Register by calling: (213) 893-5100. A jail staff member will walk you through the process and email your user name and password for scheduling visits.
If you would prefer to register in person, go to 450 Bauchet St, Los Angeles 90012. A jail staff member will walk you through the process and email your user name and password for scheduling visits. You must have a valid government issued ID to present during this registration process.
You can register online by clicking here . Once on the web page, click “register today” and follow all prompts.
If you have been convicted of a felony or are on felony / misdemeanor probation you must fill out a special form and send it to the jail for processing. Click here to print the form to fill out. Mail completed form to 450 Bauchet St, Los Angeles 90012, Attention – Visitation. Wait two weeks then call (661) 295-8815 to find out if you have been approved or denied.
Anyone who has registered, been approved and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID, can visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Los Angeles County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Three approved people are allowed at each visit. Each child also counts as a visitor.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Call 213-473-6100 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here then click the visiting link for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the LA COUNTY JAIL - Men's Central Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 213-473-6100 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The LA COUNTY JAIL - Men's Central Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
LA COUNTY JAIL - Men's Central Jail requires all visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 213-473-6100 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
Each inmate is provided with at least two visits totaling at least one hour per week. General population inmates may receive four 15 minute visits per week totaling one hour, and special handle inmates may receive two 30 minute visits per week totaling one hour
Saturdays- 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday/Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Check online schedule for holiday visiting hours.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, LA COUNTY JAIL - Men's Central Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 213-473-6100 to ask for special consideration.
To schedule a visit:
Using your username and password, click here to locate inmate and add that inmate to your account.
Select a visiting time.
Add any other registered/approved visitors who will come with you to the visit. (Minors must be registered as minor visitors).
Submit visitation request.
Call 213-473-6100 or click here to input inmate ID number and view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The LA COUNTY JAIL - Men's Central Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 213-473-6100 to ask specific questions about the LA COUNTY JAIL - Men's Central Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines.
You must arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled visit or it will be forfeited.
Check in by showing valid government-issued, photo ID. (They will run your name for warrants nationwide before allowing you to visit the inmate. If a warrant pops up, you will be arrested).
Go through a metal detector and a search of purses, etc.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Check your email or the jail website before leaving to go to a visit, as visits get cancelled for various reasons. You will be notified by email if your visit is canceled and you need to reschedule.
Inmates not yet classified and still in reception cannot receive visits. No exceptions. To visit a “high-power inmate you must call the jail to schedule one.
Call 213-473-6100 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding LA COUNTY JAIL - Men's Central Jail visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at LA COUNTY JAIL - Men's Central Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.