San Diego City Jail Family & Friends Information

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San Diego City Jail INMATE & FAMILY SERVICES

San Diego City Jail
446 Alta Road
San Diego, CA 92154

To locate or find information about an inmate in the San Diego City Jail, call the jail at 619-661-7205 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for San Diego City Jail.

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.


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About the San Diego City Jail

The San Diego City Jail, located in the city of San Diego, in San Diego County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 1500 Bookings, with a daily average of 75 Inmates and a staff of 18.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in San Diego City Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the San Diego City Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the San Diego County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The San Diego City Jail also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the California State Prison System 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 jail. 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for San Diego City Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about San Diego City Jail?... or how to find an Inmate, and then how to to communicate with them when you do locate them?

We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions people always ask us in order to help you find this information.... so keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page to get your questions answered. But if you still have questions and the answer is not on any of the other pages linked from the green buttons at the top of the page, call the facility at 619-661-7205.

San Diego City Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California San Diego 75


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

446 Alta Road
San Diego, CA 92154


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
San Diego City Jail
446 Alta Road
San Diego, CA 92154


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the San Diego City Jail in California?
There are 75 inmates in the San Diego City 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, San Diego City 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 San Diego City Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the San Diego City Jail in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 1500 offenders were booked into the San Diego City 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 San Diego City Jail.

How many people work at the San Diego City Jail in California?
The San Diego City Jail maintains a staff of approximately 18. 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 San Diego City Jail in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the San Diego City Jail in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the San Diego City Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL San Diego City 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 619-661-7205 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 San Diego City Jail in California?
The San Diego City Jail address and phone number is: 446 Alta Road
San Diego, CA 92154. Their phone number is 619-661-7205. 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 San Diego City Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the San Diego City Jail?
Call 619-661-7205 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at San Diego City 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 San Diego City Jail.

This facility, known as "San Diego City Jail" is also known as San Diego City Jail, California, San Diego.