Hotline: 415-285-1011

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Legal Info for March 19th (San Francisco)

We expect most people arrested on March 19th will be given a citation (like a traffic ticket) and released. This will either happen at the site of arrest, a temporary processing station set up by SFPD (like Pier 27 in 2003), or at one of the local police stations. It is also possible that you will taken to County Jail 9, where you will be booked, and then cited and released. Those with more serious charges (felonies, violent misdemeanors, etc.) will likely be booked and held at County Jail 9 until the legal team arranges your release, you are bailed out, or you have your first court appearance (probably Friday morning). In the past, minors have been taken to the local stations and can only be released to a parent or legal guardian.

San Francisco Police Stations and Detention Centers

County Jail 9 (SF Sheriff's Department) - main booking

415 7th Street
(415) 575-4418
Enter on 7th. You may be able to see arrestees during processing, once SFPD has turned them over to SFSD.
  • Prisoner records: 553-9505
  • SFSD main number: 554-7225
  • Jail medical staff: 553-9830

Southern Station

(Local Station for South of Market, Embarcadero, China Basin)
850 Bryant St., 1st Floor
(415) 553-1373

Central Station

(Local Station for Financial District, Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, etc.)
766 Vallejo St.
(415) 315-2400

Northern Station

(Local Station for Western Addition, Pacific Heights, Marina, etc.)
1125 Fillmore Street
(415) 614-4300

Tenderloin Station

301 Eddy St.
(415) 345-7300

County Jail 3 (San Bruno)

(415) 266-9300

San Francisco OR Project

The OR (Own Recognizance) Project assists in trying to obtain early release for individuals who have been booked (generally, people arrested on felony charges), based on their community ties to the area (friends, family, work, etc.) to show that they are likely to show up to their court hearing.
Main number - 552-2202

Other Useful Numbers

  • SF District Attorney's Office - 553-1752
  • SF Public Defender's Office - 553-1671
  • SF Municiple Court Clerk - 553-9395, 553-9354
  • SF Police Department Public Affairs Department - 553-1651
  • SF Police Department Chief of Police - 553-1551
  • SF Mayor's Office - 554-6141