How to use the Inmate Search for LA County Jail - Men's Central Jail in California
Since the LA County – Men’s Central Jail
is the largest jail facility in the world, the concept of of finding someone in it, can be an absolutely frightening. There are 5,000 inmates housed in this facility and finding just one person may seem like an almost impossible feat. But, don’t worry, it’s not really as difficult as it seems that it may be.
Once you learn how to search and find the inmate you are looking for it won’t seem as scary when you need to come back and look for more information. We’re here to help you figure out this new and sometimes complicated world. Below we will walk you through the process of finding an inmate housed at Men’s Central Jail and then explain the process of posting bond, if needed.
To begin with, it is easiest if you start from front page. You can click on this link to go there. Now take a look on the left-hand side of the page at the top. You should see a heading in red called Inmate Search. Underneath Inmate Search there are several links available. These links allow you to search for an inmate in a variety of ways.
- Los Angeles County Jail Inmate List
- Los Angeles County Jail Inmate Search
- County Inmates – mobile
- Recent Arrests – Los Angeles County
- Arrest Warrants – Los Angeles County
- VINELINK - Inmate Search
In case you are not familiar with VINELINK, this is a nationwide inmate search to assist victims of violence. Clicking on this link will take you to more information, phone numbers, and PDF documents to help victims of crime.
In order to locate an inmate in any of the links, you will need some information about the inmate. Basic information will include the inmate’s first name and last name. You can also enter a middle name and date of birth which will help shorten your list, but these are not necessary. Once you enter the required information, you can click on the submit button and you will be taken to the validation page. This type of page is called a captcha page where you prove that you are a human being instead of a computer program.
After you validate the captcha code, you’ll be taken to a page where your results will display. If your list is too long because maybe your inmate has a common name, you may want to go back and try to re-enter more information to help shorten your list.
There is an operator available if you need assistance. The number is (213) 473 – 6080.
If you’re looking for an inmate who was recently arrested, one thing you may need to know is that information is not available until at least two hours after booking. It’s not unusual that people come here looking for an inmate so they can assist with posting bond. That’s the next subject we will cover.
Posting bond for someone incarcerated at LA County Jail – Men’s Central Jail
Once a bail amount has been issued, posting bond is truly not that difficult.
The first thing you want to do is make sure you have the correct amount of bail. Once you are sure you know how much bail is needed you should then obtain a cashier’s check. Make the check payable to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
You can take a cashier’s check to Inmate Reception Center (IRC) cashiers window at 450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 to post the bond.
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