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Deciding How Much Money to Put on the Books

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Three Ways to Make Jail Calls Cheaper

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Inmate Care Packages and How They Work

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How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children

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Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

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4 Things to Tell Young Kids When Dad is In Jail

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He Expected Probation, Instead He Went to Jail.

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Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

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The LA COUNTY JAIL - Twin Towers in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in LA COUNTY JAIL - Twin Towers are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the LA COUNTY JAIL - Twin Towers are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Los Angeles County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the California Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the LA COUNTY JAIL - Twin Towers are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facilities in Los Angeles County, California are: 77TH Street LA Regional Jail, Alhambra City Jail, Arcadia Jail, Avalon Jail, Azusa Jail, Baldwin Park Jail, Bell Jail, Beverly Hills Jail, Burbank Jail, Carson Jail, City of Industry Jail, Claremont Jail, Covina Jail, Crescenta Valley Jail, Culver City Jail, Devonshire Area LA Jail, Downey Jail, El Monte Jail, Foothill Area LA Jail, Gardena Jail, Glendale Jail, Glendora Jail, Harbor Area LA Jail, Hawthorne Jail, Hermosa Beach Jail, Hollywood Area LA Jail, Huntington Beach, Huntington Park Jail, Inglewood Jail, LA COUNTY JAIL - Century Regional Detention Facility, LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center, LA COUNTY JAIL - Men's Central Jail, LA COUNTY JAIL - Mira Loma Detention, LA COUNTY JAIL - North County Correctional Facility, LA COUNTY JAIL - Pitchess Detention Center East (CURRENTLY CLOSED - JANUARY 2015), LA COUNTY JAIL - Pitchess Detention Center North, LA COUNTY JAIL - Pitchess Detention Center South, La Verne Jail, Lakewood Jail, Lancaster Jail, Lennox Jail, Lomita Jail, Long Beach City Men’s Jail, Long Beach City Women’s Jail, Lynwood Jail, Malibu / Lost Hills Jail, Manhattan Beach Jail, Marina Del Rey Jail, Maywood Jail, Metropolitan LA Jail.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Los Angeles County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the LA COUNTY JAIL - Twin Towers Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Los Angeles County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



LA COUNTY JAIL - Twin Towers Inmate Search

Twin Towers Correctional Facility

Los Angeles County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Los Angeles 2000
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
450 Bauchet Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
INMATE MAIL
Inmate Name, Booking Number
Twin Towers Jail
PO BOX 86164 - Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164
FAX NUMBERS
District Attorney: 213-974-1484

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

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How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children

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Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

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Losing SSI and SSDI Benefits While Incarcerated

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Best Days for Inmate Phone Calls

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What Info Can I Get From An Inmate Search?

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Inmate Voting Rights: Can I Vote After Being Convicted of a Misdemeanor Offense?

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What Type of Arrest Warrants Will Cause Social Security Benefits to Stop?

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Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

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  1. Al Sun, Mar 27 2011 2:38 PM

    Who or where I need to contact to get an arrest record from the twin tower jail in LA, CAlifornia?

  2. Maria Wed, Nov 02 2011 1:35 AM

    How can I find my husband he's in a wheelchair?

  3. LA County Jail Inmates Fri, Apr 27 2012 11:35 PM

    Watch the video on LA County Jail Inmate Searches by clicking on LA County Jail Inmates. Learn how to find information in case you are having problems with it. Easy to follow and understand.

  4. JAne Tue, Jun 18 2013 10:01 PM

    What if they were booked there 3 years ago? why wont it show up?

  5. virginia Fri, May 02 2014 6:48 AM

    Why does the viditation page say systems down. Want to visit my husband

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Visiting an Inmate in the LA County Jail - Twin Towers in California

Being one of the largest jail facilities in the world, the intake facility for nearly 150,000 inmates per year, and a maximum security and mental health County jail makes Twin Towers Correctional Facility a frightening place to be and visit at times. Just the statistics alone on this jail facility are enough to scare someone who’s never visited jail. Understanding the rules and regulations of visitation are critical when entering into such a large system.

Twin Tower’s staff are actually supportive and encouraging of visitation times. They know that contact with family and friends is critical to maintaining a livable environment inside this massive facility. With the advent of the Los Angeles County online visitation scheduling system, setting appointments for visitation and avoiding scheduling conflicts just got a lot easier. The walk-ins are still allowed, use of the online visitation scheduling system is strongly encouraged and supported.

Important notes: Tower One and Tower Two visits are scheduled using the online visitation system. Medical Ward and the Correctional Treatment Center are walk-in visits only and cannot be scheduled online.

Visitation Times at Twin Towers Correctional Facility

Visitation hours are a bit more complex for the Twin Towers Facility. These are broken down to include Tower One, Tower Two, and the Medical Ward otherwise known as the Correctional Treatment Center.

