Barstow Jail

Most people who are arrested have it happen unexpectedly. As such, they are not quite ready for the reality of the situation. They don’t have bail money just sitting around, waiting to be used, and they don’t have a bail bondsman to work with. Basically, most people in custody are panicked and don’t know what to do.

But the team at Herbert Bail Bonds does know what to do. We have been helping inmates at Barstow Jail get out of custody for over 45 years. We have excellent working relationships with all jails within San Bernardino County and can get you out of custody quickly, minimizing your stress and the disruptions to your life. Herbert Bail Bonds is here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Barstow Jail Information

Barstow Jail

225 East Mt. View
Barstow, California 9231
(760) 256-4838

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General Information for Barstow Jail

Barstow Jail is located inside of the Barstow Sheriff’s Office Station. This facility actually has some historical significance as it was established all the way back in 1890. This station services over 9,200 square miles within San Bernardino County, so even though Barstow itself is small, this station can get pretty busy. In addition to Barstow, the station also services the cities that patrol the communities of Baker, Daggett, Hinkley, Lenwood, Ludlow, Newberry Springs, Sandy Valley, Yermo, Red Mountain, and Trona.

Because the jail is located inside the Sheriff’s Department, it is not very large. It can only hold about 30 inmates at a time, though the department tries to keep the inmate population as small as possible. In addition to the standard holding cells, the jail also has sobering cells for inmates under the influence, as well as a separate area for juvenile offenders.

Barstow Jail is a Type I facility. These facilities are restricted in how long they can hold inmates, with a maximum hold time of 96 hours. Due to the size of the jail, it is rare for inmates to remain for the full 96 hours, with most inmates being moved in less than a day.

Once moved, inmates are taken to one of three detention centers within San Bernardino County: Central Detention Center in the City of San Bernardino, High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto, and West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. These larger facilities have longer processing times due to the volume of inmates they process. As such, it is best to post bail while still at Barstow Jail.

Barstow Jail is located at 225 East Mt. View in Barstow, California. You can call the station at (760) 256-4838. If you are not positive that your loved one is at the jail, you should call in advance, as some inmates within the district of Barstow Jail might be held at the Baker or Trona substations.

Posting Bail at Barstow Jail

Barstow Jail is part of the San Bernardino County Department of Corrections. As such, it is bound to the guidelines and rules established by the Department of Corrections. According to San Bernardino Department of Corrections, all inmates are eligible for bail unless they meet specific criteria that excludes them. Criteria which can result in the denial of bail is as follows:

  •         The arrest warrant states that bail is not allowed.
  •         A court order has been made that states bail is not allowed.
  •         The bail schedule states that the crime the inmate is accused of is not eligible for bail.
  •         The inmate is under the influence as could pose a danger to self or public and must remain in custody until sober.

All inmates eligible for bail have two options for paying it: they can post bail themselves or with the help of a bail bondsman, such as Herbert Bail Bonds.

Cities Served

  • Yermo
  • Daggett
  • Hinkley
  • Kelso
  • Trona
  • Baker
  • North of Wildwash Road on I-15 to state line
  • West of Kelbaker Road on I-40
  • S.B. County portion of Ridgecrest
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Understanding Bail

When your arrest is processed at Barstow Jail, you will be told if you are eligible for bail, and if you are, how much the bail will be. Know that the amount your bail is set for is non-negotiable—it is set by the San Bernardino County bail schedule.

Many people think of bail almost like a ticket; you pay it and then you are off the hook. This is not what bail is. Paying bail will get you released from custody, but you aren’t off the hook. It is a financial promise that you will appear at all future court dates related to your case. If you do not make these appearances, your bail money will be kept by the courts and you will be arrested again, and possibly be denied bail due to failure to appear after the first arrest.

Posting Bail Yourself vs Hiring a Bondsman

For Herbert Bail Bonds, posting bail on behalf of inmates is our business. And because of that, you might expect us to tell you that posting it yourself is a terrible idea. However, the truth is that posting bail yourself is perfectly fine. You just need to make sure you can live without that money until it is returned to you, which, depending on the case, can take many months, or even years.

The reason people turn to Herbert Bail Bonds is that they either do not have the money upfront or they cannot safely live without it until it is returned after the case is closed. Sometimes the money just isn’t there; sometimes the arrest happens when the banks are closed. But no matter the exact circumstances, many individuals find it is a better solution for them to use a bail bondsman to post bail.

Now, bail bonds are not free, but they are significantly more affordable than bail itself. In California, bail bonds cost 10% of the price of bail, 8% in specific circumstances. Unlike when you post bail yourself, this amount that you pay the bail bondsman will not be refunded once the case is closed.

Should you fail to appear in court, the bail money will be kept by the courts whether you paid on your own or used a bondsman. However, if you used a bondsman, the service will collect on their loss. And in both cases, a warrant will be issued for your arrest.

Inmate Information, Contact, and Visitation at Barstow Jail

Before you head to Barstow Jail or send a bail bondsman, check that the inmate is still in custody there. You can do this by calling (760) 256-4838. This number gives you the sheriff’s department, which operates the jail.

Inmates cannot receive calls while at Barstow Jail, but they are allowed to make them. They will be given the chance to make at least one free phone call upon booking, and after that will be allowed to make collect calls. Visitation is permitted, but the schedule changes often, so call in advance.

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