Maguire Correctional Facility Inmate Bail & Bonds

Maguire Correctional Facility

Address:
300 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone:

650-363-4000

San Mateo County Announces a Major Bail Bond Change - January 4, 2023

Effective in 2023 all California and San Mateo County judges will conider the following factors when setting an offender's bond:

  • The nature and circumstances of the offense
  • The defendant's record of previous convictions
  • The defendant's past record of appearance in court after being admitted to bail
  • The defendant's family ties
  • The defendant's employment record
  • The defendant's financial resources
  • The defendant's character and mental condition
  • The defendant's community ties

Find out an inmate's bond by looking them up on the Maguire Correctional Facility Inmate Roster, or by calling 650-363-4000.

Who do I call to find out the Bond for an Inmate?

Please call the jail at 650-363-4000 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Maguire Correctional Facility.
A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule.
The purpose of the bond is to assure the offender's appearance in court.

Instructions on how to post Bail or Bond in San Mateo County

Because San Mateo County and California can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the jail or the court directly after an arrestee has been booked. Go directly to the San Mateo County Jail and Court pages here to find the phone number you need for this information.

Ask the jail or court representative these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction.

Option 1 - How to Post Bail using Cash for a Defendant at Maguire Correctional Facility

The first option, a cash bond, is to pay the full bail amount in cash, cashier's check, or money order. Personal Checks are not accepted.

Depending on the crime, this amount could be anywhere from $100 to $75,000 or more.

To pay a cash bond, go to Maguire Correctional Facility or to the court where the bail hearing occurred. Going directly to the jail will quicken the release of the defendant as any bail paperwork processed at the court will have to be transferred to the jail.

Cashier's Checks and Money Orders may be made out to Maguire Correctional Facility where the defendant is being held, but usually to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office or to the San Mateo County Court.

To purchase money orders visit any Western Union, Moneygram or Post Office.

Option 2 - How to Post a Private or Surety Bond for a Defendant at Maguire Correctional Facility

In the event that someone does not have the full bond amount available to him or her, there is what is called a private bond or surety bond.

This is an agreement made with a bail agent or bondsman who will post the full bail amount. In return, the defendant and/or cosigner will pay a premium to the bail agent. This premium will be 10-15% of the full bail amount.

For example, if bail is posted at $5,000, then the premium will cost approximately $500-$750.

A bail agent will often require some form of collateral, for example, a lien on a house, a car or jewelry. This is to ensure that if the defendant skips bail, or does not appear in court, the bail agent has some sort of compensation for the full bail amount being paid.

Remember, by making an agreement with a bail agent the signatory takes responsibility for paying the full bail amount if the defendant does not appear in court.

Option 3 - How to Post a Property Bond for a Defendant at Maguire Correctional Facility

If you are a landowner in San Mateo County you may be able to post a property bond. Property within San Mateo County may be used as collateral to bail someone out. All owners of the property must be present to sign the bond in order for this to happen.

To find if property located outside of San Mateo County can be used as collateral, call a local bail or bond agent or contact a defense lawyer.

Click here for additional information on how to post bail at Maguire Correctional Facility.

Who can post Bail or Bond for a Defendant at Maguire Correctional Facility?

Anyone over the age of 18 who can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can post bail. Accepted forms of ID include a Photo Driver's License, Passport, or Motor Vehicle issued ID.

In many circumstances, if the defendant has the resources, they can post their own cash bail from jail.

Surety Bonds are arranged by a third party, typically a California state licensed Bail Bond firm.

Juveniles may only be bailed or bonded out of custody by a parent or legal guardian.

When will the Cash Bail or Collateral be returned to me?

Money or collateral will not be returned until the defendant's court case is finished, so realistically it could take several months to years, depending on the severity of the charges. If a defendant posts his or her own bail, San Mateo County Court may retain whatever amount of fines or fees have accumulated throughout the trial.

What happens to my Bail or Collateral if the Defendant misses Court?

The Judge may order a failure to appear warrant for the person's arrest or the Judge may order a Bail Commissioner's Letter be issued that will be sent to the person with a new court date.

If cash bail was paid, the entire amount may be forfeited.

How to Schedule & Visit with an Inmate in Maguire Correctional Facility

To schedule a visit and meet with an inmate in San Mateo County, either at-the-jail or remotely by video, follow these instructions:

  • To schedule and visit with an inmate you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for San Mateo County inmate to visit with.
  • When you locate the San Mateo County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Maguire Correctional Facility will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to schedule and visit with a Maguire Correctional Facility inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, visitation using a rented tablet, how often and when you can visit and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your visits will be monitored, recorded and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case as anything discussed can be used against them in court.


 

How, What and Where can you Mail Something to an Inmate in Maguire Correctional Facility?

Postcards & Envelopes
The Maguire Correctional Facility allows regular postcards and envelopes to be mailed to inmates. There are a number of restictions that are oulined on the Inmate Mail page.

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Smart Communication-San Mateo County Jail
INMATE NAME-ID NUMBER
P.O. BOX 9126
Seminole, FL 33775-9126


Newspapers, Magazines & Books
Local or national newspapers, news, special interest or sports magazines, and soft cover books may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the publisher or a third party service such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Maguire Correctional Facility
INMATE NAME – ID NUMBER
300 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

For complete mail policies of what is allowed and what is NOT allowed, pertaining to inmate mail, newspapers, magazines, books or anything else mailed or shipped to an inmate, check out out Inmate Mail Page. 


 

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

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Maguire Correctional Facility follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select Maguire Correctional Facility, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for San Mateo 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 San Mateo County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Maguire Correctional Facility check out our Commissary Instructions Page for San Mateo County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in San Mateo County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Maguire Correctional Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Maguire Correctional 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 Maguire Correctional Facility.


 

How Do Inmates in Maguire Correctional Facility Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in San Mateo County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Maguire Correctional Facility uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for San Mateo County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in San Mateo County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

For all the information regarding phone calls with San Mateo County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

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