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home 210 N State St, Ukiah, CA 95482, USA
phone (707) 462-6401
I found myself dealing with this company when a family member got arrested and directed them to contact me as a potential source of funds to go towards issuing his bond. While they were consistently polite, they were rather insistent and borderline impertinent in their questions about my finances, which I've now come to learn is their entire business model: maximize the lump sum down payments made when they post the bond with the court, and write as many bonds as humanly possible. You have now been warned, bail bonds in California are like casinos: you will lose more money than you probably should, and in these casinos you'll have a personal shepherd whose job is to make sure you cough up as much as you let them get away with.
For a long time bail bonds was a respectable industry, bondsmen safeguarded their reputations and only people who had both the means and the intent to pay off their obligation and appear for their court dates could get out on bond. Big chains like Aladdin with offices in every West Coast town with a county jail have flipped all that on its head, having found a way to game the system without consequences from the government. Basically they will bond out pretty much anyone, knowing with near certainty that only 40% or so with ever pay another dollar beyond the initial lump sum and will fail to appear in court and need to be tracked down. They've found that since most people have little knowledge of the bail system and are under pressure to rescue a loved one, they're easy marks. If they just press that vulnerability and maximize the amount they collect up front from everyone, regardless of their trustworthiness or the crime involved, they have more than enough to cover dealing with the deadbeats. Profits go up even more by paying their employees low wages with a commission based on their "sales," resulting in some pretty shameless high-pressure tactics.
When I first talked to their agent he asked about my finances then explained that after reviewing my relative's case, they were requiring either $2700 cash or $1350 cash and a promissory note against me for the entire cost of the bond. These were affordable but far enough from my comfort range that after a couple hours I said I'd decided not to get involved. He instantly brought those numbers down to $1200 and $2200, contradicting his earlier contention that their costs were fixed. I repeated my intention not to become responsible and said goodbye. Over the next four hours he continued text messaging me, and each time the numbers went down. Six hours after we first spoke, he was offering to get my relative out of jail for $500 cash even though I held firm to my decision not to co-sign for the rest of the fee or be responsible for any other requirements of the bond.
While I did take his final offer, it seems clear to me that this company is far from trustworthy and engages in practices bordering on usury as a business model. I wouldn't willingly do business with them again if an alternative was available, even if they charged more. How can you feel secure in incurring any obligation to them when they appear to have about as much honesty as a carnival barker?
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MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL Address
Mendocino County Jail
951 LOW GAP RD.
MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL Statistics
According to the latest jail census:
Average Daily Inmate Population: 283
Inmate Capacity: 295
Year Constructed: 1986
Full-Time Staff: 63
Total Staff Salaries: $6,775,793
|Mendocino County, CA Offense Statistics|
|Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter||5|
|Rape (revised and legacy definition)||56|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||6|
Data Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program – Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2015
Note: The data shown in this table does not reflect county totals but are the number of offenses reported by the sheriff’s office or county police department
Update on #HartFamily: On 01-08-2019 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received word from the DOJ LAB that the additional DNA test results showed a positive ID of the partial remains found on 05-09-2018 as belonging to #HannahHart. Read more here --> https://t.co/Qjh9Rg3HGC
ESCAPE! Nicholas Dunning escaped from Konocti Conservation Camp #27 between 0630 and 0715 hrs., on 12/31/18. He is described as a white male adult, with blond hair, green eyes, 6'2" and 180 pounds
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