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Yuba County Jail

Posted on August 15th, 2011 by Tonya Page

General Information

Yuba County Jail
215 5th St
Marysville, CA 95901
Bail Bonds for Yuba County Jail

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department Jail Division is responsible for the administration and operation of the county jail.  It is up to the jail staff  to maintain a safe and secure environment for inmates.

On a contract basis the jail also houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees to help generate more revenue for the county.

The facility was built in 1962 and renovated in the 1990s, the Yuba County Jail has the capacity to house 428 inmates. The daily population on average is 374, with approximately 160 of them being ICE detainees.

The jail houses sentenced inmates as well as those awaiting trial or sentencing.  A variety of programs are offered to the inmates, such as a medical clinic, a full kitchen, and recreational activities. They also have the opportunity to exercise, shop in the commissary, visitation, and use of the law library, inmate education, work programs and furloughs.

Rehabilitative training for inmates is strongly emphasized.  They are also given vocational training in  janitorial services, construction, and life skills. Drug and alcohol counseling is also offered as well as General Education courses, anger management and stress management.

Visiting Yuba County Jail

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department maintains a visiting policy to Read more »

Why Bail Bonds Work

Posted on August 10th, 2011 by Tonya Page

Ask The Bondsman answers questions regarding bail bonds. Here’s a question we received this week:

Question: I’m reading in various states there is some question about bail bonds as a whole. Would the states really do away with bondsmen? If the state takes the 10% and the person doesn’t show up, then what??

Answer: Yes, some states are considering moving bail to the public sector. I find that particularly interesting because of the move to privatize so many industries over the years. Let’s face it, when an individual’s livelihood is on the line, the job usually gets done right.

Beyond jobs, we need to look at public safety as well as public revenues. The bail industry works beautifully. There is one simple answer Read more »

El Dorado County Jail – South Lake Tahoe

Posted on August 5th, 2011 by Tonya Page

General Information

South Lake Tahoe Jail
1051 Al Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: 530-573-3031
Bail Bonds for El Dorado County Jail

Anyone arrested in the vicinity of South Lake Tahoe will be taken to the El Dorado County Jail- South Lake Tahoe facility for the booking process. This jail has the capacity to house 158 inmates.  Both male and female inmates, sentenced and pre-sentenced, are held here.

The booking process will consist of fingerprinting and photographs, a background check and nationwide warrant search. Booking may take an hour or more, depending on how busy the  jail is at the time someone is brought in. A bail amount will be set according to the El Dorado County bail schedule for bailable offenses.

Visiting South Lake Tahoe Jail


Monday Thru Saturday – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Wednesday And Thursday – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

RULES: Read more »

El Dorado County Jail – Placerville

Posted on August 4th, 2011 by Tonya Page

General Information

Placerville Jail
300 Forni Rd.
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: 530-621-6000
Bail Bonds for Placerville Jail

Any person arrested in El Dorado County will be held in custody at one of the two detention facilities in the county one is Placerville, the other facility is the South Lake Tahoe jail.

Anyone arrested in the area near Placerville will be taken to this facility for booking.  The facility has the capacity to house 265 sentenced and presentenced inmates for both men and women

The Custody Division of the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office maintains the care and custody of the inmates as well as building a structured environment providing them the opportunity for self-improvement by offering programs and services.

Visiting Placerville Jail

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Private Firm Running Costa Mesa Jail Could Save City Money

Posted on August 3rd, 2011 by Tonya Page

If the city of Costa Mesa decides to contract the running of the city jail with an international security firm, they could see a savings of more than $600,000 each year.

The firm called G4S Secure Solutions responded to Costa Mesa’s call for bids to run the city jail. The Newport Beach Jail also entered a bid, but only for housing inmates at its own facility.

G4S placed a bid that suggested they could operate the jail for $364,640 a year. This is a drastic reduction in the amount the city currently spends to run the facility, $1.3 million.

It is likely, though, that the company will have to double the number of people working at the facility than previously thought which will raise the cost to $614,000, according to a staff report at the City Council meeting on Tuesday. This would still be a reduction of Read more »

How Can I Be Removed From a Bail Bond?

Posted on July 31st, 2011 by Tonya Page

This question comes from Yahoo! Answers where we will answer bail questions frequently.  Our answer was selected as the “Best Answer” by Yahoo! voters.

Question: I signed for someone to be bailed out of jail and now I want to be removed ASAP.  Is this possible?

Answer: The bail bond contract you signed is legally binding. These contracts are required not only by the bondsman and the insurance company backing the bondsman, and also by the California Department of Insurance, the state agency that regulates bail bonds. Not many bail bonds agencies would want to remove you from the contract.

Finding someone else to take responsibility may be a possibility, but Read more »

Mendocino County Jail

Posted on July 30th, 2011 by Tonya Page

General Information

Mendocino County Jail
951 Low Gap Rd.
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: 707-463-4565
Bail Bonds for Mendocino County Jail

Anyone arrested in Mendocino County will be taken to the Mendocino County Jail for booking. The booking process will include photographs and fingerprinting, as well as a background check and warrant search. They will also be searched for drugs and weapons. All personal belongings will be collected and stored until their release.

A bail amount will usually be determined at the time of booking or during an arraignment by the judge.  Once bail has been set, the defendant will have the option to post bail.

Jail Information

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Marin County Jail

Posted on July 28th, 2011 by Tonya Page

General Information

Marin County Jail
13 Peter Behr Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: 415-499-6655
Bail Bonds for Marin County Jail

The Marin County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for administering the Marin County Jail.   Individuals that are housed at the Marin County Jail are men and women that have been booked in for violating the law or have been sentenced to serve a jail term. No one under 18 is held at the jail.

To locate a friend or family member who has been booked into the Marin County Jail, you can call the jail. The jail staff is able to confirm if the person you are currently looking for is in custody, who the arresting agency was, what their bail amount is, and the date of their scheduled court appearance.

Visiting Rules

Marin County Jail NEW visiting procedures are Read more »

Does a Bondsman Keep His Fee if the Person Remains in Custody?

Posted on July 24th, 2011 by Tonya Page

Another question from Yahoo! Answers.  This is another one of our answers voted “Best Answer” by Yahoo voters.

Question: I contracted with a bail bondsman, but the person was in custody the whole time again.  Do I still have to pay?

Answer: Once the defendant has been released from custody, the bail bondsman has earned their fee by California bail law. Therefore, if they were released and arrested again or they were released and found guilty in court, you still pay.

If the person was NOT released at all, Read more »

LAPD Hollenbeck Honors Fallen Officers

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 by Tonya Page

Recently, the LAPD Hollenbeck Community Police Station unveiled a new memorial inside the lobby to honor Jerry Maddox and Steven Gajada, two officers who were slain in the line of duty. Each officer’s badge, photo and medals are displayed along with the words “To Protect and To Serve.”

Both officers were shot by minors while responding to calls about wild parties. Maddox was killed back in August 1969, and Gajada died in January 1998. Throughout the history of the department, 204 LAPD officers have been killed in the line of duty.

LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck said that the memorial recognizes Read more »

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