California Jails and Bail Bonds

Examining the effects of bail bond policy and pretrial release programs in county jails.
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California Jails and Bail Bonds


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California has an inmate population of 79,193 housed in 119 jails and employs an estimated detention staff of 17,403. The state has an incarcertation rate of 297 inmates per 100,000 citizens. There are 35 mens facilities, 7 womens facilities, and 85 all gender facilities in California. The staff to inmate ratio in California is 4.6. The state has 75 probation, 38 prerelease, 3 youth, and 10 drug facilities. Of the states 79,193 inmates 743 are housed in small facilities (less than 100), 5,165 are housed in facilities holding 100-499 inmates, 3,436 are housed in facilities holding 500-999 inmates, and 69,849 inmates are incarcerated in facilities that can hold 1,000 or more inmates. If you are looking for California bail bondsman who service bail bonds in California browse to the jail where you need to post bail and fill out the bail bondsman form on that jails page.

Showing 78 of 91 jails in California in areas with population greater than 50,000. If you don't see the jail you are looking for, check in the dropdown box to the left (all jails are listed there).

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)