The Martinez Detention Facility in Contra Costa County serves as a prison facility for the city of Martinez and other smaller towns surrounding Contra Costa. As well as inmates awaiting transfer to other prisons, jails and State penitentiaries. The listed address of Martinez Detention Facility is 1000 Ward St. This is facility is located in Martinez, CA, 94553-1360. This city is in Contra Costa. 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 Martinez Detention Facility. 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
Prison is expensive. Even public prison facilities appear to be operating like for-profit prisons these days. Long distance phone calls are a favorite way for jails to make money. Charging inmates for everything from soap to toothpaste is another. Even sending your inmate money to buy these things will come with an added fee. The first thing to do is set up an economical line of communication as suggested above. Then you can communicate with the inmate to discuss a reasonable budget and how the family can work together to pay and keep it.
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