Tower One and Tower Two visitation hours:

  • Saturday & Sunday    7:30 AM to 12:45 PM & 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
  • Monday & Tuesday    9:30 AM to 12:45 PM & 2:30 PM to 6 PM

Correctional Treatment Center / Medical Services Building

  • Saturday & Sunday    7:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Monday & Tuesday    9:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 5:45 PM

County Medical Center Jail Ward

  • Male Inmates
    • Saturday          7 AM to 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Monday           9 AM to 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 5:45 PM
  • Female Inmates
    • Sunday            7 AM to 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Friday              9 AM to 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 5:45 PM                                                                                       

All facilities are closed for visitation on Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays.
Professional Visiting Hours

  • Saturday & Sunday    7 AM to 1 PM & 2:30 PM to 4 PM
  • Monday – Friday        9 AM to 1 PM & 2:30 PM to 6 PM

Medical Services Building

  • Saturday & Sunday    7:30 AM to 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

General Visitation Rules

  • registered visitors with scheduled appointments arrive one hour ahead of time
  • bring confirmation receipt/number
  • must have a proper and valid ID for all visitors
  • late arrivals must inform duty officer immediately and facility will try to accommodate his best as possible
  • unscheduled walk-in visits are first come first serve
  • visitors for walk-ins must still be registered in the inmate visitation system
  • cancellation of scheduled visits is possible if the inmate has a conflict occur
  • ID card and one key is all that is allowed on visitation floor
  • Any other item brought to the facility must be secured

Specific Visitation Rules

  • Saturday – Tuesday
    • inmates allowed one visit per day
    • up to two visits per week
    • visits are 30 minutes in duration maximum
  • two people per inmate per visiting session
  • children are counted regardless of age

Using the Inmate Visitation Scheduling System to schedule visits for Tower One and Tower Two

Since joining the LA County jail system online visitation scheduling, Tower One and Tower Two friends and family have found the opportunity to schedule their appointments with her inmates to the great satisfaction. This allows the family and friends opportunities to arrange appointments to meet their schedules. The only visits that will show available for the inmate will be respectful of visitation days and times. Most of the time the inmate will not have a conflict. The only time this will occur is if something comes up specific to that inmate.

In order to participate in any type visitation, you must register with the online scheduling system. This can be done via computer or one of the kiosk located at one of the participating visitation centers. In order to register, all you have to do is enter your email address and confirm your email address. You will then receive a validation email which will include your initial password.

Anyone choosing to schedule appointments can do so via computer or the kiosk. If you have any problems using the system you can contact the helpdesk Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

General Visitation Rules

When coming to any jail facility for visitation there are certain generic rules of consideration you should always adhere to.

  • No alcohol, illegal substances, tobacco
  • keep behavior, and control at all times
  • keep children with an adult at all times
  • always be respectful of the jail staff and property
  • clothing should be modest and not contain gang-related emblems, be sexually provocative or enticing
  • shoes should always be worn

General Public Guidelines

  • visiting hours can change without notice
  • visitors must have one of the following IDs
    • valid driver’s license from state of California or ID
    • valid passport or visa
    • valid alien registration card
  • minors under 18 must be with her parent or legal guardian they can be verified
  • if inmate requests, minor children over 12 and under 18 years of age can come unaccompanied for visits with permission from the facility unit commander

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How to use the Inmate Search for LA County Jail - Twin Towers in California

The Twin Towers Correctional Facility covers 10 acres of land and nearly 1.5 million square-foot of property. This facility can house 2000 inmates. As one of the largest incarceration facilities in the world, Twin Towers can be quite overwhelming when initially dealing with and incarceration facility.

[Article_Ad_2]We are here to try to help you understand how to work your way through the system. When it comes time to post bond, if the inmate is eligible and the bail is set, you need to know how to get this accomplished. Because different jails in different systems may have different rules, if this is your first time dealing with Twin Towers Correctional Facility it could be quite confusing.

The Twin Towers facility actually operates quite differently than some of the other facilities within the Los Angeles County jail system. Therefore we will walk you through how to locate and inmate housed here and how to post bond when and if they are eligible.

You can begin your search from our front page for the Twin Towers. Just in case you happen to hear this facility referred to by other names we will address those here for you. It is sometimes called “The County Jail” and also “The Los Angeles County Jail.” Regardless of the name, if they are referring to the Twin Towers Correctional Facility this will be your process of discovering whether your inmate is housed here or not.

Now let’s get started. Click on this link to get started in searching for your inmate. You will land on the LA County Jail – Twin Towers Inmate Search. Near the top left of the page you will see an orange category heading called Inmate Search. Below that heading you will find the following links.

  • 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

The links here that will be of interest to you should be the top four links. These include the inmate list, inmate search, county mobile, and recent arrest links. Once you click on your link of choice this is the process to follow.

You will first be taken to a page where you need to feel and some information. This information directly relates to the inmate whom you’re trying to find. The last name first name are required fields. Middle name and date of birth are actually optional fields. The benefit of entering all the information is that it will drastically shortened the list through which you have to look to locate your inmate.

