Mariposa Adult Detention Center – Mariposa, CA

Mariposa Adult Detention Center is located in Mariposa County, California and is the correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone in Mariposa Adult Detention Center? This page tells you about everything one might want to know about Mariposa Adult Detention Center,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Mariposa County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Mariposa Adult Detention Center
5379 Highway 49 North Post Office Box 727
Mariposa, CA 95338

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (209) 966-3616
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Mariposa Adult Detention Center you have to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Mariposa Adult Detention Center Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you should check our California county jail guide: Other Jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Mariposa Adult Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Mariposa Adult Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Mariposa Adult Detention Center site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Mariposa Adult Detention Center. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Mariposa Adult Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is easy. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In California your bail is predetermined by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind, though, the judge or magistrate has the ultimate say on how high your bail is set. The bail schedule includes all crimes included in California and the specific bail you will have to pay for each crime.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items with you, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Mariposa Adult Detention Center change often, so double-check the official jail site before you go.

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 more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (209) 966-3616

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Mariposa Adult Detention Center:

Mariposa Adult Detention Center
5379 Highway 49 North Post Office Box 727
Mariposa, CA 95338

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mariposa Adult Detention Center
5379 Highway 49 North Post Office Box 727
Mariposa, CA 95338


The mail policy at Mariposa Adult Detention Center changes, so it would be best to visit the the Mariposa Adult Detention Center website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the legal system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you should query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but remember that you won’t get the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Mariposa County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Mariposa Adult Detention Center is very scary, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Mariposa Adult Detention Center, 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 Mariposa Adult Detention Center 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 process for sending funds to inmates at Mariposa Adult Detention Center changes, so be sure to visit the official Mariposa Adult Detention Center site when you send money to an inmate there.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Mariposa Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mariposa Adult Detention Center, 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 Mariposa Adult Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have 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 been incarcerated in Mariposa Adult Detention Center? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Mariposa Adult Detention Center?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions in Mariposa Adult Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Mariposa Adult Detention Center Website


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