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The LA COUNTY JAIL - Mira Loma Detention in Lancaster, 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 - Mira Loma Detention 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 - Mira Loma Detention 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 - Mira Loma Detention 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 - Mira Loma Detention 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 - Mira Loma Detention Inmate Search

Mira Loma Detention Center

LA County Jail

Immigration and Naturalization Service

California Los Angeles
45100 N. 60th West
Lancaster, CA 93536
Inmate's first and last name, booking # and alien #
Mira Loma Detention Center
45100 N. 60th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
District Attorney: 213-974-1484

Visiting Hours are 7a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. In order to accommodate everyone, all visitors must check in no later than 2 p.m. 

Detainees are allowed a total of one hour of visiting time per week. This may be two 30 minutes visits or one 60 minutes visit, unless special arrangements are made in advance for two hours of visiting time. 

To save time, print out the form found on the link on this page and fill it out before you arrive.

Visitors to the Los Angeles County Jail must register online or in person prior to scheduling a visit. Go here to register online.


On the left column of PC's you will find the relevant Los Angeles County Jail and Mira Loma Detention Center information about recent arrests, inmates in the jail, your visitations, mail, phone, commissary and more. 

On mobile, just tap on the category you need help with below. The information you need is displayed in alphabetical order. 


The Mira Loma facility is contracted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to house illegal immigrants until their immigration case is decided. They function as a regular county jail with the exception that the individuals they house are identified as detainees. 


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Visiting an Inmate in the LA County Jail - Mira Loma Detention in California

Anytime you go to visit a friend or family member in any type of incarceration facility this can be an emotional and nerve-racking experience. Family and friends coming to visit someone at Mira Loma could potentially be doubly anxious because of the fear of deportation. Just because someone is in an immigration detainee status it does not automatically mean they will be deported. During your visitation times you might discuss the possibility of obtaining an immigration attorney if it is in your capacity to do so.
We will try to explain the visitation process for the Mira Loma Detention Center in order to help alleviate some of your worries and concerns. If you have questions still that are not answered here, be sure to call facility and ask or ask while you are there.

Visitation Days & Hours:

  • Saturday          7 AM to 3 PM
  • Sunday            7 AM to 3 PM

Visitation time is one hour per week. The time may be divided into two 30 minute increments or used as one 60 minute visit. The only exception to this is if special arrangements have been made for a two-hour visit.

Special Visitation Days

On the following holidays special visitation is allowed. If the holiday falls on the weekend, it is treated like a normal visitation day. However, if the holiday falls during the week this will be qualified as an additional visitation day for that week.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Preparing for Visitation

Prior to visitation you should print and fill out the visiting form for the Mira Loma Detention Center. Click here to go straight to the form. You will need to print this out and fill it out in its entirety. There is space on this form for filling out detailed information on three visitors and three child visitors.

This form must be filled out and taken with you on the day visitation. If you have any questions or problems in filling out the form, please contact the Mira Loma facility ahead of time.

Visitation Rules for the Mira Loma Detention Center

  • Items not allowed to be brought to visitation:
  • purses
  • cell phones
  • cameras
  • knives
  • tobacco products
  • Strollers are permitted.
  • Children must remain with parent at all times.

If for any reason a visitor needs special accommodations, you should contact the facility ahead of time to make necessary arrangements.

Dress Code When Visiting a Detainee and Mira Loma Detention Center

Anyone attending visitation at Mira Loma detention center is expected to dress and casual business attire. This means clothing should be reasonably plain and simple and absent of pictures, words, emblems, etc. below are specifically prohibited and/or dictated dress regulations.

  • Shirts and shoes are worn at all times.
  • No type a sleeveless shirt is permitted.
  • Muscle shirts are not permitted.
  • Shirts must cover the midriff.
  • Jogging shorts and cutoffs are not allowed.
  • Short-short garments of any type are not allowed.
  • See-through or nude-like clothing are not allowed.
  • Top of all clothing must be at underarm height or above in front and back.
  • No gang colors, emblems, markings of any type are allowed.
  • All short should be as long as mid-thigh so they cover normally covered areas of the body: buttocks, crotch, etc. This is when rule applies when standing or sitting.
  • No strapless tops or tube tops are allowed.
  • Swimsuits are not allowed.

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How to use the Inmate Search for LA County Jail - Mira Loma Detention in California

[Article_Ad_2]Mira Loma Detention facility is quite different from other Los Angeles County jails. Though Mira Loma functions as part of the regular County jail system it is contracted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This is a facility whose purpose is to house illegal immigrants waiting for their immigration case to be decided. These individuals are classified as federal detainees and not as inmates.

Since Mira Loma functions as an LA County Jail many of the functionalities such as visitation, mail, etc. are similar to other LA County jails. Detainees from over 60 countries are housed at Mira Loma in barracks-style housing. All detainees have access to the following services:

  • Medical
  • Recreation
  • Library
  • Stores
  • religious programs
  • school programs

Learning to work your way through locating and inmate and any jail system can be a complicated task. Because Mira Loma is somewhat different than the standard county jail it could lead to increased confusion. We will help walk you through the locating process and then explain about posting bond. Because these are federal detainees and illegal immigrants the concept of posting bond is very different from standard jail procedures.

