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LA COUNTY JAIL - Century Regional Detention Facility Inmate Search

Los Angeles County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Los Angeles
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
11705 Alameda St.
Lynwood, CA 90262
INMATE MAIL
Female Inmate's Name, Booking Number
Century Regional Detention Facility
11705 S. Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262
FAX NUMBERS
District Attorney: 213-974-1484

Visitors to the los Angeles County Jail must register online or in person prior to scheduling a visit. Go here to register online.

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Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

The class of drug is typically included in the criminal charge for possession, sale or use. For examples, the charge would read, “Possession of a Class I drug for resale,” or “Possession of a Class II drug”. How They’re Classed While each agency determines which drugs fall into each schedule, class or level, they are [...]

When 12-Step Programs Don't Work For You

The 12-Step program is not the only method used in rehabs to assist addicts in getting clean and living sober lifestyles. Some rehabs accomplish the same goals through the following means: Medication Medications are available to assist with addiction. For Opiate addicts, the medication blocks Opiate cravings and in some cases will cause you to [...]

Caring for an Inmate, Even If You Can't Visit the Jail or Prison

Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can’t write a letter each day [...]

The High Price of Jail Calls: Reducing the Cost of Long Distance Calls

If the jail where your inmate lives is far enough away that the calls from the jail are long distance, communication can become beyond your budget. Private companies provide services to jails for those calls by leasing telephone lines from Bell South or other phone companies and they pass the cost onto you while making [...]

Will They Let Me Drive an Inmate to the Doctor?

For the most part, any time a county jail inmate leaves a jail, official personnel transport him to medical appointments, but in some counties, depending on the circumstances, family members are allowed to provide the transportation. Each jail sets the rules. Here are some general guidelines: The severity of the crime comes into play. Obviously, [...]

Sentenced to 25 Years to Life: What Does it Mean?

A sentence of 25 to life is very open-ended and frequently, it’s not in the offender’s favor. If your boyfriend is facing a 25 to life sentence, the bad news is he could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison. The good news is that after 25 years he will be eligible to [...]

Staying Fit in County Jail: Walking and Jogging in the POD

When you’re locked up, your diet is not going to be the best when it comes to healthy, low-fat foods. This translates to weight gain unless you take steps to counteract the food’s effect on your body. While state prisons often have outdoor yards that contain exercise equipment, many county jails don’t even let the [...]

Can Inmates Receive Visitors While they are in the Hospital?

Most inmate medical needs are taken care of at the county jail through a doctor and nursing staff. Sometimes a health condition arises that requires hospitalization.  Hospital visitation rules depend on several factors: Jail rules: Some jails have a non-negotiable rule that inmates in the hospital cannot receive visitors. They consider it a security

Rejected for Inmate Visitation: Why did the jail tell me I can't visit?

You had your heart set on visiting an inmate but the jail has said you can’t?  Here’s why: A prior incident: If guards became suspicious of your behaviors during an earlier visit, but cannot prove you did something wrong, you will avoid a charge but be rejected for visits. For example, the guards suspect you [...]

Protective Custody in Prison: The Pros and Cons

Protective Custody can be a double-edged sword. It is a method for protecting an inmate from physical harm, but one the inmate is in PC (Protective custody), word spreads quickly and when the inmate is later placed back in general population, lots of people might have a problem. It is important to weigh the pros [...]

Why Can't I Put a Three-Way Call Through for an Inmate?

Your inmate might ask you to put a telephone call of his through to another person by using the three-way system. Most cell phones and landlines are set up so that three people can converse on one phone call. Jails around the country typically don’t allow this. Here are some of the facts. Why Do [...]

An Inmate Must Communicate With the Jail Nurses for Good Care

Due to HIPPA laws, most nurses will refuse to discuss your inmate’s medical condition with you unless the inmate provides prior written permission. It will be up to the inmate to work the system from inside. These steps will guide both the inmate and his family on the best way to get medical care while [...]

Five Ways to Avoid Violence in Jail or Prison

Jails and prisons can be violent environments, but there are things you can do to minimize your chances of confrontation and trouble. 1.  Show no fear – This doesn’t mean bullying. It means showing a quiet confidence. Always remain aware of your surroundings, but do it casually without looking nervous. How to build quiet confidence [...]

Inmate Criminal Charges: Can Inmates get Charged With Crimes in Jail?

In the movies, inmates commit crimes and nothing ever happens to them. In real life, committing a crime in jail will usually get the inmate a new criminal charge. Here is how it works. How will they establish what happened? The jail will investigate any suspected crime, just as if it happened on the outside. [...]

Jail Visits: Taking the Children With You to See Their Parent Inmate

If you want to take children to a jail visit, it is important that you plan ahead. Children’s moods, ages and personalities all play a part in how successful the visit will be. Take these steps to ensure success. Your timing: If you have young children, take their nap times into consideration. Nothing is harder [...]

