The Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex is the main jail in Santa Clara County California. While the police in the cities and towns in Santa Clara County can arrest and detain offenders, the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex is the facility that is accredited by California to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.
The Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex is located at:
701 South Abel Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 408-957-5300.
The main reason that people call 408-957-5300 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex 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 Santa Clara 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Santa Clara County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?
Every year the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex has approximately 12000 bookings, with a daily average of 600 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 150.
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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex 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.
Go to this page for other jails in Santa Clara County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county.
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 Santa Clara 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex.
Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.
To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex follow these steps:
For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Santa Clara County.
Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)
For full instructions on the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex Inmate Phone System, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Inmate Phones Page.
To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:
1. First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL
2. Purchase the services you want for your Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex inmate.
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.
To mail or email an inmate in Santa Clara County follow these steps:
When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please follow these instructions:
Emailing Messages & Photos
Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.
Then use the Facility Finder to:
1. Select Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.
Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.
All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Santa Clara County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Santa Clara County, follow these instructions:
For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, and to get the Facility Locator Number, check out our Send Money Page.
Gone are the days where Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex 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 Santa Clara 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex, 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex 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.
Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex
701 South Abel Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
Jail (Main): 408-957-5921
Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's Name, Booking Number, PFN
701 South Abel Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
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How many inmates are in the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex in California?
There are 600 inmates in the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex 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, Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex.
How many people get arrested and booked into the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 12000 offenders were booked into the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex.
How many people work at the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex in California?
The Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex maintains a staff of approximately 150. 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex 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 408-957-5300 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex in California?
The Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex address and phone number is: 701 South Abel Street
Milpitas, CA 95035. Their phone number is 408-957-5300. 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex.
Where do I found out all the inmate services at Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex, 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex.
How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex?
Call 408-957-5300 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex. 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 Elmwood Women's Correctional Complex.
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