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San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau
1580 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

To locate or find information about an inmate in the San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau, call the jail at 650-363-4360 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau.

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 San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau

The San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau, located in the city of Redwood City, in San Mateo County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 3000 Bookings, with a daily average of 150 Inmates and a staff of 37.
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 San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau 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 San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the San Mateo County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau 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 an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from San Mateo County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your San Mateo County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Arrange Video Visitation with San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau Inmates

Follow these instructions to schedule and then visit an inmate using GTL.

  • Register yourself and all visitors.
  • Select San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau
  • Select your inmate.
  • Schedule your preferred time for the visit.

For all the information you need to know regarding scheduling, cost, rules, tips and guidelines of inmate visits at the San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau

To communicate by text or email with an San Mateo County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for San Mateo County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the San Mateo County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in San Mateo County

To send commissary money to an inmate in San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau, 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 San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau.


 

How Do Inmates in San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau 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:

  • San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau 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.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau?... 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 650-363-4360.

San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California San Mateo 150


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

1580 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
No mail allowed. Inmate's in this program are not confined to a facility.
Redwood City, CA 94063


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau in California?
There are 150 inmates in the San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau 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, San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau 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 San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau.

How many people get arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 3000 offenders were booked into the San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau 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 San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau.

How many people work at the San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau in California?
The San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau maintains a staff of approximately 37. 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 San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau 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 650-363-4360 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 San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau in California?
The San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau address and phone number is: 1580 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063. Their phone number is 650-363-4360. 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 San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau?
Call 650-363-4360 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau. 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 San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau.

This facility, known as "San Mateo County Alternative Sentencing Bureau" is also known as Sheriff's Electronic Monitoring Program, Sheriff's Work Program, San Mateo County Corrections Division.