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  1. Shirley Lyons Sun, Jan 16 2011 8:40 PM

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Visiting an Inmate in the LA County Jail - Century Regional Detention Facility in California

When it comes time to visit someone in a detention facility you might feel a little bit nervous about it. That’s okay. We are here to help. Below you will find instructions and guidelines on how to go about visiting someone in the Century Regional Detention Facility.

If you’ve never visited the jail before, it’s understandable you might be somewhat nervous. There are rules and guidelines in place that are designed to help protect visitors, inmates, and the staff. Sometimes rules may seem a bit strict, but please keep in mind that these rules are designed with everyone’s best interest at heart.

Inmate Visitation Scheduling System

At Century Regional Detention Facility, visitation begins at the Inmate Visitation Scheduling System. This is an electronic portal where you will be going to schedule your visits with your inmate. You will need access to a computer and perhaps someone to help you if you do not understand basic computer functionality.

When you first come to the Inmate Visitation Scheduling System, you will need to register. After you have registered you will come back here each time to manage future visits. This system is actually pretty easy to maneuver. It helps you to skip long visitation lines because you can select the exact date, time, and location that works best for you. You also get an instant confirmation.

Once you click on the registration link, you’ll be led through a series of steps where you will enter beginning login information, personal information, personal identification, and finally you’ll go through the confirmation process. To begin, you must have an email address. Once you enter this email address, you will receive a confirmation email to which you must respond. Your initial password and visitation confirmations will be sent to this email address.

After you’ve completed your initial registration you’ll be able to go back to the front page of the Inmate Visitation Scheduling System and sign-on using your visitor ID or email and your password. If you happen to have forgotten your password, there is a link to help you recover it. After you enter in your information, you simply click logon and you’re on your way to scheduling your visit with your inmate.

If you happen to have technical difficulty with the logon page, there is a contact us tab you can use. The help desk is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, but closed on weekends and holidays. If you need help from the helpdesk, you have to fill out several fields so they know how to help you. Certain information is required. You will need to fill in your full name, your email address, and the reason for contacting the facility. There are other fields for your visitor ID, your phone number, and a reference ID if you have one. After you have filled out the form, simply click send and the helpdesk will get back to you.

Questions & Answers Related to Visiting an Inmate at Century Regional Detention Facility

There is a nine page PDF document with specific questions and answers on all the ins and outs of visitation at Century Regional Detention Facility. This document is designed to answer every question that could possibly be inquired about regarding the Inmate Visitation Scheduling System. We’re going to try to cover some of the most commonly asked questions here.

  • Adults and minors can visit, but all visitors must be registered in the scheduling system.
  • Visits can be canceled
    • You can easily electronically cancel if needed.
    • If the facility cancels your visit you will be notified.
      • reasons for cancellation may include:
        • inmate has been moved or released
        • visitation schedules are changed
        • inmate has been restricted
        • visitation stations unavailable

There are many more helpful answers that can walk you through the electronic visitation scheduling and set up. Click this link to easily get to the document.

Types of Visits

When visiting an inmate at Century regional detention facility, you can do this in many ways. You can visit by video or traditional face-to-face. There are also scheduled and unscheduled visits. So let’s get started figuring out how all this works.

Remote video visits are scheduled for the scheduling system just like any other visit. You can schedule to video visit from a visiting center that’s closer to where you live and the inmate can visit you via video from wherever they are housed. There are restrictions with this program because there are limited visiting centers.
Current visiting centers:

  • Twin Towers I
  • Twin Towers II
  • Lakewood Station
  • San Dimas station
  • more coming soon

Scheduled visits are convenient because you can schedule 7 days at a time. This means you don’t have to wait in long lines anymore. However, if you need to do and unscheduled visit, you can just show up and hope that a visiting booth is available.

Specific Visitation Rules

  • visitation requires registration
  • all registration is electronic or in person
  • all visitors must have a valid ID like a driver’s license, military ID, or other government issued ID
  • all visitors must have a valid email account if they wish to use the electronic scheduling system
  • minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult unless prior approval is given by the facility unit commander for a child over the age of 12 but less than 18
  • record checks will be performed as needed
  • all visitors are subject to search and are subject to arrest for contraband of paraphernalia that is not allowed
  • any disruptions occurring during visitation will cause cancellation of the visit
  • no cell phones are allowed
  • nothing except an ID and a car key or locker key will be allowed
  • lockers are available for $.25 for you to place other items in
  • appropriate dress is required
    • no revealing or gang affiliated clothing
  • one visit per day
  • no more than two visits per visiting week
  • only two people can visit at a time – that includes minors
  • children less than 14 years old must have a school ID, passport, or California ID

Century Regional Detention Facility Visitation Hours

Public and/or Professional Visiting – Saturday and Sunday only
7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
2 PM to 5:30 PM

Professional Visits Only – Monday through Friday
9:15 AM to 1 PM
2 PM to 4 PM

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How to use the Inmate Search for LA County Jail - Century Regional Detention Facility in California

Sometimes finding an inmate in a detention or jail system can be difficult. Don’t worry. We’re here to help you learn to maneuver through the Century Regional Detention Facility links and database. To begin with, the easiest thing to do is make sure you’re on the front page. You can do that by clicking here.

