San Francisco County Jail Visiting Information

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JAIL INFORMATION LINE - (415) 553-1430

General Guidelines

County Jail #2, 3, 4, and 5 facilitate visiting on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.

 CJ#4 has weekday evening visits on Thursdays. 

Valid picture identification is required for adults. Minors will not be allowed without an accompanying adult. A maximum of 3 people are allowed per visit.

Visiting Dress Code Guidelines

Visitors must be fully and appropriately dressed with shoes. The following are NOT allowed:

  • Head Coverings (Exceptions will be made for religious head wear)
  • Transparent, spaghetti strap, strapless, halter, bare midriff, tank or “sling shorts” shirts or tops
  • Mini-skirt or shorts (must be as long as the bottom of the fingertips when arms are placed at a person’s side
  • Gang related clothing or accessories
  • Attire displaying obscene or offensive language or drawings
  • Orange clothing that resembles custody-issued inmate clothing
  • Clothing worn in a way that undergarments are intentionally revealed

Visitors who violate the listed restrictions will be given an opportunity to correct the problem; however visiting time will not be extended. The Facility Watch Commander will have the final authority regarding appropriateness of an individual’s attire.


Individual Facility Information


County Jail #2
425 7th Street - Map it!

There are no advanced sign ups at County Jail #2. Sign-ups begin in the lobby at 07:30 AM the day of visiting. As there are a limited amount of visiting opportunities, arriving early is recommended. There are a limited number of lockers available in the lobby to secure your personal items. Visitors must be present in the lobby 10 minutes prior to their appointment. Inmates in F-pod, the Intake and Classification Pod (ICP) are ineligible for visits (inmate workers in F-pod are the only exception). For additional information, please call (415) 575-4378.

County Jail #2 visiting time slot schedule:

(AM) MORNING SLOTS: 9:20-9:50, 10:00-10:30, and 10:40-11:10
(PM) AFTERNOON SLOTS: 12:20-12:50pm, 1:00-1:30pm, and 1:40-2:10pm

Saturday and Holidays:

(AM) MORNING: Pods A, B and C: Inmates in General Population
(PM) AFTERNOON: Pods D, E and Inmate Workers: Inmates in General Population Inmates in Administrative Segregation: 8:00-8:30 am, 8:40-9:10 am

Sundays:

(AM) MORNING: Pods D, E and Inmate Workers in F-Pod: Inmates in General Population
(PM) AFTERNOON: Pods A, B, and C: Inmates in General Population are eligible during the following time periods: 9:20-9:50, 10:00- Inmates in Administrative Segregation: 8:00-8:30 am, 8:40-9:10 am

County Jail #3 also serves as our records facility. It is at this jail that the department receives sentencing information from the criminal courts, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and outside jurisdictions. This information is inputted into the department’s computerized jail management system to determine proper jail sentencing terms and to calculate jail sentences. County Jail #3 has its own infirmary and provides medical care to the inmate population 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


County Jail #3 CURRENTLY CLOSED
850 Bryant Street, 6th Floor - Map it!



County Jail #4
850 Bryant Street, 7th Floor - Map it!

*** NEW*** Visits for CJ#4 are scheduled online:  Click here to sign up online to schedule a visit at CJ#4

Weekends and Holidays and Thursday Evenings

County Jail #4 weekend and holiday visiting time slot schedule:

Administrative Segregation: 7:45-8:15, 8:20-8:50, 8:55-9:25
General Population: 9:30-10:00, 11:10-11:40, 11:45-12:15, 12:20-12:50, 12:55-1:25, 1:30-2:00
Inmate Workers: 11:10-11:40, 11:45-12:15, 12:20-12:50, 12:55-1:25, 1:30-2:00

WEEKDAY EVENING VISITING PROGRAM

County Jail 4 will conduct inmate visiting during one day of the week from the hours of 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Registration is ONLINE.  Visits will be 30 minutes in duration.

Family and friends signing up for a visit must have valid identification and adhere to all standard rules and regulations for visiting. 

County Jail 4  Weekday Visiting Schedule - THURSDAY
TIME SCHEDULED GROUP 
5:30 p.m. Group A Mainline A-Side / D-Block / J Block
6:10 p.m. Group B Mainline B-Side / E Block / F Block / Post 28 Visiting
7:05 p.m. COUNT TIME
7:15 p.m. Group C Mainline A-Side / C-Side / Post 28  Visiting
8:00 p.m. Group D Mainline B-Side / Back Block / K Block Visiting


County Jail #5
1 Moreland Drive, San Bruno - Map it!

Visits for CJ#5 are scheduled online:  Click here to sign up online to schedule a visit at CJ#5

Weekends and Holidays

Weekend and Holiday visiting is reserved by appointment only. Call to sign-up the day before visiting between the hours of 11:00am and 6:00 pm at (650) 266-1730. County Jail 5 does not offer any same day, “walk-up” visiting.

All visits for CJ#5 are scheduled via an online appointment system CLICK FOR ACCESS.  Due to the overwhelming popularity of the online system, we no longer take phone reservations for CJ#5 visits. 

Visitors must be present at the main gate 30 minutes prior to their appointment to be escorted to the facilities main lobby. There are small lockers available in the lobby to secure your personal items.

County Jail #5 visiting time slot schedule:

Administrative Segregation: 1:00-1:30, 1:30-2:00
General Population: 8:00-8:30, 8:30-9:00, 9:00-9:30, 9:30-10:00, 10:30-11:00, 11:00-11:30


FREE BART SHUTTLE TO SAN BRUNO

The City and County of San Francisco and the Sheriff’s Department offer a free shuttle service to/from the San Bruno complex on all Saturday, Sunday visiting and during Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year’s Holiday whether or not they fall on a Saturday or Sunday. The shuttle is wheelchair accessible.

Shuttle Schedule and pick-up/drop-off locations:

Civic Center
BART/Muni Station
Depart/Leave BART/Muni Station
7:15 AM 8:45 AM 10:15 AM Lunch Break
11:45 to 12:15 pm
12:15 PM 1:45 PM No Departure
Balboa BART 7:35 AM

9:05 AM

10:35 AM

  12:35 PM

   
 
San Bruno Jail Complex Depart/Leave San Bruno
8:00 AM 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Lunch Break
11:45 to 12:15 pm
1:00 PM 2:30 PM Last Shuttle back to City  

 

Civic Center BART/ Muni Station Stop:

Civic Center BART/ Muni Station Stop: (Market St at 8th St): Bus loading zone on Market Street in front of the Trinity Plaza Apartments, across the street from the Orpheum Theatre.

Balboa Park Stop:

Balboa Park Stop: (Geneva Ave., Loading Zone on South Platform Entrance)


San Francisco General Hospital - Ward 7D/7L
1001 Potrero Avenue - 7th Floor - Map it!

Visiting is available every day from 1:30-2:30 in 20 minute sessions. The last visit starts at 2:15. A maximum of 2 people are allowed. Reservations are not required. For additional information regarding hospital visits, please contact (415) 206-8483.