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Orange County Jail - James A. Musick Facility Inmate Search

'The Farm' (coed facility)

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Orange 1250
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
13502 Musick
Irvine, CA 92618
Public visiting from friends and family members of offenders in the James A. Musick Facility is Friday through Sunday from 8:00AM - 5:00PM.
If the inmate is a new booking and has completed the booking process or has appeared in court and has been remanded to the custody of the Sheriff, bail can be posted at the Intake & Release Center's Cashier's Office at 550 N. Flower St., Santa Ana. Bail/Bond information will be publicly posted 6 hours after booking.
 

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Visiting an Inmate in the Orange County Jail - James A. Musick Facility in California

Hours for visitation are fairly easy to remember at James A. Musick. You can visit your inmate on Friday through Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm. These hours are very liberal and allow you much opportunity to schedule visits.

However, there are rules that must be adhered to when coming to and when inside the facility. These rules are designed to keep you safe as well as the staff and inmates of the James A. Musick facility. If anyone does not follow the rules of the facility they are subject to having visitation denied, suspended, and/or being arrested. So, please follow the rules and enjoy your visit.

Visitation is encouraged because it is good for you and your inmate. This time together helps families during a time of incarceration and can be enjoyed as long as rules are followed exactly.

Rules of Visitation for the James A. Muscik Orange County Jail Facility

  • All visitors must go through a metal detector
    • If medically unable, you must submit to a frisking screen
    • Any visitor who has weapons of any kind, sprays, contraband, or anything that could cause injury to someone can be arrested
    • If you refuse to be screened you will not be allowed to visit
    • Your vehicles can also be searched
  • You must have a picture ID like a government issued state ID, driver's license, passport, etc. to prove your identity
  • Visitors are not allowed under the influence of drugs or alcohol and can be arrested
  • Visitors are not allowed to cause disruption or be offending to anyone – if you do your visit will be ended and/or you can be arrested
  • Do not bring items like tobacco, lighters, matches, phones, food, snacks of any kind, drinks or gum, etc. These are contraband and not allowed.
  • If you have documents for the inmate to sign during visitation, it must first go through visiting staff to be processed first.

Your Visit:

  • Will be 30 minutes long
  • Only one visit allowed per day
  • 3 people – 2 adults and 1 child less than 5 years of age can visit at once
  • Minors – may visit as above OR if immediate blood relative of inmate can visit without an adult if approved by Watch Commander
  • Keep children under parent's supervision all the time you are in the facility
  • When you come in go to your assigned seat and wait for the inmate to arrive

Clothing during visitation should be appropriate for the situation. If you wear anything that is considered inappropriate by the Commander on Watch or other staff in charge you can be denied the opportunity to visit.

Inappropriate clothing could be things like vulgar, offensive, skimpy, shear, skin showing, and short clothing. The easiest way to be sure your clothes are okay is just to wear solid color or patterned shirts with no symbols or writing of any kind. Maybe you can have stripes or flowers, but not emblems, symbols, etc.

If you are uncertain about something you are thinking about wearing to visitation, you probably shouldn't wear it. The easiest thing to do is just change into some type of simpler, plainer clothing and go enjoy your visit with your loved one.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Orange County Jail - James A. Musick Facility in California

[Article_Ad_2]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.

http://www.jailexchange.com/CountyJails/California/Orange/Orange_County_James_A_Musick_Fac_Inmate_Search.aspx

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
  • Gender
  • Age

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
Orange, CA
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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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Orange County Jail - James A. Musick Facility in California

Keeping in contact with a loved one who is incarcerated is an important thing to do. At James A. Musick Facility contact is via visitation, mail, and phone. The mail and phone options will be covered here so you understand the rules and guidelines. Visitation is covered separately. Email is not an allowed form of contact at James A. Musick Facility.
If you've never dealt with jails or an incarceration situation, you may be nervous and that's understandable. Hopefully, this will all help to set you at ease and make you less anxious. It is important to follow all the rules so that privileges don't get suspended. If you ever have any questions or concerns, be sure to contact the jail and ask them. They will be happy to help you.

