Marin County Jail INMATE & FAMILY SERVICES
Marin County Jail
13 Peter Behr Drive
San Rafael, CA 95213-5216
To locate or find information about an inmate in the Marin County Jail, call the jail at 415-499-7316 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Marin 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 Marin County Jail
The Marin County Jail, located in the city of San Rafael, in Marin County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.
Every year this facility has 6500 Bookings, with a daily average of 325 Inmates and a staff of 81.
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 Marin 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 Marin County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Marin County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less.
The Marin 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.
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.
**NOTE** GTL is in a transition merging into a new company called ViaPath Technologies.
All the information you need to understand depositing money into an inmate's trust fund, specifically for phone calls in Marin County, can be found on our Send Money Page.
1. First, Register or Sign In to GTL / Viapath Services.
2. In the top menu, click on 'Services', then on 'Inmate Devices & Content'.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.
To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.
You can also send photos and videos to your inmate, along with your message.
For all the information you need to know regarding using GTL to send messages, photos and videos, how much it costs, tips and guidelines and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
For all the information you need to know regarding scheduling, cost, rules, tips and guidelines of inmate visits at the Marin County Jail, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
For full instructions on the Marin County Jail 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 415-499-7316.
Marin County Jail
Frequently Asked Questions
How many inmates are in the Marin County Jail in California?
There are 325 inmates in the Marin 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, Marin 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 Marin County Jail.
How many people get arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 6500 offenders were booked into the Marin 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 Marin County Jail.
How many people work at the Marin County Jail in California?
The Marin County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 81. 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 Marin County Jail in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Marin County Jail in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Marin County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Marin 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 415-499-7316 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 Marin County Jail in California?
The Marin County Jail address and phone number is: 13 Peter Behr Drive
San Rafael, CA 95213-5216. Their phone number is 415-499-7316. 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 Marin County Jail.
Where do I found out all the inmate services at Marin 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 Marin County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Marin County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Marin County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Marin County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Marin County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Marin County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Marin County Jail.
How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Marin County Jail?
Call 415-499-7316 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Marin 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 Marin County Jail.
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