Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center Family & Friends Information

Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center INMATE & FAMILY SERVICES

The Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Santa Clara County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the California Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center 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 Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center, 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 Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center 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 Bail out an Inmate in Santa Clara County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center

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 Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center 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.


 

How to Communicate with an Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Santa Clara County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name
Resident's first and last name
c/o Muriel Wright Residential Center
298 Bernal Road
San Jose, CA 95119

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

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 Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Santa Clara County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

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.


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Santa Clara County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select California.
  • Select Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling  or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link above.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center

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, check out our Send Money Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Santa Clara County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center follow these steps:

  • Register here to create an account with icaregifts for Santa Clara County.
  • Choose California, then Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center, and then 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 Santa Clara County at any one time.
  • There are a total of fourteen (14) pre-determined icaregift packs available to choose from. 
  • The gift packs for inmates in Santa Clara County range in price from $10.49 for ten pre-stamped envelopes, 2 pens and a pad of writing paper, to $104.99 for a box of 85 snack and food items.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center, 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.


 

Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Santa Clara 64


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

298 Bernal Road
San Jose, CA 95119


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Muriel Wright Detention: 408-972-4824

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Resident's first and last name
c/o Muriel Wright Residential Center
298 Bernal Road
San Jose, CA 95119


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This facility, known as "Santa Clara County - Muriel Wright Residential Center" is also known as Santa Clara County Juvenile Detention - COED, Santa Clara County Probation Department, Santa Clara County Jail, Muriel Wright, Santa Clara County Jail, Muriel Wright, California, Santa Clara.