League of San Mateo County
Services include message center, jury clothing, re-entry planning, general assistance, job counseling, I.D. letters, food, vouchers, shelter nights, and drop-ins.

Alcoholics Anonymous—The Service League of San Mateo County
This 12-step program is a support group for alcoholics advocating reliance on a higher power to achieve total abstinence. Also pro- viding a subgroup “Bridging the Gap”.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)—The Service League of San Mateo County
This 12-step program is a support group for substance abusers advocating reliance on a higher power to achieve total abstinence.

Religious Services—The Service League of San Mateo County

Various denominations host regular sessions for interested in- mates who participate in religious counseling and studies. (Sundays and some Friday, Saturday sessions)

Law Library/Recreation Library—The Service League of San Mateo County
Books, library and legal services provided throughout the facility.

Achieve 180—The Service League of San Mateo County

Caseworkers and volunteers work with inmates to place them into program services both inside the jail and when they re-enter the community.

Mentorship Program—The Service League of San Mateo County

Over 100 mentors meet with inmates while they are incarcerated to assist them in receiving re-entry services.

Child Care Services—The Service League of San Mateo County

Child Care services provided to the inmates and their families. Serving over 4,000 children a year.

GED—The Office of Education

Inmates are identified and assessed as eligible for a general educa- tion diploma. Services include assessments, study groups, ad- ministration of tests, and counseling. (Weekly 6E & 6W)

Project READ—The Redwood City Library

Provides literacy services, tutoring, Families and Fathers, and poetry. Expanded services to include the Book Club where guest speakers will review their books with the inmates.

Anger Management—El Centro de Libertad

An evidence-based program entitled “Gaining Control of Our- selves”. This course is taught by a bilingual instructor from El Centro de Libertad. (Fridays 4E)

Commissary Services—The Sheriff’s Office

This service provides inmates who have money on their books with a selection of food, “over the counter” medicines, personal hygiene products, stationery, stamps and phone cards. (available twice a week)

Wellness Action Recovery Plan (WRAP) Volunteer / Sheriff’s Office
This evidence-based curriculum focuses on building skills that promote health and not sickness. Inmates learn about hope, re- sponsibility, self advocacy, education and support.

Inmate Worker Program—Sheriff’s Office Program
This program provides the inmates an opportunity to assist staff in the daily operations of the jail facility. Their functions include assisting our cooks in food & meal preparation, as well as clean- ing and custodial duties.

Q. Can I take my inmate’s property home?

A. Yes. An inmate must complete a property release form (Inmate Request Form), and the person listed on the form can pick up the inmate’s property. Clothing cannot be released, however, unless the inmate is going to be transferred to State Prison.

Q. When is my inmate’s property returned to him/her?

A. Inmate property or clothing will be released after sentence is served and the

inmate completes the “Property Sign-off” form, and it is processed.

Q. What if my inmate left property after s/he left the Maguire Corrections Facility?

A. To retrieve property left at the facility, a former inmate must come to the lobby of the jail and bring proper ID for identification purposes.

Q. Is there help / support for an inmate’s family?

A. Yes there is. It is offered through the Service League of San Mateo County

(SLSMC).
Q. What is the Service League of San Mateo County (SLSMC)?

A. It is a non-profit agency that has been developing, coordinating, and delivering in-custody programs, services, and other activities for inmates in all San Mateo County jails and their families for 50 years.

Q. How do I contact the Service League of San Mateo County (SLSMC)?

A. Call 650-364-4664 or visit their office at 727 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.

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Q. How do I send money to an inmate?

A. You can send money orders, cashiers checks, or government checks to an inmate, which will then be deposited in the inmate’s account.

