The Men’s Jail, located in downtown Modesto, is a three story linear style jail opened in 1955. The third story was added in 1972 and included the most modern and most secure electric door and security panels for it’s day.
The average inmate population is 376. The Men’s Jail is currently the main booking facility for male arrestees in Stanislaus County and receives approximately 1489 bookings (arrests) per month. With the opening of the new Public Safety Center-East Facility, the Men’s Jail will transfer the booking of male arrestees over to the Public Safety Center-East in August of 2017.
The Men’s Jail contains facilities for booking and temporary detention of all male inmates and provides housing for all unsentenced and high-risk male prisoners.
In May of 2018, the Men’s Jail will be converted to a Court Holding Facility in anticipation of the opening of the new Re-Entry and Alternatives to Custody Training (REACT) Facility.