Locating and inmate at Mira Loma

By going to the front page of our LA County Jail – Mira Loma Detention Inmate Search here you can simplify the process of finding the detainee you are looking for. Look under the category heading called Inmate Search. You’ll see links related to Los Angeles County searches. This is appropriate still from Mira Loma because it is run as an LA County Jail. The links you should see are as follows:

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

You can click on any of the first four links to begin a search that would lead you to a detainee housed in Mira Loma. The fifth and six links are informational links that will take you to arrest warrants and VINELINK respectfully. VINELINK provides information on offenders to victims and assists them with questions.

Once you click on one of the above links you will launch to a data information page. Here you will be asked to enter criteria about the detainee whom you are searching for. You have the following fields available to enter data into:

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Middle name
  • Date of birth

You will have to enter the last name and first name as they are required information. The middle name and date of birth are optional fields, but if you enter these it will help shorten the number of results returned in your list.

After you hit the search button, you will be launched to a page called a CAPTCHA page. At the top you will see a computer generated code that you will need to enter in the blank box. This is a computerized test to assure the computer system that you are not a computer trying to gain information on inmates or detainees.

If your returned results do not satisfy your search for the particular person you are looking for there are a few reasons this may occur.

  • You may have spelled something incorrectly
  • The detainee may not be housed at Mira Loma or in the LA County system

You can try to re-enter the detainee’s information and see if you get the same results. If you still are unsuccessful, the detainee is likely not in the LA County Jail system at this time or they’ve only been in the system a very short time and have not had time to populate the database.

Posting an Immigration Bond

Once you locate the detainee of interest to you, you may be wanting to post bond for them. When dealing with illegal immigrants this is complex and complicated matter to understand and to explain. We will try to give you the highlights of the process her and direct you to further resources when necessary.

Due to the complexities of the immigration bond posting process it is advisable that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney for assistance. They are very knowledgeable about these types of situations and can advise you on the best route to go.

Keep in mind that most illegal immigrants are not eligible for release from immigration detention. In fact, there is a very low percentage you are allowed to have bond posted for them.  There is a general consensus that detainees associated with any of the following problems are not eligible for consideration of bonding:

  • Any serious criminal history
  • Multiple crime history
  • Controlled substance violations
  • Money laundering
  • Trafficking in drugs, persons, or prostitution
  • Any drug crimes besides simple marijuana possession
  • Many firearm offenses
  • If order for deportation already in place

If a detainee does not have a history of any of these, they may be eligible to be considered for bond. Bonded detainees can be released from custody pending the hearing of their case. When a detainee is considered eligible and allowed to be bonded, here are the steps that will occur:

  • ICE or an immigration judge will decide or revise the bond amount
  • a family member or friend can post the bond at the detention facility (Mira Loma) or the field office
  • detainee is then released
  • if detainee returns for the court hearing the bond amount is returned to the family/friend
  • if detainee does not return the full bond is forfeited

Only about 10% of illegal immigrants awaiting hearings are allowed to have bond posted for them. There are several factors taken into consideration when deciding whether or not a detainee can be considered for bond. Besides criminal history noted above the following are several considerations.

  • employment
  • financial stability
  • Time in the U.S.
  • family ties
  • do they have a sponsor
  • history of coming back for court hearings
  • history of immigration violations
  • true chances for planning the protection relief
  • arrest

 As explained above, because posting immigration bond is much different than posting bond for regular jail proceedings you would be well advised to contact an immigration attorney to assist you through this process.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the LA County Jail - Mira Loma Detention in California

When someone you care about is being detained at Mira Loma, this can be a very emotional time. You’re probably wanting to be in contact with them and you’re worried about deportation. This can definitely be an emotional and confusing time for everyone involved. We will provide you with some information here that will hopefully help alleviate some of your anxiety.

You can contact your detainee at Mira Loma via mail sent to them through the United States Postal Service or by visiting. Visitation is covered in a separate section that we will address the mail system here.

First of all you need to know that mail rules and regulations are very strict. They must be followed exactly. Attempts to intentionally disregard these rules will lead to mail not being delivered, it may be returned and are confiscated, and you could be arrested.

Where to Send Mail to?

Detainee Name, Booking Number, Alien Number
Mira Loma Detention Center
45100 N. 60th Street West
Lancaster CA 93536

A general rule for all mail going to any incarceration or detaining facility is that envelopes should be plain white and free of any stray marks. The only writing on the outside of the envelope should be the detainees address as instructed above and your return address.

There are many things that should not be mailed to the detainee. The following list may not be all-inclusive but will give you a good idea of items that are not allowed. Detainees are allowed to have up to $70 on the person at all times and can therefore purchase items they need within the facility. You should not mail:

  • any type of food or drink
  • any type of ID card or copies of ID cards
  • cash or checks
  • jewelry
  • balloons, glue like substances, or tape
  • no cosmetics
  • envelopes, stationery, stamps
  • money orders over $200 (they will be returned to the sender)

You Can Mail:

  • money orders less than $200 from one of the following
    • U.S. Post Office
    • Continental Express
    • Travelers Express
    • Albertsons

For other items you’d like to mail to an inmate housed at Mira Loma Detention Center you should contact the facility to inquire if it is allowed. Because Mira Loma is not a long-term destination for most illegal aliens, items that are allowed to be mailed in should be cleared through the facility first.

Rules and regulations can change and often do in regard to space that is available. It’s very important that you contact Mira Loma to be sure of current rules and regulations. You can call 661-524-2799 for detainee information. If you have questions related to immigration and customs you should call 661-940-3555. This will take you to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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