San Francisco Jails

February 21st, 2011 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

San Francisco has six county jails located near the city. County Jails 1, 2, 3 and 4 are in San Francisco and County Jails 5 and 6 are in San Bruno. The following regulations apply to these County Jails: VISITING RULES AND RESTRICTIONS: Visiting is permitted on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and visitors are subject to search. Any person under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult and may not be left alone at any time. Visitors must also have a photo ID on hand and are limited to a 20-minute visit. Guests inappropriately dressed or that appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be denied visits. Visitors may bring money to put in an account, but cannot bring personal items. MAIL: Cash is not permitted to be sent through mail to prisoners. Money send via mail must contain Postal Money Orders or Bank Money Orders, at a maximum of $100, or can be sent through TouchPay. Mail is delivered daily, except Sundays and holidays. All may is search for contraband prior to being delivered, and any packages (besides books) are not accepted at jail facilities. JAIL STAY: When assigned to a housing location, inmates receive bedding, basic personal hygiene items and are assigned a bed. Inmates are allowed unlimited legal correspondence. Medical staff is on duty 24 hours a day for medial issues. Recreation is provided and depending on the housing assignment, it may be either indoor or outdoor. Programs such as education opportunities are also available. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Each holding cell has a telephone that is available to make calls for free within the local dialing code. All arrestees are photographed and fingerprinted to establish their identity. Inmates are dressed in jail clothing and must wear a colored plastic wristband that contains name and jail number. Personal items are returned to inmates upon release. When money is returned, the first $50 will be in cash and the remaining will be a check. For more information, visit http://www.sfsheriff.com/jailinfo.htm.


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