Whittier Jail

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Whittier Jail Information

The Whittier Jail is a 25 bed jail in the city of Whittier, Los Angeles County, California.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 562-945-8250, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

Phone: 562-945-8250

Physical Address:
7315 Painter Ave
Whittier, CA 90602

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name and booking #
PO BOX 86164
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

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How Do You Find Someone in the Whittier Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Whittier Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 562-945-8250 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up a list of criminal courts for Los Angeles County and every other county in California.

Whittier Jail Inmate Search

The Whittier Jail maintains an average of 25 offenders in custody on any given day. The Whittier Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Los Angeles County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 529,180 offenders.

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About the Whittier Jail
The Whittier Jail in California has a capacity of 3,135 inmates as of July 31, 2022. It processes nearly 18,500 prisoners every year and houses inmates who are awaiting trial or sentencing. Inmates can be searched for online using the Whittier Jail Inmate Search, and the Whittier Jail also provides contact information, city, postal code, state, and county information. The Whittier Jail is located at 13200 Penn Street, Whittier, CA 90602. The jail operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can be contacted by phone at 562 567-9220. Additional information about the jail can be found on the City of Whittier website, Light in Prison website, and Cell Block 7 website. Additional information about the jail can be found on the City of Whittier website, Light in Prison website, and Cell Block 7 website. The Whittier Police Department operates a Type I jail facility staffed by jailers from G4S Secure Solutions. California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) manages the state's prison system with an emphasis on public safety, rehabilitation, community reintegration and restorative justice. AB 109, which was effective October 1, 2011, shifted certain inmates from state prisons to county jails or supervised release rather than early release. The California Institution for Men in Chino is an aging prison in disrepair that has been costly and deadly. The Whittier Jail in California is unique in that it is a privately operated Type I jail facility, staffed by jailers from G4S Secure Solutions. It is located in the city of Whittier, which has a population of 87,306. The jail is part of the Norwalk Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and is located at 11515 S. Colima Rd., Bldg F-103. It is also part of the Los Angeles County Probation Department, whose mission is to rebuild lives with integrity and the highest standards.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Whittier Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Whittier Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 562-945-8250.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Whittier Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Los Angeles County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Los Angeles County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Whittier Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Los Angeles County and other California and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Whittier Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Whittier Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Whittier Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Whittier Jail? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Whittier Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 562-945-8250 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Whittier Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Whittier Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 562-945-8250 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Whittier Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Whittier Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 562-945-8250 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Whittier Jail?

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Whittier Jail?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Los Angeles County follow these instructions:

Whittier Jail uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose California.
  • Choose Whittier Jail
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Whittier Jail, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. California to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. California to California) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Los Angeles County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Whittier Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 562-945-8250 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Whittier Jail, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Whittier Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 562-945-8250 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Whittier Jail, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Whittier Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 562-945-8250 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Whittier Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Whittier Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 562-945-8250 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Whittier Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Whittier Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 562-945-8250 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Los Angeles County

What are the other City and County Jails in Los Angeles County?

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Los Angeles County City Jails
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Other Jails Nearby

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