San Francisco County Jail #5 is the newest and largest of the San Francisco County Jail facilities. Although, located in San Mateo County within the City of San Bruno, this jail is the jurisdiction of the City and County of San Francisco. This unique geographic arrangement dates back to the 1930’s when San Francisco owned acres of land in San Mateo County. This jail is a “New Generation” direct supervision facility and has sixteen pods which hold 48 inmates each. The rated capacity for this jail is 768 inmates. This jail holds both sentenced and pre-sentenced inmates and is home for some of our most innovative in-custody programs. These include:
- ROADS TO RECOVERY
- SFSD FIVE KEYS CHARTER SCHOOL
- PARENTING SKILLS/INCARCERATED PARENT–CHILD VISITATION
County Jail #5 also has a Sheltered Living Unit, a pod identified to provide programming for those inmates with psychiatric needs. This jail has an industrial kitchen and laundry that operates 365 days a year. The infirmary and dental office are state-of-the-art and medical care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.