Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)

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Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) Information

The Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) is a 300 bed jail in the city of San Diego, San Diego County, California. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the California State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 619-531-3200, 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.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) at 619-531-3200 to get it.

Phone: 619-531-3200

Physical Address:
446 Alta Rd., Suite 5300
San Diego, CA 92158

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Booking #
San Diego Central Jail
Mail Processing Center
451 Riverview Parkway, Building C
Santee, CA 92071

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Booking #
San Diego Central Jail
Mail Processing Center
451 Riverview Parkway, Building C
Santee, CA 92071

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)?

To search for an inmate in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed), 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 619-531-3200 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up a list of criminal courts for San Diego County and every other county in California. The San Diego County District Attorney also has a helpful website where you can look up an offender's criminal court case online.

The San Diego County Sheriff provides a resource for looking up Active Arrest Warrants for this county.

Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) Inmate Search

This is a link to all of the city and county jails, and juvenile detention facilities in San Diego County.

The Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) maintains an average of 300 offenders in custody on any given day. The Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) 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 San Diego County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 131,780 offenders.

The following charts of San Diego County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the San Diego County Corrections Department, the state of California Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in San Diego County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for San Diego County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)

Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed), (FAC8), is closed as of 2023. The jail was designed as a medium-security adult male facility with 300 inmate beds. It later included minimum custody-level male inmates, overseen by 25 staff members.

Helpful links for all San Diego County Jails:

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed), call the jail’s booking line at 619-531-3200.

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.

Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) Booking Roster

What happens during booking in San Diego 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 San Diego 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 Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)?

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 San Diego 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 Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) 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 Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) 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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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)? What is the Schedule?

Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 



Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to $15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 619-531-3200 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 Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)?

Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 



Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to $15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 619-531-3200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)?

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)

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

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select California.
  • Select Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 619-531-3200 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed).  To do this you need the Inmate's ID Number and the Facility Locator Number for San Diego County.

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, and to get the Facility Locator Number, check out our Send Money Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 619-531-3200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from San Diego County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your San Diego County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 619-531-3200 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed), and what can I send them?

Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Booking #
San Diego Central Jail
Mail Processing Center
451 Riverview Parkway, Building C
Santee, CA 92071



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Booking #
San Diego Central Jail
Mail Processing Center
451 Riverview Parkway, Building C
Santee, CA 92071



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) standards will be disposed of. 
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Booking #
San Diego Central Jail
Mail Processing Center
451 Riverview Parkway, Building C
Santee, CA 92071

Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Booking #
San Diego Central Jail
Mail Processing Center
451 Riverview Parkway, Building C
Santee, CA 92071


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 619-531-3200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed), and what can I purchase?

Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) Commissary and Money Deposits

Friends and family of inmates in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) can purchase commissary online and have that shipped directly to an inmate.

Commissary items range from snacks to hygeine products to stationary. You can even deposit money so that your inmate can purchase their own items.





 

How to Purchase Commissary for an Inmate in Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) 

Friends and family of inmates in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) can purchase commissary online and have that shipped directly to an inmate.

Commissary items range from snacks to hygeine products to stationary. You can even deposit money so that your inmate can purchase their own items.

To learn everything you need to know about how to purchase commissary for an inmate, and limits to how much you can deposit, check out our Commissary Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 619-531-3200 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) using an Online Messaging Service?

Every Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) inmate is allowed to send and receive two digital messages per day, each totalling no more than 2,500 text charcters.

Instructions for emailing an inmate

Search for the inmate on Who’s in Jail site using the incarcerated person’s name. To prevent conflicts in spelling, you may search using only the first two letters of the first and last name.
Next, do the Captcha code to verify you are not a bot.

You should see a list with one or more names. Click on the last name of the correct person to view the inmate's page in the Who’s in Jail system
Halfway down the page you will see an envelope icon you can click in order to send a message. Follow the instructions on submitting your email address.
Then open your email account, click on the link and send your message.

How to Email / Text an Inmate in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)

Every Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) inmate is allowed to send and receive two digital messages per day, each totalling no more than 2,500 text charcters.

Instructions for emailing an inmate

Search for the inmate on Who’s in Jail site using the incarcerated person’s name. To prevent conflicts in spelling, you may search using only the first two letters of the first and last name.
Next, do the Captcha code to verify you are not a bot.

For complete instructions on how to exchange emails with an inmate in the San Diego Corrections system, check out our Inmate Email page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 619-531-3200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed) have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 619-531-3200 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)? What does it look like?
Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding San Diego County?

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This facility, known as "Facility 8 Jail (temporarily closed)" is also known as San Diego County Facility 8 Jail.