Alameda County, Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility

The Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility (GEDDF) measures at 234,000 square feet. 20 levels in the high-rise part of the jail. There are six housing floors with two levels on each floor, a main and mezzanine. Due to classification requirements and housing modifications, maximum housing capacity for double bunking is 626. Total housing capacity is 834. 576 cells on the six housing floors. 2 cells are on the hospital floor. Cells are minimally 80 square feet. There are two outdoor recreation yards at level 18. Sit down capacity for men's booking Holding tanks: Approx. 155. Sit-down capacity for women's booking Holding tanks: Approx. 50. Jail windows are generally made of tempered glass and lexan plastic or laminated Lexgard (lexan), 9/16ths thick. The tempered glass resists scratches and the lexan is basically the shatter proof part of the window. In Central Control the window is layer upon layer of glass/lexan/glass, etc., to a width of 1 1/2". The window is bullet proof. The outside walls of the jail are 12" thick and are re enforced concrete with steel. The outside walls bear the weight of the building. The walls around the outdoor roof top recreation area are about 10" thick and are also reinforced concrete. Gunnite is sprayed on cement. Gunnite is laid over the outside walls of each cell. In between the gunnite and the reinforced concrete is a Styrofoam type insular substance. The inside cell walls are 100% gunnite. The drop from the top of the building is 176 feet. Each cell has a smoke detector in the evacuator air system. There are three types of smoke detectors in the building: Duct smoke detectors Room smoke detectors Supply Fan detectors Carpeting on the housing unit floors have been removed and replaced with linoleum. The material in the de tox and safety cells is a rubber covered and with sealed with a flexible resin coating. Medical Services have been contracted to Corizon Health Services medical division. Food services are provided under contract by Aramark food service.

Alameda County, Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility Contact Details

Address: 550 6th Street, Alameda, CA
City: Oakland
Zip: 94607
Phone 1: 510-268-7777
Type: County Jail

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday Housing Units H1S, H2S-C, H5N 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Housing Units H1N, H5S 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday Housing Units H3N, H4N, H6N 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Housing Units H2S, H3S, H4S 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday Housing Units H2N, H6S 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday FACE TO FACE VISITING Housing Units H1S, H3S, H5S 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Housing Units H1N, H3N, H5N 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
VIDEO VISITING Housing Units H1S, H3S, H5S 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Housing Units H1N, H3N, H5N 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday FACE TO FACE VISITING Housing Units H2S, H4S, H6S 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Housing Units H2N, H4N, H6N 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
VIDEO VISITING Housing Units H2N, H4N, H6N 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Housing Units H2N, H4N, H6N 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday FACE TO FACE VISITING Housing Units H1S, H3S, H5S 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Housing Units H1N, H3N, H5N 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
VIDEO VISITING Housing Units H1S, H3S, H5S 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Housing Units H1N, H3N, H5N 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday FACE TO FACE VISITING Housing Units H2S, H4S, H6S 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Housing Units H2N, H4N, H6N 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
VIDEO VISITING Housing Units H2S-A&B, H4S, H6S 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Housing Units H2N, H4N, H6N 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM