The Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility is located at 550 6th St, Oakland, CA 94607. Individuals who are working with an Oakland bail bonds company may be housed here while working to organize their bail. The facility covers 234,000 square feet of space with 20 levels. There are a total of six floors of housing with two levels per floor. The total capacity is 834, but with double bunking it is 626. There are 576 total cells across the six floors. Each cell measures about 80 square feet. Level 18 holds two outdoor recreation areas.
Structural security for the Oakland jail includes tempered glass and thick plastic for windows and 12 inch thick walls with concrete and steel. Windows are also bullet proof. Cell walls are constructed of gunnite and the drop from the height of the building is 176 feet. Smoke detectors are installed throughout the building. The jail is served by Aramark for meals and Corizon Health Services for medical.
For those who want to find out about the charges, status, bail, release and court dates for inmates in the jail, they should call 510-268-7777 at any time of day or week. The service will require the name of the inmate and a person file number or date of birth to deliver information. Bail is allowed at any time through the jail lobby. Those inmates who are eligible for release will obtain release as soon as possible. However, it may take several hours to process the release. Anyone waiting to pick up an inmate should wait for a phone call before coming to the jail and waiting. If an inmate is given release through the court, then they must go back to the jail and complete all release paperwork. They can also pick up any personal property before release. If an inmate does not have any appropriate clothing, they will be given welfare clothing. Those who do not have money will be offered a free transit ticket for the bus or B.A.R.T.
Visitors to the Oakland jail will need all pertinent identification information for themselves and the inmate being visited. They will be searched for contraband upon entering and leaving the jail. Visitors are allowed Thursday through Sunday with different time blocks assigned to certain housing units. Thursdays allow 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for housing units H1S, H3S, H5S, and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. for housing units H1N, H3N, H5N. Fridays allow 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for housing units H2S, H4S, H6S, and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. for housing units H2N, H4N, H6N. Saturdays allow 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. for housing units H1S, H3S, H5S, and 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for housing units H1N, H3N, H5N. Sundays allow 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. for housing units H2S, H4S, H6S, and 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for housing units H2N, H4N, H6N.
Mail is distributed Monday through Friday during the week and must have a clear sender’s name and address, as well as the inmate’s name and personal file number. Inmates are only allowed to receive packages in the form of soft-cover books and magazines as long as they are sent directly from the source and not a third party. Mail cannot contain any pornographic material. Any mail from lawyers or the government will be opened by Oakland jail staff with the inmate concerned present. Money can only be sent in the form of money orders. Checks and cash will be returned. Inmates are allowed to use the telephone daily, but are only allowed to make collect calls. The system automatically terminates third party calls and may terminate call waiting calls as well.
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