The booking process may take several hours depending the workload in the jail. Individuals who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of arrest but are eligible for release on their own recognizance will remain in custody until they are no longer under the influence. Bail releases may take a little longer if the inmate has been moved to a housing unit.
Inmates who have been released by the courts are also processed as quickly as possible. Delays in obtaining paperwork from the courts will slow the release process. Normally inmates will be released two to four hours after their return from court.
Inmates who have completed serving their sentence are normally released between 5:00 AM and 7:00AM on their release date.
| Mendocino County Sheriff's Office