Alameda County – Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility – Oakland, CA

Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility is in Alameda County, California and is the correctional facility for that county. Know somebody locked up in Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility? This site gives you information about anything you might want to know about Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any tips or comments that would help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility
550 6Th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility you should click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is in another county jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility prisoners can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to show up for court, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, prisoners will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is very simple to do. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Bail Schedule

In the state of California the amount of bail you pay is set by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind, though, the judge or magistrate has the last word on you bail amount. The bail schedule includes all crimes defined by state law and the specific bail you will have to pay for each crime.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any secrets that will help others to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed with you, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility can change, so you should double-check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility, use this address:

Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility
550 6Th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility
550 6Th Street
Oakland, CA 94607


The mail policy at Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility changes frequently, so review the the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Alameda County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the California State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They have a case file with a docket and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Alameda County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can request to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you need to query the Alameda County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Alameda County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Alameda County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t see the street address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Alameda County,the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Alameda County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility can change, so be sure to visit the official Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility site when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions in Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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