Q. How do I address a letter?

A. There are 7 rules when it comes to sending mail to an inmate. They are:

  1. You must address it as follows:
    Doe, John # [this is the inmate’s San Mateo County Jail ID#] c/o Maguire Facility
    330 Bradford Street
    Redwood City, CA 94063
  2. You must include your name and return address.
  3. Envelopes may not be decorated in any way.
  4. Mail containing contraband will not be delivered to the inmate.
  5. No nude photographs/ pornography or Polaroid type pictures will be allowed.
  6. Literature that promotes gang activity, violence, hatred, racism, or any other item that affects the security of this jail will not be allowed. This includes stamps, writing paper, envelopes, paperclips, metal fasteners, any type of adhesive sticker, including return address stickers and all other items considered as contraband in the Corrections Division Policies and Procedures.
  7. Cardboard priority mail envelopes are not allowed in the facility. Upon receipt of the envelope it will be opened and checked for contraband. If the contents are allowed, they will be given to the inmate and the cardboard envelope will be discarded.

If any one of the rules is iolated the mail witll be returned or destroyed.  If mail isreturned, a “Return to Sender” notice shall be completed, and the mail will be returned to the sender explaining why the item was unacceptable. One copy of the notice will go to the inmate and the original will be filed in the inmate’s jacket.

Q. What are the visiting hours at the Maguire Correctional Facility? A. Visiting hours are:

Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday

SIGN-IN TIME

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
11:00AM-11:45AM 12:00PM-12:45PM 12:00PM-12:45PM 1:00PM-1:45PM

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

8:00 PM – 8:45 PM 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM

Q. How long can I stay?

A. 45 minutes.

Q. How often can an inmate have visitors?

A. Inmates are allowed two visits per seven day period.

 

Maple Street Complex Jail Facilities / Women’s Correctional Center

WOMEN’S CORRECTIONAL CENTER

1590 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063 (View Map)
Phone (650) 363-4310

MEN’S and WOMEN’S TRANSITIONAL FACILITIES

1580 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063 (View Map)
Phone (650) 363-4310

Jail Noise Abatement Hotline
(650) 363-4079

The Maple Street Complex Facilities houses the Women’s Correctional Center, also known as the women’s jail, and the Men’s and Women’s Transitional Facilities. It provides incarceration / rehabilitative services for pretrial and court-sentenced inmates. The Facilities’ staff ensures inmates:

  • appear in court and complete jail sentences
  • are incarcerated in a manner that provides for their medical, nutritional, hygienic, legal, and spiritual needs
  • receive services designed to provide opportunities to improve their lives, both during and after incarceration, in order to reduce recidivism.

Court Information

Q. What is bail?

A. Bail is some form of property (for example: cash, a home) that someone else pledges they will give the court if the defendant does appear in court for all proceedings and trials. It is a constitutional right of every prisoner. Some inmates may not be eligible for bail, however, due to the nature of their offense or the severity of the crime with which they have been charged.

Q. How do I get bail?

A. If an inmate is eligible for bail, there are two ways to post bail.

The first is to post a cash bond. Simply bring the amount of bail to the cashiers window located in the lobby of the jail, and the staff member will assist you. Many lawyers will recommend against this as do we at Luna Bail Bonds. This is because cash bail is very tricky. One mistake, one missed court date and you lose your money. With a surety bond with Luna Bail Bonds Redwood City you can always reschedule a missed court date without losing your money. Yes you do have to pay a small fee but in the long run it is worth it.

The second way to post bail for an inmate is to use a Bail Bonds Agency. The Sheriff’s Office is prohibited by law from referring business to bail agencies. You can find Bail Bonds agencies on the Internet or the yellow pages. Luckily we at Luna Bail Bonds Redwood City can say that we are the best in the business. We will give it to you straight. No B.S. whatsoever. Call us at Luna Bail Bonds at 1-877-422-2245 and we will get you out as fast as we possibly can! After all, you have the right to freedom until proven guilty!

Q. What happens after bail is posted?

A. If the defendant is granted bail by a judge, that person is allowed to leave jail until s/he is required to come to court for scheduled proceedings and trials. If a defendant does not appear in court for their proceedings and/or trials, the person who posted bail loses that property.

