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Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway
Richmond, CA 94806

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility, call the jail at 510-262-4200 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility.

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 Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility

The Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility, located in the city of Richmond, in Contra Costa County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 22080 Bookings, with a daily average of 1104 Inmates and a staff of 276.
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 Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility 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 Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Contra Costa County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility 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 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 Jail - West County Detention 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 Jail - West County Detention 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 Jail - West County Detention 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 a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Contra Costa County

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

  • Select California, then select Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa County at any one time.

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


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Contra Costa County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention 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 Jail - West County Detention Facility.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility?... 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 510-262-4200.

Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Contra Costa 1,104


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

5555 Giant Highway
Richmond, CA 94806


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INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name and booking #
West Detention Facility
5535 Giant Highway
Richmond, CA 94806


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility in California?
There are 1104 inmates in the Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention 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 Jail - West County Detention 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 Jail - West County Detention Facility.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 22080 offenders were booked into the Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention 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 Jail - West County Detention Facility.

How many people work at the Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility in California?
The Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility maintains a staff of approximately 276. 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 Jail - West County Detention Facility in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention 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 510-262-4200 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 Jail - West County Detention Facility in California?
The Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility address and phone number is: 5555 Giant Highway
Richmond, CA 94806. Their phone number is 510-262-4200. 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 Jail - West County Detention Facility.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention Facility?
Call 510-262-4200 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Contra Costa County Jail - West County Detention 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 Jail - West County Detention Facility.

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