Maguire Correctional Facility

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division operates the Maguire Correctional Facility, located in Redwood City, California. The other jail facility in the county is the Maple Street Correctional Center. 

The Maguire Correctional Facility, also known as the main jail, primarily houses male inmates and provides incarceration and rehabilitative services for pretrial and court-sentenced inmates.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Maguire Correctional Facility, click here for the inmate locator or you can use VINE (see below). 

VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) is a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime both information and notification. VINE monitors the custody status of offenders in the San Mateo County Jail and receives updated information every 15 minutes.

The Toll Free Number for California VINE is 1.877.411.5588. Anyone can call the California State VINE line to determine an inmate's custody status. To search for offender information, callers will need one of the following items:

  • Offender name or alias
  • Secondary search option (if there is more than one offender with the same name), such as:
    • Arrest date
    • Date of birth
    • Middle initial
    • Offender identification number

VINE will let callers know about the offender's current custody status, the location of the inmate, and their offender number. 

Posting Bail

If an inmate is eligible for bail, there are two ways to post it—cash bond or bail bond. To post a cash bond, simply bring the amount of bail to the cashier's window located in the lobby of the jail. The second way to post bail for an inmate is to use a Bail Bonds Agency.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visitation schedule at Maguire Correctional Facility is as follows:

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday           8:00 am to 8:45 am
                                                                               10:00 am to 10:45 am
                                                                                2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
                                                                               7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
                                                                               9:00 pm to 9:45 pm

Saturday/Sunday                                                2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
                                                                               7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
                                                                               9:00 pm to 9:45 pm

All visitors must pre-register by calling (650) 363-4000 and asking for extension 6070. Visits can be scheduled between the hours of 6:30 A.M. and 9:30 P.M. All visits will be scheduled one day in advance.

Visitors must check in AT LEAST 15 minutes prior to their visitation start time, but no more than 45 minutes prior. Visitors arriving late will only receive the balance of the remaining visit time. If a visitor is more than 15 minutes late the visit is automatically canceled. 

All Visitors are required to present valid photo ID (U.S. Driver’s License, Identification Card, Immigration Identification, Military Identification, Valid Passport, or Other Government Issued photo ID).

General Rules

Only one adult is allowed per visit. No children are allowed in the visiting room. All visitors must be 18 or older. Inmates are limited to two visits per seven-day period, no more than one in a day. Visits will last 45 minutes.

Visitors are not allowed to bring anything into the visiting area. Purses, keys, books, lighters, beepers, cellular phones, pocket knives, etc. are to be left in your vehicle or stored in the lockers located in the public lobby. Lockers are available for rent for $0.25.

Visitors who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will have their visit canceled, may be barred from future video visitation visits, and may be subject to arrest.

Dress Code

The following dress code is enforced in the visiting room of the Maguire Correctional Facility.

  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be at least as long as the bottom of the fingertips when arms are placed at the sides.
  • No bare midriffs, low-cut tops, or any revealing or provocative attire
  • No gang attire or gang insignias
  • No bandanas, beanies, hairnets, hoods, or hats.
  • No steel-toed boots or shoes that will not clear the metal detector.
  • Visitors are not permitted to wear “stiletto” type heels
  • No orange or red clothing

Physical Address

Maguire Correctional Facility
300 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(650) 363-4000, ext. 6070 or 6071
(650) 599-3000 Corrections Bureau

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Smart Communication-San Mateo County Jail
P.O. BOX 9126
Seminole, FL 33775-9126

You must include your name and return address on all inmate mail. Envelopes may not be decorated in any way.

Commercial Publications (books, magazines, newspapers) must come directly from a publisher or retailer. Hardback books are not allowed. You must address commercial publications as follows:

Maguire Correctional Facility
300 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

  • Mail containing contraband will not be delivered to any inmate.
  • No Polaroid pictures.  
  • Nude photographs, pornographic photographs, erotic photographs or sexually suggestive photographs will NOT be allowed. 
  • Pornographic pictures, erotic or sexually suggestive materials, pictures, drawings, or other items determined inappropriate for the facility are not allowed. 

Other prohibited items include:

  • Literature that promotes gang activity, violence, hatred, racism, or any other item that affects the security of our correctional facilities. 
  • Stamps, writing paper, envelopes, paperclips, metal fasteners, any type of adhesive sticker, including return address stickers and all other items considered as contraband

Email connects family and friends with inmates through an easy-to-use online communications system.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Maguire Correctional Facility cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, they have access to phones and can make outgoing collect or automated advance pay calls from the inmate housing area.

California law has established the right of an arrested person to make at least three free local telephone calls when they are booked: one call to an attorney, one to a bail bond agent, and one to a relative or other personal contact. 

Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

How to Send Money

If you would like to deposit money into an inmate's account at the Maguire Correctional Facility please visit Access Corrections. If you would like to order a care package for your inmate, click here.

The Maguire Correctional Facility also has a kiosk located in the lobby that allows you to post money to an inmate account.

Programs For Inmates

Inmate programs in San Mateo County are operated by The Service League. They include:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: This original 12 step program is a support group for alcoholics
  • AIDS Education: This program is provided by the San Mateo County AIDS Project to educate inmates about the virus and disseminate correct information about the disease and methods of protecting oneself against infection.
  • Anger Management/Parenting: Inmates learn non-violent ways of dealing with frustrating situations both within families and in the real world.
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • CHOICES: A substance abuse intervention program for men and women sponsored by the County Health Department.
  • Mediation: Provides participants with the tools necessary to negotiate rather than fight.
  • GED Tutoring: The County Office of Education offers GED tutoring and testing
  • Narcotics Anonymous: This 12 step program set up for drug addicts is offered in all facilities. 
  • One To One Contacts: The Service League facilitates contact with those on the outside by taking requests from the inmate, medical staff, and custody staff and attempting to match the request with a volunteer.

Enneagram Prison Project (EPP)

The EPP teaches an incisive psychological system called the Enneagram to inmates that helps them identify their repeating patterns of thoughts, feelings, and actions that are most habitually deployed to express themselves and live their lives.  

Hope Inside for Women & Hope Inside for Men

Hope Inside provides inmates with information and techniques to address anger management, addiction and other harmful behaviors and tools to increase self-sufficiency upon release.

Five Keys School

The Five Keys School provides adults and transitional age youth from economically isolated communities with opportunities to restart their education. The focus is on the ‘Five Keys’ of Education, Employment, Recovery, Family, and Community. 

Stanford Prison Education Project (S-PEP)

This program offers high-quality educational experiences to the inmates at the San Mateo County Jails. Stanford graduate students teach classes and facilitate book groups for inmates. 

HiSet Tutoring and Preparation

The SMCOE High School Equivalency/Inmate Education program helps incarcerated adults in obtaining a California High School Equivalency Certificate. 

Peacemakers Alliance

Peacemakers Alliance is a critical literacy and peace education program designed to help incarcerated students improve literacy skills, teach students about nonviolence, and build students’ capacity for critical thinking and conflict resolution.

M.O.T.H.E.R.S / F.A.T.H.E.R.S. and Families

The M.O.T.H.E.R.S / F.A.T.H.E.R.S. and Families programs focus on positive, non-violent parenting skills through children’s literature.  


The goal of the Poetry course is for inmates to develop the ability to use language in new ways. 

Job Readiness and Success Coaching Program

The Work Readiness Program provides inmates pre/post assessments of work readiness, career assessment, career aptitude, job search strategies, cover letters and resume writing, interviewing skills, and work attire and grooming.

It also offers basic computer literacy lessons, life skills, communication styles, conflict resolution, anger management, interpersonal skills, and work values/work maturity skills.


The T.A.I.L.S. Program is a partnership between the Sheriff’s Office and the Peninsula Humane Society. Dogs live with inmates who are responsible for their training, grooming, exercise and socialization. A volunteer certified trainer with the Peninsula Humane Society teaches the inmates how to train the dogs in order to increase their adoption potential.

Culinary Program

Students in the Culinary Program learn and build upon their experience in food preparation, knife safety and techniques, food safety and sanitation, opening and closing a commercial kitchen, gourmet pizza making, soups, salads, catering, garnishing and presentation, how to sauté and grill. 

Project Build

Eligible inmates are trained in basic general construction skills and HAZWOPER (hazardous waste removal, asbestos removal and lead removal). The inmate gains a strong foundation in construction, green building, and forklift instruction. 

Sheriff's Work Program (SWP)

Established in 1983, the SWP is an alternative to high cost incarceration and full-time confinement in a jail facility for persons who are considered low-risk, minimum-security offenders. 

Defendants must be recommended to this program via court order. They serve time by participating in a work program and performing manual labor work in lieu of confinement. 

Electronic Monitoring Program (EMP) and Work Furlough Program (WF)

Both the EMP and WF were established as an alternative to incarceration for low risk offenders with a stable housing environment. These programs use advanced electronic equipment for personnel surveillance. Participants are recommended via court order.

The carefully screened participants in these programs must be full time employees, full time students, and/or attend treatment programs. Anyone recommended for these programs must call (650) 599-3030 to schedule an appointment:

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Careers at Maguire Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a career with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the San Mateo County Jail, click here