How to use the Inmate Search for LA County Jail - Inmate Reception Center (IRC) in California
Have you ever tried to figure out a jail system? This can be quite a daunting task. Actually it can be quite a scary task. Figuring out where to go, what to do, and how to do it can be very confusing and more than a little bit scary. We’re here to help.
We understand that during this time of life upheaval it may even be difficult for you to think clearly. If you’ve never dealt with the jail system before, you may not even have a clue where to begin. By starting here you made a good start. We will help you to answer the most important questions and get you going on the right path.
The first thing you need to do is locate your inmate so let’s get started.
We want to start you off right from the beginning on our front page. Let’s get you to click here to get started. When you get on the front page you should see the jail’s contact information in the center column and heading called Inmate Search on the far left hand side.
Under the Inmate Search category heading you should see several links. These links take you to specific areas where you can perform an inmate search via list, inmate search, looking through County inmates mobile, and recent arrest (as long as the arrest has not been within the last two hours). The links should look something like this. The last two links you see at the bottom are Arrest Warrants and VINELINK. These are specialized links that will lead you to further information on the specific areas.
- 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
Once you click on your link of interest you’ll be taken to a database page. Here you will be asked to enter some specific information including the minimum of a last name and first name. You can also include a middle name and a date of birth to help shorten your search list but you can start with the basic name search if that’s the best you have.
If you do decide to enter the date of birth, you will have to enter it in a very specific format. The computer will assist you if you have any problems.
After you’ve entered in the required information and hit submit, you then go to another data entry page. Here you have to enter the letters of the visual code presented to you by the computer. This step in the process is designed to prevent automated computer searching. If you have problems during this phase or are unable to get past the captcha page you can call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for help. The operator can be reached at (213) 473 – 6080.
All bail bonding occurs at the inmate reception center
If bail amounts have been set, there are specific steps you must go through in order to get bail paid for an inmate and hopefully get them released. The first step is to make sure that you know how much the bail needs to be. Next, you need to go get a cashier’s check and make sure that it’s filled out to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The next step should be pretty easy because bail has to be paid at the Inmate Reception Center (IRC) cashiers window. The address is 450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
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