Programs and Services at the Maple Street Complex Facilities

Chemical Dependency Treatment Program—CHOICES— Correctional Health Services
A therapeutic community model. Curriculum includes evidence- based classes about chemical dependency, early recovery, relapse prevention, life skills, anger management, parenting skills, cogni- tive behavioral interventions ( Breaking Barriers, Unlock Your Thinking), Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), communica- tion and conflict resolution groups, coping skills, counseling, GED, Project Read, AA,NA, inmate tutoring, algebra, aerobic activities, linkage to outpatient services and connection to the alumni group and re-entry liaison.
(5 days a week 6E & 6W)

Mental Health Services—Correctional Health Services

Assessment, crisis intervention, individual therapy and group treatment, including dialectical behavior
therapy, life skills, cognitive behavioral interventions, stress and anxiety management, adjustment to incarceration, anxiety man- agement, coping skills, psychological and neuropsychological assessment, medication services, case management, discharge planning & linkage to community services.

Medical Health Services—Correctional Health Services

Services include health screening, treatment, education, 24- hour emergency response. Clinic appointments are available by referral and upon request and include but not limited to chronic care for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and health education (HIV/AIDS prevention). Obstetric, orthopedic, and urgent care.

Stress Management Skills—Correctional Health Services

Inmates learn about anxiety and the stress response, and practice techniques for recognizing and evaluating cognitions which trig- ger those responses. (Wednesdays 5W)

Life Skills—Correctional Health Services

A day treatment program for individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness. It includes psycho-education, coping skills, medication monitoring, social skills and support in a safe and thera- peutic environment. There is also assistance with discharge plan- ning and linkage to outpatient treatment. (5 days 2M)

Learning Coping Skills/Writing–Correctional Health Services

Inmates explore thoughts and feelings to resolve negative emo- tions and learn coping strategies for enhanced emotional regulation. (Mondays 5W)

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Dialectical Behavior—Correctional Health Services

A system of therapy which combines cognitive-behavioral tech- niques for emotional regulation and reality testing employing concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance and mindful awareness. (Mondays 4E)

Early Recovery—Correctional Health Services

Provides education regarding substance abuse dependence and the impact on one’s life and health for individuals who are just starting to explore the recovery process. (Thursdays 4E)

Custody and Release Services—The Service League of San Mateo County
Services include message center, jury clothing, re-entry planning, general assistance, job counseling, I.D. letters, food, vouchers, shelter nights, and drop-ins.

Alcoholics Anonymous—The Service League of San Mateo County
This 12-step program is a support group for alcoholics advocating reliance on a higher power to achieve total abstinence. Also pro- viding a subgroup “Bridging the Gap”.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)—The Service League of San Mateo County
This 12-step program is a support group for substance abusers advocating reliance on a higher power to achieve total abstinence.

Religious Services—The Service League of San Mateo County

Various denominations host regular sessions for interested in- mates who participate in religious counseling and studies. (Sundays and some Friday, Saturday sessions)

Law Library/Recreation Library—The Service League of San Mateo County
Books, library and legal services provided throughout the facility.

Achieve 180—The Service League of San Mateo County

Caseworkers and volunteers work with inmates to place them into program services both inside the jail and when they re-enter the community.

Mentorship Program—The Service League of San Mateo County

Over 100 mentors meet with inmates while they are incarcerated to assist them in receiving re-entry services.

Child Care Services—The Service League of San Mateo County

Child Care services provided to the inmates and their families. Serving over 4,000 children a year.

GED—The Office of Education

Inmates are identified and assessed as eligible for a general educa- tion diploma. Services include assessments, study groups, ad- ministration of tests, and counseling. (Weekly 6E & 6W)

Project READ—The Redwood City Library

Provides literacy services, tutoring, Families and Fathers, and poetry. Expanded services to include the Book Club where guest speakers will review their books with the inmates.

