Contra Costa County Jail and Court Information

Contra Costa County Jail

Martinez Detention Facility,1000 Ward Street,Martinez, CA  94553
(925) 335-4600

The Martinez Detention Facility (MDF) opened in 1981 and is one of three detention facilities operated by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. The MDF is a maximum security facility and the primary point of intake for all arrestees booked in Contra Costa County.

West Coast Detention Facility,5555 Giant Highway, Richmond, CA  94806
(510) 262-4200

Opened in 1991, this is the newest of three detention facilities in Contra Costa County.  West County Detention Facility (WCDF), located in Richmond, is a direct supervision jail designed to operate as a co-educational, program-oriented facility. 

Marsh Creek Detention Facility, 12000 Marsh Creek Road Clayton, CA 94517
(925) 646-5700

The Marsh Creek Detention Facility (MCDF) is one of three primary jail facilities in Contra Costa County. Generally considered a minimum security facility by comparison, the MCDF houses incarcerated individuals who have been convicted of lesser crime classifications and have already been sentenced.


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Contra Costa County Jail Visitation

Visiting Rules and Regulations

Each inmate and visitor is responsible for his or her own conduct during visits. Any violation of laws, regulations or procedures governing visits may result in termination, suspension, restriction, revocation, arrest, or denial of visiting with the person or persons involved. Visitors may be excluded from visiting activities by the Facility Commander because of prior misconduct. The visiting process is governed by rules and regulations.

Visitors are expected to dress appropriately and maintain a standard of conduct during visiting that is not offensive to others and is consistent with the goal of making visiting a safe, positive, and constructive time for families, inmates, and staff.

All regulations pertaining to visiting shall be made available to all visitors, staff, and inmates at the time of admission.

The privacy of inmates and their visitors shall be respected subject to the need to verify the identity of an inmate or visitor, enforce laws, regulations, and procedures, and/or ensure the safety of persons and facility security. The Office of the Sheriff may utilize video-recording devices in visiting areas, excluding areas where confidential attorney consultations occur.

Visiting privileges shall be suspended only by order of the Facility Commander, except where the suspension is imposed as part of a formal disciplinary proceeding. Inmates should not be denied access to visits with persons of their choice except when the Facility Commander or designee can present clear and convincing evidence that such visitation jeopardizes the safety and security of the facility or the visitors. The Classification Unit will be notified of all visiting suspensions.

Visiting Hours

Martinez Detention Facility

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Up to four visitors may visit an inmate at one time and all visitors must be scheduled and enter the facility no later than 30 minutes prior to the end of any visiting block.  Registration of scheduled visitors will begin 30 minutes before the posted visiting time. Visitors are required to have their visit slip time stamped and in the tray 30 minutes prior to their visit.

West County Detention Facility

Monday - Thursday:

  • 12:30 p.m.

  • 1:30 p.m.

  • 2:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday:

  • 8:30 a.m.

  • 9:30 a.m.

  • 10:30 a.m.

  • 12:30 p.m.

  • 1:30 p.m.

Up to three visitors may visit an inmate at one time and all visitors must be scheduled and at the facility no later than 30 minutes prior to the end of any visiting block. Inmates are responsible for notifying the supervising Deputy Sheriff of the visit and report to the visiting area 15 minutes prior to the visit. Failure to follow these regulations will result in cancellation of the visit.

Marsh Creek Detention Facility

Saturday and Sunday

  • 1 p.m.

  • 2 p.m.