The Santa Maria Branch Jail facility is classified as a Type-II facility. As such, inmates are held for a time period up to 96 hours. Inmates who are not eligible for release within this period, are transferred to the Main Jail facility. The Branch Jail facility is staffed by one Custody Deputy Lieutenant, two Custody Deputy Sergeants, eleven Custody Deputies and two support staff. This facility accounts for 32% of total county bookings.