Call 1-909-887-0364 at least 24-hours before you wish to visit to schedule a visitation time. You must have the inmate’s first and last name and booking number. Click here to obtain that information.
Arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled visit. If you arrive less than 30 minutes before your visit your visit might be declined by jail staff.
Bring a valid, government-issued photo ID.
Leave everything except car key and ID in the car or you can rent a locker from the jail during the visit.
Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation/parole and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
If you are on parole or have a past felony conviction, you must receive permission from the Watch Commander before you can visit an inmate. It is a criminal offense in California for you to be on the grounds of a penal institution without such permission.
Visitors in San Bernardino County will have their ID checked in a database for active warrants as well as parole or probation status. If a warrant is found, you will be arrested at the visit.
A total of five people can visit an inmate at the same time. This includes adults and children combined.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Call 909-887-0364 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the San Bernardino County Central Detention Center will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 909-887-0364 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 San Bernardino County Central Detention Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
San Bernardino County Central Detention Center does not require visitors to complete a visitation application, though IDs are checked for warrants at the time of the visit.
Call 909-887-0364 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
Wednesday through Sunday
8:15 am to 7:15 pm
Monday and Tuesday
Each visit is approximately 20 minutes long.
Inmates may have one visit per day, Wednesday through Sunday.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, San Bernardino County Central Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 909-887-0364 to ask for special consideration.
Call 909-887-0364 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The San Bernardino County Central Detention Center 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.
Clothing or accessories displaying obscene or offensive language or pictures
Sheer, or transparent garments
Tank tops, halter tops, strapless or spaghetti strap tops
Clothing exposing the breast/chest, midriff area, genital area, or buttocks
Shorts, skirts, and dresses shorter than mid-thigh
Clothing that reveals the underwear
Shoes shall be worn
Call 909-887-0364 to ask specific questions about the San Bernardino County Central Detention Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Depending on where the inmate is housed, you will visit either behind plexi-glass or face-to-face.
If you visit face-to-face, you cannot physically touch the inmate, nor can you pass anything back or forth with the inmate. To do so will get the visit terminated and you might be charged with a crime. In addition, you might be banned from visiting the facility in the future.
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.
Call 909-887-0364 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding San Bernardino County Central Detention Center 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 San Bernardino County Central Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.