Now that you are on the front page, look to the left and you should see a column heading that says Inmate Search. Under that heading you should see the following links:

  • Los Angeles County Jail Inmate List
  • Los Angeles County Jail Inmate Search
  • County Inmates – mobile
  • Recent Arrest – Los Angeles County
  • Arrest Warrants – Los Angeles County
  • VINELINK - Inmate Search

Whether you are searching by list, search, County mobile, or recent arrest, you will begin the same way. Once you click on any of these links you will be taken to a data page where you have to enter certain information. The data fields include:

  • last name
  • first name
  • middle name
  • date of birth

You must enter the first and last name as both are required. Even though these are the only two required data fields, it may be easier if you can enter more information because it will shorten the list of inmates you have to search through.

If you choose to enter a date of birth, it must be entered in a specific format. You must enter it as MM/DD/YYYY. If you attempt to enter the date of birth incorrectly, the computer system will correct you and ask you to enter it correctly.

Once you’ve entered the information into the necessary fields, click search. You will then be taken to a CAPTCHA page where you have to prove you are a human and not a computer. You need to try to enter the letters from the image. If you’re unable to do so, you’ll need to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) for assistance.

If at any time you need to speak to an operator you can reach them at (213) 473-6080.

An important note regarding searching for an inmate. You will not be able to find an inmate who has been booked within the last two hours.

Arrest Warrants

If you click on the Arrest Warrants Link you’re taken to a Records Identification Bureau page of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. If you need further information regarding arrest warrants, you will find it here.

VINELINK is for victim assistance in locating an offender. You can click on VINELINK to be taken to PDF information pages and phone numbers where you can get further assistance.

Bail Bond Information for Century Regional Detention Facility

In order to post any bond or pay any fines for an inmate, you first have to know the amount that is due. This would require information from either a judge, an attorney, or the jail facility. Once you obtain that information you should proceed as follows.

You will need to get a cashier’s check and fill it out making it payable to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. You may then go to the inmate reception center (IRC) cashiers window at 450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and pay the bail or fine.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the LA County Jail - Century Regional Detention Facility in California

Keeping in contact with your inmate when they are incarcerated can be important to both the family and the inmate. There are a couple of different ways you can stay in contact with your inmate that are housed at Century Regional Detention Facility. You can stay in contact through:

  • Visitation
  • Mail

There are no contact visits and there is no access to telephones or email for communication purposes. Visitation is covered in a separate area in order to give you more details. Here will cover how you can stay in contact with your inmate through the mail system. Writing letters and staying in frequent communication can be a great way to maintain necessary contact between you and your inmate.

The general mail address for all inmates is:

PO Box 86164
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086 – 0164

On the first line of all inmate correspondence, you should be sure to include the inmate full name and booking number.

In order to send mail to female inmates at the Century regional detention facility, mail should be addressed as follows:

Century Regional Detention Facility
11705 S. Alameda St.
Lynwood, CA 90262

Remember when mailing items to an inmate while incarcerated that there are very strict rules and regulations that must be followed. Any items mailed to the facility that are in contrast to the guidelines will be returned to the sender. If contraband is suspected or identified it can be confiscated and kept as evidence. Please do everything you can to maintain your mail in as pristine a state possible to avoid damaging of this privilege.

There are many items that are not allowed because they can be obtained at the jail. Some items may need to be bought at the commissary, medicines through the infirmary, etc.

Below is a list of specific items that are not allowed to be sent through the mail to an inmate.

  • No food or drinks
  • No hygiene or cosmetic items
  • No mailing supplies
  • No writing supplies
  • No stamps, stickers, glitter, gluey substances, tape
  • No greeting cards larger than 6” x 9”
  • No type of jewelry, bracelets, balloons, beats
  • You cannot send lottery tickets or prepaid phone cards
  • ID cards, copies or faxes of ID cards
  • Do not send any type of checks or cash, bowing money orders, non-U.S. Postal Service out-of-state money orders
  • You may send money orders under the $200 limit

Rules for photographs/pictures

  • Max of five photographs at a time in the inmate’s possession
  • All pictures must be max 4” x 6” and min of 2” x 3”
  • No nude,  gang-related, provocative, suggestive, etc. will be allowed

Books and Publications

  • Three maximum books per week
  • No sexually explicit books
  • All books must come direct from publisher or bookstore

Be sure to keep up-to-date on any changes that may occur to the mailing regulations. At times rules must change to protect the inmates, the staff and our visitors.

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