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Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail
550 6th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail, call the jail at 510-268-7777 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail.

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.


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About the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail

The Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail, located in the city of Oakland, in Alameda County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 16680 Bookings, with a daily average of 834 Inmates and a staff of 208.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Alameda County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the California State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Bail out an Inmate in Alameda County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How to Communicate with an Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Alameda County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate'a first and last name
c/o Glen Dyer Detention Facility
550 6th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Alameda County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Alameda County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Alameda County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Alameda County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Alameda County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Alameda County.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail?... or how to find an Inmate, and then how to to communicate with them when you do locate them?

We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions people always ask us in order to help you find this information.... so keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page to get your questions answered. But if you still have questions and the answer is not on any of the other pages linked from the green buttons at the top of the page, call the facility at 510-268-7777.

Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Alameda 834


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

550 6th Street
Oakland, CA 94607


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate'a first and last name
c/o Glen Dyer Detention Facility
550 6th Street
Oakland, CA 94607


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail in California?
There are 834 inmates in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail in California. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 16680 offenders were booked into the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail in California. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail.

How many people work at the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail in California?
The Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 208. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. California law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 510-268-7777 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a California prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail in California?
The Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail address and phone number is: 550 6th Street
Oakland, CA 94607. Their phone number is 510-268-7777. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail?
Call 510-268-7777 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Glen Dyer Detention Facility - Alameda County Jail.

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