The Santa Clara County Main Jail complex consists of two jail jail facilities: the Main Jail South and the Main Jail North.
All males who are arrested in Santa Clara County are initially taken to the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Some males are then transferred to the Elmwood Correctional Facility depending on a variety of factors, such as
- the charges for which the inmate was arrested (the Main Jail typically houses medium to maximum security inmates),
- the availability of bed space,
- medical needs, etc.
All female arrestees are taken to the Correctional Center for Women which is part of the Elmwood Correctional Facility.
The Santa Clara County Main Jail Complex is located in Downtown San Jose at
150 W. Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110
When inmates are booked into the Santa Clara Jail, they are entitled to make free outgoing local phone calls to arrange for bail, inform family members as to their whereabouts and contact an attorney.
Thereafter, calls must be made on a collect basis or placed with a calling card. Inmates are not allowed to receive incoming calls.
If you wish to set up a pre-paid calling card account for an inmate, you may do so online via Global Tel∗ Link, or you can call Global Tel at (800) 483-8314 FREE FREE. Pre-paid cards are available in increments of $25 and $50. In order to make sure that the correct inmate receives the card, be sure to specify the inmate’s booking number and full name.
If you know that a friend/family member is being held in the Santa Clara County Main Jail Complex, you may want to contact your local telephone carrier to make sure that collect and calling card calls are not blocked on your telephone plan.
As an alternative, you can hire one of the attorneys at VIB Law to make immediate contact with the inmate.