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Published on: 8/3/2016 9:50 AM


Chief of Correction Carl Neusel

​The Santa Clara County Department of Correction is the fifth largest jail system in California, and among the 20 largest systems in the United States.  Our jail is among the 100 systems nationwide with an inmate population of more than 1,000.  In 2015, our County housed and cared for an average of 3,638 inmates a day.  We serve nearly five million meals each year while providing medical and mental health care for an inmate population that rarely has any contact with the health care system.


The Santa Clara County Department of Correction books approximately 48,000 arrestees annually with an average length of stay of about 206 days.



​Elmwood Correctional Complex ​Milpitas ​1,884 male inmates
​Elmwood Women's Facility ​Milpitas ​454 females inmates
​Main Jail Complex ​San Jose ​1,299 male inmates


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