Anger Management—El Centro de Libertad

An evidence-based program entitled “Gaining Control of Our- selves”. This course is taught by a bilingual instructor from El Centro de Libertad. (Fridays 4E)

Commissary Services—The Sheriff’s Office

This service provides inmates who have money on their books with a selection of food, “over the counter” medicines, personal hygiene products, stationery, stamps and phone cards. (available twice a week)

Wellness Action Recovery Plan (WRAP) Volunteer / Sheriff’s Office
This evidence-based curriculum focuses on building skills that promote health and not sickness. Inmates learn about hope, re- sponsibility, self advocacy, education and support.

Inmate Worker Program—Sheriff’s Office Program
This program provides the inmates an opportunity to assist staff in the daily operations of the jail facility. Their functions include assisting our cooks in food & meal preparation, as well as clean- ing and custodial duties.

Q. Can I take my inmate’s property home?

A. Yes. An inmate must complete a property release form (Inmate Request Form), and the person listed on the form can pick up the inmate’s property. Clothing cannot be released, however, unless the inmate is going to be transferred to State Prison.

Q. When is my inmate’s property returned to him/her?

A. Inmate property or clothing will be released after sentence is served and the inmate completes the “Property Sign-off” form, and it is processed.

Q. What if my inmate left property after s/he left the Maple Street Complex Facilities?

A. To retrieve property left at the facility, a former inmate must come to the lobby of the Maple Street Complex Facilities and bring proper ID for identification purposes.

Q. Is there help / support for an inmate’s family?

A. Yes there is. It is offered through the Service League of San Mateo County

(SLSMC).
Q. What is the Service League of San Mateo County (SLSMC)?

A. It is a non-profit agency that has been developing, coordinating, and delivering in-custody programs, services, and other activities for inmates in all San Mateo County jails and their families for 50 years.

Q. How do I contact the Service League of San Mateo County (SLSMC)?

A. Call 650-364-4664 or visit their office at 727 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.

View Larger Map

 

Q. How do I send money to an inmate?
A. You can send money orders, cashiers checks, or government checks to an inmate,

which will then be deposited in the inmate’s account.

Q. How do I address a letter?

A. There are 7 rules when it comes to sending mail to an inmate. They are:

1. You must address it as follows:
Doe, Jane # [this is the inmate’s San Mateo County Jail ID#] c/o MAPLE STREET COMPLEX FACILITIES – Women’s Jail 1590 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

OR
Doe, Jane # OR Doe/John # [this is the inmate’s San Mateo County Jail ID#] c/o MAPLE STREET COMPLEX FACILITIES  Men’s & Women’s Transitional Facility
1580 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

2. You must include your name and return address.
3. Envelopes may not be decorated in any way.
4. Mail containing contraband will not be delivered to the inmate.
5. No nude photographs/ pornography or Polaroid type pictures will be allowed.

6. Literature that promotes gang activity, violence, hatred, racism, or any other item that affects the security of this jail will not be allowed. This includes stamps, writing paper, envelopes, paperclips, metal fasteners, any type of adhesive sticker, including return address stickers and all other items considered as contraband in the Corrections Division Policies and Procedures.

Q. What are the visiting hours at the Maple Street Complex Facilities?

A. Visiting hours for the Maple Street Complex Facilities Women’s Jail (aka Women’s

Correctional Center) are:

AD-SEG
Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday 7:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-10:30am; 7:30pm-10:00pm

B-DORM
Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday 7:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-10:30am; 7:30pm-10:00pm

C-DORM
Sunday 8:30am-10:30am; 7:30pm-10:00pm Thursday 7:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm

D-DORM
Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday 7:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-10:30am; 7:30pm-10:00pm

E-DORM
Sunday 8:30am-10:30am; 7:30pm-10:00pm Wednesday 7:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm

There is no visitation schedule on Mondays.

Visiting hours for the Maple Street Complex Facilities Women’s and Men’s Transitional Facilities are different than those listed above. These visitations are set up by the inmates.

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