There are a couple of other things on this page that may be of interest to you. If you need to speak to operator you can reach them at (213) 473 – 6080. It also click on the click here link to send an email directly to Custody Web Response. He also see information regarding sending money to inmates 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Now back to locating your inmate.

Once you’ve finished entering your inmate’s data click on the search button. You’ll then go to the verification for inmate search page. You’ll see five computer-generated letters that are coded and to what’s called a captcha security validation. Simply enter the letters into the blank box as you see them. Once you successfully passed the captcha validation phase and click submit you’ll be taken to the list which matches the criteria you’ve entered.

Next we will cover how to post bond for inmate at Twin Towers Correctional Facility.

Posting Bond for inmates at Twin Towers Correctional Facility

If your inmate is eligible for bail and you have inquired to find out how much the bond will be, the rest of the process is fairly simple. You can find out about bail information 24 hours a day by calling 213-973-2245.

Once you’ve determined eligibility and bail amount simply go to the United States Postal Service or the bank and request assistance obtaining a cashier’s check. Normally you will have to pay the full amount in cash in exchange for the cashier’s check.

You’ll need to tell the person assisting you that the cashier’s check needs to be made payable to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Lastly, you will take the completed cashier’s check to the cashier’s window at the IRC. If you’re not familiar with the IRC, this is the Inmate Reception Center located at 450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. This window is open 24 hours a day seven days a week.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the LA County Jail - Twin Towers in California

Contact during a time of incarceration is extremely important for both the inmate, the family, and any friends who are involved in the inmate’s life. Contact is critical in helping inmates to feel some sense of normalcy. The staff and support personnel at Twin Towers Correctional Facility strongly encourage contact to be maintained as this helps the inmates to deal with their incarceration and to deal with being away from their families and friends.

There are two ways to maintain a good level of contact with inmates housed at the Twin Towers facility. This includes visitation on weekends and special holidays and through the mail. All mail must come through the Unite States post office and directly into the mail intake system for Twin Towers Correctional Facility – LA County Jail. We cover the visitation process separately for you so we are sure to cover it adequately and completely.

As this is a time of incarceration, understandably, there are rules that must be followed. Specifically, there are rules and regulations related to mail coming into and going out of the Twin Towers Correctional Facility. Here we will cover mail coming into the facility because that would be the interest of those inquiring on this page.

Please remember that these rules and regulations are all put in place for specific safety and security reasons. Designed to protect all the 2000 inmates housed at the Twin Towers facility, the staff and support teams, and the visitors who come onto the grounds, the mail rules are expected to be followed to an exact degree. Any attempts to intentionally break the rules can result in return of the mail to the sender, confiscation of the mail, and / or could lead to arrest and prosecution depending on the degree of the contraband involved.

You can mail letters and parcels (as allowed) to the following address:

Inmate Name, Booking Number
PO BOX 86164
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

This is the general mail address for all inmates in LA County jails. Although mail was delivered every day, it’s important to not have your mail enter into the questionable as this would delay delivery. Questionable items would include envelopes that are written on in any way other than the address and return address. Basically, envelopes should be plain white, have only the inmates address and your return address and nothing else written, drawn, sprayed, etc. on them. Just keep it simple, write your letter, and mail it in without embellishment and the inmate will have your letter in no time.

Mail rules and regulations for Twin Towers Correctional Facility – LA County Jail

There are many items that are not allowed under any circumstances to be mailed in to an inmate. Some of these items are necessary for standards of daily living and can be obtained at the jail commissary. Medical supplies medicines will be supplied by the jail medical center.

First we will cover a list of items that should never be mailed in to the Twin Towers facility.

Do Not Mail Items

  • Plastic cards like debit, credit, or ID cards
  • Faxes or copies of ID cards
  • cash or checks
  • stationary or any type of envelopes
  • pens, pencils, glue, paper clips, etc.
  • no type of jewelry: religious, bracelets, necklaces, etc.
  • balloons or anything made with blinds
  • any kind of tape
  • no food, snacks, candy, or gum
  • no type of cosmetics
  • blank money orders are not allowed
  • out-of-state money orders other than from the US Post Office
  • no money orders payable to anyone except the inmate

Restricted but Allowed Mail Items

  • money order no more than $200
  • greeting cards smaller than 6” x 9”
    • cannot be plastic or covered in plastic 
    • cannot be musical
    • cannot be blank
  • books/magazines
    • three per week each is allowed
    • should be mailed from publisher or bookstore
    • cannot contain sexually explicit material
    • should be free from all gang-related material
  • camera photographs or pictures printed from a computer
    • no more than five at a time
    • size is required to be between 2” x 3” and 4" x 6"
    • no sexually explicit or gang symbols, emblems, or pictures are allowed

If you have any further questions related to what can be mailed in to an inmate you should inquire within the jail facility itself.

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