There is something we like to cover here before we go into Mail and Phone rules and guidelines. In case you are wanting to get funds (money) to your inmate. We'll cover some in the mail guidelines, but here's another pretty easy way to do it.

You can go online to http://www.ezmoneypayments.com/ and add funds to an inmate's account. They can up to five hundred dollars in their account. You can also add money by phone at 888-497-2387, if you pay a small fee. The final way is to go to the kiosk at the Inmate Release Center (IRC) or Theo Lacy Facility and pay by debit or credit card or cash.

Mail

Mail rules are strict. These rules are to protect all inmates, staff, and visitors from endangerment and risky situations. Rules change from time to time so you should always make sure nothing has changed, if you want to mail something besides a plain envelope and plain letter.

Please do remember that most supplies are available for purchase at the jail commissary or are supplied to the inmate so the inmate does not need you to mail them very many things. One exception could be something like reading glasses or prescription eyeglasses.

You are allowed to mail one pair of these but you cannot send an eyeglass case. The frames must be completely non-metal and non-embellished (gems, stones, etc.)

Here are some other MAIL RULEs for the James A. Musick Facility

  • If you are sending pictures or anything copied – no more than 10 pieces can be mailed
  • Packages must be no bigger than a legal size of 9x12 inches
  • Boxes of the correct size are allowed but only with permission first
  • 2 boxes of contacts are allowed – but do not send contact solution or contact cases
  • Government checks in an inmate's name are allowed
  • Money orders written out to the Orange County Sheriff's department are allowed with the inmate's name and booking number on the reference line
  • Books are allowed but with restrictions.
    • They must be mailed only from the book publisher or approved distributor (from our list)
    • Soft books only – no hard cover, wire bound, leather bound, no used
    • Max of 5 books / magazines combination
  • Envelopes
    • Should be purchased pre-stamped from United States Post Office
    • Must have inmate's complete name and booking number
    • Must have your complete return address
    • Cannot have any drawing, writing, smells, lipstick smears, sprays, gluey stuff, etc. on them

Now we have to cover the no no things. If these are sent to the James A. Musick facility they will be disposed of and it is considered an infringement on the rules. These are the totally disallowed:

DO NOT EVER SEND these kind of things.

  • Cash, personal checks, business checks, checkbooks, debit card, credit card
  • Drinks or liquids of any kind
  • Foods, snacks, gums, etc.
  • Hygiene products – These are bought at the commissary
  • Clothing, shoes, coats, etc.
  • Envelopes or stamps
  • Writing instruments – pens, pencils, etc
  • Anything that can threaten security – sharp objects, guns, knives, metal objects
  • No sticky substances – glue, glue sticks, lipsticks, laminated things, stickers, etc.
  • Smelly items
  • Anything related to gangs or violence
  • Anything that could cause riotous behavior or uprisings
  • Anything with controversial material
  • No type of sexually explicit material, nudity, etc.
  • No certificates
  • No licenses
  • No third party mail from forwarded from someone else

We know this all looks like a lot of stuff to remember. The best thing is to either print out a list or bookmark this page so you can come back when you need a reminder. Just remember how important it is stick with the rules so you and your inmate can continue to enjoy mail as a source of contact.

Also remember that this list is here to serve as reminder of rules to follow. It may not include everything and/or the rules may change. SO, if you want to send something really unusual check with the jail first.

Phone as a Way to Contact an Inmate at James A. Musick

Inmates are allowed to make collect phone calls during the hours our dayroom is open. They cannot call out other than via collect calls. Sometimes people have difficulty with collect calls. If you do, it's probably because of a block on your phone. You need to call AT&T at this number 800-844-6591. They can help you remove the block from your phone.

Just in case you are wondering about messages, the answer is no. Messages cannot be left to be delivered.

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