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Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility
100 Rountree Lane
Watsonville, CA 95076

831-454-2420

The Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility is the main jail in Santa Cruz County California. While the police in the cities and towns in Santa Cruz County can arrest and detain offenders, the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility is the facility that is accredited by California to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility, located at:
100 Rountree Lane
Watsonville, CA 95076 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 831-454-2420.

The main reason that people call 831-454-2420 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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 Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Santa Cruz County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility has approximately 3240 bookings, with a daily average of 162 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 40.

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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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.

For other jails in Santa Cruz County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

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 Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Bail out an Inmate in Santa Cruz County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility, 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 Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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 Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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 Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How to Communicate with an Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Santa Cruz 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
Inmate Name, Inmate S#
Rountree Medium Facility
100 Rountree Lane
Watsonville, CA 95076

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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 Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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 Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility,
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 Cruz 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 Cruz County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility?

To visit an inmate in Santa Cruz County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Santa Cruz County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Santa Cruz County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Santa Cruz County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Santa Cruz County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked Questions

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Santa Cruz County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility Phone: 831-454-2420


 

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility

To communicate by text or email with an Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Santa Cruz County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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 a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Santa Cruz County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Santa Cruz County.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Santa Cruz County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Santa Cruz County.


 

How Do Inmates in Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail 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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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 Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility, 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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. 

Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Santa Cruz 162


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

100 Rountree Lane
Watsonville, CA 95076


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate Name, Inmate S#
Rountree Medium Facility
100 Rountree Lane
Watsonville, CA 95076


Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility in California?
There are 162 inmates in the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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, Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 3240 offenders were booked into the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility.

How many people work at the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility in California?
The Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility maintains a staff of approximately 40. 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility 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 831-454-2420 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility in California?
The Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility address and phone number is: 100 Rountree Lane
Watsonville, CA 95076. Their phone number is 831-454-2420. 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility, 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility?
Call 831-454-2420 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility. 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 Santa Cruz County Rountree Medium Jail Facility.

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