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The LA COUNTY JAIL - Pitchess Detention Center East (CURRENTLY CLOSED - JANUARY 2015) in Castaic, 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 - Pitchess Detention Center East (CURRENTLY CLOSED - JANUARY 2015) 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 - Pitchess Detention Center East (CURRENTLY CLOSED - JANUARY 2015) 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 - Pitchess Detention Center East (CURRENTLY CLOSED - JANUARY 2015) 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 - Pitchess Detention Center East (CURRENTLY CLOSED - JANUARY 2015) 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 - Pitchess Detention Center East (CURRENTLY CLOSED - JANUARY 2015) Inmate Search

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Los Angeles 850
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
29310 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384
INMATE MAIL
Pitchess Detention Center East
Inmate Name, Booking Number
PO BOX 86164 - Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164
FAX NUMBERS
District Attorney: 213-974-1484
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Pitchess Detention Center East is currently CLOSED. (January 2015)


General Inmate Information, call: 213-473-6080.

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Visiting an Inmate in the LA County Jail - Pitchess Detention Center East in California

While visiting Pitchess Detention Center East, you will be entering the oldest jail facility in Los Angeles County still in operation. Designed to house over 850 inmates the building in the visitation process can be somewhat intimidating. Visitation itself can be an overwhelming process and scary on top of that.

That’s why we are here to help you. We hope through our explanations to ease your anxieties and frustrations. We also hope to help alleviate your fears. Just remember that the rules and regulations are put in place to protect all the inmates, the staff, and the visitors who come to the Pitchess Detention Center East facility.

Visitation hours at Pitchess Detention Center East include weekends and specific holidays as follows:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving day
  • Christmas Day

Hours are 8 AM to 2 PM and visitation occurs at 29300 The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384 in the Dr. Elmer T. Jaffe visiting center. The visiting center can be reached at (661) 295 – 8074.

Pitchess Detention Center East (PDC) LA County Jail began participating in the online visitation scheduling system near the end of 2012. Walk-ins are still allowed at Pitchess Detention Center East, but the online scheduling system makes things run a lot smoother and faster.

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How to use the Inmate Search for LA County Jail - Pitchess Detention Center East in California

As a member of the LA County Jail System, PDC East began participating in the online visitation scheduling system to facilitate faster and easier manipulation through the visitation system. Once you are a registered visitor it’s very simple to arrange your visit with your inmate.

[Article_Ad_2]The first step is to be sure you have an email address. The second step is you will need a computer. Initially you will have to go to the front page of the Visitation Scheduling System to register. You be asked to enter your email address and then entered a second time to confirm. You will then receive an email asking you to validate your email address. Your validation email will give you your first password that you can change later.

If you are unable to access the computer, there are kiosks in some of the LA County Jail visitation centers where you can register.

Once you’ve made it through the registration process either at a computer or kiosk it’s fairly simple to make an appointment to visit your inmate. The system will only allow you to schedule visits for times that the inmate is available. If there’s an opening you can schedule an appointment for visitation.

If you have problems throughout the registration or visitation scheduling process, you can contact the helpdesk Monday through Friday. There someone available 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. If you have problems with forgotten password, there’s a link on the sign in page that will help you.

Once you’ve schedule an appointment using the online scheduling system, it’s important that you attend your meeting or cancel in advance. Visits that are not canceled may be counted against the inmate’s visitation privileges for the week. The facility may also cancel scheduled visits for the following reasons:

  • inmate was moved
  • inmate was released
  • visitation stations availability is changed
  • visitation schedules have changed
  • inmate was placed on restrictions

Rules and regulations for visitation
The rules and regulations for visitation are important for all to follow. These are designed for protection of visitors, inmates, and staff. Anyone intentionally violating visitation guidelines can have visitation privileges revoked, visitations canceled, or be subject to arrest.

Proper clothing and footwear should be worn at all times.

  • Clothing should fully cover, not be revealing or provocative, and have no gang-related symbols are pictures on it.

All visitors are subject to search at any time throughout the visit if deemed necessary. Vehicles brought on the facility property may also be searched. If any contraband is discovered it can be confiscated and arrest as possible.

All visitors and children are expected to behave calmly and quietly.
All visitors should be respectful of jail property.
No substances such as tobacco or alcohol are allowed on the property.
No weapons of any type are allowed on jail property.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the LA County Jail - Pitchess Detention Center East in California

When you start trying to find someone incarcerated in the facility housing 850 individuals, it can seem quite overwhelming. There are search tools available to help you find exactly where your inmate is and then how to go about posting bond. Don’t worry. We understand that this can be a scary process that’s why we’ve developed these easy explanations to help walk you through the process.

Once you see how easy it is to use the search and find tools we have available on our front page for the Pitchess Detention Center East facility, you’ll feel much more at ease and your anxiety and stress will be relieved. So let’s get started learning how to use the tools that will make this process much easier for you.

