LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center Sending Money

LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center

Address:
450 Bauchet Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone:

213-893-5327

LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center Sending Money

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the LA County Jail Inmate Accounts and Deposits, Depositing Money at their Jail, Mailing an Inmate Money and setting up a phone account with GTL Connect Network so that the inmate can phone you or others.

Unfortunately, the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center is just a temporary facility so commissary items are not available to be shipped there. Inmates are typically transferred to a more permanent facility with the LASD County Jail System within a few days. At that time they can receive commissary.

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to commissary items and a prepaid phone account so they can phone you.

The following topics are on this page:

Why Does an Inmate Need Money in their Account at the the LA County Jail?

Rules Regarding In-Person Deposits and Drop Offs at the LA County Jail?

Rules Regarding Mailing Deposits to Inmates at the LA County Jail?

Rules Regarding Picking up Money that has been Released by an Inmate

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All of the other LA County Jail facilities linked below have complete instructions regarding purchasing commissary. When you get to the page, click on the green button of the inmate's facility labeled 'SENDING MONEY'.

For complete instructions on setting up a phone account with GTL Connect Network and how it works, click on the green button labeled 'INMATE PHONE' when go the page.

Century Regional Detention Facility
Men's Central Jail
North County Correctional Facility
Pitchess Detention Center North
Pitchess Detention Center South
Twin Towers

 

How to Put Money on an Inmate Account in the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center

Rules Regarding In-Person Deposits and Drop Offs at LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center


The LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center will only accept cash, US Postal Money Orders or Certified Bank Cashier Checks from banks in California for deposit into an inmate’s account.


To either deposit money into an Inmate’s Trust Account that is incarcerated in the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center or to pick-up money from an inmate’s account in person, you MUST bring a valid governmental issued ID with photo) to either of the following facilities:

 

Inmate Reception Center (IRC)
450 Bauchet Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

OR

Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF)
11705 S. Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262

 

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Rules Regarding Mailing Deposits to Inmates at LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center


Sending money via mail to an inmate in the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center must comply with the following rules:


- The maximum single check/money order that can be mailed to an inmate cannot exceed $200
- The total amount allowed in an Inmate’s Trust Account at any one time cannot exceed $900

 

The check/money order mailed from WITHIN the State of California must be either:                                 
- A certified Bank Cashier's Check, or 
- A United States Postal Money Order

The check/money order sent from ALL other US states must be:
- A United States Postal Money Order ONLY


- The mailed check/money order must be payable to the Inmate's Name AND Booking Number.

 

You may only mail the check/money order to one of the two following addresses:

For all Male Inmates in the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center: 

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
P.O. Box 86164 Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

Attn: Inmate Name + Booking Number

You can get the Male Inmate’s Booking Number from the Inmate Information Center or by calling the Inmate Information Line at 213-473-6100.
For Further Male Inmate Deposit Questions Call 213-893-5875.


The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Jail reserves the right to decline or return deposits that violate Department Policies.


For all Female Inmates: 

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Century Regional Detention Facility
11705 S. Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262

Attn: Inmate Name + Booking Number

You can get the Female Inmate’s Booking Number from the Inmate Information Center or by calling the Inmate Information Line at 213-473-6100.
For Further Female Inmate Deposit Questions Call 323-568-4535.


The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reserves the right to decline or return deposits that violate Department Policies.

 

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Rules Regarding Picking up Money that has been Released by an Inmate at LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center


The following is the procedure to pick-up money from an incarcerated male or female inmate’s money account, regardless of the LA County Jail they are in: 


- You must have the incarcerated male/female obtain a Money Release Form (pink slip) from the on-duty custody staff and submit it. 


- If the incarcerated inmate is located at any of the Pitchess Detention Centers you, the visitor, can also obtain the Money Release Form from the  Pitchess Detention Center’s visiting area at the check in window. 


- ALL withdrawals are processed at either the Inmate Reception Center (for men and women) or the Century Regional Detention Facility (for women) and are typically approved and available within 24-48 hours after submission to the person that has been approved to make the withdrawal.

- For questions please call the Inmate Reception Center’s Cashiers line at (213) 893-5875 or, the Century Regional Detention Facility’s Cashiers line at (323) 568-4535.

For more information on any of the above mentioned topics check out the Inmate Information Center online or call the Inmate Information Line at (213) 473-6100
 

 

LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center Commissary Instructions

LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center contracts with Access Securepak, also known as ‘My Care Pack’, for families to send pre-determined packages of commissary items to your inmate.

