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Santa Ana Jail
62 Civic Center Plaza
Boyd Way & 6th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Santa Ana Jail: 714-245-8100

The Santa Ana Jail 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 Santa Ana Jail is the facility that is accredited by California to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Santa Ana Jail, located at:
62 Civic Center Plaza
Boyd Way & 6th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at Santa Ana Jail: 714-245-8100.

The main reason that people call Santa Ana Jail: 714-245-8100 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 Santa Ana Jail 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 Santa Ana Jail 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 Santa Ana Jail has approximately 10000 bookings, with a daily average of 500 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 125.

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 Santa Ana Jail 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 Santa Ana Jail. 

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 Santa Ana Jail 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 Santa Ana Jail, 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 Santa Ana Jail 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 Bail out an Inmate in Orange County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Santa Ana Jail follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Santa Ana Jail, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Santa Ana Jail uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Santa Ana Jail using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Santa Ana Jail may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Santa Ana Jail inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Santa Ana Jail?

To visit an inmate in Orange County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Orange County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Santa Ana Jail:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Orange County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Santa Ana Jail's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Orange County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Santa Ana Jail, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Orange County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Santa Ana Jail Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked Questions

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Orange County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Santa Ana Jail Phone: Santa Ana Jail: 714-245-8100


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Santa Ana Jail

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Orange County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select California.
  • Select Santa Ana Jail
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling Santa Ana Jail: 714-245-8100 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link above.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Santa Ana Jail

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, check out our Send Money Page.


 

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

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Santa Ana Jail follow these steps:

  • Register here to create an account with icaregifts for Orange County.
  • Choose California, then Santa Ana Jail, and then 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 Orange County at any one time.
  • There are a total of fourteen (14) pre-determined icaregift packs available to choose from. 
  • The gift packs for inmates in Orange County range in price from $10.49 for ten pre-stamped envelopes, 2 pens and a pad of writing paper, to $104.99 for a box of 85 snack and food items.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Santa Ana Jail, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Orange County.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Santa Ana Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Santa Ana Jail 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 Santa Ana Jail, 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 Santa Ana Jail 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. 

Santa Ana Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Orange 500


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

62 Civic Center Plaza
Boyd Way & 6th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701


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


Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Santa Ana Jail in California?
There are 500 inmates in the Santa Ana Jail 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, Santa Ana Jail 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 Santa Ana Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Santa Ana Jail in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 10000 offenders were booked into the Santa Ana Jail 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 Santa Ana Jail.

How many people work at the Santa Ana Jail in California?
The Santa Ana Jail maintains a staff of approximately 125. 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 Santa Ana Jail in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Santa Ana Jail in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Santa Ana Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Santa Ana Jail 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 Santa Ana Jail: 714-245-8100 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 Santa Ana Jail in California?
The Santa Ana Jail address and phone number is: 62 Civic Center Plaza
Boyd Way & 6th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701. Their phone number is Santa Ana Jail: 714-245-8100. 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 Santa Ana Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Santa Ana Jail, 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 Santa Ana Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Santa Ana Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Santa Ana Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Santa Ana Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Santa Ana Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Santa Ana Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Santa Ana Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Santa Ana Jail?
Call Santa Ana Jail: 714-245-8100 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Santa Ana Jail. 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 Santa Ana Jail.

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