How to use the Inmate Search for Orange County Jail - James A. Musick Facility in California
We'd like to help you with your questions about locating an inmate and how to post bail / bond. Here we will address both of those questions and hopefully ease some of your concerns and questions.
We understand that it can be difficult when someone you care for has been incarcerated. Below we will provide you with steps, links, and detailed information that will make it easier for you to find the inmate you are looking for and post their bail / bond when it is time.
If you have any questions beyond what is included, please call the jail directly at the number listed on our front page. You can get there by clicking this link.
While you're on this page you can also see the category on the left side of the page called INMATE SEARCH. Underneath here there are several links for searching various ways throughout Orange County. You can also access VINELINK – the nationwide victim's resource for offender information, California prisoner, and Federal prisoner locator information links.
Since you're concern is related to an Orange County inmate likely located at the James A. Musick facility, we will be discussing the following links here.
- Orange County Jail Inmate List
- Orange County Jail Inmate Search
- County Inmates – mobile
- Orange County Recent Arrests
- Orange County Recent Releases
When doing a search from the list or the search links, the mobile county inmates or the recent releases you have to start by putting in a name. You can include any of the following information to shorten your search list, but you must have at least a last name to start.
- Last name
- First name
- Middle name
Once you get your list just simply look through it and see if you find the person you are searching for. If they are not in the list, then perhaps you want to search for them using the Recent Arrests link.
This may help find them using a different way. You can select what day you think the person was arrested and a list will populate. If you don't see them in the list, verify you have the correct day. If not, select the correct day or try another and search the list.
If you cannot find the inmate you are searching for using any of these methods, you will need to call the jail to inquire. They will be happy to assist you if they can. It may be that the person you are searching for has not been fully processed yet, so be try to be patient and ask for assistance.
Now we will broach the subject of bail / bond. If your inmate has not been booked, fully processed, and sentenced though, you won't be able to post bail for them. All of those processes have to be accomplished before you can post bail.
When You are Ready to Post Bail / Bond for an Inmate at James A. Musick Facility
There are several ways you can post cash bail or bail bond. This can be done online, at special kiosks (similar to ATMs) at specific jails, and via telephone. We will explain what type of payment methods you can use to pay using each of these payment methods.
Your first step must be to call the Inmate Records at (714) 647-4666 to do the following:
- Find out if you need to pay cash bail or bail bond
- Find out if the inmate has been fully booked, processed, and sentenced so you can pay their bail
- Find out how much bail needs paid
After you find out this information you can decide which of the payment processes below make the most sense for you.
Paying Cash Bail
The James A. Musick Facility does not have a cashier's office. Cashiers are located at two Orange County facilities and are open as follows:
Intake Release Center (IRC)
550 N. Flower St.
Santa Ana, CA
24 hours a day
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8am - midnight
Theo Lacy Facility
501 City Drive South
Monday to Thursday from 6:30pm to Midnight
Cash bail can be posted with personal, travelers, or cashier's checks, money order, and credit or debit card.
Bail Bonds have to paid in slightly different ways and have different options.
Paying Bail Bond
If you want to pay these in person you can do so at both cashier's offices as listed above for the IRC and the Theo Lacy Facility. Bail bond agents will not be fingerprinted, but anyone else paying a bond in person will be. You would also have to show a valid government issued ID and have your identify verified.
If you are not paying in person and wish to pay with cash, debit card or credit card, you can do that online at https://ps.ezcardandkiosk.com/Mode/Remote/SelectFacility.aspx or click on the link from our main page called Bail / Bond info - extra. This is the EZ Card and Kiosk Company.
If you click on the Bail / bond info – extra link you will have to click the Main page button. Then from either link you will follow these steps.
- Select California from the drop down list
- Select Orange County from the drop down list
- Select your Language
- Select Bail button
- Read through the information on this page and click on Agree
- Here you must enter the inmate's last name and booking number
- After this step just follow the steps and fill in any blanks
You can also pay by telephone with the EZ Card and Kiosk Company. Just call them at 888-497-2387.
One final way you can pay is at one of the kiosks at either the IRC or the Theo Lacy Branch. Kiosks take cash, credit and debit cards. You can go to these 7 days a week 24 hours a day.
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