Redwood City Jail

The ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of Phase One of the new Maple Street Corrections Center in Redwood City took place on March 1, 2016. In attendance were the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and County Sheriff Greg Munks.

The need for a new jail arose out of overcrowding at the Maguire men’s prison and because of flooding and other maintenance issues with the women’s facility at Maple Street. Planning for the facility began in 2007 and ground was broken on the new build in 2013.  Many individuals who have recently been arrested work with a trusted Redwood City bail bonds company to try and go home before their court date, and subsequently try and avoid incarceration at the Redwood City jail.

Compassionate Corrections

The opening ceremony commemorates not just the addition of 576 new beds for inmates, but also heralds the beginning of a new era in compassionate corrections in the county. According to Warren Slocum, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, the aim of the new Redwood City jail is to help women return to their families and lead productive lives in the community.

Toward that end, the new Redwood City jail will have flexible classroom space, a computer lab, and a large training kitchen. Female inmates will have access to the TAILS dog training program, a realm previously only open to male inmates. There will also be expanded facilities for the Choices program, a chemical dependency treatment program for adults.

The completed facility will have a staff dining area and locker rooms, a laundry facility and a loading dock.

Correctional health

Integrated medical, dental, mental health, and chemical dependency treatment are provided by the Correctional Health Services of the San Mateo County Health System. Meals provided to the adults and juveniles in custody are heart healthy and comply with state nutritional guidelines.

Building design and construction

The architects for the project are HOK, the same firm that designed the new soccer arena at FC Barcelona. The sustainability of the site earned them the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certificate by the U.S. Green Building Council.

On completion of Phase Two, with expansion to 832 beds, the three-storey, 832-bed facility will have the most natural light of any jail in the state. The 260,000 square-foot, $165 million jail is set on 4.6 acres of remediated brown site.

The visitor lobby will be bathed in natural light. This, together with the Zen Garden and other amenities are designed to lift the spirits of guards, inmates, and visiting families alike.

Occupancy plan

Women from the old Maple Street facility will be the first occupants, followed shortly thereafter by low-risk male inmates from the Maguire Correctional facility. Maximum security will be retained at the old Maguire building. All bookings will continue to take place at Maguire, along with housing of inmates awaiting trial and sentencing.

Contact details

Maple Street Correctional Facility
1300 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 599-3000

Visiting hours:
Monday, Wednesday – None
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday – 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday – 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sending mail to inmates:
Doe, John # [this is the inmate’s San Mateo County Jail ID#]
c/o
Maple Street Correctional Center
1300 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Maguire Correctional Facility
1300 Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 599-3000, ext. 6070 or 6071

Visiting hours: Same as above

Sending mail to inmates:
Doe, John # [this is the inmate’s San Mateo County Jail ID#]
c/o Maguire Facility
330 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Redwood City Jail

 

Published by Jose Espinoza, ,