Access Securepak carries over 1,000 different items in the following categories:
- Food and Snacks
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Electronics
- Apparel

Registration Process:
1. Register here.
2. Select California.
3. Select LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center.
4. Find your Inmate.
5. Deposit Funds.
6. Order Commissary Items.
Once you are logged in, you will receive instructions on how much (and what products) you can send your inmate.
Contact Information:
* If you have any questions, you can call Access Securepak at 800-546-6283.
* You can email My Care Pack at [email protected]
* You can write them at:
    My Care Pack
    10880 Linpage Place
    St. Louis, MO 63132

* You can Live Chat with a Representative online: (bottom left corner of page)
   Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. CST, 
   and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CST.

*Note* Access Securepak will issue a refund for or replace broken, damaged, or missing products reported by LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center staff. They will not honor reports of discrepancies from inmate's families or friends.
My CarePack is the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygiene products, Letter writing materials, Electronics and Apparel items for sale on their website.

Here is a sample of what you can purchase for your inmate:
Food

Hygiene

Apparel

Electronics

*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered and have selected the inmate you wish to send commissary to, you will receive instructions on how much you can deposit, how much (and what) you can purchase for your inmate, and how often you can send commissary.

What is the Maximum Amount I can Deposit in an Inmate's Account?

LA County Jail limits individual deposits to an inmate's account to $200 at any one time, however an inmate can have up to $900 on their account at any given time.

What Can You Purchase for an Inmate's Commissary at LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center

LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center contracts with Access Securepak, also known as ‘My Care Pack’, for families to send pre-determined packages of commissary items to your inmate.

Access Securepak carries over 1,000 different items in the following categories:
- Food and Snacks
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Electronics
- Apparel

Registration Process:
1. Register here.
2. Select California.
3. Select LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center.
4. Find your Inmate.
5. Deposit Funds.
6. Order Commissary Items.
Once you are logged in, you will receive instructions on how much (and what products) you can send your inmate.
Contact Information:
* If you have any questions, you can call Access Securepak at 800-546-6283.
* You can email My Care Pack at [email protected]
* You can write them at:
    My Care Pack
    10880 Linpage Place
    St. Louis, MO 63132

* You can Live Chat with a Representative online: (bottom left corner of page)
   Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. CST, 
   and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CST.

*Note* Access Securepak will issue a refund for or replace broken, damaged, or missing products reported by LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center staff. They will not honor reports of discrepancies from inmate's families or friends.
My CarePack is the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygiene products, Letter writing materials, Electronics and Apparel items for sale on their website.

Here is a sample of what you can purchase for your inmate:
Food

Hygiene

Apparel

Electronics

*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered and have selected the inmate you wish to send commissary to, you will receive instructions on how much you can deposit, how much (and what) you can purchase for your inmate, and how often you can send commissary.

Who can Purchase Commissary for LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center Inmates?

Anybody can purchase commissary for your inmate as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place, as this might get them in further trouble.

Because of the ability for family members and friends to purchase commissary online from Access Securepak using a credit or debit card, you and your inmate have more options.

Why Do Inmates in LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center need Commissary?

Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody, the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center allows the inmate's family and/or friends to purchase products online from Access Secure Pak.

This allows them to obtain items such as personal hygiene products, snacks, apparel, electronics and stationery supplies. Otherwise they go without, and you don't want them to be obligated to others for their basic needs.

Important Tips and Information About Your Inmate's Commissary

Sometimes an inmate's commissary money is used to purchase items to pay gambling debts or purchase prescription medicine from another inmate. If your inmate is spending more than $10.00 a day on commissary items, you are most likely paying for him or her to gamble or buy drugs.

Some inmates, specifically those who are targeted for being weak or are in jail for rape or child molestation, are forced to relinquish their commissary to avoid regular beatings from other inmates.

If you think your inmate is being targeted for violence or having their commissary taken to avoid beatings, contact the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center and ask to investigate. If an inmate is being targeted, they will intervene and have the victim placed in protective custody, away from the general population.

Put your financial needs first and the inmate's second. Don't forget, the inmate is getting three free 2,000 calorie meals a day. The food may not be of the highest quality, but the commissary food is generally much less nutritious.

Click here to purchase commissary online for your inmate at LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center.

How to Arrange Video Visitation with LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center Inmates

Follow these instructions to schedule and then visit an inmate using GTL.

  • Register yourself and all visitors.
  • Select LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center
  • Select your inmate.
  • Schedule your preferred time for the visit.

For all the information you need to know regarding scheduling, cost, rules, tips and guidelines of inmate visits at the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center Inmate Phone Syste, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Send Money Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Los Angeles County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center follow these steps:

  • Select California, then select LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Los Angeles County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Los Angeles County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Los Angeles County.


 

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