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Orange County Jail Intake Release Center
550 N. Flower Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703

714-834-5955

The Orange County Jail Intake Release Center is the main jail in Orange County California. While the police in the cities and towns in Orange County can arrest and detain offenders, the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center is the facility that is accredited by California to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Orange County Jail Intake Release Center, located at:
550 N. Flower Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 714-834-5955.

The main reason that people call 714-834-5955 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Orange County Jail Intake Release Center that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Orange County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Orange County Jail Intake Release Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Orange County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center has approximately 53280 bookings, with a daily average of 2664 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 666.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Orange County Jail Intake Release Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Orange County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the California Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Orange County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the California Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Orange County Jail Intake Release 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 Orange County Jail Intake Release 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 Orange County Jail Intake Release 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.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Orange County Jail Intake Release Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Orange County Jail Intake Release Center supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Orange County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Orange County Jail Intake Release Center, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Orange County Jail Intake Release Center adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Orange County Jail Intake Release Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Orange 2,664


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

550 N. Flower Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate name and booking number (required information)
Orange County Sheriff's Department
550 N. Flower St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center in California?
There are 2664 inmates in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center in California. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Orange County Jail Intake Release Center will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 53280 offenders were booked into the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center in California. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center.

How many people work at the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center in California?
The Orange County Jail Intake Release Center maintains a staff of approximately 666. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. California law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Orange County Jail Intake Release Center INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 714-834-5955 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a California prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center in California?
The Orange County Jail Intake Release Center address and phone number is: 550 N. Flower Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703. Their phone number is 714-834-5955. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Orange County Jail Intake Release Center, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Orange County Jail Intake Release Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center?
Call 714-834-5955 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Orange County Jail Intake Release Center. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Orange County Jail Intake Release Center.

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