San Diego Central Jail

September 18th, 2012 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

If your family member has been arrested in San Diego County, it is a high possibility they have been booked at the San Diego Central Jail (SDCJ). The SDCJ is the primary facility for male prisoners in San Diego and a main location for booking. The location is quite large and can seem over whelming at first: there are over 75,000 bookings annually that take place at SDCJ and the facility has 200 staffed employees and nearly 200 professional staff members.  The Corrections Standards Authority (CSA) rated capacity is 944 beds and the average population is approximately 900 inmates.

Governor Brown Signs AB 109

April 11th, 2011 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 109 this month, which makes significant changes to California’s correctional system to end the expensive, ineffective and unsafe quick release of lower-level offenders and parole violators through state prisons. Brown stated that the state’s prison system has been a “revolving door” for lower-level offenders and parole violators who are released within months. Cycling these offenders through state prisons wastes money, aggravates crowded conditions, prevents rehabilitation, and delays local law enforcement supervision, according to Brown. AB 109 will give local law enforcement the right and the ability to manage offenders in “smarter and cost-effective” ways. It also changes the law to realign particular responsibilities for lower level offenders, adult parolees and juvenile offenders from state to local jurisdictions. Under AB 109: • No inmates currently in state prison will be released early. • All felons sent to state prison will continue to serve their entire sentence. • All felons who are convicted of a serious or violent offense – including sex offenders and child molesters – will go to state prison. • Felons who are not eligible for state prison can serve their sentence at the local level. For more information, visit

States Seek Alternative Methods to Cut Prison Costs

January 17th, 2011 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

Washington – In response to steadily decreasing revenue and budgets, states across the nation are seeking new, alternative ways to cut costs. Proposed solutions: Squeeze savings out of the state prisons. In Washington, state prisons will go on lock-down one day per month, confining inmates to cells and adjacent living areas. This solution allows prisons to cut back on resources and allows wardens to send some staff members home without pay. Trial tests of the lock-downs/furloughs were executed in November with success, prompting the full implementation of the program one day per month from January to June 2011. Projected savings equal approximately $1 million. “It’s working as designed,” said Dan Pacholke, deputy director of prisons at the Washington State Department of Corrections in Olympia.

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