Maguire Correctional Facility – Redwood City, CA

Maguire Correctional Facility is located in San Mateo County and is the primary jail for this area. Know someone at Maguire Correctional Facility? This site will tell you about everything you might need to know about Maguire Correctional Facility,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Maguire Correctional Facility. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Maguire Correctional Facility intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Maguire Correctional Facility
300 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to contact them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Maguire Correctional Facility you will need to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Maguire Correctional Facility Inmate Search has information on people who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information for anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be at another jail you can look here: California County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Maguire Correctional Facility prisoners are on the website, or you can view them at the Maguire Correctional Facility. When viewing online you have to input their first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Maguire Correctional Facility website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Typically, a prisoner will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay ten percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Maguire Correctional Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Maguire Correctional Facility

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Bail Schedule

In California your bail is set by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the judge or magistrate has the final say on how high your bail is set. The bail schedule includes all crimes defined by state law and the specific bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any secrets that might help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Maguire Correctional Facility visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Maguire Correctional Facility phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Maguire Correctional Facility:

Maguire Correctional Facility
300 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Maguire Correctional Facility
300 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063


The mail policy at Maguire Correctional Facility changes, so you should visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in San Mateo County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the San Mateo County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The San Mateo County court magistrate is the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being 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, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you will have to access the San Mateo County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you won’t see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the San Mateo County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the San Mateo County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In San Mateo County,The 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 being incarcerated in Maguire Correctional Facility is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the daily routine. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Maguire Correctional 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 Maguire Correctional 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 process for sending money to jail inmates changes, so you should visit the site before you send funds to an inmate.

    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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Maguire Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Maguire Correctional 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 Maguire Correctional Facility

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have 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 incarcerated in Maguire Correctional Facility? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Maguire Correctional Facility.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Maguire Correctional Facility? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Maguire Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Maguire Correctional Facility

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  1. Mikey says:

    The process was fairly straightforward. That said, this was my first and only time in jail (eventually charges dropped because I didn’t do anything wrong). I was taken into the jail and warned that if I took any drugs into the jail I would face felony charges so if I had drugs I should inform the officer beforehand. I was processed immediately and placed in a holding cell. Only people with misdemeanors (except domestic violence) and DUI’s get to sit and watch TV. Since I was arrested for an “un-registered” rifle (not a crime in CA at the time) I was placed in a cell with a drug dealer and a man who beat up two cops

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