Are you waiting on the arraignment of a loved one or friend in one of Sacramento County's jails? Or do you already know that bail has been granted and simply need help posting the full amount required? Our agents are ready to help you now, not later. Most take your call within 10 minutes, and if you need help paying the 10% fee we offer options like payment plans and collateral to qualified persons.
Ready to get your friend or loved one out of jail more quickly & easily?
Call Halo Bail Bonds now at (800) 599-2895.
Shorter Travel Time
The time it takes your bondsman to reach a particular jail in Sacramento is important, because the process of release needs to get started. It can be relatively fast -- a matter of hours -- but often it can take up to a day or more. Our agents are located in the county, however, and in addition they know the area and jail well.
About Sacramento County
There's lots to do in Sacramento, and that's not surprising given it's the capital of California. Memorial Day weekend boasts the popular Sacramento Music Festival, Apple Hill provides a fun day trip only 45 minutes from the city, visitors can ice skate at The Westfield Downtown Plaza Ice Rink starting the first Friday in November, and of course tour the Capitol -- and these are just a few of the things to do in Sacramento County.
The annual Run to Feet the Hungry is very popular with residents. Over 25,000 participate, not just locals, in this Thanksgiving tradition. Zoos are also popular in Sacramento, as their are two as opposed to the single one most expect. Furthermore, the Sacramento River provides some of the best dining in the city, such as the Virgin Sturgeon, Rio City Cafe, Crawdad's River Cantina and Chevy's Fresh Mex. Having fun in Sacramento truly is only up to the imagination of the visitor.
What is Jail Like in Sacramento County?
Jail in Sacramento County is different than it was three years ago, before the realignment policy initiated by Governor Jerry Brown. State prisons were overcrowded, prompting a federal order than the populations be reduced, including spending. The solution to this problem was placing the burden on county jails with the promise of additional funding. However, the funding has either been incomplete or nonexistent, depending on the county.
Now, inmates who would have spent only a year in county prisons are spending up to a decade. Funding is unlikely to increase, according to the governor; instead, existing funds are meant to be aimed at methods of crime prevention, like classroom instruction and mental health support. Sacramento County is currently constructing a new housing unit for 456 inmates, though as with other counties the challenge will be procuring the operational funds so that some use may actually be gained from the new construction.
- Main Jail: 2,432 beds; reviews of this prison usually cite poor conditions related to overcrowding such as being required to sleep on the floor of the medical unit, phone receivers not working during visitation, and late arraignments. This is according to inmates. Reviews by visitors are more positive, though they did note that the lobby was unkempt.
- Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center: 2,000 beds; minimum, medium and maximum security levels exist here, with the minimum level being generally dormitory style. This is standard for most prisons.
- Folsom State Prison: 4,427 beds; California's second oldest prison; most of the population is classified as Medium Security General Population Level II, while some is Minimum Security Level I. In 2013 Folsom Women's Facility was created, including 403 beds.
How Does the Bail Bond Process Work?
It can be a little tricky, even worrisome, to bail someone out for the first time. How much will it cost you? How long will it take? We know you have questions and we're happy to provide answers to some of the most common ones below.
Q: What is bail?
A: Bail is an arrangement made between a jail and a person charged with a crime. Courts set the monetary value of bail which must be met by the criminal defendant either with collateral, cash or a bond.
Q: How is bail set?
A: Each jail has a bail schedule (felony and misdemeanor) which consists of a list of crimes and their corresponding bail amount, set each year by a panel. The more serious the crime, the higher the bail. For example in Ventura County a high felony bail amount would be $500,000 for attempted murder of an executive officer, judge, juror and the like; a low felony bail amount would be $10,000 for second degree burglary.
Q: What is bond and what does a bondsman do?
A:> People wanting to bail someone out pay a bondsman 10% of the total bail price to ensure its entirely will be paid in the event the defendant does not show up for his or her trial. The bondsman is paid a fee on top of this 10% for his services, and is responsible for making sure the defendant actually shows up in court. If he or she doesn't, the bondsman can hire a bounty hunter who has six months to find the defendant or the bondsman is liable for the entire cost of the bail price; usually this is paid through insurance carried by the bondsman.
Q: What is the cost for a bond?
A: 10% of the total bail price plus the fee charged by the bondsman for his services.
Ready to get your friend or loved one out of jail now?
Call Halo Bail Bonds now at (800) 599-2895.