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The LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Los Angeles County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the California Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

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On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Los Angeles County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Los Angeles County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



LA COUNTY JAIL - Inmate Reception Center Inmate Search

Los Angeles County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Los Angeles
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
450 Bauchet Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
INMATE MAIL
Inmate's first and last name and booking #
Inmate Reception Center
PO BOX 86164 - Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164
FAX NUMBERS
District Attorney: 213-974-1484
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The Inmate Reception Center is a temporary holding facility for those recently arrested. They do not allow visitation. 

Most inmates that are not being immediately released are transferred to one of the following facilities in the Los Angeles County Jail System after they are classified:

1. Century Regional Detention Facility

2. Men's Central Jail

3. Mira Loma Detention

4. North County Correctional Facility

5. Pitchess Detention Center East

6. Pitchess Detention Center North

7. Pitchess Detention Center South

8. Twin Towers

Juvenile Facilities and another 80+ police jails in Los Angeles County can be found here.

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To post bail for an inmate or pay a fine, make the Cashier's Check payable to "Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department." Bail can only be paid at the IRC cashiering office; address is listed above. The Cashier is open 24 hours a day.

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You must register with the jail prior to scheduling a visit. Online Visitation Registration


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On the left column when using a PC, you will find the relevant Los Angeles County Jail and Inmate Reception Center information about recent arrests, inmates in the jail, your visitations, mail, phone, commissary and a lot, lot more. 


On mobile, just tap on the category you need help with. The ribbon expands and the information you need is displayed in alphabetical order under it. 

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Hundreds of links and information about LA County jails, inmates, arrests and Los Angeles County, state of California and US Federal courts, laws and sentencing..Updated daily... 


Lists of all of LA County Most Wanted, California Most Wanted and Federal Most Wanted (a total of over 75 lists), the court system, public defenders and case records. Almost all our blog posts are written by former inmates. Let us know below what other information you would like to see.



 
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Visiting an Inmate in the LA County Jail - Inmate Reception Center (IRC) in California

When someone has been incarcerated it’s easy enough to understand why you would want to visit them. Being in jail can be a scary time for both the inmate and family. Most likely, the first thing you want to do when you hear that someone has been arrested is to go see them. This is totally understandable and generally encouraged throughout the LA County jail system.

The Inmate Reception Center is a unique incarceration component. This facility is designed to be a short-term housing area for inmates going through processing in route to other facilities. Therefore there are no long-term housing expectations that would lead to the need for scheduling of visitations.

Because the LA County Jail – Inmate Reception Center is designed to be a temporary holding location only, this means the general expectation is that inmates will not reside here very long. Therefore, visitation is not allowed at the inmate reception center (IRC).

There are times when you might possibly be asked to come to the Inmate Reception Center. If you are asked to come to the Inmate Reception Center for any reason, the address is 450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The inmate information phone number is 213 – 473 – 6100.

One such instance where you may need to come to the IRC would be to pick up property for a male inmate being sentenced to state prison. If this is the case, you will need to come during the specified hours between 8 am & 8 pm Monday through Friday. These times are specific and restricted.

Though it may be difficult to understand, please try to remember that while your inmate is housed at the Inmate Reception Center they are only going to be here for a short time. This particular facility in the Los Angeles County jail system is not intended for visitation purposes. If you need to obtain information on your inmate, you should call the phone number as listed above.

Just remember that your inmate is soon to be in route to another housing facility and you’ll be able to visit them there. You will then begin the electronic registration process and scheduling your visits electronically so that you can visit them wherever they may be housed. If you live far away from the facility where the inmate is placed, perhaps you can use the new video visitation system.

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How to use the Inmate Search for LA County Jail - Inmate Reception Center (IRC) in California

Have you ever tried to figure out a jail system? This can be quite a daunting task. Actually it can be quite a scary task. Figuring out where to go, what to do, and how to do it can be very confusing and more than a little bit scary. We’re here to help.

[Article_Ad_2]We understand that during this time of life upheaval it may even be difficult for you to think clearly. If you’ve never dealt with the jail system before, you may not even have a clue where to begin. By starting here you made a good start. We will help you to answer the most important questions and get you going on the right path.

The first thing you need to do is locate your inmate so let’s get started.

