When someone is arrested, they are given a bond amount. They can either pay that amount in full, in exact cash, or they can select a bonding agent. Bonding agents will be chosen by the inmate and jail staff is not able to give any recommendation to one bondsman over another. All bondsman will charge 10% of the bond amount and will require a cosigner for the inmate that is over the age of 21 and has been employed for over a year.
After inmates are fully booked in, they are given multiple phone calls to try to bond out. If unsuccessful, they will be placed in the housing unit until they see or a judge, or they are able to bond out.