Luna Bail Bonds Jail Information for Santa Clara County
The Santa Clara County Department of Correction is the fifth largest jail system in California, and among the 20 largest systems in the United States. Our jail is among the 100 systems nationwide with an inmate population of more than 1,000. In 2008, our county houses and cares for an average of 4,632 inmates a day, a custody population higher than in 10 state systems.
We serve nearly five million meals each year while providing medical and mental health care for an inmate population that rarely has any contact with the health care system. The Santa Clara County Department of Correction books approximately 65,000 arrestees annually.
Santa Clara Main Jail
The Santa Clara County Main Jail Complex is located at 150 West Hedding Street in downtown San Jose and is divided into Main Jail North and Main Jail South. The annual budget for the Main Jail Complex is approximately $37 million dollars. Each year, the Main Jail Complex receives and books about 65,000 persons. Most of those booked are cited and released or post bail on their charges. There are 350 badge and civilian staff assigned to the Main Jail Complex. Main Jail plays host to a number of community events each year, including Every 15 Minutes and Sober Graduation programs aimed at preventing teen drunken driving.
Main Jail South
Main Jail South, opened in 1956, has a rated capacity of 674 inmates and is designed in the older linear style, complete with bars and tiers. This indirect supervision model, although popular in the 1950s, is generally not the norm in modern jail settings because officer-inmate interaction is minimized. Included in the Main Jail Complex is the North County Facility located in the Palo Alto courthouse. This jail is operated daytime only for inmates with cases in Palo Alto. Luna Bail Bonds in San Jose California is here to help you in your time of need. If one of your loved ones happens to be locked up in the Main Jail, please let us know as soon as possible. Send us an email, get our address and directions on our urgent contact page, or call us right now at (408) 298-6000 !
Main Jail North
Main Jail North, a third generation correctional facility, uses the “direct supervision” inmate management model. Direct supervision is a concept that combines architectural design, specialized staff training, and an inmate management system based upon positive behavior. In this environment, one officer oversees a locked “module” or dormitory with up to 64 inmates. Each inmate has a cell with a toilet, sink, mirror, and bed. Inmates eat and participate in programs in a common day room area equipped with tables, chairs, and telephones. This scenario allows the officer to be the leader of the module and puts the officer in a position to know and understand the personality of each inmate. Direct supervision units have proven to be safer for both staff and inmates. Main Jail North is designed to house up to 919 inmates.
Elmwood Correctional Facility
Other than the main Jail, Santa Clara County has the Elmwood Correctional Facility. According to Luna Bail Bonds San Jose, the majority of male inmates get transferred to Elmwood Jail in Milpitas because they have more serious charges and / or have not bailed out in a reasonable amount of time at the main jail. According to many, Elmwood Jail is not close to as pleasant as the Main Jail in downtown San Jose. Once again if you need help getting someone out of either the Santa Clara Main Jail or Elmwood Correctional Facility, Send us an email, get our address and directions on our urgent contact page, or call us right now at (408) 298-6000 !
Elmwood Correctional Complex – Men’s Facility
Elmwood Correctional Complex in Milpitas provides care, housing, and retention of approximately 2,600 medium- and minimum-security male inmates. The facility employs 265 correctional officers, and 25 administrative support personnel and hosts a large number of volunteers and programs staff. The entire Elmwood complex has an operating budget of about $32 million a year.
The Elmwood buildings vary in shape and size, some designed for indirect supervision of inmates, others for direct supervision. Many are military style barracks for minimum-security inmates. Although the Elmwood site only minimum and medium security male inmates, the women’s facility at Elmwood houses all security levels. Click here for visiting hours.
Elmwood Correctional Complex – Women’s Facility
The Elmwood Complex Women’s Facility, established in 1964, is located in the northeast portion of the Complex. The facility houses approximately 500 female inmates separately from the men’s facility. The Women’s Facility is staffed by 81 correctional officers, four sergeants, and seven Custody Support Assistants, and is a base of operations for a number of volunteers and programs staff. The annual operating budget is about $7 million. Click here for visiting hours.
If anyone you know is in either of the Elmwood Complexes, Men’s Correctional or Women’s Correctional Facilities please contact us immediately. We are here to help. (408) 298-6000 or you can always call us toll free if you don’t have unlimited minutes at 1(877)422-2245 (BAIL). You can also get the address and directions on our contact page!