Parents do not need to be approved but must bring a valid, government-issued ID to the visit.
Grandparents must be approved to visit through the probation office. Call the inmate’s probation officer to request that clearance. If approved, bring valid, government-issued ID to the visit.
Legal guardians must bring a valid, government-issued ID and proof of guardianship to the visit.
Only parents, grandparents and legal guardians are permitted to visit.
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.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
Call 619-401-3500 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
The San Diego County. - Juvenile Ranch Facility reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
San Diego County. - Juvenile Ranch Facility requires grandparents to obtain prior authorization to visit an inmate. You must call the inmate’s probation officer to request permission. Once approved, however, you can visit each week.
Call 619-401-3500 to ask specific questions about the request.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
Call 619-401-3500 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
You choose one day per week to visit. The visit lasts from 1:00 to 3:00 but you must arrive before 2:40 p.m. to be allowed in.
Always call the jail prior to leaving your home for a visit to confirm visits have not been cancelled.
The San Diego County. - Juvenile Ranch Facility 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 619-401-3500 to ask specific questions about the San Diego County. - Juvenile Ranch Facility Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
You may bring the following to the visit:
Two un-opened, sealed 12oz cans of soda or clear juice (orange, apple or grape) per visitor, no glass containers, no energy drinks, no milk products, no vegetable products, coffee drinks or alcoholic beverages.
You may also bring board games and playing cards upon leaving these items must leave with you.
You may also bring one age appropriate paperback book labeled with your inmates name and housing unit, one book per visit per week. The juveniles are permitted to take the book back to their dorm.
NOTE: No visitor is allowed to be dropped off or walk into the facility. If your driver is not an authorized visitor the entire visiting group must leave. No one is allowed to remain in their vehicle while visitation is being conducted.
Call 619-401-3500 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding San Diego County. - Juvenile Ranch Facility 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 Diego County. - Juvenile Ranch Facility – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.