The Berkeley City Jail in Alameda County serves as a prison facility for the city of Berkeley and other smaller towns surrounding Alameda. As well as inmates awaiting transfer to other prisons, jails and State penitentiaries. The listed address of Berkeley City Jail is 2100 Martin Luther King Jr Way. This is facility is located in Berkeley, CA, 94704-1109. This city is in Alameda. Before traveling, you should always call the jail to verify your inmate is still located at this address and that they can receive visitors.
Prisons in CA, like many others these days can make it difficult and costly for inmates to call the outside. This is also true of Berkeley City Jail. Some charge long distance fees of over $10 a minute making it almost impossible to maintain relationships and family ties. Inmate families have found they can avoid these abusive fees by setting up a local prison phone number that ring their long distance phone. A company called GlobalTel.com provides this service and they can be contacted here: jail calls
. They also provide an easy way to send mail to an inmate. To use their mail service, click here: send postcards
. Once you get set up with call service and can communicate with your inmate, it will be easier to start making plans for visitation. CA has many types of prison facility. City Jails, County Jails, State Jails and State Penitentiaries will each have their own rules and times for visitation and even rules for sending and receiving inmate mail
Prisons and jails today charge for everything. You can expect to pay for soap, toothpaste, phone calls and stamps, books and even paper are all provided for a fee that is often many times higher than the price paid in the free world. Setting up an economical phone service so you can communicate without long distance charges is the first step. Then you should ask your inmate what else they will need and how you can properly send it.
Prison families can do a lot to help each other and their inmates in Berkeley City Jail by sharing information about this facility with other families. We make that easy. Take a moment to share your experiences at Berkeley City Jail. Everything from suggestions about the best places to stay to the most helpful local organizations can be valuable to others.