We want to start you off right from the beginning on our front page. Let’s get you to click here to get started. When you get on the front page you should see the jail’s contact information in the center column and heading called Inmate Search on the far left hand side.

Under the Inmate Search category heading you should see several links. These links take you to specific areas where you can perform an inmate search via list, inmate search, looking through County inmates mobile, and recent arrest (as long as the arrest has not been within the last two hours). The links should look something like this. The last two links you see at the bottom are Arrest Warrants and VINELINK. These are specialized links that will lead you to further information on the specific areas.

  • Los Angeles County Jail Inmate List
  • Los Angeles County Jail Inmate Search
  • County Inmates – mobile
  • Recent Arrest – Los Angeles County
  • Arrest Warrants – Los Angeles County
  • VINELINK - Inmate Search

Once you click on your link of interest you’ll be taken to a database page. Here you will be asked to enter some specific information including the minimum of a last name and first name. You can also include a middle name and a date of birth to help shorten your search list but you can start with the basic name search if that’s the best you have.
If you do decide to enter the date of birth, you will have to enter it in a very specific format. The computer will assist you if you have any problems.

After you’ve entered in the required information and hit submit, you then go to another data entry page. Here you have to enter the letters of the visual code presented to you by the computer. This step in the process is designed to prevent automated computer searching. If you have problems during this phase or are unable to get past the captcha page you can call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for help. The operator can be reached at (213) 473 – 6080.

All bail bonding occurs at the inmate reception center

If bail amounts have been set, there are specific steps you must go through in order to get bail paid for an inmate and hopefully get them released. The first step is to make sure that you know how much the bail needs to be. Next, you need to go get a cashier’s check and make sure that it’s filled out to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The next step should be pretty easy because bail has to be paid at the Inmate Reception Center (IRC) cashiers window. The address is 450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the LA County Jail - Inmate Reception Center (IRC) in California

Anytime someone is incarcerated contact is important. Keeping in communication with those we love is one of the most important things during a time of stress and heart ache. Incarceration can be just that type of situation.

However, due to rules and regulations and necessary safety precautions various forms of contact may not be feasible, safe, or possible. Please be understanding and realized that the LA County jail system is definitely on your side and hopes to help you keep in contact with your inmate.

Contacting an inmate at the Inmate Reception Center may be a little different than if you’re trying to contact an inmate at another LA County jail. Due to the fact that the IRC is actually considered a short duration stay facility the modalities of contact with inmates housed here may be slightly different than across the rest of the system.

First of all, because this is an interim facility there is no visitation allowed at the IRC. As with other facilities in the LA County jail system telephone and email contact are also not methods of communication. If someone resides long enough in the IRC, you would build contact them via mail if so desired.

The best way to do this would be to contact them via the general mail address. Here is how an envelope should be addressed.

Full Inmate Name, Booking number
PO Box 86164
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086 – 0164

If you do need to mail something to an inmate at the IRC, be cognizant of the very strict mailing rules. Any items that are mailed in and not allowed will be returned to sender or detained for evidence purposes.

There are many items that are not allowed in this list must be adhered to. There are also items that are allowed and will cover those first.

Allowed items

  • money orders under $200 made out to the inmate
  • plain letters in clean envelopes (no writing or drawing on the envelopes)
  • up to five photographs are pictures
    • minimum size 2” x 3”
    • maximum size 4” x 6”
  • up to three books a week
    • mailed directly from publisher or a bookstore
    • cannot contain sexually explicit material
  • greeting cards smaller than 6” x 9”

Not Allowed Items

  • no books, magazines, or publications from sources other than the publisher or bookstore
  • no type of food, snacks, drinks
  • no envelope, stamps, writing supplies, pens, pencils
  • no sticky substances such as stamps, stickers, glue
  • No hygiene or cosmetic items
  • No mailing supplies
  • no gambling paraphernalia such as lottery tickets
  • no prepaid phone cards, credit cards, debit cards, ID cards
  • no checks or cash
  • nothing sexually explicit, nude, or gang-related, suggestive, provocative

Mail worlds are actually pretty simple. Just keep the mail clean and him and include letters, acceptable pictures, and money via money orders as acceptable. Always keep abreast of changes to the rules and guidelines which may be adjusted if needed.

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