Corrections Division

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division operates two jail facilities, the Maguire Correctional Facility and the Maple Street Correctional Center (MSCC). The Corrections Division also operates the Alternative Sentencing Bureau, which includes the Sheriff’s Work Program, Electronic Monitoring and Work Furlough Programs. Through these three operations, the Corrections Division staff serves the Court, other law enforcement agencies, inmates, inmate’s families, and crime victims by working collaboratively within the judicial system and the community. Our mission is to protect public safety, reduce inmate recidivism, and improve the quality of life of those we serve by operating safe and secure correctional facilities.

There are four San Mateo County Corrections locations. The Facility’s staff ensures inmates:

  • appear in court and complete jail sentences
  • are incarcerated in a manner that provides for their medical, nutritional, hygienic, legal, and spiritual needs
  • receive services designed to provide opportunities to improve their lives, both during and after incarceration, in order to reduce recidivism.

Maguire Correctional Facility
300 Bradford Street (View Map)
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4000, ext. 6070 or 6071

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.

Maple Street Correctional Center
1300 Maple Street (View Map)
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 599-3000

The new Maple Street Correctional Center provides housing for both male and female inmates as well as dedicated Men’s and Women’s Transitional housing. It provides incarceration / rehabilitative services for pretrial and court-sentenced inmates.

Men’s and Women’s Transitional Facilities
1300 Maple Street (View Map)
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 599-3000

The Transitional Housing Unit is a work-oriented facility, and as such, all inmates are expected to perform some type of basic labor-oriented task. Individual work assignments range from washing dishes in the kitchen, working in the laundry room, participating in clean up details in and around THU and the perimeter of the Maple Street Correctional Center and the Maguire Correctional Facility. The facility houses minimum security inmates who are either participants in the Sheriff’s Work Furlough Program or are assigned to perform work in and around the facility property.

Alternative Sentencing Bureau

Sheriff’s Work Program and Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Program
1300 Maple Street (View Map)
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 599-3030

Sheriff's Work Program (SWP) was established in 1983 as an alternative to high cost incarceration and full-time confinement in a jail facility for those persons considered low-risk, minimum-security offenders. Defendants serve time by participating in a work program, performing manual labor work in lieu of confinement. Participants must be recommended for the Program by a Court Order and pay a fee for participation.

Electronic Monitoring Program (EMP) was established in the late 90’s and the Work Furlough Program (WF) was established in the early 2000’s as an alternative to incarceration. Utilizing advanced electronic equipment and personnel surveillance, both programs provide an alternative to incarceration for the low-risk offenders with a stable housing environment. Carefully screened participants must be full time employees, full time students, and/or attend treatment programs. Participants must be recommended by a Court Order and pay a fee based on income for participation. Participants are ultimately approved/disapproved by the Alternative Sentencing Sergeant.  If you have been recommended to participate in any of the programs, you must call the number below to schedule an appointment: (650) 599-3030.