Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility – Clayton, CA

Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility is in Contra Costa County and is the main correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone at Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility? This guide gives you about everything related to Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give info you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility
12000 Marsh Creek Rd.
Clayton, CA 94517

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 925-646-5700
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Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to find them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility you will have to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can find the same information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one is at another jail you can check the other California county jails in our California County Jail Guide: California Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility website, or you can go in person to the Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility. When viewing online you need to put in the prisoner’s name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and until that date you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate at Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total set in order to be released from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In California your bail is pre-determined using by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but the magistrate or judge has the ultimate say on you bail amount. The bail schedule includes each and every crime included in California and the exact bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility phone number is: 925-646-5700

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility:

Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility
12000 Marsh Creek Rd.
Clayton, CA 94517

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility
12000 Marsh Creek Rd.
Clayton, CA 94517


The mail policy changes frequently, so visit the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file containing a docket and every documents in your case. You are able to access your court records via the website, or at the Contra Costa County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you can ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you need to go to the Contra Costa County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Contra Costa County jail website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Contra Costa County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not learn if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the Contra Costa County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Contra Costa County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Contra Costa County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to jail inmates might change, so check the the Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility website when you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to talk to a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility Website
    Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility Inmate Search Link
    Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility Mugshots
    Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility Bail Link

    CA Bail Schedule

    Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility Visitation
    Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility
    Contra Costa County Warrant Inquiry
    Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility
    Contra Costa County Jail – Marsh Creek Detention Facility Jobs


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