Make a visit reservation on-line by clicking here Wednesday through Monday 24 hours a day, unavailable on Tuesdays. Phone reservations may be made 10:00am-2:00pm Wednesday through Monday by calling 619-210-0385
To schedule a visit or E-visit click here to look up your inmate, click on their name, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the E-visit link. Or go directly to the visitation schedule link by clicking here. You will need your inmates ID#.
All visitors must arrive 60 minutes prior to the scheduled visit.
Bring a valid government-issued, photo ID with you.
Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on probation or parole (Unless you received permission from the Watch Commander) and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
If you are on probation or parole, you will need to get permission from the Watch Commander by filing a written request and awaiting a decision. This decision can take up to 30 days. Click here to fill out the online authorization visitation request.
Each adult visitor to San Diego County jails will be run through a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
This facility allows up to three visitors including children during each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Call 619- 661-2731 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
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.
It is likely that the San Diego County Facility 8 Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 619- 661-2731 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
The San Diego County Facility 8 Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
San Diego County Facility 8 Jail requires visitors who are on probation or parole to request permission to visit an inmate. . Those who have been in prison in any state must receive prior consent from the Watch Commander before you are able to schedule a visit.
Click here to fill out the online authorization visitation request form.
Or mail a request that includes all the needed information to:
446 Alta Rd., Suite 5300
San Diego, CA 92158
Call 619- 661-2731 to ask specific questions about the request.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
Visitation times are subject to change go here to see the updated schedule.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, San Diego County Facility 8 Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 619- 661-2731 to ask for special consideration.
Call 619- 661-2731 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
Facility 8 All Housing Units 30 minute visits
Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am, 1:30pm
Saturday 8:00am, 9:30am, 1:30pm
Always call the jail prior to leaving your home for a visit to confirm visits have not been cancelled.
The San Diego County Facility 8 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 619- 661-2731 to ask specific questions about the San Diego County Facility 8 Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass using
a telephone headset.
Inmates are allowed two visits per week, and only one per
Children must be accompanied by
a parent or guardian.
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 619- 661-2731
or click here to go to the jail's
official website for additional Rules regarding San Diego County Facility 8 Jail
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 Diego County Facility 8 Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.