We want to begin from the front page. Once you’ve clicked on the link you should see the words INMATE SEARCH in an orange color near the top left of the page. You’ll also see the page contains other information about the Pitchess Detention Center East facility. For instance the facility address is included here as is the telephone number. We have placed these below for your reference.

Address:
29310 The Old Road
Castaic, CA 91384
213 – 473 – 6100

Now let’s take a look at the Inmate Search and how to use it. There are six links beneath the Inmate Search category heading. These include a list search, a general search, search for mobile County inmates, search for recently arrested inmates, and the information link for arrest warrants, and a VINELINK link for information on victim’s assistance.

The links are presented 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

Both Los Angeles County links (inmate list and inmate search), County inmates mobile, and recent arrest require you to supply specific inmate criteria for you are allowed to search further. Once you click on the links you’ll go to a data entry page. Here you will need to enter data specifically about the inmate whom you are searching for.

  • Last name – required
  • First name –  required
  • Middle name – optional
  • Date of birth – optional
    • If date of birth is entered, it must be in the following format. MM/DD/YYYY

The more information you’re able to enter, the shorter the list you will have to look through. This may seem kind of silly, but one looking through a database that contains many thousands of names you could easily find yourself searching through 100 or more if the name is too general.

Once you click submit to be taken to validation page or you’ll have to enter a computerized code. This is just to prove that you’re a human being entering the data to search for an inmate and not someone trying to tap into the system using a computer.

If you have any problems you can reach an operator for assistance at (213) 473 – 6080.

It is important to note here that inmates who were both and/or processed within the last two hours may not be available on the site.

How to post bond for someone housed at Pitchess Detention Center East – LA County Jail

Bail amounts are predetermined based on crime and degree of crime. If the bail allowance has been issued and it’s possible to post bond the process is not enormously difficult after that.

Just go to the post office or to the bank and obtained a cashier’s check for the total amount of the bail. Once you have to cashier’s check fill it out payable to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Next take the check to the Inmate Reception Center (IRC) cashiers window. This is where all bonds are paid for Los Angeles County. The IRC is located at 450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

 

Contacting an Inmate at Pitchess Detention Center East – LA County Jail

Keeping in contact with someone that’s incarcerated can be challenging yet also very rewarding for you and the inmate. At Pitchess Detention Center East contact is considered an important part of the inmate’s rehabilitation. Contact methods include both visitation and daily mail. At the current time there is no telephone contact system or email availability.

The mail system can be difficult to maneuver if you don’t understand the rules and regulations. That’s what we’re here to help explain. You don’t want to have your mail confiscated and/or returned because of something inappropriate so it’s better to know how to do it right the first time.

To send mail to an inmate housed at Pitchess Detention Center East it should be addressed as follows:

Pitchess Detention Center (PDC - North & East & NCCF)
Inmate Name, Booking number
PO Box 86164
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

Mail time is generally a happy time for inmates who know they have something coming. You want to be sure to follow all the rules and regulations so that your mail makes it to your inmate in a timely manner. In order to avoid confiscation and/or investigation please follow all the rules to make this an enjoyable time for you and the inmate.

Inmate Mail Guidelines

Specific rules are set in place to protect inmates, staff, and any visitors that may come to Pitchess Detention Center East. These rules are designed to avoid items that can cause fights, endangerment, or controversy.

There are many items on the do not mail list. These can generally be obtained on campus at either the commissary, the infirmary, or through an affiliated resource such as the chaplain’s office. There are also many items that can be mailed in but with stipulations. Letters containing only paper with written words enclosed in plain white envelopes without drawings or additional writing on the exterior and not sprayed or smeared with any substance of the best type of mail for inmates to receive.

Inmates may not receive the following items:

  • new type of plastic cards
    • debit
    • credit
    • ID
  • blank money orders
  • money orders over $200
  • out-of-state money orders from anywhere except the U.S. Postal Service
  • cash or checks
  • no food or drink
  • no snacks are gum
  • no mailing supplies: stationary, stamps, pens, pencils
  • jewelry is not allowed
  • sticky substances are not allowed i.e. glue, labels, stamps
  • no metal items: paperclips, clips, staples

Books and magazines are allowed but must be mailed directly from the bookstore or publisher. These cannot contain any type of sexually explicit material or gang related material. There’s also a maximum of three books and three magazines per week.

Photographs or printouts from the computer can be sent but there is a max of five at a time allowed. These cannot be smaller than 2” x 3” or larger than 4” x 6”. Photos and/or printouts must not contain any type of sexually provocative material, gang-related material, or nudity.

Please remember that this list may not include all items and that rules may change. It’s very important to always remain abreast of changes and your inmate is most likely notified of any changes so we sure to check in with them.

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