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Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility
1011 Las Juntas
Martinez, CA 94553

925-313-4260

The Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility is the main jail in Contra Costa County California. While the police in the cities and towns in Contra Costa County can arrest and detain offenders, the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility is the facility that is accredited by California to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility, located at:
1011 Las Juntas
Martinez, CA 94553 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 925-313-4260.

The main reason that people call 925-313-4260 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Contra Costa County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Contra Costa County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility has approximately 2000 bookings, with a daily average of 100 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 25.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Contra Costa County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the California Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Contra Costa County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the California Department of Corrections 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 Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility. 

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 Deposit Money in an Inmate's Trust Account in Order to Purchase Prepaid Calling Cards or Phone Calling Time

To Deposit Money in an inmate's account follow these steps:

  • Create a ConnectNetwork account 
  • Select your inmate, and add to them to your account,
  • Deposit money into his or her commissary account.

**NOTE** GTL is in a transition merging into a new company called ViaPath Technologies.


Features:

  • Deposit options available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone 877-650-4249, and online.
  • Mobile-friendly deposit options are available via their app.
  • Deposits and payments made through automated channels (ConnectNetwork Website, Mobile App, Toll Free Phone, or Kiosk at the jail) are transmitted to the facility within one business day.
  • Deposits that are mailed are processed the next business day after they are received by GTL.
  • Inmate can choose how to spend the funds you deposit.

All the information you need to understand depositing money into an inmate's trust fund, specifically for phone calls in Contra Costa County, can be found on our Send Money Page.


 

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility Inmate Phone Syste, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Send Money Page.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Contra Costa County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Contra Costa County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Contra Costa 100


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

1011 Las Juntas
Martinez, CA 94553


TELEPHONE NUMBER

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Inmate's First and Last Name and booking #
Custody Alternative Facility
1011 Las Juntas
Martinez, CA 94553


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility in California?
There are 100 inmates in the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility 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, Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility 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 Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 2000 offenders were booked into the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility 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 Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility.

How many people work at the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility in California?
The Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility maintains a staff of approximately 25. 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 Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility 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 925-313-4260 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 Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility in California?
The Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility address and phone number is: 1011 Las Juntas
Martinez, CA 94553. Their phone number is 925-313-4260. 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 Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility, 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 Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility?
Call 925-313-4260 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility. 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 Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility.

This facility, known as "Contra Costa County Custody Alternative Facility" is also known as Work Alternative Program, Home Detention Program, Contra Costa County Criminal Court.